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Letang has not been allowed to join the rush as often this season (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

5 Reasons Why the Penguins Have a Possession Problem (Part II)

The Penguins aren’t deep enough this year. They’ll have to rely on a top-heavy forward group and hope that a deeper team like Boston doesn’t make them pay.

Pittsburgh and Columbus faceoff in Game 1 on Wednesday night at the Consol Energy Center (AxsDeny / flickr)

Do the Penguins Have a Puck Possession Problem? (Part I)

The 2014 Pittsburgh Penguins are in trouble from a puck possession perspective. The question is: why?

by · April 15, 2014 · 4 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Cole has one year remaining on his contract (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

3 Questions: Brandon Sutter, Cap Space, Other Trade Options for Pittsburgh

How much is Brandon Sutter worth? How much cap space do the Penguins have? Who are other trade options?

3 Questions: Ryan Kesler and the Penguins

3 Questions: Ryan Kesler and the Penguins

Nothing Ray Shero does over the next 48 hours will put Pittsburgh into the class of St. Louis or a handful of others in the Western Conference.

(James Guillory-US PRESSWIRE)

Penguins Need to Revive Three-Center Model

If the Pittsburgh Penguins make another splash at the trade deadline, it should be for a big-name center such as Ryan Kesler.

Brooks Orpik (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

The Quiet Decline of Brooks Orpik

Brooks Orpik isn’t what he used to be, and the world may see that in Sochi this month.

(Photo By Andy Martin Jr)

Fact, Figures, and Outside Perspectives on the Penguins

Don’t be surprised when the Penguins slip into a losing streak after the March 5 trade deadline.

Making Sense of the Penguins’ Opening Day Roster Moves

Making Sense of the Penguins’ Opening Day Roster Moves

Constructing an opening day roster for any team can be challenging.  When the salary cap drops from a pro-rated level of $70.2 million last season to $64.3 million in 2013-14, […]

Pittsburgh Penguins' head coach Dan Bylsma put all of his stock in Marc-Andre Fleury before this season began. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Penguins Add 1-3-1 Forecheck to Gameplan

One of the biggest criticisms of Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma has been his inability to adapt.

by · September 25, 2013 · 5 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Tomas Vokoun will be out indefinitely, leaving the Penguins roster in a bind (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Tomas Vokoun Injury Will Impact Penguins’ Salary Cap Situation

Penguins GM Ray Shero announced on Saturday that goaltender Tomas Vokoun will be out indefinitely after undergoing a procedure to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis.

Matt Niskanen set a new career high scoring his 10th goal of the season on Sunday. (Icon SMI)

What is the Penguins’ Next Move?

Penguins GM Ray Shero never expected to sign Rob Scuderi.

Jarome Iginla (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Jarome Iginla Discusses His Time With The Penguins

Jarome Iginla signed a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins on Friday, three months after he turned his back on the team for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The deal contains a […]