April 7th, 2016 In News, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Following the Pittsburgh Penguins' morning skate today, head coach Mike Sullivan announced that Evgeni Malkin, Bryan Rust and Olli Maatta will remain out of the lineup for their two remaining regular season games. https://twitter.com/penguins/status/718113905642442752 There was quite a bit of confusion at today's media scrum, as Sullivan...

April 7th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

Pittsburgh Penguins' General Manager Jim Rutherford has made some impactful trades since taking over after the firing of Ray Shero. He acquired Phil Kessel, Nick Bonino, Justin Schultz, and a host of other players. But one deal stands out as a total game changer. A trade that completed the Penguins transformation from a slow, vanilla team, to a...

April 7th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins are proving doubters wrong. I wrote an extensive column about it just a few days ago, and yes I was one of those who doubted their ability to not only make the playoffs, but make a deep run. As of writing this, the Penguins are 9-1-0 in their last ten, have clinched a playoff spot for the 10th straight season and have a...

April 6th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford had a plan following a very disappointing 2014-15 season, which was also his first with the franchise. He repeated two words multiple times throughout last summer after observing what the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning were able to do in the postseason one year ago. Young and fast. Rutherford...

April 5th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins have clinched their 10th consecutive playoff berth. They're easily beating teams within the Metropolitan Division and their +41 goal differential is the second highest in the league, behind the Washington Capitals. The Penguins are 9-1-0 in their last ten games and with their dominant 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on...

April 4th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins were a dull team just four months ago. They were vanilla, bringing very little creativity and even less offense. Like so many other NHL teams, they were drowning in their own systematic approach to hockey that handcuffed their greatest strength. Raw, nearly unmatched talent. In order to make up for a questionable...

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