1. NHL Free Agency: Roster Vacancies, Pittsburgh Penguins' Prospects Ready for NHL

    In the post-lockout era, the Pittsburgh Penguins have become perennial cap spenders. Off-seasons in Pittsburgh have become clinics in managerial craftiness, as general manager ...

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  2. 2011 NHL Free Agency: Five More Questions Than Answers for Pittsburgh Penguins

    Thursday, we took a look at five questions the Pittsburgh Penguins will look to answer this offseason. The health of center Sidney Crosby is the greatest uncertainty facing the team, one they can do nothing to help but only wait...

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  3. 2011 NHL Free Agency: More Questions Than Answers for Pittsburgh Penguins

    As the Pittsburgh Penguins try to build for another run at the Stanley Cup, they'll be met with uncertainty in a number of key areas. General Manager Ray Shero has more than a few roster spots to fill before the beginning of training camp...

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  4. NHL Trade Rumors: Do Penguins Fans Want to See Team Trade Evgeni Malkin?

    Jaromir Jagr's flirtation with a return to the NHL and the Penguins should serve as a sharp reminder that Pittsburgh fans need to learn how to appreciate their star players ...

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  5. NHL: Colin Campbell, Mike Richards and 10 Postseason Plays That Got Off Easy

    The first round of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs is in the books, and it didn't take long for hockey's second season to be overshadowed by the ugly and ridiculous trend of cheap and injurious plays...

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  6. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Minus Sidney Crosby, Penguins Cannot Hang with East Elite

    Without their big two centers in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the Pittsburgh Penguins have still managed to open up a 3-2 series lead over the high-scoring Tampa Bay Lightning...

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  7. Sports Business: NBC Must Redefine Versus To Make the TV Deal Work

    The deal is in the books. 10 years and a reported $2 billion over that span will keep the NHL television rights firmly within the NBC family. By all objective measure, the NHL contract was paramount to keeping the Versus network alive...

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  8. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Pittsburgh's Acquisitions Key to Lengthy Postseason

    Change is the only certainty in the NHL's salary cap era. Dynasties are harder to come by as teams are forced to make difficult financial and personnel decisions each year, but sustained ...

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  9. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Goaltending Stellar in Early Quarterfinals Matches

    2011 is the year of the playoff goaltender. A handful of games is enough to establish a trend, isn't it? Not even a little bit. However, goaltenders have certainly had the better of scorers through the first two days of the postseason...

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  10. Sidney Crosby's Possible Return for Postseason Obscuring Evgeni Malkin's Absence

    Sidney Crosby is the talk of the playoffs. He's practicing daily, slowly regaining the speed and intensity necessary to make a return. Videos of his stick handling sessions are daily headlines...

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  11. Mike Gillis, Ray Shero and Lessons in NHL Injustice

    Ray Shero and Mike Gillis have plenty in common. The General Managers of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks , respectively, their teams are among the best in the game...

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