1. The Biggest Storylines to Watch in Week 5 of the 2014-15 NHL Season

    Baseball season's over, we've turned back our clocks and the 2014-15 NHL season is heading into its second month. This year's hockey calendar is unfolding at a more leisurely pace than we've seen in awhile...

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  2. Pittsburgh Penguins Prove They're Contenders with Win over Stanley Cup Champs

    After making big changes during the offseason, the Pittsburgh Penguins are aiming to get back into the Stanley Cup conversation in 2014-15...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 4,072 reads 8 comments

  3. Ranking the Top Early Candidates for 2014-15 Jack Adams Award

    Though he never touches the puck, an NHL coach might be the single most important ingredient in a team's success or failure. It falls to the coach to organize, teach, motivate and deploy the talent on his roster in order to generate on-ice results...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 7,544 reads 44 comments

  4. How the Pittsburgh Penguins Will Cope with the Absence of Olli Maatta

    Once again, the Pittsburgh Penguins are facing the prospect of a hole in their blue line due to a serious medical issue involving one of their most important players...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 1,951 reads 1 comments

  5. The Biggest Takeaways from Week 3 of the 2014-15 NHL Season

    As the NHL winds toward the conclusion of the first month of its schedule, the biggest overriding theme might be that we'll have to be patient to see how this season plays out...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 15,728 reads 12 comments

  6. Pittsburgh Penguins Can't Shake Home Losing Streak to Underdog Flyers

    On paper, it looked like an easy win for the Pittsburgh Penguins . After three days of rest, the Penguins (3-1-0) hosted the Philadelphia Flyers (1-3-2) for NBCSN's "Wednesday Night Rivalry...

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  7. Ranking the Top Norris Trophy Candidates Early in the 2014-15 NHL Season

    With an NHL regular season that stretches over six months, there are bound to be plenty of highs and lows around the league before the votes are tabulated for end-of-season awards...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 9,581 reads 38 comments

  8. Coach Mike Johnston Is Building the Best Penguins Team of the Sidney Crosby Era

    Four games into his career as an NHL head coach, Mike Johnston is breathing new life into the Pittsburgh Penguins . The team is off to a solid 3-1 start while leading the NHL in power-play efficiency and goals per game...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 5,955 reads 18 comments

  9. The Top Storylines to Watch in the NHL for the Week of October 20

    Good or bad, every NHL campaign has trends, people and moments who come to define it. Through the first two weeks, the 2014-15 hockey season has been filled with solid on-ice action all around the league...

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  10. Pascal Dupuis Escapes Major Injury After Scary Scene Against Dallas Stars

    Is Pascal Dupuis lucky or unlucky? After nearly 10 months off the ice due to a serious knee injury, it looked like the Pittsburgh Penguins winger's return to action would ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 2,668 reads 2 comments

  11. NHL Teams Experiencing the Most Early Problems in 2014-15 Season

    Though the 2014-15 NHL season is only one week old, the woes of the underachievers are making headlines through the early going. During the offseason, teams do their best to sell hope and inspire their fan bases...

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  12. Top 5 Takeaways from the 1st Week of Play for the Pittsburgh Penguins

    We're just two games into the 2014-15 NHL season. So far, it looks like the drama that the Pittsburgh Penguins endured through the offseason is leading to positive results...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 1,989 reads 1 comments

  13. The Biggest Takeaways from the Opening Week of the 2014-15 NHL Season

    Hockey is back! For the first time in three years, the NHL season will return to its regular rhythms. The last two years offered condensed schedules...

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  14. What Would Make the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014-15 Season a Success?

    On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins opened their 2014-15 NHL season on a high note with a 6-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks ...

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  15. Odds for Junior-Eligible Draft Picks to Make 2014-15 NHL Rosters

    When most top NHL players are drafted at age 18, even the best of the bunch typically need more time to develop before they graduate to the big league...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 1,965 reads 1 comments

  16. San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The Los Angeles Kings raised the banner, but the San Jose Sharks won the night. As the 2014-15 season began, the Sharks avenged their seven-game playoff loss against the Kings last season with a solid 4-0 shutout win...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 7,221 reads 20 comments

  17. Burning Questions Ahead of the 2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins Season

    The summer of 2014 has been a time of change for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but the goal remains the same. Not content with being one of the NHL's best regular-season teams, the Penguins ...

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  18. NHL Predictions 2014: Preview and Picks for the Atlantic Division

    After the NHL realigned its divisions to start the 2013-14 season, the group of eight teams in the Atlantic Division stood out as being tangibly superior to its Eastern Conference brothers in the Metropolitan Division...

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  19. Will Patric Hornqvist Be a Consistent Goal Scorer Alongside Evgeni Malkin?

    After acquiring Patrick Hornqvist in a draft-day trade last June, the Pittsburgh Penguins are hoping that the winger will provide some greasy offense for the second line alongside his projected center, Evgeni Malkin...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 3,743 reads 2 comments

  20. Complete Preview for the Vancouver Canucks' 2014-15 Season

    After the biggest offseason overhaul in franchise history, the Vancouver Canucks are hoping to stop the downward slide that has plagued the team ever since it lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in June 2011...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 4,096 reads 8 comments

  21. NHL Predictions 2014: Preview and Picks for the Metropolitan Division

    As a group, the NHL 's latest realignment did not treat the eight members of the new Metropolitan Division very kindly in its first year...

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  22. Pittsburgh Penguins Players with the Most to Prove During the 2014-15 Preseason

    The Pittsburgh Penguins ' 2014 preseason schedule wraps up on Wednesday when the team visits Detroit to take on the Red Wings ...

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  23. Complete Preview for the Ottawa Senators' 2014-15 Season

    Following two years of steady progress by its young squad, a disappointed Ottawa Senators team found itself outside the playoff picture at the end of the 2013-14 season...

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  24. Complete Preview for the Minnesota Wild's 2014-15 Season

    Two seasons in, it looks like the Minnesota Wild 's decision to sign prized free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to massive 12-year free agent contracts is paying dividends...

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  25. Complete Preview for the Florida Panthers' 2014-15 Season

    When the Florida Panthers hired general manager Dale Tallon during the summer of 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks team he'd helped build had just won its first Stanley Cup...

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