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If the 2012-13 season is to begin on time, or at all, the NHL and its players must find some common ground (sjsharktank @ flickr)

Penguins Could See Few Changes with Proposed CBA

The NHL Players’ Association, led by Executive Director Donald Fehr and supported by a cast of its biggest stars, issued its first proposed version of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement […]

by · August 15, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins, The Business of Hockey
Zdeno Chara (Icon SMI)

How the East Has Fared Post-Lockout

As fans CONTINUE to patiently wait for the NHL and NHLPA to negotiate a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), many are reminded of a time just eight years ago when […]

Carey Price, among the league's best (Icon SMI)

2012-13 NHL regular season predictions: Eastern Conference

August is the time of the year where things are very slow regarding NHL news, especially since the free agency “frenzy” has cooled down and that NHL training camps are […]

Michalek was traded back to Phoenix at the draft (bridgetds/Flickr)

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the European Player

Throughout the tenure of General Manager Ray Shero, the Penguins have been a team comprised almost entirely of North American born players.

A prospective players' league would likely need to offer star players, like Sidney Crosby, NHL-competitive money. (Jeanine Leech/ Icon SMI)

Sidney Crosby: 25 of His Greatest Moments

Sidney Crosby is one of the best players in the National Hockey League, if not the best player in the game. One thing he is not anymore is one of […]

Ray Shero (Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE)

Ray Shero’s Pittsburgh Penguins: Ready for Another Stanley Cup Run?

When Ray Shero first arrived on the scene from the Nashville Predators, he brought a hockey mindset of toughness and grit to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He signed players who brought their […]

Pekka Rinne (Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE)

The Best Late Round Gems of the NHL Entry Draft Since 2000 (Part II – ’03-’07 Drafts)

Last month, I documented some of the NHL’s best late round picks of the 2000, 2001, and 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Players such as Henrik Lundqvist, Kevin Bieksa, and Brooks […]

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

NHL Lockout: Pittsburgh Penguins to Benefit from Status Quo

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ home sellout streak spans five seasons and two arenas. They’ve got the highest local television ratings of any team in the NHL or NBA. They’ve spent to […]

Shane Doan (Flickr/ Project-Cat)

Pittsburgh Penguins Must Bolster Defensive Corps

When the Pittsburgh Penguins wrapped up their 2011-12 regular season with a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, they capped off their finest offensive campaign since the goal-happy seasons of […]

Blueger spent four years at Shattuck-St. Mary's (

Teddy Blueger Quietly Shines at Pens Prospect Camp

In skill drills, Blueger has demonstrated soft hands and nifty moves reminiscent of his new favorite player, Pavel Datsyuk.

Does Free Agency Build Championship Teams?

Does Free Agency Build Championship Teams?

The reviews are in – this year’s free agency period gets…a yawn.  The free agent crop was thin going into this offseason, and player movement has slowed to a crawl […]

Expectations were non-existent for Pascal Dupuis in Pittsburgh. (Dan4th/wikimedia)

Philippe and Pascal: A Tale of Two Dupuis

Philippe and Pascal Dupuis are not hockey’s newest set of brothers to combine forces on the same team, as Philippe signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. In fact, they’re […]

by · July 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins