1. Will the Pittsburgh Penguins Have a New-Look Top Line in 2014-15?

    You'll be hard pressed to find a line that's been rolled out more consistently than Sidney Crosby between Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis over the last few years...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 day ago 4,054 reads 4 comments

  2. Why Patric Hornqvist Will Be a Top-20 Goal Scorer in 2014-15

    Patric Hornqvist scored 22 goals for the Nashville Predators last season, good for 73rd in the NHL and placing him in the company of players like Brent Burns, Alexander Semin and Matt Read...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 days ago 3,681 reads 9 comments

  3. Do the Pittsburgh Penguins Have the Best Offensive Blue Line in the NHL?

    We haven't seen exactly what new Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Johnston has in store for the team, but we can reasonably assume his style won't dramatically shift in just one summer as he transitions from the WHL to the NHL ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 4 days ago 5,036 reads 18 comments

  4. Will Kris Letang Bounce Back to Norris Trophy Form in 2014-15?

    Kris Letang had a remarkably tough 2013-14 season. Instead of pushing for an Olympic roster spot with Canada and challenging for the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 9 days ago 3,742 reads 9 comments

  5. Should the Pittsburgh Penguins Pursue Free Agent Paul Bissonnette?

    It's been a summer of change for the Pittsburgh Penguins , but new general manager Jim Rutherford doesn't appear to be done shopping just yet. That's not too surprising, as Rutherford seems to view the Penguins roster as a work in progress...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 10 days ago 5,630 reads 12 comments

  6. Pittsburgh Penguins' Best and Worst Picks in Each of the Last 10 NHL Drafts

    Teams that don't draft well don't win the Stanley Cup. There's no way around that in today's NHL , where the salary cap prevents teams from loading up on established veterans by trading away draft picks for years on end...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 23 days ago 5,004 reads 0 comments

  7. Comparing the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014-15 Roster to the 2009 Stanley Cup Squad

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are now five years removed from their last Stanley Cup championship. That would be good news for franchises like the Toronto Maple Leafs or St...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 24 days ago 5,793 reads 7 comments

  8. Is 2014-15 a Make-or-Break Season for Pittsburgh Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury?

    Wondering about Marc-Andre Fleury 's future in Pittsburgh has become something of a summer ritual for fans of the Penguins ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 30 days ago 2,863 reads 5 comments

  9. Biggest Takeaways from Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014 Development Camp

    Prospect development is at an all-time premium for the Pittsburgh Penguins as an organization. The team struggled to draft effective players when Ray Shero was running the show and only made five selections at the 2014 entry draft...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 4,814 reads 11 comments

  10. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014 Draft Picks

    The Pittsburgh Penguins only had five draft picks in the 2014 NHL entry draft. A number of the team's selections had been moved out under the Ray Shero regime, so new GM Jim Rutherford had to do the best he could with what he had...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 6,130 reads 0 comments

  11. What Should Pittsburgh Penguins Fans Expect from Mike Johnston's Offense?

    Forget about how new general manager Jim Rutherford missed out on his top choice to take over the Pittsburgh Penguins this summer. That's irrelevant to how Mike Johnston is going to come in and run this team...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 2,271 reads 0 comments

  12. Should the Pittsburgh Penguins Still Explore Trades Involving Kris Letang?

    When the 2013-14 season ended for the Pittsburgh Penguins , it was evident that changes were coming. Pushing the eventual Eastern Conference champions to a Game 7 wasn't enough to ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 7,906 reads 52 comments

  13. Will 1st-Round Pick Kasperi Kapanen Debut for Pittsburgh Penguins in 2014-15?

    Ray Shero is no longer the general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins because of his inability to draft quality players frequently enough to support a front-loaded team structure...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 4,263 reads 1 comments

  14. Why Jim Rutherford Has the Pittsburgh Penguins Moving in the Right Direction

    Jim Rutherford wasn't a popular figure when the Pittsburgh Penguins tabbed him as the organization's new general manager back in June. It didn't take long for pundits from around the league to spread the hate...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 5,255 reads 10 comments

  15. Predicting the Pittsburgh Penguins' Opening Night Lineup for 2014-15 Season

    A growing sect of Pittsburgh Penguins fans have been calling for wholesale changes within the organization over the last few seasons...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 4,866 reads 21 comments

  16. Maple Leafs Rumors: Latest Free-Agent Updates and Trade Chatter

    The Leafs did make some additions on the first two days of free agency but they suffered some setbacks as well. Toronto inked Stephane Robidas and Leo Komarov as free agents while acquiring forward Matt Frattin in a trade with Columbus...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 16,665 reads 20 comments

  17. NY Rangers Rumors: Latest Free-Agent Updates and Trade Chatter

    The Rangers have been active in the first few days of free agency, both signing and losing several players. New York will have a very different look than they did during their run to the Stanley Cup Final last month...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 9,968 reads 4 comments

  18. Red Wings Rumors: Latest Free-Agent Updates and Trade Chatter

    The Red Wings didn't land any new players during the first two days of free agency, but general manager Ken Holland managed to find a way to re-sign defenseman Kyle Quincey and young forward Riley Sheahan...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 8,291 reads 18 comments

  19. Penguins Rumors: Latest Free-Agent Updates and Trade Chatter

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have been quick and decisive in the opening two days of free agency. They've locked up Christian Ehrhoff for one year according to sources...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 12,665 reads 16 comments

  20. Vlad Kamenev: Prospect Profile for Nashville Predators' 2nd-Round Pick

    Player: Vlad Kamenev Drafted By: Nashville Predators (42nd overall) Position: Center Final Central Scouting Ranking: No...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 646 reads 0 comments

  21. Roland McKeown: Prospect Profile for Los Angeles Kings' 2nd-Round Pick

    Player: Roland McKeown Drafted By: Los Angeles Kings (50th overall) Position: Defenseman Final Central Scouting Ranking: No...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 4,041 reads 1 comments

  22. Alex Nedeljkovic: Prospect Profile for Carolina Hurricanes 2nd-Round Pick

    Player: Alex Nedeljkovic Drafted By: Carolina Hurricanes (37th overall ) Position: Goaltender Final Central Scouting Ranking: No...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 802 reads 2 comments

  23. David Pastrnak: Prospect Profile for Boston Bruins' 1st-Round Pick

    Player: David Pastrnak Drafted By: Boston Bruins (25th overall) Position: Left Wing/Right Wing Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: No...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 6,341 reads 1 comments

  24. Conner Bleackley: Prospect Profile for Colorado Avalanche's 1st-Round Pick

    Player: Conner Bleackley Drafted By: Colorado Avalanche (23rd overall) Position: Center Final Central Scouting Ranking: No...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 3,893 reads 2 comments

  25. Anthony DeAngelo: Prospect Profile for Tampa Bay Lightning's 1st-Round Pick

    Player: Anthony DeAngelo Drafted By: Tampa Bay Lightning (19th overall) Position: Defenseman Final Central Scouting Ranking: No...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 month ago 1,287 reads 0 comments