Before we get to NHL rumors and the daily reads, I’d like to say thank you. Thanks to Pittsburgh Penguins fans, and a growing number of loyal Pittsburgh Hockey Now readers, PHN is one of the most-read media outlets in Pittsburgh and certainly near the top of the most read hockey coverage in town. Because of your support, some cool things are coming.
When we started this venture a few years ago, we didn’t envision a national outlet would spring forth. Our goal was to survive. I was a sports talk show host and kept my toes in the financial industry to always ensure I had a little extra money for things like food.
My how we’ve grown, and it’s because of you.
I’ll always miss radio, but our YouTube chats suffice. Hopefully, our new office on Smithfield St., which overlooks the river, will also add a nice new backdrop.
PHN begot National Hockey Now which will be up to 15 outlets across the league as soon as our new sponsor signs the papers to confirm the handshake agreement, and we’re excited about the level of talent that quickly raised their hand to work for us. We’ll have a great new writer in Vegas, as well as a few outstanding Canadian writers.
Having 15 outlets with growing success also means our payroll has grown from the cost of a community college class to a year of college. Soon, it will be the cost of a four-year degree each month.
Just like the turn of the 20th century, Pittsburgh is fueling the growth of a brand new industry. The technology expertise in the area and your support are the rising tides that allow other cities to grow.
Thanks. With training camp and the season coming, here’s a big discount to get PHN+ for just $19.99.
NHL Trade Chatter, National Hockey Now & NHL News
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Six hot takes about the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL trade market, and RFA offer sheets.
What Brian Boyle could bring to the Penguins lineup goes well beyond filling a fourth-line role.
Boston Hockey Now: Our boys in Boston are on the P.K. Subban, NHL trade rumors.
Sportsnet: I really liked this story by Justin Bourne of Sportsnet on rebuilding and why GMs won’t think outside the box. A very compelling read.
TSN: The Carolina Hurricanes GM Don Wadell insists signing Jesperi Kotkaniemi was NOT revenge–that part was just marketing.
Philly: The Flyers are a much different team one year after their Game 7 loss.
Washington: Pittsburgh Penguins fans may remember Conor Sheary, eh? Sammi Silber looks at what No. 43 means to the Capitals.
San Jose: The San Jose Sharks chose Adin Hill over a handful of other candidates on the NHL trade market. Sheng Peng got some help from Clear Sight Analytics to see WHY they did.
Detroit: Steve Yzerman won’t sign an RFA, probably, but the Detroit Red Wings still have piles of salary cap space to make moves.