1. 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 8 months ago 911 reads 2 comments

  2. 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 8 months ago 9,829 reads 23 comments

  3. 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 8 months ago 3,563 reads 2 comments

  4. 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 8 months ago 2,454 reads 8 comments

  5. 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 8 months ago 2,826 reads 4 comments

  6. 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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  7. 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 8 months ago 4,033 reads 15 comments

  8. 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 8 months ago 3,352 reads 1 comments

  9. 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 8 months ago 2,478 reads 1 comments

  10. 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 8 months ago 3,952 reads 20 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 1,042 reads 4 comments

  12. 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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  13. 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 8 months ago 4,327 reads 24 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 9,333 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 14,893 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 9 months ago 5,541 reads 22 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 2,553 reads 5 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 4,002 reads 12 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 2,381 reads 4 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 6,226 reads 22 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 3,899 reads 13 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 5,883 reads 33 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 2,550 reads 2 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 2,836 reads 9 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 4,757 reads 8 comments