1. A B/R Fashion Statement: Ranking the 30 Best Jerseys of the NHL

    As I watch these Stanley Cup Finals unfold, I can't help but to think how pretty the Chicago Blackhawks' jerseys are. Despite having its handful of bad eggs, I've long contested that there is no sport with better jerseys than the NHL as a whole...

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  2. Mixed Bag: The 10 Best Athletes Currently Playing in Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh sports fans have long been spoiled by some of the greatest athletes and greatest teams the sports world has ever seen...

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  3. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Top Five Options for the Pittsburgh Penguins

    On July 1st of this summer, the NHL's free agency period officially gets underway. Pittsburgh Penguins' Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero has not been one to shy away from making big moves since being named GM in 2006...

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  4. Looking to the Future: A Preview of the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2010-2011 Roster

    Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself with this one—much like predicting college football rankings the day after the national championship—but it's always fun to get a head start...

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  5. Official Guide to The Pittsburgh Penguins' 2010 Offseason

    On Friday afternoon the Pittsburgh Penguins cleaned out their lockers for the last time at Mellon Arena, leaving behind only memories and questions of what the future holds...

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  6. Why The Pittsburgh Penguins Won by Losing The 2004 NHL Draft Lottery

    The 2004 and 2005 NHL Entry Drafts were two of the most star-studded drafts in the history of the NHL--featuring the likes of Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, and Sidney Crosby...

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  7. Washington-esque Penguins Lose Game Two

    Through the opening 10 minutes of Sunday's Game Two of the NHL Eastern Conference playoffs in Pittsburgh, it seemed as if the Penguins were poised to take charge of their second-round series against the Montreal Canadiens...

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  8. 2010 NHL Playoffs: What Jordan Staal's Injury Means for Pittsburgh Penguins

    In Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens, Pens fans took witness to an unfamiliar sight as center-man Jordan Staal gingerly limped off the ice in the second period...

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  9. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins' Road to the Finals, Version 3.0

    Entering the 2010 Playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins had two huge obstacles standing in the way of a third consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Finals—the Washington Capitals and the New Jersey Devils...

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  10. Penguins Defeat Senators in Six: Five Moments That Shaped the Series

    Anyone else having déjà vu right about now? Much like the start of last season's playoff, the Pittsburgh Penguins polished off their first opponent in six games, on ...

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  11. 2010 NFL Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers Going Irish in the First Round?

    In case you haven't heard, the NFL draft is on Thursday. And for those of you who have been living in a hole for the past few weeks, Ben Roethlisberger has fallen out of favor with Pittsburgh Steelers ownership...

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  12. NHL: Top Ten Forwards Outside of Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin

    As the 2010 playoff season has commenced, one thing is evident: the NHL is loaded with a smorgasbord of talent. Yes -- I said smorgasbord...

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  13. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins' Fleury To Prove Critics Wrong...Again

    After a poor opening game against the Ottawa Senators, the Marc-Andre Fleury critics have begun to bask in their self-perceived correctness, as they so love to do when the Penguins' goalie falters...

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  14. 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: J.R. Liput's Predictions

    As I cram to make my predictions for the 2010 NHL Playoffs, I'm reminded of one thing: They're unpredictable. With the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the past no longer matters...

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  15. Pittsburgh Penguins: Five Players Who Need to Step Up in the Playoffs

    Our time has come hockey fans. It's the NHL playoffs. Lord Stanley's Cup is the hardest trophy to win in all of sports. Period. There is no other sport that combines such brute physicality with the extensive amount of play as the NHL playoffs does...

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  16. Pittsburgh Penguins: Trouble In Playoff Paradise

    The Pittsburgh Penguins' recent playoff history has given their fans reason to enter this year's playoff season with high expectations. It may be time to lower them...

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  17. NHL: 2009-2010 Hart Trophy Candidates

    The regular season in the NHL is coming to a close. Even with more hockey to be played, the voters for the Hart Memorial Trophy have in all likelihood already made up their minds as to who they will vote for...

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  18. Pittsburgh Penguins: What Their Lines Should Be

    Although at this point it's too late to put together completely new lines, these are the lines that Dan Bylsma should have drawn up a couple weeks ago heading into the playoffs. That being said, Bylsma needs to pick his lines and stick with them...

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