July 6, 2013 |
Two impact players from the Southern California market left town Friday in what was an especially frantic opening day of NHL free agency. Free agency giveth and taketh? It was slightly more complex than that. For unrestricted free-agent defenseman Rob Scuderi, it was a matter of geography and family issues, causing him to leave the Kings for his former team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Scuderi signed a four-year deal worth $13.5 million, making him the first significant member of the Kings' Stanley Cup-winning team to move on. Free-agent dominoes helped trigger a trade between the Ducks and Ottawa, sending dynamic forward Bobby Ryan to the Senators in exchange for winger Jakob Silfverberg, prospect Stefan Noesen and a first-round pick in 2014.
July 5, 2013 |
The Kings lost the first significant member of their Stanley Cup-winning team when free-agent defenseman Rob Scuderi went back to the Pittsburgh Penguins, signing a four-year deal worth $13.5 million. His move came within the first hour of the opening of NHL free agency on Friday. The average annual value of the contract is $3.375 million, according to the Penguins. Pittsburgh was Scuderi's first NHL team, and he won a Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2009, playing there five-plus seasons.
July 1, 2013 |
Calling their union “the world's first truly global trade book publishing company,” Penguin and Random House finalized on Monday morning a merger that brings together two legacy publishers, at a time when the rise of the Kindle, among other forces, threatens the dominance of the traditional publishing houses. The new group is called Penguin Random House . Its logo is the rather unimaginative placement of the two famed corporate images - Penguin's penguin and the Random House domicile - next to each other.
June 29, 2013 |
In 2010, it was Brian Burke leading the way in assembling Team USA for the Olympics in Vancouver and then-Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson behind the bench. This time, the tandem at the top for Sochi, Russia, in 2014 will be Nashville President and GM David Poile as general manager of Team USA, and the Penguins' Dan Bylsma as coach. Burke, who is a consultant with the Anaheim Ducks, will serve as director of player personnel. The announcements were made official Saturday at a news conference in New York.
June 27, 2013 |
Meet Linus, the first African penguin chick hatched in the California Academy of Sciences' new building. The male chick , born Jan. 28, was named last month in honor of Carolus Linnaeus, the taxonomist who first detailed the African penguin species in 1758. About 2,000 names were submitted during the naming contest, and the public chose Linus. Linus, who weighed 2.6 ounces the day after hatching but grew to 6.4 pounds by the time he went on display April 10, is the first chick born to his 2-year-old mother, Ty. His dad, 11-year-old Robben, has fathered several chicks through the Assn.
June 21, 2013 |
In case you need a reminder that the universe is a weird and amazing place, check out this photo of a galaxy shaped like a penguin interacting with a galaxy that looks like an egg. The image, created using data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope, illustrates what can happen when a pair of galaxies get close enough to start ripping each other apart. The galaxies are located in the constellation Hydra, 400 light-years from Earth. Before it met the egg-shaped galaxy (NGC 2937)