1. Ranking the Top Candidates for the Norris Trophy in 2014-15 NHL Season

    As the 2014-15 NHL season approaches its midpoint, the battle for the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman is becoming very interesting...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 20,385 reads 29 comments

  2. Stock Watch for Top 6 Forwards for the Pittsburgh Penguins

    At any given time, a National Hockey League team will typically carry 13 forwards in its lineup. That's enough to build four lines and keep one spare in the press box in case of emergencies...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 3,138 reads 2 comments

  3. The Biggest Storylines to Watch in Week 10 of the 2014-15 NHL Season

    The way things are going, the 2014-15 NHL season may go down in history as "The Year of the Mumps." The pesky virus continues to wreak havoc around the league...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 12,848 reads 13 comments

  4. Kris Letang, Patric Hornqvist Returns Will Boost Struggling Penguins Power Play

    The Pittsburgh Penguins kicked off the 2014-15 season with a power play that enjoyed literally unprecedented success...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 840 reads 0 comments

  5. Stock Watch for the NHL's Replacement Goaltenders in the 2014-15 Season

    No single position impacts the fortunes of a National Hockey League team more directly than the goaltender. They're on the ice for nearly every second of the game...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 6,269 reads 13 comments

  6. Pittsburgh Penguins Need Sidney Crosby on Track with His New Linemates

    On Monday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins did an admirable job of weathering their latest injury storm with a strong game and a third-period comeback that helped them seize a point on the road against the New York Rangers ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 4,683 reads 11 comments

  7. The Biggest Takeaways from Week 8 of the 2014-15 NHL Season

    During the past week, the National Hockey League has had its eyes fixed on the review mirror much more than it has on the road ahead...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 8,152 reads 13 comments

  8. Pittsburgh Penguins Must Boost Their Forward Lines to Stay Among NHL Leaders

    How quickly things can change in the NHL . Injuries are a fact of life, but since Patric Hornqvist left the Pittsburgh Penguins ' game against the Vancouver Canucks ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 3,223 reads 5 comments

  9. NHL Records Most Likely to Fall in the 2014-15 Season

    Every season in the NHL , old records are threatened and new benchmarks are set. As Sidney Crosby and Jakub Voracek sit at the top of the scoring race with 33 points and Tyler ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 5,222 reads 8 comments

  10. Pittsburgh Penguins Fans Should Embrace the Presidents' Trophy Race

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are off to a good start in 2014-15. After a 1-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night, the Penguins boast a 17-5-2 record through 24 games...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 594 reads 0 comments

  11. The Biggest NHL Storylines to Watch in Week 8 of the 2014-15 Season

    There's nothing unfamiliar about seeing Sidney Crosby 's name atop the NHL 's list of scoring leaders as we head into the eighth week of the season...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 2 months ago 6,039 reads 8 comments

  12. Blake Comeau Shows He Belongs with the Pittsburgh Penguins' Top Forwards

    With the November 19 announcement that first-line right wing Pascal Dupuis is sidelined for months with a blood clot, hockey experts prognosticated that the Pittsburgh Penguins would need to swing a trade to add depth at forward...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 2 months ago 2,341 reads 3 comments

  13. Pros, Cons of NHL Players Trading the Olympics for the World Cup of Hockey

    The buzz is heating up around the possibility that the NHL will reboot its World Cup of Hockey tournament in 2016...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 2 months ago 2,962 reads 3 comments

  14. Marc-Andre Fleury's 300th Career Win a Sign of Good Things to Come

    November has been a good month for Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury . He's 6-1-1 in eight starts with two shutouts and was rewarded by general manager Jim ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 2 months ago 1,446 reads 1 comments

  15. The Biggest Takeaways from the 1st Quarter of the 2014-15 NHL Season

    Time flies when you're having fun. One-quarter of the National Hockey League's 2014-15 regular season is already in the books. Fans have been treated to some terrific hockey, from both established stars and emerging players...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 2 months ago 22,609 reads 25 comments

  16. Pittsburgh Penguins Defense Will Help Team Overcome Pascal Dupuis' Absence

    For decades, the Pittsburgh Penguins ' template for success was to rely on skilled skaters to outscore the opposition. This season, Pittsburgh has added a strong defensive component to its arsenal...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 2 months ago 1,329 reads 3 comments

  17. Without Pascal Dupuis, Pittsburgh Penguins Still Presidents' Trophy Contenders

    The health scares keep on coming for the Pittsburgh Penguins . The team's off to a great start with a 13-3-1 record, but its fine early-season performance was overshadowed on Wednesday ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 2 months ago 1,391 reads 8 comments

  18. Pending NHL Free Agents Most Likely to Be Traded During the 2014-15 Season

    In the modern salary-cap era, the days when an NHL team could make a trade to shake off a slump are long gone. These days, every dollar needs to be carefully managed, especially for teams that are already flirting with the league's cap ceiling...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 2 months ago 24,547 reads 9 comments

  19. The Biggest Storylines to Watch in Week 6 of the 2014-15 NHL Season

    As the 2014-15 National Hockey League season heads into its sixth week, at least as many interesting storylines are being generated off the ice as from the games...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 2 months ago 9,996 reads 11 comments

  20. Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Should Sign Paul Martin to a Contract Extension

    With the Pittsburgh Penguins rolling comfortably through the early part of the 2014-15 season, general manager Jim Rutherford is already focused on locking up the team's key talent for future years...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 2,447 reads 10 comments

  21. Ranking the Top Candidates for the 2014-15 Selke Trophy

    Each season, the NHL awards the Frank J. Selke Trophy to " the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 9,387 reads 39 comments

  22. Penguins and Rangers Heading in Different Directions as Rematches Loom

    When the Pittsburgh Penguins meet the New York Rangers for the first time this season at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford and ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 613 reads 2 comments

  23. The Biggest Takeaways from Week 5 of the 2014-15 NHL Season

    If you like watching good players at the top of their games, then you must have been pretty pleased with the biggest storylines of the NHL 's fifth week...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 14,349 reads 15 comments

  24. With Expanded Toolbox, Pittsburgh Penguins Show There's More Than 1 Way to Win

    On Thursday night, shootout goals from Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby sealed the Pittsburgh Penguins ' sixth-consecutive win as they beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 3,205 reads 0 comments

  25. NHL Teams That Are Facing Brutal Upcoming Schedules

    For the last two seasons, NHL teams have been stretched to the upper limits of their endurance thanks to condensed schedules caused by the 2012-13 lockout, then the February Olympic break last year...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 13,953 reads 12 comments