1. Complete Guide for Columbus Blue Jackets' 2014 Offseason

    The 2013-14 campaign was the best in Columbus Blue Jackets history. Forty three wins sets a new standard for the Blue Jackets, as does 93 points...

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  2. Final Report Card for Columbus Blue Jackets' 2013-14 Season

    The 2013-14 NHL season has come to an end for the Columbus Blue Jackets , and the campaign will be remembered as a historic one for the franchise...

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  3. Complete Guide for St. Louis Blues' 2014 Offseason

    The St. Louis Blues were a sexy pick to win among pundits last October. Publications like The Hockey News picked the team to win the Stanley Cup after decades of heartbreak and let downs...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 4,937 reads 10 comments

  4. Final Report Card for St. Louis Blues' 2013-14 Season

    The St. Louis Blues made every concerted throughout the 2013-14 NHL season to make a charge at the Stanley Cup...

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  5. Breaking Down the Pittsburgh Penguins' Special Teams Issues

    Coming into their series against the Columbus Blue Jackets , the Pittsburgh Penguins knew that special teams were going to be important...

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  6. What Pittsburgh Penguins Must Do to Avoid an Upset vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

    Game 4 was the embodiment of everything that could possibly go wrong in a playoff series for the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

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  7. Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Aren't Lucky to Have Series Lead After Game 3

    There's a notion floating around that the Pittsburgh Penguins are lucky to have a 2-1 series lead over the Columbus Blue Jackets . Maybe that's because it's so fun to root for the underdogs...

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  8. Marc-Andre Fleury Takes 1st Step in Quieting Doubters

    Goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins is not traditionally one of the toughest jobs in sports. The gig certainly isn't up to par with quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and may ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 1,234 reads 6 comments

  9. Pittsburgh Penguins' Blueprint to a Deep Run in 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The Pittsburgh Penguins didn't run over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1, but they managed to battle back from a two-goal deficit to secure the win. The magic number to win the Stanley Cup is 16...

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  10. Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Can't Sleep on Columbus Blue Jackets

    If you believe that talent reigns supreme in the NHL playoffs, then you didn't have a tough time filling out your bracket when you had to choose between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets ...

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  11. Creative Tactics Dan Bylsma Should Use for Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014 Playoff Run

    Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has come under increasing fire over the last two years for his ability—or lack thereof—to make in-game adjustments to his team during the playoffs...

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  12. 5 Keys for Pittsburgh Penguins to Finish Strong in 2013-14 NHL Regular Season

    This is it—the last week we'll be able to talk about the 2013-14 NHL season in future tense. After the next few games, the Pittsburgh Penguins will put a stamp on this campaign and head into the playoffs with revenge on the brain...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 1,084 reads 1 comments

  13. Breaking Down Sidney Crosby's Road to the Art Ross Trophy

    Unless you're among the stingiest of Sidney Crosby "haters," you can look at the NHL scoring leaders and understand that no one is going to catch No. 87 as the 2013-14 NHL season comes to a close...

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  14. How Paul Martin's Return Impacts Pittsburgh Penguins

    Paul Martin hasn't played a game for the Pittsburgh Penguins since February 7. As if the Pittsburgh Penguins hadn't been struggling enough with injuries throughout their 2013-14 ...

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  15. The 5 Biggest Questions for Pittsburgh Penguins in the Home Stretch in 2013-14

    With only six games remaining on their 2013-14 schedule, the Pittsburgh Penguins have entered the final stage of their season...

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  16. Pittsburgh Penguins Would Be Crazy to Fire Dan Bylsma

    There's been a lot of chatter lately surrounding Dan Bylsma 's future with the Pittsburgh Penguins . Rory Boylen of The Hockey News examined the question last week and managed to come up with three reasons to fire Bylsma ...

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  17. Which Eastern Conference Playoff Bubble Team Should Penguins Cheer For?

    The Eastern Conference became even more of a logjam last night, and the race for the two wild-card spots has reached a fever pitch...

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  18. Pittsburgh Penguins' 5 Most Impressive Individual Performances in 2013-14

    The NHL season is the most grueling in all of sports. Baseball players take part in more contests, but they aren't nearly as physically demanding...

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  19. How Beau Bennett Changes Everything for Pittsburgh Penguins

    Beau Bennett will change everything for the Pittsburgh Penguins . Maybe that seems like a lot of pressure to heap onto a 22-year-old forward with a total of 38 games played in the NHL ...

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  20. Pittsburgh Penguins' Regular-Season Injury Woes Will Help in the Playoffs

    Every team deals with injuries throughout the regular season, and every coach is forced to work with imperfect lineups from Day 1 of the preseason...

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  21. The 5 Most Frustrating Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects

    Since 2006, the Pittsburgh Penguins have only made a single first-round draft selection earlier than the 20th-overall pick...

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  22. Why Olli Maatta Is the Best Rookie Defenseman in the NHL

    Aside from goaltender, defenseman is the most nuanced position at the NHL level. That's not to say jumping into a No...

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  23. How Have the Newest Pittsburgh Penguins Adjusted Since Deadline?

    For the first time in a few seasons, the Pittsburgh Penguins didn't go nuts at the trade deadline. Instead of loading up on top-end players—think Jarome Iginla or Marian Hossa—general ...

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  24. Pittsburgh Penguins' 5 Biggest Questions in Final Month of 2013-14 Season

    We're down to the stretch run of the 2013-14 NHL season. The Pittsburgh Penguins have played 65 of their 82 contests and have amassed 92 points—good for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division...

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  25. Can the Pittsburgh Penguins Beat the Boston Bruins in a 7-Game Series?

    If the Pittsburgh Penguins are Superman, then the Boston Bruins are Doomsday. In the DC Universe, the super-villain was literally put together from scratch to be an unstoppable force that could not be contained in any prison or defeated by any man..

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