Pittsburgh Penguins

In today’s News & Notes, the Penguins received some bad news on their goaltending front, the Coyotes assigned their first-round pick to the OHL and Seattle NHL has big plans for a practice facility. Related: NHL News & Notes: Thornton, Matthews, Tkachuk Murray Suffers Concussion The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that goaltender Matt Murray will
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It isn’t out of the ordinary for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but after a high-scoring overtime victory against the Washington Capitals and an embarrassing 5-1 defeat to the Montreal Canadiens on home ice, they have a laundry list of problems to solve after just two games. Last year, the Penguins surrendered 15 goals in their first
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The Penguins did not receive satisfactory secondary scoring last year. This has been analyzed and harped on, both inside the organization and by the fanbase. After failing to three-peat in 2017-18, GM Jim Rutherford has made it a priority to secure an abundance of NHL-capable bottom-six forwards. This decision has prompted some interesting decisions regarding
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The Pittsburgh Penguins will enter this season looking to rebound from their second-round loss to the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. They’ll also be looking for another player to have a breakout season. In 2015-16, it was defenseman Brian Dumoulin. In 2016-17, it was wingers Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel. Last year it was winger
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In the news today, Noah Dobson has signed his entry-level contract with the New York Islanders, NBC has released their broadcasting schedule for the 2018-19 season, Zach Aston-Reese is healthy and looking to make a solid impact at the NHL level and the Ottawa Senators have officially announced the signing of Brady Tkachuk. Dobsons Signs ELC
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Over two years ago I wrote that the acquisition of Carl Hagelin changed the identity of the Pittsburgh Penguins. I still believe that to be true, but all good things must come to an end. A deal moving Hagelin out of Pittsburgh may not happen tomorrow, or even before the start of the season but given
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In March of 1965, a formal process began headed by then NHL President Clarence Campbell so that the league would expand its operation to include a second division of six teams. Gone would be the days of the so-called “Original Six” franchises. Joining them would be a half-dozen new teams that would see the NHL reach further
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Let me get this out of the way first; I firmly believe that Phil Kessel will not be a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins this time next week.  That is not to say that I endorse trading the dynamic winger, but I think we can all see which way the wind is blowing. Both player
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The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson for three games as a result of his high-hit on Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Zach Aton-Reese’s head Tuesday night. The play created a lot of controversy as Aston-Reese suffered a concussion and a broken jaw from the play. While some angles may have
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If Game 2 of the Washington Capitals versus Pittsburgh Penguins series taught us anything, it was that there is still no conclusive ruling on what a controversial goal is or is not. Penguins’ Controversial No-Call In a game where the Capitals took a quick three-goal lead just minutes into the second period, Pittsburgh’s comeback bid
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The 2018 NHL playoffs are upon us, and possible first-round matchups are starting to shape up in the Eastern Conference. As the season comes to a close, the Pittsburgh Penguins will likely see one of four teams in the opening round, according to Micah Blake McCurdy’s projections over at HockeyViz.com. Entering play on April 3, the Columbus
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The battle for the Stanley Cup kicks off in less than a month, on Wednesday, April 11. While there are still several teams battling to secure a playoff spot in the Western Conference, teams in the East are fairly well decided. Best Odds to Win the Stanley Cup This season, three of the four 2016-17
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The Pittsburgh Penguins — at least for the past few decades — have been a franchise known for their offense. When an organization is lucky enough to have multiple generational talents like Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin it isn’t surprising to see that portion of the game demand the most attention. However, they’ve
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