Pittsburgh Penguins News & Opinion

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
(Teka England - flickr)

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
Dan Bylsma (AxsDenny/Flickr)

Dan Bylsma: The First Round Pick

Good coaches are a dime a dozen. Great coaches are worth cultivating.

by · June 14, 2013 · 5 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Rapid Reax: Dan Bylsma Extended

Rapid Reax: Dan Bylsma Extended

At just about 11:15am this morning, Pittsburgh Penguins’ General Manager Ray Shero announced that he has awarded Dan Bylsma, and his coaching staff (Todd Reirdon and Tony Granato) all two-year […]

by · June 12, 2013 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
(Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Sidney Crosby Should Have Kept His Facemask On

Disclaimer: this article is both half-serious & half-joking, at the same time. Since the Pittsburgh Penguins were eliminated and swept out of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins there has […]

by · June 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Unsolved Mysteries: The Penguins Collapse in the 2013 Playoffs

Unsolved Mysteries: The Penguins Collapse in the 2013 Playoffs

How did the Boston Bruins sweep a Pittsburgh Penguins team that comprised Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jarome Iginla, and Kris Letang? That’s the question I have been utterly unable to […]

by · June 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Humor, Pittsburgh Penguins
Coach Dan Bylsma finally gets to manage a healthy lineup (Tom Turk/THW)

Making the Case For and Against Dan Bylsma

As I sit here, four days after the Penguins were ousted from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the shock is beginning to wear off. The wound however, is still very fresh. […]

by · June 11, 2013 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Dan Bylsma, along with his assistant coaches, will be returning behind the Pittsburgh Penguins bench next season. (Pensryourdaddy / Picasa)

The One Question Not Being Asked of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Who, or what, is to blame? Sure, many in the mainstream Pittsburgh hockey/sports media are coming up with their own solutions to have fixed the Penguins in their Eastern Conference […]