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Blackhawks Prying Away Crown Previously Reserved for Penguins

Blackhawks Prying Away Crown Previously Reserved for Penguins

Remember a few years ago when the Pittsburgh Penguins were the toast of the NHL?  The Pens were coming off back to back Stanley Cup Final appearances that ultimately culminated with the […]

by · June 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins
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Ray Shero Can Trade, But Can He Draft?

Building a hockey team is an inexact science for any general manager. GMs have a variety of ways to reach their ultimate goal (building a Stanley Cup-winning roster) whether they […]

The Pittsburgh Penguins Must Buy the Chicago Blackhawks’ Blueprint

The Pittsburgh Penguins Must Buy the Chicago Blackhawks’ Blueprint

While the Chicago Blackhawks capturing the 2013 Stanley Cup, their second in four years, is no surprise to anyone, the Pittsburgh Penguins were the odds on favorite. The Pens fell […]

The hard work of Chris Kunitz opens up scoring opportunities for his linemates (Icon SMI)

Kunitz Extension, Latest on Kris Letang

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ highest priorities at the moment are Kris Letang and Pascal Dupuis. That didn’t stop them from locking up another important asset.

by · June 27, 2013 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
It's Kris Letang's year to win the Norris Trophy. (Tom Turk/THW)

Are the Predators in on Letang?

Almost a year ago, at this time of the year, the Predators were sitting waiting to hear word about the future of their blueline, with both Ryan Suter and Shea […]

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Can We Continue to Trust Ray Shero?

When reflecting upon the Pittsburgh Penguins’ playoff short-comings, we’ve blamed Dan Bylsma, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and anyone else we could think of besides Ray Shero. Why hasn’t […]

by · June 21, 2013 · 14 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Pascal Dupuis is still looking for a new contract (Tom Turk/THW)

Pascal Dupuis: How Much Is He Really Worth?

Run a Google search on Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Pascal Dupuis and you will learn two things very quickly: 1) He has gotten better with age, and 2) He is quite […]

by · June 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Free Agents, Pittsburgh Penguins
The Kris Letang Contract Negotiations: Part 1

The Kris Letang Contract Negotiations: Part 1

Player contracts over the next few years will reach shocking levels as the salary cap rises and front-loaded cap games disappear. Kris Letang is up next.

by · June 17, 2013 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
The Kris Letang Contract Negotiations: Part 2

The Kris Letang Contract Negotiations: Part 2

Ray Shero can’t replace Kris Letang, but he might be able to get important pieces back in a trade.

by · June 17, 2013 · 29 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Malkin Re-Ups; How Does it Affect Letang?

On Thursday morning, Penguins GM Ray Shero announced that he had reached an agreement on a contract extension for center Evgeni Malkin. The deal is for eight years and $76 […]

Kris Letang's stroke could be season ending, but isn't supposed to be career threatening. (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

Making a Case for Dealing Kris Letang at this Year’s NHL Draft

Well, Ray Shero certainly didn’t waste any time getting a jump on what could be a difficult summer for the Pittsburgh GM.  After extending Dan Bylsma’s contract earlier this week, […]

by · June 14, 2013 · 9 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Is Sidney Crosby the Peyton Manning of hockey? (Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE)

Questioning Sidney Crosby’s Leadership: Is He a First-Class Captain?

Is Sidney Crosby an admirable captain leading the Pittsburgh Penguins? We know he is the best player in the world, or at least one of them. Crosby tore up the […]

by · June 14, 2013 · 6 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins