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Five reasons the Penguins will be better in 2014

Crosby and the Penguins will be a better team in 2014. It’s been quite the offseason for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Out are Dan Bylsma and Ray Shero, as well as about a half-dozen players including fan favorites Brooks Orpik, Matt Niskanen, James Neal and Jussi Jokinen. In is head coach Mike Johnston and GM Jim Rutherford, as well as a whole slew of new faces that will soon don the...
Via isportsweb.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 fantasy hockey players

It’s that time of year again! It’s almost time for hockey and the smell of vulcanized rubber is in the air. That also means it’s time for fantasy hockey, because it’s not good enough to yell at the players on your favorite team for letting down your favorite team when you can yell at them for letting down your fantasy team as well. With that in mind, there are more than a...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

WBS Pens Welcome Back Kostopoulos For 2014-15

A familiar face will be returning to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, for the 2014-15 season. Captain Tom Kostopoulos will return to play his seventh season in Wilkes-Barre Scranton. Kostopoulos played 71 games last season, and led the Penguins with 22 goals and 47 points. The 35-year-old Kostopoulos was member of the introductory Wilkes...
Via Beyond The Benches
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins confident Pouliot will be healthy, ready for camp

A year ago, it was Olli Maatta receiving a steady workload on the Penguins' blue line as a rookie defenseman. This season, first-year coach Mike Johnston believes it's Derrick Pouliot's turn. “Yeah, I do. For sure,” Johnston responded when asked whether he thought Pouliot, a former first-round pick who played four-plus years for Johnston with the Portland Winterhawks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Letang Can Buy 3,742 Honda Fits Over The Next Eight Years

There's an old saying among the car crowds…"Only smart people drive Hondas." The combination of relatively-inexpensive MSRP, fantastic gas mileage and parts that refuse to give out makes the company a true diamond in the rough. While some prefer to pay for the prestige of a luxury name on their automobiles, and in turn pay ridiculous amounts when said luxury parts...
Via PSAMP
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Truth About Not Extending Marc-Andre Fleury by @pghgirl15222

Recently Josh Yohe from the Tribune Review released an article noting that Marc-Andre Fleury will likely enter the 2014-2015 season without a contract extension. Rutherford was quoted in the article by stating that “I'm not in a hurry to do a contract with him” but then almost backtracks mentioning that “there’s no reason why he can't be our goalie for a long time...
Via PensInitiative
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens' Head Coach Mike Johnston Wants To "Lessen the Load" for Sidney Crosby

New Pittsburgh Penguins' head coach, Mike Johnston, told the media that he wants to "Lessen the load" for team captain Sidney Crosby. Johnston told Tribune-Review reporter Jason Mackey "Do we have to lessen the load? Yes. We have to ensure that other players on our team take some of the responsibility off his shoulders — both in leadership and also in performance...
Via PensInitiative
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Not In Rush To Give Marc-Andre Fleury Extension Before Season

Marc-Andre Fleury was once expected to be the goaltender of the Pittsburgh Penguins for a long time, but that was five years ago and a lot has changed. Since he led the Penguins to their third Stanley Cup championship in 2009, Fleury has been the primary, or one of the top reasons why Pittsburgh has failed to reach the Cup Final over the last four seasons. Fleury’s contract expires...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins aren’t in rush to re-sign Fleury

Although the Pittsburgh Penguins failed to live up to expectations in the 2014 playoffs, at least this time goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury escaped relatively unscathed. Before the 2013-14 campaign, Fleury had struggled in the Penguins’ recent postseason runs, which put his status as the team’s long-term starter into question. It looks like his solid playoff showing hasn’t put...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reality of Pascal Dupuis' Return From Injury by @ChicksDigHockey

When the 2014-15 hockey season opens, a lot of things will be different about the Pittsburgh Penguins. Familiar faces are gone and in their places will be those we only know as opponents. One of the returning favorites will be Pascal Dupuis who hasn't played since he injured his knee in December when Marc Methot hit Sidney Crosby, which propelled Crosby into Dupuis. His knee...
Via PensInitiative
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins not in hurry to give Fleury new contract

Marc-Andre Fleury may end up playing with the Penguins beyond 2014-15, but for now his contract status is on hold. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford commented on contract negotiations, stating that he’s not in any hurry to get a deal done, but he’s confident that Fleury is Pittsburgh’s goalie. Rutherford’s comments, as seen on Trib Live, reveal some interesting information about...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Head Coach Mike Johnston Wants To “Lessen The Load” On Sidney Crosby

from Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Johnston talked with Crosby in Pittsburgh, and then again in Nova Scotia — Johnston is from Dartmouth, Crosby from Cole Harbour — and was impressed with how Crosby handles himself off the ice. “Look, if you want to have a leader in sports, the first thing I think the leader has to do is set an example,” Johnston...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s all on Crosby, Malkin to make it work in Pittsburgh

In what might be the least surprising thing you’ll read on this website: If the Penguins are going to push for the Stanley Cup this season, it’s up to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to make it happen. Yes, we know they’re the two best players on the team by far. Heck, they’re two of the best players in the league. They’ve both won MVP awards and they were vital to winning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chrome logo for 2015 NHL All-Star Game?

It seems like it’s been a long time since we, the fans, have actually been happy with one of the latest, greatest jersey reveals from our favorite NHL teams. For whatever reason, teams seem to love that random piping (looking at you, Colorado Avalanche) and other awful designs *cough*Buffalo Sabres*cough*. In regards to the jerseys worn in the NHL All-Star game, they’ve been...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A Brutally Honest Look at the Pens Prospect Pool (Pt. 2)

By Nick Richter and Andy Hughes One thing Ray Shero was fantastic at was his ability to paint a great picture of certain guys in the Pittsburgh Penguins prospect pool. By painting these pictures, Shero was able sell guys high and he was able to create hype in the fanbase about these players, like Eric Tangradi, and we all know how that ended. Ian Altenbaugh (Hockey’s Future...
Via The PensNation
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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