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Maatta wasn't ready to play a full NHL season (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Maatta’s Tumor; The Penguins Blue Line

First things first: Hockey is a game. As it pertains to Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta, there are more important things in life right now. It was announced by GM Jim Rutherford […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
(Photo: Andy Martin Jr)

If the Pens Have Confused You, You’re Not Alone

I can’t help but wonder over the past month and a half, if Penguins’ GM Jim Rutherford even knows what year it is. Does he know that he’s the GM […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Olli Maatta has been great for the Penguins, and there is no doubt that he has excelled fairly quickly for a youngster. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

The Penguins Must Bench Olli Maatta

  The Pittsburgh Penguins must bench Olli Maatta. He looks tired.  His play has suffered due to fatigue. Maatta isn’t performing at a high level and he must regain top form. He’ll be a vital part to the team’s […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Paul Martin's return improves the Penguins' breakout (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Do Injuries Justify a Playoff Excuse for the Penguins?

Should the Pittsburgh Penguins be given a playoff excuse? Should an early exit be expected from the team? The Penguins failed to accomplish their goal in each of the last four seasons — winning […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
The Olympics' best players come from the NHL (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Olympic Injuries Impact Playoff Races

With all the concern over Olympic injuries, many were questioning whether the NHL should send its players to Pyeongyang for the 2018 games. While that’s still up for debate – […]

by · February 25, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Injury Report, Olympics
Ray Shero won the 2013 General Manager of the Year Award. (Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE)

Losses of Martin and Letang Complicate Penguins’ Decisions

The Pittsburgh Penguins are without Paul Martin and Kris Letang for a significant period of time. The losses of Martin and Letang complicate the Penguins’ roster decisions. Letang is out indefinitely after […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguin Tanner Glass (Photo By Andy Martin Jr)

Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries: Martin, Glass, Bennett Out

Pittsburgh Penguins injuries are hampering the team. Paul Martin, Tanner Glass, and Beau Bennett are likely to be out of the Penguins’ line-up for at least a month. Martin fractured […]

by · November 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Are the Pittsburgh Penguins Better Defensively Without Kris Letang?

Are the Pittsburgh Penguins Better Defensively Without Kris Letang?

The Pittsburgh Penguins may be better defensively without Kris Letang. His top priority is to rack up as many points as he can in each game that he plays. Letang’s style […]

by · November 11, 2013 · 3 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
(James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Trade or Keep: Evaluating the Pittsburgh Penguins Defense

With three days in between their 9th and 10th games, the Pittsburgh Penguins have plenty of time to decide on their junior-eligible 19-year-old defenseman, Olli Maatta. Not only do the […]

by · October 23, 2013 · 4 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Why the Penguins Need to Keep Olli Maatta in Pittsburgh

Why the Penguins Need to Keep Olli Maatta in Pittsburgh

October 21.  If it weren’t for Olli Maatta’s exemplary play during his brief taste of NHL action, that date would likely epitomize nothing more than an early season showdown between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Colorado Avalanche.  […]

by · October 14, 2013 · 3 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins' Forward James Neal is having the best season of any left-wing in the league. (Photo By Andy Martin Jr)

Pittsburgh Penguins Preseason Predictions

With rookie and training camp just around the corner, why not dive right into the 2013-2014 season. It will be no surprise to anyone that the Pittsburgh Penguins will be […]

by · August 31, 2013 · 3 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
While talented, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear as a team prepared for the start of the Playoffs. (Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Fantasy Hockey: Top-10 Overachievers from 2012-13

Last season was a shortened one, and as such, many players likely contributed more to your fantasy team than they would have been able to do over the course of […]

by · August 13, 2013 · 1 comment · Fantasy, Top 10 Lists