Pittsburgh Penguins News & Opinion

Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin have been compared for years. (Flickr/clydeorama)

NHL Realignment: What it Means for the Pittsburgh Penguins

With a new plan for realignment all but finished, it looks like there won’t be much changing for the Pittsburgh Penguins. There are still undoubtedly some kinks to be worked […]

by · March 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Where Does Dustin Jeffrey Fit With The Pittsburgh Penguins?

Dustin Jeffrey’s greatest strength is also Dustin Jeffrey’s greatest weakness: versatility.

by · February 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Whatever it was, Sidney Crosby was not himself in the Pittsburgh Penguins most dire hour of need. (Icon SMI)

Time For Sidney Crosby to Return the Favor

Sidney Crosby needs to return the favor he owes Evgeni Malkin. When Crosby was out for the majority of last season, Malkin carried the Pittsburgh Penguins on his back. The […]

by · February 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Pittsburgh Penguins Lacking Discipline in More Ways Than You Think

Discipline is the biggest concern for the Pittsburgh Penguins. They are taking many ill-advised penalties, and they are taking the majority of these penalties in the offensive zone. Pens players […]

by · February 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Evgeni Malkin Injury: Penguins Must Play it Safe

Despite a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night, there was little reason to celebrate in Pittsburgh after superstar center Evgeni Malkin took a hard spill in the […]

by · February 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Injury Report, Pittsburgh Penguins
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Key to Beating the Penguins? Get Under Their Skin

Despite their red-hot start and position near the top of the standings, the Pittsburgh Penguins still show a lot the same cracks that brought their Stanley Cup hopes to a […]

by · February 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Evgeni Malkin: Goal Scoring Drought Just Bad Luck

Evgeni Malkin’s goal totals may be disappointing, but it’s just a matter of time before his luck changes and he ends the drought.

by · February 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
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