1. Potential Ryan Kesler Deal Ignores Pittsburgh Penguins' True Needs

    Unless you're just now returning from a self-imposed Internet fast, you know that the Pittsburgh Penguins are interested in Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 4 months ago 9,886 reads 9 comments

  2. Possible Trade Options for Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are the best team in the Eastern Conference, according to their record. Take one glance at their growing injured reserve list, though, and you'll start to see a more complete picture...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 4 months ago 11,103 reads 6 comments

  3. Will Evgeni Malkin's Olympic Struggles Continue When NHL Returns?

    Russia didn't just lose at the 2014 Winter Olympics. It was embarrassed and outplayed during a tournament that had been seven years in the making...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 4 months ago 1,686 reads 3 comments

  4. What Should Pittsburgh Penguins' Priorities Be at the Trade Deadline?

    The 2014 Winter Olympics are in the rear-view mirror now, and the time has come to shift our focus back to the NHL . Since Feb. 7, the Pittsburgh Penguins haven't played a hockey game...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 5,612 reads 19 comments

  5. Olympic Hockey 2014: Biggest Takeaways from the Bronze-Medal Game

    What was supposed to be an outstanding game between two ultra-motivated teams turned into a whitewash in a matter of 11 seconds. The United States and Finland played to a 0-0 tie through the first period...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 5,199 reads 13 comments

  6. Olympic Hockey 2014: Biggest Takeaways from the Quarterfinals

    The quarterfinals of the 2014 Winter Olympics men's ice hockey tournament is in the books, and the host nation of Russia is no longer part of the tournament...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 8,981 reads 9 comments

  7. Olympic Hockey 2014: Biggest Takeaways from Day 5 of Men's Tournament

    The final day of preliminary play is in the books for the men's ice hockey tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and intriguing storylines continue to emerge. Following a day four that saw T...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 1,190 reads 0 comments

  8. Olympic Hockey 2014: Biggest Takeaways from Day 3 of Men's Tournament

    Day three of the 2014 Winter Olympics men's ice hockey tournament is in the books, and we're still without a major upset...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 2,162 reads 1 comments

  9. Olympic Hockey 2014: Biggest Takeaways from Day 1 of Men's Tournament

    And on the fifth day of the 2014 Winter Olympics , we were given hockey—some outstanding hockey, at that...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 3,811 reads 12 comments

  10. Will Pittsburgh Penguins Spectacular Special Teams Hold Up in the Postseason?

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have been among the NHL 's leaders in power-play efficiency over the last three regular seasons. With a 25...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 1,619 reads 3 comments

  11. Pittsburgh Penguins' 5 Biggest Questions Ahead of the Olympic Break

    The NHL will take several weeks off starting this weekend due to the Winter Games taking place in Sochi ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 3,247 reads 2 comments

  12. Blueprint for James Neal to Snap out of Current Scoring Slump

    James Neal hasn't lit the lamp for the Pittsburgh Penguins since Jan. 10 and the end of the month marked the third straight time that the sniper scored fewer goals than he had ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 834 reads 2 comments

  13. What to Make of the Trade Speculation Surrounding Kris Letang

    The number of defensemen in the NHL that can rival Kris Letang 's offensive prowess are few in number. You have Erik Karlsson . P.K. Subban is on that same elite level, regardless of what Michel Therrien thinks or says...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 9,701 reads 23 comments

  14. 2014 NHL Draft: 5 Perfect Fits for Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have seemingly mastered the art of snagging blue-chip prospects in the later stages of the first round...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 3,459 reads 2 comments

  15. Breaking Down Pittsburgh Penguins' Recent Defensive Struggles

    Until recently, the blue line of the Pittsburgh Penguins had been devastated by injuries. There was a highly publicized point in the season when the team was missing four of their ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 2,395 reads 8 comments

  16. Latest Updates on the Pittsburgh Penguins' Top Prospects

    For the last seven years, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been a playoff team. Not finishing toward the NHL's basement is obviously a good thing for the franchise, but it makes drafting blue-chip prospects a challenge...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 6 months ago 2,730 reads 4 comments

  17. Pittsburgh Penguins' Most Underrated Prospect at Each Position

    The Pittsburgh Penguins haven't always possessed an enviable amount of depth that reaches all the way down to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. In the late 1990s, the team struck out with its early-round picks consistently...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 6 months ago 2,749 reads 1 comments

  18. Why Sidney Crosby Is Underrated as a Team Leader

    Over the last few years, we've seen a heavy push in the hockey community to quantify everything . From the emergence of C orsi and F enwick as go-to statistics to journalists ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 6 months ago 3,732 reads 15 comments

  19. Will Pittsburgh Penguins' Injury Woes Be Helpful Come the Playoffs?

    It might seem backwards to think that injuries could actually have a positive long-term impact on the Pittsburgh Penguins this year, given their clear Stanley Cup aspirations...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 6 months ago 3,271 reads 1 comments

  20. Pass-Fail Marks for Each Olympic-Bound Pittsburgh Penguin in Sochi

    Few teams in the NHL will be able to boast sending more players to the 2014 Winter Olympics than the Pittsburgh Penguins . In all, seven players from the organization will represent the Penguins once the Games are under way in Sochi , Russia...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 6 months ago 2,457 reads 1 comments

  21. How Badly Do the Pittsburgh Penguins Need to Add Depth at Forward?

    Only six members of the Pittsburgh Penguins have played in all 47 possible games this season. While it's a positive that Sidney Crosby seems to have put his injury woes behind ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 6 months ago 3,843 reads 20 comments

  22. What Makes the Pittsburgh Penguins so Dominant at Home?

    When it comes to winning on home ice, few teams in the NHL can match the Pittsburgh Penguins . With a 19-3-0 record, the team has the most home wins in the league, and the third-best winning percentage (...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 6 months ago 1,925 reads 4 comments

  23. Projected Roles for Each Pittsburgh Penguin Going to Sochi

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are sending seven players to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi . While they trail the St...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 6 months ago 2,561 reads 4 comments

  24. Do the Pittsburgh Penguins Still Need to Address Their Backup Goalie Situation?

    On Dec. 23, the Pittsburgh Penguins lost Pascal Dupuis to a nasty ACL injury that could keep him on the shelf for the remainder of the 2013-14 NHL season...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 6 months ago 4,209 reads 24 comments

  25. Austria Olympic Hockey Team 2014: Full 25-Man Roster, Projected Lines, Pairings

    Heading into the 2014 Winter Olympics , most hockey folks aren't giving the Austrian squad the time of day. The team only features three current NHL players, and only Thomas Vanek is a bona fide game-breaking forward...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 6 months ago 9,266 reads 0 comments