1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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 ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 2,331 reads 0 comments

  5. 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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  6. 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..

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 5 months ago 6,257 reads 60 comments

  7. Did The Pittsburgh Penguins Improve at the NHL Trade Deadline?

    It's the quintessential question that every NHL team is asking right now: Did we improve enough at the deadline to achieve our goals? For the Pittsburgh Penguins , the finish line ...

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  8. Report Card for Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014 Trade Deadline Decisions

    The NHL trade deadline has come and gone, and the Pittsburgh Penguins were relatively quiet compared to how busy they were last year...

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  9. 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 5 months ago 9,919 reads 9 comments

  10. 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...

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  11. 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 5 months ago 1,713 reads 3 comments

  12. 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 5,635 reads 19 comments

  13. 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 5,212 reads 13 comments

  14. 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...

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  15. 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 1,193 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 2,170 reads 1 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 3,820 reads 12 comments

  18. 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...

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  19. 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 ...

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  20. 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 ...

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  21. 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 6 months ago 9,763 reads 23 comments

  22. 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...

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  23. 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 ...

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  24. 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 2,762 reads 4 comments

  25. 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...

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