September 25th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Welcome to part two of the prelude to the THW Penguins’ season preview. Last time we covered the continued viability of Conor Sheary and Bryan Rust as top-six (or nine) forwards. Now as training camp has opened, we will discuss a number of topics. The Legacy of the Penguins’ Core After the Penguins built their young core of Sidney Crosby,...

September 24th, 2016 In News, Penguins Goaltending, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

The argument to keep players from playing international hockey will certainly be made once again following the World Cup of Hockey with some significant injuries leaving some NHL teams without star players as training camp opens and even into the start of the regular season. After Panthers’ defenceman Aaron Ekblad was forced to leave Toronto...

September 24th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins are back on the ice at their practice facility - The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, Pa. - for the start of training camp. Things are much different this season, though, as the Penguins aren't looking at a completely re-tooled roster following a disappointing postseason elimination. They're staring at what is...

September 20th, 2016 In News, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

After a long playoff run resulted in Phil Kessel's first ever Stanley Cup victory, the 28-year-old forward dealt with the consequences. It was announced earlier this offseason that Kessel would undergo surgery to repair a lingering issue in his hand that had been bothering him all season. A recent update indicates that Kessel is currently dealing...

September 19th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Soon the World Cup of Hockey will end, and the NHL will resume operation. The Penguins will finish a very short offseason, and begin the difficult task of repeating as champions. Before the season starts, THW will have a preview of the Penguins’ 2016-17 season. But before we get into the nuts and bolts of the next campaign, let’s take a bit...

September 16th, 2016 In News, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

It's not every day that a goalie can compile a 35-17-4 record to go along with a 2.29 goals against average and a .921 save percentage and face the risk of losing his starting job. For Marc-Andre Fleury, however, this has been the case all offseason after the emergence of 22-year-old Matt Murray who stepped in during the 2016 playoffs and helped...

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