Author: Nik Shermeto

PT ‘23 | 🇺🇸/🇨🇦 | Penguins writer for Inside The Rink | Thoughts are my own.

Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Goalie Filip Larsson, Re-Sign Forward Sam Poulin

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today the signing of former Detroit Red Wings goalie prospect Filip Larsson, per GM Kyle Dubas. Larsson has joined the team under a two-year contract with an AAV of $775K. Larsson spent the 2023-24 season with Lesksands IF in the SHL, putting up a 19-9-0 record with a 1.93 goals-against average […]

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Sidney Crosby Chasing NHL History

Sidney Crosby is a relatively quiet player who does not speak much about the history that he has made over the course of his lustrous career thus far. He never has been that type of person. For a man that has accomplished three Stanley Cups and two Olympic Gold Medals, just to start, talking about […]

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Penguins: The Case For Trading Reilly Smith

The Pittsburgh Penguins knew Jason Zucker was going to test free agency and leave the Penguins, so the then newly acquainted GM Kyle Dubas wasted no time on getting his replacement. He went out and acquired forward Reilly Smith from the Vegas Golden Knights. Smith seemed like the perfect Zucker replacement. Similar age, production, and […]

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Game Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Seattle Kraken

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be completing game two of their four-game Western Canada (plus Seattle) road trip tonight as they take on the Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena at 10:00 PM Eastern time. The Penguins are currently 27-21-8, sitting seventh in the Metropolitan Division, while the Kraken are 25-22-11 and sitting sixth in the Pacific […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins: Tristan Jarry is Saving the Season

The Penguins managed to defeat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in overtime last night to give them their third straight win. The win put the Penguins only seven points back of the Flyers and Lightning for either third in the Metropolitan Division or the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins will still […]

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DFO’s Frank Seravalli Slams GM Dubas Over Offseason Moves

The Pittsburgh Penguins made a plethora of moves this summer in hopes of being able to compete for the Stanley Cup. From bringing in Kyle Dubas from the Toronto Maple Leafs to become the newest GM to him acquiring D Erik Karlsson from the San Jose Sharks and the number of signings he made on […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins: Who Will Go in the Next Two Weeks?

As I sat in disbelief and heartache after watching Adam Pelech rip a shot off and beat Alex Nedeljkovic in overtime, I just knew that this team was done. The amount of shock and pain from the fans and players seemed to all show the same thing. The Penguins lost a massive point at a […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins: Kyle Dubas Reportedly Listening on All Non-Core Players

Per TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, Penguins GM Kyle Dubas is reportedly taking calls on all of his roster, minus the core four of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Erik Karlsson, and Kris Letang. One of the players who is a likely and top candidate to be moved in the next two weeks is forward Reilly Smith. Smith […]

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The Penguins Have a Scoring Problem

The Pittsburgh Penguins are set to take on the New York Islanders tonight at PPG Paints Arena. It will be their first home game after a weekend of festivities and celebrating a franchise icon in Jaromir Jagr. It is all supposed to be an exciting time for the Penguins. However, after another loss and another […]

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Jagr Joins Penguins Practice Before Jersey Retirement

There were rumors afloat around the team that Jaromir Jagr may suit up for practice before the team hosts the Los Angeles Kings and number 68 heads to the rafters. Well, yesterday, that is exactly what happened. Jagr entered the Pens locker room and immediately went up to talk to captain Sidney Crosby; complimenting how […]

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