Pittsburgh Penguins News & Opinion

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An Improbable Hero in Pittsburgh

At the onset of a new season, general mangers put together a team that they believe will have success and a team that they believe is built for a playoff […]

by · December 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Brian Dumoulin will look to continue improving in his second season on the Penguins blue line. (Alison Myers/THW)

Penguins: New Kids on the Block (of Ice)

No Sid, no problem…yet. Despite the slew of well documented health issues and injuries that has recently depleted the number of Penguins stars over the last month (Pascal Dupuis, Beau […]

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

Sid out with Mumps…Preview of Tampa vs. Pittsburgh

Well. The mumps have made their way to Pittsburgh. It was reported that captain Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with the mumps and will be out for tomorrow’s game versus […]

by · December 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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“Not Our Rival!” Or Are They?

During the 2003-04 NCAA basketball season the University of Maryland’s men’s basketball team played Duke University in three hard fought basketball games. Duke won the two regular season matchups, but […]

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And The Most “Impactful” Addition to the Penguins Is…

A few weeks ago I wrote on reasons why the Penguins will be thankful despite all of their health concerns. Well, since that article Kris Letang, Chris Kunitz, Patric Hornqvist, […]

by · December 12, 2014 · 3 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Road to Raleigh Hockey Runs through Pittsburgh

Raleigh has a professional hockey team. That is a good thing. Even though the fan support has been dismal this season, not having the Carolina Hurricanes in town would create […]


Christian Ehrhoff Heating Up For The Pittsburgh Penguins

Slow Start When Christian Ehrhoff was signed to a one-year, $4 million dollar deal on the first day of Free Agent Frenzy by the Pittsburgh Penguins, on paper, their defense […]

by · December 6, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Malkin's determination to score goals has hurt his line's production (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Why Won’t the Penguins Shoot the Puck?

You win hockey games by scoring the puck; you score the puck by shooting it into the opposition’s net. As straight forward as that seems, it’s becoming a problem for […]

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Klinkhammer in Pittsburgh: The First Domino to Fall?

The First Domino? The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Friday that they acquired Arizona Coyotes forward Rob Klinkhammer and a conditional 2016 fifth-round draft pick in exchange for defenseman Philip Samuelsson. […]

by · December 6, 2014 · 3 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Penguins Get More Than Meets the Eye in Rob Klinkhammer

Today we saw one of those trades that on the surface can seem minor. The Pittsburgh Penguins traded 23-year-old defenseman Philip Samuelsson to the Arizona Coyotes — the team his […]

While talented, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear as a team prepared for the start of the Playoffs. (Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

What We’ll Learn About the Penguins this December

Instead of looking back and asking what did we learn from the Penguins play through the first quarter of the NHL season, I am going to look forward and ask […]

by · December 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby should seek a sports psychologist. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

At the Quarter Pole, What Do We Know About These Pens?

The Pittsburgh Penguins eclipsed the quarter-point of their season this past week, on Thanksgiving Eve against the Toronto Maple Leafs. As they round turn one, I thought we might take […]