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Are the Penguins a Top Ten Team?

View image | Power Ranking: 10  Click to See Full Rankings The Penguins made one of the biggest moves of the offseason by trading for Phil Kessel. This Pengiuns team will be a joy to watch in OT, as they can throw out any of Phil Kessel, Evgeni Malkin, and Sidney Crosby with the game on the line and on the power play. That will be fun hockey to watch. However...
Via TopSportsReport
51 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Orr, Property of Pittsburgh Penguins

By Greg Enright Legendary defensemen Bobby Orr wore the black and gold of the Boston Bruins from 1966 to 1976, but for two days in 1980 the great Number 4 donned a different kind of black and gold – that of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Orr was invited to the Pens’ training camp by recently hired head coach Eddie Johnston, who had played with the great defenseman in Boston. They...
Via The PensNation
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins’ power play unit not getting job done

Through two games of the 2015 season, the Pittsburgh Penguins are winless, with losses to the Dallas Stars and Arizona Coyotes to start the year. We’re all of 2.4 percent of the way through the 82-game season, but there have been several areas of concern through the team’s first two games. The Pens have had trouble generating any offense, scoring one measly goal. Superstar center...
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Game Two – Penguins 1, Coyotes 2

The big guns stayed mostly quiet for the second straight game as the Penguins fell to the Coyotes late Saturday night. Other than a vintage Phil Kessel goal, the Pens looked tentative on offense. Sid was held without a shot for the second straight game. If the Penguins are going to succeed this season with a patchwork defensive unit, the big-time stars need to generate early and...
Via The PensNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 2 – Phil is the Only Thrill in 2-1 Loss

Coyotes 2  Pens 1 Goals P. Kessel (1) unassisted PenaltiesHornqvist (goalie interference) – Unnecessary (goes to the net and extends his arms into Richardson, which knocks Richardson over into Smith)Note: Smith definitely sold the call, but I’m not sure a call is even made if Hornqvist doesn’t extend his armsBennett (interference) – Stupid (skates to the offensive blue...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 2, a (somewhat distracted) recap of Pens vs. Coyotes by @DXTraeger

Hockey! only Gary Bettman envisioned it.The Pittsburgh Penguins, fresh off of their 3-0... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: First Impressions

I know it’s early. Really early. And there’s a ton of hockey to be played this season. However, if first impressions mean anything, I don’t like what I saw from our Penguins on opening night. Sure, we had our moments during the 3-0 loss to Dallas. Evgeni Malkin made a supernatural power move out of the corner, only to be denied by Stars goalie Antti Niemi. And the black and...
Via PenguinPoop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven Bold Predictions for the Penguins by @ChrisRBarron

1. Sidney Crosby ends the season with 110+ points Every year we are treated to the media telling us... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Sidney Crosby – Captain Phillips

Sidney Crosby as a Tom Hanks movie Obviously. Last Season Recap A pedestrian 84 points in 77 games. Still, though: 84 points in 77 games. He’s a pretty decent hockey player. What else is there to say, really? 2015 Season Previews - Forwards Season Preview: Daniel Sprong – Splash Season Preview: Mike Johnston, Rick Tocchet, and Gary Angnew – Apollo 13...
Via The Pensblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins superstar Crosby signs multi-year deal with Adidas

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby signed a new deal earlier this week.No, the hockey phenom didn't renegotiate his current NHL contract. Crosby, in fact, followed the path of NFL stud Aaron Rodgers and NBA star James Harden by inking a multi-year deal with Adidas.Financial terms were not disclosed on the six-year deal, but TSN's Darren Dreger reported that the two-time Hart...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Things the Penguins Need to Find Success by @griffTHW

With the Penguins' season set to begin tomorrow night, there's a buzz surrounding the club... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Jim Rutherford – Saving Private Ryan

Jim Rutherford as a Tom Hanks movie “Saving Private Ryan” was about an impossible task. And that is kind of what Jim Rutherford is dealing with. He has to juggle a massive roster overhaul while still keeping the Penguins a contender. One could argue, though, that if Jim Rutherford was Tom Hanks in “Saving Private Ryan,” the movie would have been over in 15 minutes because...
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Maatta Sent To WBS, Sundqvist Recalled

By Larry Snyder To be under the National Hockey League salary cap by 5 p.m., the Pittsburgh Penguins assigned 21-year-old defenseman Olli Maatta to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound member of the blue line crew led the Black and Gold in the preseason with a plus-7 in four contests. The native of Jyvaskyla, Finland...
Via The PensNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Forward Thinking in Pittsburgh

By objective means, the 2014-15 Penguins season was fine. The club made the playoffs and boasted the third-leading scorer in the NHL with a goaltender that sat atop the league’s leaderboard with 10 shutouts, besting Hart Trophy winner Carey Price. Heck, they even had a defenseman who finished fourth in points-per-game at his position. However, the team suffered from two main issues...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins release Gonchar, ending 41-year-old's bid to return to club

PITTSBURGH -- Veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar's bid to make the Pittsburgh Penguins is over. The team released the 41-year-old Gonchar on Saturday while trimming its roster to 25 players ahead of the season opener next week in Dallas. The four-time All-Star was attempting to make a successful return to Pittsburgh, where he played from 2005-10 while helping the franchise to the...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' Malkin sports taped glasses to honor Hanson Brothers from 'Slap Shot'

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin had no qualms altering his appearance on Tuesday. Malkin donned a pair of familiar taped glasses as the Penguins honored the Hanson Brothers from the movie "Slap Shot" before facing the Tampa Bay Lightning in a preseason game at Johnstown, Pa. The former Hart Trophy winner wore the glasses during warmups and even posed for a photo as linemates...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins receive pregame speech from Hanson Brothers (Video)

The Pittsburgh Penguins got a pregame speech from the Hanson Brothers, the breakout stars of the legendary hockey movie "Slap Shot", prior to Tuesday night's Kraft Hockeyville exhibition game in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It obviously worked, as the Penguins went out and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2.Video via NHL. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter...
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Did Marc-Andre Fleury ask a fan about a penis piercing?

Marc-Andre Fleury was having some fun with a metal detecting wand as fans arrived to pick up their Penguins season tickets. Maybe a bit too much fun as he waved it over a male fan’s waist, causing the detector to go off. It then sounds like Fleury makes a joke most of us would have kept in our head. Did he really just ask about a penis piercing? You be the judge. i'm 92% sure...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Player Plays ‘Free Fallin” On Ice After Czech League Win (Video)

Ryan Hollweg is a rock star trapped in a hockey player’s body. Hollweg, who spent parts of five seasons in the NHL, has since moved on to play in the Czech Extralinga over in Czech Republic. He seems to be enjoying himself quite a bit, if a recent postgame stunt is any indication. Following HC Plzen’s recent win over Karlovy, Hollweg decided to give a unique twist on an old tradition...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc-Andre Fleury recreates scene from 'Slap Shot'

If you’re a hockey fan, you’ve probably watched the movie Slap Shot. If you haven’t, stop right now and go watch it before returning here to read the rest of this piece. Back? Excellent, moving on. Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury along with Root Sports’ Dan Potash recreated one of the most memorable scenes from the film. When in Johnstown…
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin had real penguins at his birthday party

Evgeni Malkin’ turned 29 on July 31st and he had quite the memorable birthday party. The Pittsburgh Penguins play an enormous role in Malkin’s life and what better way to honor that and celebrate a birthday than by having some real penguins join in on the fun? A photo posted by Alexey (@alexey085) on Jul 31, 2015 at 10:58am PDT   The post Evgeni Malkin had...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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