Jimmy Rixner



2011 NHL Draft Grades, Atlantic Division

Here are some knee-jerk draft grades for the Atlantic Division. New Jersey Devils: B+The Devils really lucked out that defenseman Adam Larsson was on the board at No. 4 overall. The polished Swede...

2011 NHL Draft: Penguins Select Defenseman Joe Morrow

Amongst a flurry of trades in the 2011 NHL draft, the Pittsburgh Penguins elected to hold tight with their No. 23 pick and select defenseman Joe Morrow. Morrow, from the Western Hockey League, has...

2011 NHL Mock Draft

Just hours before the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, a look at how it might shake out.  This draft is considered more wide-open than usual, so the accuracy of this list as we go on could be comical by...

Saad World: Brandon Saad's Draft Stock Falls Throughout 2010-11 Season

Pittsburgh's Brandon Saad had a disappointing pre-draft season in the OHL, but he still has the size and skill to be an impact player going forward for the team that draft's him in June's NHL Entry Draft.

John Gibson, Top-Ranked Goalie In 2011 NHL Draft, Ready To Break The Mold

From Ryan Malone and R.J. Umberger to today's youngsters like Brandon Saad and JT Miller, Western Pennsylvania has been turning out more and more professional hockey prospects every year.  Until...

Pens Re-Sign Forward Craig Adams To Two-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Penguins have retained an important depth player, extending forward Craig Adams for two more years.↵The contract has an average annual value of $675,000, and runs through the...

Atlanta Thrashers Sold, Team To Move To Winnipeg

The hockey world is abuzz with excitement today as the NHL is set to announce the Atlanta Thrashers have been sold and will move immediately back to Winnipeg. Atlanta’s ownership has long been...

Top Five: Ray Shero's Five Boldest Moves As Penguins General Manager

On the fifth anniversary of Ray Shero's hiring by the Penguins, a look at his five most bold moves that have the team where it is today.

Ray Shero: Sidney Crosby Had 'Step Back,' Not Setback

Penguins general manager Ray Shero spoke on Tuesday and gave some clarification on two of the hottest topics of the Pens 2011 off-season so far; Jaromir Jagr and Sidney Crosby’s respective...

Penguins Season Recap Part Two: Injuries, Trades And Fights Result In Early Playoff Exit

In this second half recap of the Pittsburgh Penguins 2010-11 season, we look at Sidney Crosby's concussion, Evgeni Malkin's knee injury, Matt Cooke's suspension, the fight-filled games with the New York Islanders and more. The Pens battled through the season and ended up with a great record, but eventually fell short in a game seven of the first round of the Stanley Cup finals.

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