Pittsburgh Penguins News & Opinion

Sidney Crosby is one of three finalists for this year's Hart Memorial Trophy. (Icon SMI)

Is/Was The Kid Really Back?

Their 15 game win streak was snapped by…the Buffalo Sabres? The first full game missed by Sidney Crosby since breaking his jaw, and the Pens can’t get the W. Coincidence? […]

by · April 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Spinning Out of Control: The Short, Violent Life of Spinner Spencer

Spinning Out of Control: The Short, Violent Life of Spinner Spencer

The Hard Working Spencers Have you ever noticed that man pacing a little too much at a children’s hockey game? The one getting worked up at a missed call or […]

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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
Did number 66 do enough Pittsburgh? (Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Penguins)

Following in the Footsteps of the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins

There is something to be said about a team in search of history. The Miami Heat captivated the entire sports world with their assault on the NBA consecutive wins record. In the end it was not meant to be; the Heat’s streak ended at 27 games, a mere six games shy of the 1972-32 Los Angeles Lakers record of 33. Now our attention shifts to the Pittsburgh Penguins and their pursuit of the NHL’s record for wins in a row, which at the moment stands at 17 and is held by, you guessed it, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

by · April 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Pittsburgh Penguins
Jarome Iginla (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

THW NHL Power Rankings: Week 11

Week 11 brings us the last power rankings before what looks to be an exciting NHL trade deadline. While Jarome Iginla could have already been the biggest name to be […]

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Iginla In, Crosby Out, and Shero’s Final Deadline Move

If Sidney Crosby will be back for the playoffs, do the Penguins really need to replace him?

by · March 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Jarome Iginla (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Jarome Iginla: Fueled By Youth, Driven By Passion

Jarome Iginla has been through more than few ups and downs in his career.

From Olympic gold medals to crushing Stanley Cup defeat to captaining a basement-dwelling team, Iginla has been through his fair share of highs and lows.

by · March 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Chris Kunitz. (Tom Turk/THW)

Does Chris Kunitz Deserve to be Suspended for the Hit on Josh Bailey?

The hit Chris Kunitz dished out to New York Islanders’ forward Josh Bailey looked to be illegal. After receiving a pass from Pascal Dupuis and throwing a one-timed shot on […]

by · March 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
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How is the Penguins’ Dream Team Actually Cap Compliant?

How do Crosby, Malkin, Iginla, Morrow, Neal, Letang, Martin, Fleury, and more fit under the salary cap?

by · March 30, 2013 · 4 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Dan Bylsma’s Personal Pressure Cooker

Dan Bylsma’s Personal Pressure Cooker

Oh, to be Dan Bylsma.  After capturing a Stanley Cup championship only four months after taking over behind the Pittsburgh bench, he went on to win the Jack Adams Trophy […]

by · March 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Morrow was the Stars' captain at the time he was traded (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Why Did the Penguins Acquire Brenden Morrow?

Brenden Morrow has shown the ability to excel alongside creative players like Evgeni Malkin.

by · March 27, 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)

Who Made the Honor Roll: Grading the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Forwards

Most of the players who wear a Pens’ sweater deserve to make the honor roll when grading the Pittsburgh Penguins’ forwards. There are a number of forwards having career years. […]

by · March 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins