1. Rubin Kazan Win Second Straight Russian Title, Zenit Cling to Third

    Exactly 25 years ago to the date, Zenit St. Petersburg claimed the club's first ever Soviet First Division crown. But on the anniversary of that historical date, Zenit once again was able to witness a trophy presentation...

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  2. Is Dan Bylsma Looking for Reasons to Keep Pittsburgh Penguins Out of the Lineup?

    A few hours before Saturday night's game with the Boston Bruins, Dan Bylsma and the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that top-line left wing Chris Kunitz would miss two weeks with an always ridiculously specific "lower body injury...

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  3. Oguchi Onyewu Should Seriously Consider a Loan To Rubin Kazan

    There are certain things in the world that are just meant to be together. Shoes and socks. Milk and cereal. Pencil and paper. You get the idea. Add U.S. international defender Oguchi Onyewu and Rubin Kazan to that list...

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  4. Pittsburgh Penguins' Recent Cold Streak a Necessary Part of Growth

    When the Pittsburgh Penguins started the season tying the best October record by a defending Stanley Cup champion, they exceeded everyone's expectations...

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  5. KHL Power Groupings: Salavat Yulaev Ufa Is Unstoppable

    After a short break for the annual Karjala Cup in Finland, the KHL has resumed play. After 20 games of a season, a better picture of who the top teams will be comes into clearer focus...

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  6. Can Dan Bylsma and the Pittsburgh Penguins Slow the Snowball Effect?

    Two weeks ago, the Penguins were sitting at the top of the NHL and looked next to unbeatable, with four lines performing at a very high level. The 5-1 hammering of St...

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  7. Russian Premier League Matchday 28 Preview

    There might only be three matchdays left in the 2009 Russian Premier League season, but absolutely nothing is decided and many prolific showdowns still dot the schedule...

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  8. Can Anatoliy Davydov Lead Zenit St. Petersburg To The Promised Land?

    Taking over as a manager halfway through a season is never an easy task. Taking over as a manager halfway through a season and replacing the most successful coach in club history makes for an incredibly challenging job...

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  9. Manchester United-CSKA Moscow: When Is it Okay To Support a Rival?

    The UEFA Champions League is home to the finest football on the planet, bar nothing. It's an exlusive club, in which the only members are the top teams from around the continent. So naturally, the appeal is tremendous...

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  10. Guus Hiddink Picks Russia's Finest For One Last Push to South Africa

    It's now or never. Guus Hiddink has one more chance - the playoff - to guide Russia to a place in South Africa. After failing a German test twice, the fate is just...

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  11. Pittsburgh Penguins Players of the Month, October 2009

    Although the Pittsburgh Penguins capped off the month of October with a Halloween loss to the Minnesota Wild, there has never been a better opening month in franchise history...

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  12. Columbus Blue Jackets 3-4 Pittsburgh Penguins: No Quit in These 'Guins

    The Penguins casualty list isn't pretty. Reading off the names, it almost becomes painful. Heading into a building where they historically haven't had a whole lot of success, the table was set ...

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  13. Can the Pittsburgh Penguins Keep Flying Without Evgeni Malkin?

    On Jan. 18, 2008, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby slammed feet-first into the boards after a collision with Paul Ranger of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The injury kept Crosby out for two months, but all was not lost...

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  14. Pittsburgh Penguins 6-1 Montreal Canadiens: Crosby Bags the Hat Trick

    In the NHL, a defining point of any team is how well they rebound from a poor performance. The Penguins had a dreadful performance on home ice on Saturday against the New Jersey Devils...

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  15. Who's Side Are You On? Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and The Olympics

    For some time now, the debate has been "Which Penguin is the best hockey player, Evgeni Malkin or Sidney Crosby?". You could certainly make a terrific case for both players...

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  16. Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 Florida Panthers: Captain Crosby Saves the Day

    Sidney Crosby has done more in the first 300 games in the NHL than most do in their careers. The list of achievements just goes on and on. But still in the first 299, there is something that he has never done - score shorthanded...

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  17. Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 St. Louis Blues: Classes Are Now in Session!

    Every year, the Pittsburgh Penguins hold camps and clinics for all ages of youth hockey players around the Pittsburgh area...

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  18. Throw in the Hats!: The 10 Different NHL Hat Tricks

    They say that all good things come in threes. For any player that is able to earn himself three goals in a night, he also might just earn a shower of hats from the faithful fans. That is, if he has a great night in the right building...

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  19. Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 Tampa Bay Lightning: What Powder Blue Curse?

    To start the new season, a number of potential potholes faced the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Stanley Cup Hangover. Who, us? Not on our watch, Smithy. The Four-Game Road Trip. Not a chance...

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  20. Team Russia Olympic Stock Market Report: Proskuryakov Turns Up The Heat

    With roughly four months to go before the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, many questions remain unanswered in the form of the starting lineup. The top forwards are nearly set in stone, but who comes after that? Let's take a look...

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  21. The "Defy Ordinary" Pittsburgh Penguins Need an Old Look to Match Style of Play

    What's in a uniform, exactly? Since the Pittsburgh Penguins won their second consecutive Stanley Cup in 1992, the Penguins have skated in many different jerseys...

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  22. Carolina Hurricanes 2-3 Pittsburgh Penguins: ECF Rematch, Part One

    The last time the Penguins made their way to the RBC Center was on May 26, a day where they swept the Cardiac Canes out of the playoffs to capture their second straight Prince of Wales Trophy...

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  23. Ottawa Senators 1-4 Pittsburgh Penguins: A Game of Hits and Misses

    Any kid who has ever played the Milton Bradley game of "Battleship" knows that it's all about hits and misses. Take your chances, hope that some luck is on your side and sink the five opposing ships before they can sink all of yours...

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  24. Pittsburgh Penguins 0-3 Phoenix Coyotes: Absolutely Nothing Doing

    Two games into the new season, the Penguins were on pace to go 82-0-0. It took a mere 40 seconds for that to change. Matt Cooke took an early interference penalty, starting a parade to the sin bin that saw the Penguins run up ten minors...

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  25. Has the Naturalization of International Footballers Gone Too Far?

    In the modern era of football, the bronze doors of opportunity are open to players from all over the world. You see it constantly. Brazilians playing in Russia. Greeks playing in England. Koreans playing in France...

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