1. Pittsburgh Pirates: What We've Learned from the Team's Start to the Season

    Having reached the postseason each of the past two seasons only to fall in the divisional playoff round, the Pittsburgh Pirates were considered one of the early favorites to represent the National League in the World Series...

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  2. On Thin Ice: 5 Signs Pointing to a Short Playoff Run for the Pittsburgh Penguins

    Despite impressive wins in their last two games, the Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves in the unfamiliar position of looking up at the Metropolitan Division leaders instead of looking down at the rest of the division...

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  3. Top 5 Potential Trade Targets for the Pittsburgh Penguins

    Having already completed three trades this season, some might think that Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is done tinkering with his roster...

    Steve Rodenbaugh Written by Steve Rodenbaugh about 4 months ago 9,568 reads 29 comments

  4. Top 5 Second-Half Storylines for the Pittsburgh Penguins

    For the first time in a long time, the Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves looking up at a rival in the standings instead of looking down on the rest of their division...

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  5. 5 Takeaways from the Pittsburgh Penguins' Recent Struggles

    For a team that has had as much regular-season success and postseason disappointment as the Pittsburgh Penguins have had over the past few seasons, success is assumed, and struggles, however brief, are always going to be cause for concern...

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  6. According to Jim: Grading Jim Rutherford's Performance as Pittsburgh Penguins GM

    With changes in the front office, behind the bench and on the ice, no team has undergone as much upheaval or as many personnel moves since last season as have the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

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  7. Grading the Pittsburgh Penguins' Stars so Far This Season

    As the first semester of the 2014-15 NHL regular season comes to a close, it seems appropriate to look back over the first half of the season and examine the individual performances of the Pittsburgh Penguins to this point...

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  8. 5 Dangerous Trends for the Pittsburgh Penguins

    As 2014 gives way to 2015, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the rest of the NHL have reached the halfway point of the season and begin the stretch run toward the postseason...

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  9. The 5 Biggest Surprises for the Pittsburgh Penguins So Far This Season

    As the 2014-15 NHL regular season heads into its third month, the Pittsburgh Penguins are once again in a familiar spot, atop the Metropolitan Division, and have the look of a Stanley Cup contender...

    Steve Rodenbaugh Written by Steve Rodenbaugh about 6 months ago 2,285 reads 0 comments

  10. Who's Overachieving, Underachieving for the Pittsburgh Penguins so Far

    Having shot to the top of their division, the Pittsburgh Penguins have benefited from the hot starts of some players and have been able to overcome the slow starts of others...

    Steve Rodenbaugh Written by Steve Rodenbaugh about 7 months ago 1,642 reads 1 comments

  11. 5 Stats That Should Make the Pittsburgh Penguins Worried Moving Forward

    With an impressive record of 8-2-1 so far in the 2014-15 regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins are once again in first place in the Metropolitan Division and near the top of seemingly every power rankings list...

    Steve Rodenbaugh Written by Steve Rodenbaugh about 7 months ago 6,348 reads 9 comments

  12. Bold Predictions for the Pittsburgh Penguins as the 2014-15 Season Begins

    With a new general manager, coaching staff, system and players, the Pittsburgh Penguins entered the 2014-15 season as anything but business as usual...

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  13. Top 5 Storylines Emerging During the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014-15 Preseason

    While every preseason has its own position battles, system changes and question marks, the Pittsburgh Penguins haven't had as many of each wrapped in one preseason as this one...

    Steve Rodenbaugh Written by Steve Rodenbaugh about 8 months ago 2,410 reads 1 comments

  14. Pittsburgh Penguins Players Who Have the Most to Prove This Season

    As a team coming off of yet another disappointing postseason and having undergone wholesale changes both behind the bench and in the front office, the Pittsburgh Penguins will be under intense pressure to prove that they belong among the NHL 's elite.

    Steve Rodenbaugh Written by Steve Rodenbaugh about 8 months ago 1,248 reads 7 comments

  15. Ranking the 5 Greatest Captains in Pittsburgh Penguins History

    Perhaps no sport places as much emphasis on or gives as much respect to the position of team captain as hockey does...

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  16. Ranking the Top 5 Draft Picks in Pittsburgh Penguins History

    While much has been made this offseason of the Pittsburgh Penguins ' poor draft performance in recent years, the fact remains that, since the franchise was first established in 1969, it has seen quite a few draft choices develop into franchise players..

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  17. Ranking the 5 Most Beloved Players in Pittsburgh Penguins History

    While the Pittsburgh Penguins have had more than their share of great players in their history, there are precious few who have ever garnered such devotion from Steel City fans to be considered beloved...

    Steve Rodenbaugh Written by Steve Rodenbaugh about 9 months ago 5,062 reads 11 comments

  18. Ranking the 5 Most Important Players on the Pittsburgh Penguins' Roster

    Blessed with the reigning Hart and Art Ross Trophy winner, a former recipient of those awards and a roster loaded with talent, the Pittsburgh Penguins have several key players...

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  19. How the Pittsburgh Penguins Stack Up with Each Division Rival

    With less than a month remaining before the start of training camp, the Pittsburgh Penguins will hope to put a tumultuous offseason behind them and look forward to defending their Metropolitan Division title as well as chasing the Stanley Cup...

    Steve Rodenbaugh Written by Steve Rodenbaugh about 9 months ago 5,953 reads 59 comments

  20. 5 Reasons Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Will Be Better in 2014-15

    With the dust now settled from an eventful draft and free-agency period, it's time to start taking a closer look at the Pittsburgh Penguins to gauge the impact that all of the personnel changes will have...

    Steve Rodenbaugh Written by Steve Rodenbaugh about 10 months ago 6,117 reads 6 comments

  21. Pittsburgh Penguins Who Must Prove Themselves Early in 2014-15 Season

    Having put behind them the disappointment of last season's abrupt end at the hands of the New York Rangers , a front-office shakeup and a coaching change, the Pittsburgh Penguins can now look ahead to the promise of a new season...

    Steve Rodenbaugh Written by Steve Rodenbaugh about 10 months ago 2,956 reads 6 comments

  22. 5 Biggest Questions Remaining for the Pittsburgh Penguins

    With the NHL draft and free agency both passed, there doesn't figure to be a lot of news or speculation coming out of NHL organizations...

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  23. An Early Look at the 2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins

    While it may seem like an eternity since the Pittsburgh Penguins left the ice at the Consol Energy Center having blown a 3-1 series lead to the New York Rangers , in reality it's been less than two months...

    Steve Rodenbaugh Written by Steve Rodenbaugh about 11 months ago 6,844 reads 5 comments

  24. Knee-Jerk Reactions to Pittsburgh Penguins Free Agency Moves

    Eager to turn the page on last season's playoff collapse and look ahead to next season, the Pittsburgh Penguins followed an eventful draft weekend with a busy and surprising start to the free agency period...

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  25. NHL Comparisons for Pittsburgh Penguins' Top Prospects

    While the offseason is a time to look ahead to the future for every NHL franchise, the Pittsburgh Penguins have even more reason to do so this offseason as changes in both the ...

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