1. 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 3,817 reads 15 comments

  2. 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 3,300 reads 1 comments

  3. 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 2,468 reads 1 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 3,879 reads 20 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 1,944 reads 4 comments

  6. 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...

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  7. 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 7 months ago 4,240 reads 24 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 9,289 reads 0 comments

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

    Norway isn't known for producing high-end hockey players, but the team has qualified for two consecutive Olympics and is piecing together a program that is capable of surprising other ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 7 months ago 14,813 reads 0 comments

  10. How the Pittsburgh Penguins Stack Up Against Other Stanley Cup Contenders

    As one of the top teams in the NHL and the Eastern Conference, the Pittsburgh Penguins have defined themselves as one of the league's Stanley Cup contenders in the first half of the 2013-14 NHL season...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 7 months ago 5,534 reads 22 comments

  11. Pittsburgh Penguins Awards for the 1st Half of the 2013-14 Season

    If you had to distill the 2013-14 NHL season of the Pittsburgh Penguins down into one word, it'd be perseverance...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 7 months ago 2,548 reads 5 comments

  12. Is Pittsburgh Penguins Winger James Neal an Elite Goal Scorer?

    The Pittsburgh Penguins roster one of the NHL 's top goal-scoring threats, and his name isn't Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin. It's James Neal ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 7 months ago 3,939 reads 12 comments

  13. How Pittsburgh Penguins Should Adjust Without Pascal Dupuis

    The hits just keep on coming for the Pittsburgh Penguins . This isn't an injury bug anymore. This is an injury plague, with the team seemingly losing an important player on a weekly basis...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 7 months ago 2,327 reads 4 comments

  14. The Most Intriguing Potential Trade Targets for the Pittsburgh Penguins

    Throughout the 2013-14 season so far, the Pittsburgh Penguins have constantly had their depth tested by injuries and suspensions...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 7 months ago 6,189 reads 22 comments

  15. Breaking Down Olli Maatta's 2013-14 Calder Trophy Chances

    Back in October, there was a serious debate among fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins about whether or not the team had made the right choice in keeping Olli Maatta around for the entire season...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 7 months ago 3,834 reads 13 comments

  16. Breaking Down Brooks Orpik's Future with the Pittsburgh Penguins

    The NHL implemented the salary cap to force choices like this. Over the summer, the Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed Kris Letang to a massive eight-year, $58 million contract , according to CapGeek...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 7 months ago 5,798 reads 33 comments

  17. 5 Prospects Pittsburgh Penguins Should Have Their Eye on in 2014 Draft Class

    Despite constantly being among the top teams in the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins have managed to maintain a strong stable of young talent due to solid drafting...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 7 months ago 2,479 reads 2 comments

  18. Which Pittsburgh Penguins Players Are Earning Increased Roles in 2013-14?

    It's tough to talk about the Pittsburgh Penguins right now without discussing their injury woes. Losing bodies on a nightly basis hasn't prevented the team from winning, though, ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 7 months ago 2,788 reads 9 comments

  19. Meet the Pittsburgh Penguins' New Top-Six Defensemen

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have been taken apart by injuries a third of the way through the 2013-14 NHL season. Their blue line has been hit particularly hard, with Kris Letang not playing until late October and various injuries since that point...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 8 months ago 4,706 reads 8 comments

  20. One Improvement Each Pittsburgh Penguins Line Must Make

    It's tough to judge the Pittsburgh Penguins on a line-by-line basis because they've had so many bodies coming in and out of the lineup due to injury this season. According to ManGamesLost...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 8 months ago 1,855 reads 2 comments

  21. Is Pittsburgh Penguins-Boston Bruins the NHL's Most Heated Rivalry Right Now?

    The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins are now entrenched in the most heated rivalry in the NHL . Before their contest on December 7, hostilities were at a "Walk" by Pantera level...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 8 months ago 3,374 reads 17 comments

  22. What Are Chris Kunitz's Chances to Make Canada's 2014 Winter Olympic Roster?

    Yesterday I outlined which Pittsburgh Penguins I thought would be capable of playing in the 2014 Winter Olympics ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 8 months ago 2,646 reads 1 comments

  23. Predicting Which Pittsburgh Penguins Will Play in 2014 Winter Olympics

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are a loaded and deep team that could send as many as nine players to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 8 months ago 5,293 reads 9 comments

  24. How Pittsburgh Penguins' Blue Line Has Delivered Despite Injuries

    Over the last few seasons, the Pittsburgh Penguins have had major issues staying healthy up front. While that problem continues to plague them this season, the injury bug has spread ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 8 months ago 1,282 reads 3 comments

  25. Is Evgeni Malkin Close to Returning to Superstar Form?

    Evgeni Malkin had an October to forget for the Pittsburgh Penguins , but an incredible stretch of play in November seems to have the All-World forward sitting pretty for the remainder of the 2013-14 NHL season...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 8 months ago 3,867 reads 22 comments