1. 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 3 months ago 2,984 reads 3 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 1,455 reads 1 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 22,620 reads 25 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 1,336 reads 3 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 1,405 reads 8 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 24,574 reads 9 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 10,001 reads 11 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 2,490 reads 10 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 9,412 reads 39 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 613 reads 2 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 14,354 reads 15 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 3,210 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 13,957 reads 12 comments

  14. Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Will Stay Hot as They Hit the Road

    One step at a time. The Stanley Cup is still a long way away. The Pittsburgh Penguins enjoyed excellent results through a relatively easy first month of the 2014-15 NHL season...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 1,714 reads 3 comments

  15. 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...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 9,065 reads 8 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 4,074 reads 8 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 7,556 reads 44 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 1,958 reads 1 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 15,738 reads 12 comments

  20. 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...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 932 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 9,587 reads 38 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 6,002 reads 18 comments

  23. 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...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 5 months ago 8,469 reads 13 comments

  24. 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 5 months ago 2,683 reads 2 comments

  25. 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...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 5 months ago 17,870 reads 19 comments