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Eric Tangradi is looking for a fresh start in Winnipeg (Bridgetds/Flickr)

Waivers, Sunk Costs, and the Pittsburgh Penguins

With Pittsburgh visiting the Jets on Friday, it’s not difficult to imagine a scenario where Tangradi scores a pair of goals to prove that his old team made a mistake.

by · February 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets
Pittsburgh Penguins Secondary Scoring Woes Examined

Pittsburgh Penguins Secondary Scoring Woes Examined

The need for more secondary scoring has been a common refrain from Pittsburgh Penguins fans for a long time. The general idea is that despite an embarrassment of riches at […]

by · February 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin have been compared for years. (Flickr/clydeorama)

Evgeni Malkin vs. Alex Ovechkin: 10 Years Later

Rivalry.

It’s often defined as “competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.” When comparing Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin, that sounds about right.

by · February 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals
Sidney Crosby & Marc-Andre Fleury, Will Both Be On Team Canada? Photo: "Cool Fleury" by michaelrighi

Fleury vs. Vokoun: How Much Do Goalie Statistics Matter?

As the Pittsburgh Penguins hit the quarter-season mark with a 3-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, fans once again started murmuring about one of the oddest goaltending […]

by · February 10, 2013 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins' Simon Despres is the team's top trade candidate. (Icon SMI)

Simon Despres and Robert Bortuzzo: Penguins Young Defense Stepping Up

Ray Shero has been stockpiling defensive prospects for years and his draft strategy may finally be paying off. After a few years of floating between the NHL and AHL, Robert […]

by · February 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Can Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie Marc-Andre Fleury bounce back from two questionable goals to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets? (Cliff Welch/Icon SMI)

Marc-Andre Fleury: Why the Penguins Should Bench Him

Marc-Andre Fleury is a scapegoat for a reason. He is not an elite goaltender. He never has been and he never will be. He collapsed down the stretch last year, […]

by · February 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Can Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie Marc-Andre Fleury bounce back from two questionable goals to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets? (Cliff Welch/Icon SMI)

Marc-Andre Fleury: Pittsburgh Penguins Scapegoat

Many of you will never like Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender, Marc-Andre Fleury. It doesn’t matter if he wins another one or two Stanley Cups. As soon as Fleury has another bad […]

by · February 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Tony Granato with Dan Bylsma (Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE)

Is Dan Bylsma On The Hot Seat in Pittsburgh?

The Pittsburgh Penguins, now a perennial contender for the Stanley Cup, got off to a start that can best be described as ragtag on a good day, chaotic on bad. […]

by · February 2, 2013 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Malkin's determination to score goals has hurt his line's production (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Evgeni Malkin on the Power Play Point Not Worth the Risk

With three of the top offensive weapons in the league, it seems like the Pittsburgh Penguins should have no trouble scoring with the man advantage. But after letting Steve Sullivan […]

by · February 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Chris Kunitz. (Tom Turk/THW)

Pittsburgh Penguins: Malkin, Neal, Kunitz Need Reuniting

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ trio of Evgeni Malkin, James Neal and Chris Kunitz need to be reunited to clear the fog that has crept its way into the Penguins’ focus. The […]

by · January 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Matt Niskanen Sunday(Icon SMI)

Matt Niskanen Injury: Penguins Dodge Bullet

  Though he joined the team as an afterthought in the James Neal trade, Matt Niskanen has become an integral part of the Pittsburgh Penguins blueline. And while his ankle […]

by · January 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Injury Report, Pittsburgh Penguins
Kris Letang is out indefinitely after having a stroke. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Puck-Moving Defensemen

The Pittsburgh Penguins have added puck-moving defensemen to their roster regularly for the past two plus seasons. These puck-moving specialists include: Zbynek Michalek, Alex Goligoski, and Jordan Leopold. There has […]

by · January 25, 2013 · 8 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins