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Can Bennett take Iginla's spot in this picture? (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Penguins Have Incentive to Bench Jussi Jokinen

Jussi Jokinen’s biggest contribution to the Penguins lineup is his faceoff ability.

by · May 23, 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
(Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Pascal Dupuis and His Stanley Cup Moment

It’s easy to see how another team might be willing to pay the 34-year-old Dupuis upwards of $5 million per year to shore up their top line and penalty kill.

by · May 16, 2013 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguin Tanner Glass (Photo By Andy Martin Jr)

How Does the Penguins Penalty Kill Work?

“Penalty kill, power play, guys are doing a lot of different things that lead to success on this team,” Jarome Iginla said of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

by · May 10, 2013 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Tyler Kennedy (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Tyler Kennedy and Life as a Healthy Scratch

Tyler Kennedy, despite his $2 million contract, was a healthy scratch for the first four games of the Islanders series.

by · May 10, 2013 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Iginla played mostly left wing in Pittsburgh (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s Time to Unite Jarome Iginla and Sidney Crosby

Should Jarome Iginla be with Evgeni Malkin or Sidney Crosby? Right wing or left wing?

by · May 6, 2013 · 4 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh wasn't able to win both games on home ice (Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE)

What Happened to the Penguins in Game 2?

Penguins players had a tough time coming to a consensus on what went wrong and what needed to be done to regain control of the series.

by · May 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
(Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports) Arness

How the Penguins Fixed Their Defensive System

How is sluggish defenseman Douglas Murray surviving in the Penguins up-tempo system?

by · April 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
2013 NHL Playoffs Schedule

2013 NHL Playoffs Schedule

The NHL released the schedule for the 2013 Quarterfinal playoff matchups on Sunday night:   2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS #1 Pittsburgh vs. #8 NY Islanders Wednesday, May 1 7:30 p.m. […]

by · April 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Uncategorized
The Coyotes have had success with their defensive system (Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE)

Which Comes First: The System or the Player?

Why didn’t Zbynek Michalek work in Pittsburgh?

Could Hartzell be Pittsburgh's goalie of the future? (John Hassett/Quinnipiac)

Hartzell Signing May Reveal Big Plans For Penguins

Could Eric Hartzell be Pittsburgh’s goalie of the future?

by · April 15, 2013 · 8 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Jeff Malcolm was the hero with a 36-save shutout

Yale Beats Quinnipiac 4-0 for First National Championship

PITTSBURGH — No NCAA Championship game since 1968 has gone scoreless through two periods.  Yale and Quinnipiac came close. They played 39 minutes and 56 seconds of entertaining, yet scoreless […]

by · April 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · College Hockey, National Juniors