Report Card: Nick Bonino

Written by, Austin Tocco GZ Sports Reporter: I am not too sure that many Penguins fans would have agreed with Jim Rutherford trading Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks for Nick Bonino on that hot summer day of July 28, 2015, but I bet they are satisfied now. Nick Bonino centered the third line throughout … Continue reading Report Card: Nick Bonino

Report Card: Ben Lovejoy

By: Austin Tocco, GZ Sports Report Writer Talk about a mid-season turnaround, Ben Lovejoy was just that. The defensive defenseman struggled through most of last season and through the beginning of this season but completely changed the way he plays the game which proved to be vital to the Penguins success. The Concord, New Hampshire … Continue reading Report Card: Ben Lovejoy

Report Card: Kevin Porter

Written by The Burgh Blog writer: Austin Tocco Many people who started watching the Penguins towards the end of the season might be wondering why Kevin Porter’s name is going to be engraved in the Stanley Cup. Kevin Porter appeared in 41 games this year, but who really knew that. I consider Kevin Porter to … Continue reading Report Card: Kevin Porter

Report Card: Pascal Dupuis

written by The Burgh Blog writer: Austin Tocco I normally do not have a problem creating these reports on the players of this organization, but the report card for Pascal Dupuis was difficult to start. I honestly had no idea where to start with this guy because he has meant everything to this organization. Pascal … Continue reading Report Card: Pascal Dupuis

Report Card: Brian Dumoulin

Written by The Burgh Blog writer: Austin Tocco Right before the Penguins won the cup back in 2009, a defenseman by the name of Brian Dumoulin was drafted 51st overall to the Carolina Hurricanes by then GM Jim Rutherford. At that age, Dumoulin was too young to get any experience at the blue line for … Continue reading Report Card: Brian Dumoulin

Report Card: Trevor Daley

Written by The Burgh Blog writer: Austin Tocco December 14, 2015 was the day the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Trevor Daley from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for veteran defenseman Rob Scuderi. The Canadian blue liner caught everyone by surprise in the Pittsburgh area with his innate ability to score from the blue line and to … Continue reading Report Card: Trevor Daley

Report Card: Justin Schultz

Written by The Burgh Blog Writer: Austin Tocco What a roller coaster ride it has been this year for Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz. Schultz opened up the 2015-16 campaign with the Edmonton Oilers who often find themselves towards the bottom of the standings. Schultz really struggled with Edmonton and he could not put out a … Continue reading Report Card: Justin Schultz

Report Card: Olli Maatta

Written by The Burgh Blog writer: Austin Tocco Olli Maatta is a member of the defense crew for the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins. The 21 year old found himself on the ice quite a bit during this year’s run for the cup, especially towards the end of the playoffs. This young Finnish defenseman is … Continue reading Report Card: Olli Maatta