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Coach Dan Bylsma finally gets to manage a healthy lineup (Tom Turk/THW)

Penguins-THW Mailbag: Postseason/Post-Regular Season Edition

A long, hard winter. The Olympics. More than 500 man-games lost to injury. Has it been six months already? The end of the NHL’s 2013-2014 regular season has come. For […]

by · April 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Is this Marc-Andre Fleury's final season with the Pittsburgh Penguins? (Cliff Welch/Icon SMI)

Is this Marc-Andre Fleury’s Final Season With the Penguins?

Marc-Andre Fleury hasn’t played in more than one playoff series per year since 2009-10. He’s either lost in the 1st-round or been replaced before a 1st-round series was over. If this pattern continues, this might be […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 4 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Penguins Regular Season Arrogance Weakens their Playoff Odds

The Pittsburgh Penguins regular season arrogance is setting this team up for another playoff failure. Regular season hockey doesn’t work in the playoffs. This maneuver has yet to prove successful for […]

by · April 12, 2014 · 3 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins' head coach Dan Bylsma put all of his stock in Marc-Andre Fleury before this season began. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pittsburgh Penguins/THW Post-Olympic/Post-Trade Deadline Mailbag

The Olympics ended just under two weeks ago, and the NHL’s annual trade deadline came and went on Wednesday at 3pm eastern time. Lots has happened in the past 10 […]

by · March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Ryan Kesler's name has been popping up everywhere in trade rumours (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

Trying to Make Sense of the (Lack of a) Ryan Kesler Deal

What ownership wants, ownership will get. I’m of course referring to the ownership of the Vancouver Canucks. Who on Wednesday, as one writer said “put the kibosh on any deal […]

Dan Bylsma, along with his assistant coaches, will be returning behind the Pittsburgh Penguins bench next season. (Pensryourdaddy / Picasa)

The Flip-Side to the Trade Deadline for the Penguins

Every trade, in any sport; much like every story, has two sides. For the past week I, and most of my colleagues here at The Hockey Writers, have been all […]


Pittsburgh Penguins: Five Post-Olympic Storylines

As the NHL steps aside to shine a spotlight on the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves in a familiar place.  More than two-thirds of the way through the season, […]

by · February 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Brooks Orpik doesn't belong on Team USA Olympic roster. (Kris Krug)

Brooks Orpik Doesn’t Belong on Team USA Olympic Roster

Brooks Orpik doesn’t belong on the Team USA Olympic roster. As THW’s Mike Colligan pointed out, Orpik’s game has declined. He’s slow of foot and he’s unable to keep up with any […]

by · February 5, 2014 · 16 comments · Olympics, Pittsburgh Penguins

3 Reasons the Penguins Won’t Trade Kris Letang

With the NHL’s trade deadline looming soon after an impending Olympic roster freeze, hockey fans everywhere wait with eager anticipation to see what moves will be made around the league.  It’s no different […]

by · January 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Shero’s Toughest Decision Yet Looms on Post-Olympic Horizon

Shero’s Toughest Decision Yet Looms on Post-Olympic Horizon

Former Pittsburgh Penguins GM Craig Patrick did it in 1991, and then again in 1992. Current Pens GM Ray Shero did it 2012. They made very difficult decisions to trade […]

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The Versatility of Deryk Engelland and Why Pens Fans Should Care

When you think of the Pittsburgh Penguins, you think Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, etc.; you think of the high powered offense and the all-star line-up they have. But […]

by · January 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Evander Kane (Bruce Fedyck-US PRESSWIRE)

The THW/Penguins Mailbag: Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! Hope that you all had a safe and happy holiday season. Without further ado, let’s fire up the mailbag. From what I understand, (Penguins GM Ray) […]