1. Pittsburgh Penguins Stand Pat at NHL Trade Deadline

    Count the Penguins amongst the group of NHL teams that stuck with their current rosters by Monday's 3:00 P.M. NHL Trade Deadline. "Nobody going and nobody coming," Penguins GM Ray Shero said in a Monday press conference...

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  2. Penguins Trade Rumors: Trade Winds Blow Fickle, but Pittsburgh Needs Paul Martin

    The NHL trade deadline is catnip for the shortsighted. Every team's worst players can be spun for every other team's best. The salary cap becomes somehow more elastic. Rick Nash will be a fit for every team (and payroll) in the league...

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  3. Penguins Trade Talk: James Neal Signs 6-Year, $30 Million Extension

    The Sunday morning announcement that the Pittsburgh Penguins and forward James Neal had agreed to terms on a six-year, $30 million contract extension proved once again that GM ...

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  4. NHL Trades: For Penguins' Ray Shero, Boring Has Been Better (& Will Be Again)

    When it comes to hockey, the NHL trade deadline can be a grade of moron fuel rivaled only by free agency, staged fighting and the 93 octane that is Mike Milbury's stance on headshots ...

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  5. NHL Scoring Race: Evgeni Malkin Running Away as Hart Trophy Favorite

    Before tempering the excitement of the weekend's 12-goal outburst with reminders that Winnipeg and Tampa Bay aren't the '95 Devils , let's agree that with all respect to Claude ...

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  6. NHL Trade Rumors: Jordan Staal's Return Good for Penguins, Bad for Trades

    With the news that Jordan Staal will be back in the lineup for Saturday's matinee with the Winnipeg Jets , Pittsburgh's salary cap savings will all but disappear, along with the leverage needed to make a splashy deadline deal...

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  7. Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Rumors: Paul Martin Expendable Thanks to Simon Despres

    The Penguins are in trouble. Not the kind of outside-looking-in standings trouble staring down underachievers like the Capitals or Ducks . The Pens are fifth in the East and trail Philadelphia and Boston by only a handful of points...

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  8. Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Rumors: Grading Ray Shero's Deadline Deal History

    The All-Star break is over and now begins anticipation for the next major date in the Pittsburgh Penguins ' season—waiting to see which star player will be injured next. That, and the trade deadline...

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  9. 2012 NHL All-Star Game: James Neal and Kris Letang of Pittsburgh Penguins Added

    Injuries and bow-outs have opened up space at the All-Star game for a few of Evgeni Malkin 's pals. An injury to Winnipeg Jets star Dustin Byfuglien and Alex Ovechkin's suspension-driven ...

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  10. Pittsburgh Penguins: 6-Game Winning Streak by the Numbers

    It wasn't very long ago that we were writing articles about the Penguins and six-game streaks punctuated by a date with the Washington Capitals . This one's only a little different...

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  11. Pittsburgh Penguins: Evgeni Malkin, James Neal Displaying Franchise-Line Promise

    Evgeni Malkin 's recovery, it would seem, is complete. Geno struggled famously with injuries, inconsistency and poor linemates for two seasons following a pair of prolific campaigns in 2007-08 and 2008-09...

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  12. Pittsburgh Penguins: Few Changes Needed for Successful Second Half

    The Penguins recently endured a six-game losing streak that had pundits questioning their playoff hopes, fans questioning the players, and players ( perhaps? ) questioning the heart and status of their captain...

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  13. Sidney Crosby: Pittsburgh Penguins Captain Addresses Rumors, Symptoms

    Sidney Crosby skated alone for 27 minutes following the Penguins pre-game skate in Florida Friday morning ahead of an evening matchup with the surprising third-place Panthers ...

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  14. Pittsburgh Penguins: 6-Game Losing Streak by the Numbers

    The Penguins have lost six straight. They can't score. Players are dropping left and right. The only thing that's gone their way over the last two weeks is that James Neal's injury isn't as bad as initially thought...

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  15. Penguins Injuries: James Neal Sells Soul, Unbreaks Foot; Craig Adams Also a Go

    The title would be misleading if black magic and bad X-rays weren't the last phenomena on Earth capable of reversing Pittsburgh's injury trend...

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  16. Evgeni Malkin: Penguins' Russian Star Facing Biggest Challenge of His Career

    The Penguins ' uphill road to the postseason is paved with broken mirrors and broken bones. Two straight seasons of serious injuries to cornerstone players can be attributed to ...

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  17. Pittsburgh Penguins: 5 Rational Thoughts for an Utterly Irrational Season

    The Hockey Gods hate the Pittsburgh Penguins . With James Neal and Jordan Staal shelved long-term and Craig Adams having suffered a " bad-looking knee injury ," the Penguins might ...

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  18. Pittsburgh Penguins: Statistical Analysis of Improving Power Play

    At 19.6 percent success, the Penguins power play sits 8th in the NHL and is beginning to look like the best man-advantage group Pittsburgh has had in some time. All the team had to do was get rid of Sidney Crosby ...

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  19. NHL Trades: Penguins' Deal for Neal, Niskanen Paying off Handsomely

    When Pittsburgh Penguins ' GM Ray Shero dealt everyday defenseman Alex Goligoski to Dallas for James Neal and Matt Niskanen last February, it was the consensus that Shero had put one over on Dallas GM Joe Nieuwendyk...

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  20. Penguins-Blackhawks: Malkin To Carry Hobbled Pens vs. League-Best Chicago

    Evgeni Malkin is on a scoring tear, but it hasn't been quite enough to keep the decimated Penguins lineup from sliding down the Eastern Conference standings...

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  21. Sidney Crosby's Absence: We Were Told This Could Happen, and It Has; Calm Down

    Sidney Crosby isn't retiring. Write it down, say it out loud a few times and, if need be, have it tattooed to your forehead and branded to the palms of your hands. "I'm not happy about watching," Crosby said Monday...

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  22. Sidney Crosby to Miss Pittsburgh Penguins' Next 2 Games as Precaution

    The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Wednesday afternoon that Sidney Crosby will be held out of the Penguins' next two games, Thursday in Philadelphia and Saturday on Long Island, as a precautionary measure...

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  23. Bruins at Penguins: Shorthanded Pens Blue Line Takes on NHL's Hottest Club

    A battle between the East's top teams is set for Monday night in Pittsburgh. The white-hot Boston Bruins come to town to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins , who will be without four of their seven defensive starters...

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  24. Pittsburgh Penguins: Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin Rivalry Losing Appeal Fast

    Hype has a shelf life. The NHL 's marketing club can sell fans on the idea of a Sidney Crosby -Alex Ovechkin rivalry to a point, and since 2005, they've taken every measure to do so...

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  25. Washington Capitals' John Carlson Getting Free Pass for Head Shot on Matt Cooke?

    It was a confluence of stories when the Pittsburgh Penguins took on the Washington Capitals Thursday. The 2-1 final score was the Pens' first regulation win over the Capitals in nearly two years...

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