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Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will have to improve their playoff performances this season.(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin: Leave the Temper and Whining in Game 1

When you think of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, do you think of whiner and bad temper? If you aren’t a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, I already know your […]

by · June 3, 2013 · 11 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Samuel Morin playing for Team Cherry in the Top Prospect Game [photo: David Chan]

Samuel Morin – The Next Ones: NHL 2013 Draft Prospect Profile

Samuel Morin has been nothing short of a surprise this season.  After being ranked out of the Top 100 in THW’s January Rankings, he’s sky rocketed to 32nd.  Same can […]

by · June 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Did Jaromir Jagr’s Groin Save the Pittsburgh Penguins?

There are many Pittsburgh Penguins’ fans who despise Jaromir Jagr. I will never understand why. As the Penguins’ franchise record books currently stand, Jagr is without question, the greatest player […]

by · May 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
While talented, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear as a team prepared for the start of the Playoffs. (Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Will Play for the Stanley Cup

With the Eastern Conference Finals set to begin later this week, THW’s Ian McLaren points out that there are certainly no shortage of storylines when it comes to the Bruins and Penguins.  Whether it comes […]

by · May 28, 2013 · 4 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Dougie Hamilton (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

Do the Boston Bruins Have a Chance Against the Pittsburgh Penguins?

I’m wrong more often than I’m not. I was wrong about how the Boston Bruins would fare in Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. I was wrong about the way the series against the New York Rangers would play out. I was even wrong about how the Bruins’ defense, with Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference, and Wade Redden out, would be the weakest part of the team’s game.

Now, the Bruins look like a team destined for success, playing some of their best hockey all season by rallying in Game 7 to eliminate the Toronto Maple Leafs and making quick work of the New York Rangers in five games. For the second time in three years, the Bruins will make a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, becoming one of the final four teams remaining in a shortened, grueling 2013 NHL season. It’s hard to bet against these Bruins.

The only problem is the team that will be lined-up on the other end of the ice.


Bruins and Penguins Prepare For Battle

By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent Rarely in sports do we get what we want. As players, management, media, and fans, the landscape of professional sports is always evolving, shifting, […]

by · May 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
(Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports)

Bruins vs Penguins: No Shortage of Storylines

With a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series, the Boston Bruins accomplished the following: they eliminated the Rangers from the […]

by · May 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins
Do the Pittsburgh Penguins have the best goalie tandem in the league? (Tom Turk/THW)

Dan Bylsma: Great Coach or Product of Talented Team?

Let’s get one thing straight, Bylsma is a genuine human being. He comes off as being family-oriented, hard-working, and looks like he truly cares for the players on his team. […]

by · May 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Kris Letang is out indefinitely after having a stroke. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Penguins’ Confidence Growing After Dismantling of Senators

Earlier this month, THW’s Mike Colligan wrote of moments that can define a Stanley Cup run.  He described how specific events can alter a series, how a certain circumstance can ignite a club in route […]

by · May 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Should James Neal be on the top powerplay? (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Pens Look to Vanquish Sens After 7-3 Drubbing

Every game within a series tells it’s own story. The narrative after Sunday night’s double-overtime game in Ottawa was bone-headed play and silly coaching decisions by a team infinitely superior […]

by · May 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins
Evgeni Malkin led the Penguins over the Jets with five points on the afternoon (Tom Turk/THW)

Will Penguins’ Collapse Cost them the Series?

In an era consumed with Facebook, Twitter and hoards of media anxious to be the first to report, well, just about anything, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and blow things […]

by · May 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Erik Karlsson was benched in Game 2 against the Penguins (Photo by Andy Martin Jr)

Ottawa Can’t Hide Their Norris Trophy Defenseman

Erik Karlsson’s frustration has led to indecision. He’s gone from all-important asset to outright liability.

by · May 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins