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Billy Nauman is a Pittsburgh Penguins contributor for The Hockey Writers. He also runs his own hockey blog at backtothefoundry.com. Follow him on Twitter @punchbroadbent

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Recent Articles by Billy

The Philadelphia Flyers are 10-2-1 since the doors opened at the Consol Energy Center.(Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE)

Making Sense of the Penguins Goaltending Situation

First things first, I want to make it absolutely clear that I am not here to maliciously heap scorn on Marc-Andre Fleury. Despite my opinion of his ability, I truly […]

by · May 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby is one of three finalists for this year's Hart Memorial Trophy. (Icon SMI)

Talent Alone Not Enough for Pittsburgh Penguins to Win

If you’d have told me two weeks ago that the Pittsburgh Penguins would be lucky to have a 2-1 series lead over the New York Islanders going into Tuesday’s game, […]

by · May 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Pascal Dupuis will undergo knee surgery in two weeks to repair a torn ACL. (Icon SMI)

Pascal Dupuis Is Gonna Get PAID

A while back I speculated that Pascal Dupuis could be moved at the deadline to help fill some gaps in the Penguins lineup. Little did I know at the time […]

by · April 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
While talented, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear as a team prepared for the start of the Playoffs. (Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Dissecting the Pittsburgh Penguins Potential Playoff Matchups

With only a handful of games remaining in the regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins pretty much have the first seed in the Eastern Conference locked up. And while it’s important […]

by · April 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby must put aside all distractions to better perform in the post-season. (Photo by Andy Martin Jr.)

Pittsburgh Penguins Blessed With Good Injury Luck

It seems like every time we turn around these days, another Pittsburgh Penguins superstar is down with an injury. Just as Evgeni Malkin came back from his “upper body injury” […]

by · April 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Retire the Penguins Blue Jerseys of Doom!

Everyone knows that hockey players are a notoriously superstitious bunch, and the Penguins are no exception. Just look at Sidney Crosby’s filthy sweat-stained hat or the way Marc Andre Fleury […]

by · April 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Morrow was the Stars' captain at the time he was traded (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Brenden Morrow: Bill Guerin 2.0?

Brenden Morrow may possibly be too old, washed-up and slow to play in the Penguins system. But he may also be exactly what they need to win another Stanley Cup. […]

by · March 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Pascal Dupuis will undergo knee surgery in two weeks to repair a torn ACL. (Icon SMI)

Are Pascal Dupuis’ Days Numbered in Pittsburgh?

No one could ever accuse Ray Shero of being sentimental. Just ask Max Talbot. To say Talbot was a fan favorite in Pittsburgh may be putting it lightly. Folk hero […]

by · March 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Tomas Vokoun. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Doubting Tomas Vokoun: Penguins’ Goaltending Woes Explained

While I stand by my assertion that Marc-Andre Fleury isn’t an elite goaltender (his .913 even strength save percentage is 44th overall in the NHL), after almost half the season […]

by · March 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin have been compared for years. (Flickr/clydeorama)

NHL Realignment: What it Means for the Pittsburgh Penguins

With a new plan for realignment all but finished, it looks like there won’t be much changing for the Pittsburgh Penguins. There are still undoubtedly some kinks to be worked […]

by · March 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
(Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Evgeni Malkin Injury: Penguins Must Play it Safe

Despite a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night, there was little reason to celebrate in Pittsburgh after superstar center Evgeni Malkin took a hard spill in the […]

by · February 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Injury Report, Pittsburgh Penguins
The fantasy hockey world doesn't hate Mr. Cooke at least! (Icon SMI)

Key to Beating the Penguins? Get Under Their Skin

Despite their red-hot start and position near the top of the standings, the Pittsburgh Penguins still show a lot the same cracks that brought their Stanley Cup hopes to a […]

by · February 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins