Kyle Dubas brought Noel Acciari to Toronto at the trade deadline last season, and the relationship they formed during their short time together there was part of the reason Acciari accepted a three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 1.
There isn't much debate about who will be the top six forwards for the Pittsburgh Penguins entering the 2023-24 season. It is primarily the same group that dragged the Penguins within one point of a playoff spot last season, except for Reilly Smith supplanting Jason Zucker.
Add a little more gasoline to the NHL trade rumors surrounding Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson. Nearly two weeks after Penguins trade talks reached the final stages, Karlsson is still with the San Jose Sharks.
Amidst trade discussions surrounding defenseman Erik Karlsson, reports surfaced regarding potential players involved. Speculation suggested that the Carolina Hurricanes’ Brett Pesce and the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Marcus Pettersson could be included to address salary cap implications, with San Jose not necessarily being the ultimate destination.
It’s been almost two weeks and there is still no conclusion to Pittsburgh Penguins pursuit of Norris Trophy winning defenseman Erik Karlsson. The talks between the Penguins and San Jose Sharks reportedly started around the 2023 NHL Draft, but no deal has been made.
Kyle Dubas has changed much of the Pittsburgh Penguins roster in his five weeks as the team's President of Hockey Ops. Dubas has been active throughout the summer, making the highest draft selection in over a decade, signing over a dozen players, and getting involved in what could be one of the biggest trades this offseason.
The Penguins have a lot of quantity. Will it lead to quality? Mike Sullivan said the Penguins wanted to build up their minor league team and depth back in May, and you really have to give it to the Penguins (and their ownership) for making a significant investment to make that happen.
A very serious and scientific ranking of the numbers that new Penguin players will wear It must be a weekend in the summer - time for the hard-hitting analysis to talk and rank the numbers for the Penguins’ new players.
Pittsburgh Penguins president of hockey operations Kyle Dubas has delivered on each of his early statements. He expected to acquire players who were cap casualties via trade instead of chasing free-agent splashes.