1. 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 4,213 reads 24 comments

  2. 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 9,267 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 6 months ago 14,777 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 6 months ago 5,520 reads 22 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 2,530 reads 5 comments

  6. 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 6 months ago 3,912 reads 12 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 2,302 reads 4 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 6,170 reads 22 comments

  9. 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 3,813 reads 13 comments

  10. 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 5,764 reads 33 comments

  11. 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 2,452 reads 2 comments

  12. 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 2,773 reads 9 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 4,693 reads 8 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 1,842 reads 2 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 3,356 reads 17 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 2,620 reads 1 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 5,277 reads 9 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 1,262 reads 3 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 3,818 reads 22 comments

  20. Projecting the Best Pittsburgh Penguins at Each Position in 5 Years

    Despite maintaining the third-longest current playoff streak in the NHL (seven seasons), the Pittsburgh Penguins have proven capable of finding cornerstone-type players in the ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 8 months ago 4,135 reads 13 comments

  21. Should Pittsburgh Penguins Consider Trading for Martin Erat?

    Martin Erat hasn't spent a whole season with the Washington Capitals yet, but he's already demanded to be traded according to various sources, such as The Washington Post ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 8 months ago 6,537 reads 13 comments

  22. NHL Teams Loaded with Offensively Gifted Prospects

    While signing free agents, adding the proper pieces and coming out on the right end of trades can help bolster an NHL team, nothing is more important than drafting these days. Whether a squad is looking for a future No...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 8 months ago 7,456 reads 12 comments

  23. Breaking Down Paul Martin's Importance to Pittsburgh Penguins' Blue Line

    What do P.K. Subban , Kris Letang and Duncan Keith all have in common? All three of them are world-class defensemen ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 8 months ago 1,555 reads 4 comments

  24. Projecting Top-End Potential for Pittsburgh Penguins' Best Prospects

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have the third-longest NHL playoff appearance streak in the league, having been to the show in each of the last seven seasons...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 8 months ago 2,101 reads 2 comments

  25. Players from the 2013 NHL Draft Class Whose Stock Is Soaring

    The 2013 NHL draft was considered one of the deepest in recent memory. What it possessed in depth, it has lacked in first-year game breakers...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 8 months ago 4,374 reads 8 comments