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Are Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux growing apart?

Interesting stuff from former player Matthew Barnaby on Sirius XM radio on the relationship between Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux, and how it may be deteriorating: “But the more and more I looked into it, the more I found out, people with the same sentiments that there’s a big falling out between Mario and Crosby. Now whether that pushes them to move him at some point? Whether...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 minutes ago  |  Discuss

The Perfect Power-Play Breakout

The Penguins power-play hasn’t been all that good this season and that might be the understatement of the century. On a roster oozing with talent, it’s almost inconceivable that the Penguins have struggled as much as they have with the man-advantage. Between early season coaching decisions to split up one of the best scoring duos in the NHL into two separate, lifeless units and...
Via The Pensblog
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should You Trade Sidney Crosby? by @Nick422

With his struggles worrying a fanbase, and the team's lack of interesting product on ice, it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Fall to 11th on Forbes’ Annual List Of NHL Team Valuations

Today Forbes released their annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. The New York Rangers are at the top of that list for the first time since 2004, coming in with a value of $1.2 billion. According to Forbes… “The Rangers generated the most revenue ($229 million) in the league during the 2014-15 season, cashing in on the $1 billion renovation of Madison Square Garden...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Penguins Update: November 21, 2015

Here’s a look at how former Penguins have performed thus far in 2015-16. Stats reflect games played through Friday, November 20. James Neal leads the expatriate Pens with nine goals. Neal, Jarome Iginla, Lee Stempniak, and ageless wonder Jaromir Jagr each have 15 points. Stempniak paces the ex-Pens in assists (11). Matt Niskanen and 2007 draft pick Jake Muzzin top the defensemen...
Via PenguinPoop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 19 – Offense is Fun. Pens Win 4-3.

Pens 4  Avalanche 3 Record: 12-7-0, 24 pts Goals Perron (3) from Cole, Bennett Malkin (7) (PP) from Letang, Kessel Kunitz (3) from Bonino Crosby (3) from Dupuis, Cole PenaltiesHornqvist (roughing) – Inconsequential (gets into a scrum with McLeod and several other players that leads to each team getting a minor)Bennett (high-sticking) – Careless (goes for a stick lift on Landeskog...
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins recall Warsofsky in wake of Maatta injury

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is expected to miss considerable time after getting injured versus Minnesota on Tuesday. Charles LeClaire USA TodayWith Olli Maatta sidelined for three-to-four weeks, the Pittsburgh Penguins recalled fellow defenseman David Warsofsky from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League on Thursday.Warsofsky scored one goal and set up...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Injury Update On Olli Maatta

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins disclosed Wednesday that Olli Maatta suffered an upper body injury during Tuesday’s 4-3 home victory over the Minnesota Wild. The team maintains this upper body mishap is in no way related to his previous injuries. He is still in the hospital under observation and will be re-examined later today. According to Dave Molinari of the Post-Gazette...
Via The PensNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Evgeni Malkin wins game with goal of the year

Apparently, the Pittsburgh Penguins took Evgeni Malkin’s candid rant to heart. No player more so than Malkin himself.A couple days  after venting that the Pens needed to “stop, look in the mirror, and start working,” the stealthy forward led the way in a fiery 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. No moment in the tilt was more marvelous, however, than Malkin’s...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Should Mike Johnston Be Replaced And By Whom?

By Larry Snyder For the many followers of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the question I think on many people’s minds is simply, “How much longer will Mike Johnston stay at the helm of the Black and Gold?” Some of the numbers do not bode well for the Pens skipper. Here are some facts about the Pens. Josh Yohe of pointed out that Mike Johnston’s squad has been...
Via The PensNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Dumoulin a Pleasant Surprise

Our Pittsburgh Penguins are in a state of flux these days. The team’s up for sale. Superstars are struggling to score. Players are airing their gripes to the press. Rumors are swirling anew that coach Mike Johnston’s job may be in jeopardy. Heck, it’s downright depressing if you’re a Pens fan. Searching for a bright spot? How about the play of Brian Dumoulin. Thrust into...
Via PenguinPoop
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Crosby on Malkin’s comments: “I don’t think guys are mad at each other”

Headlines were created when Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin expressed his feelings on what was going wrong with the team following a 4-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils. “Everything,” Malkin candidly told reporter Josh Yohe. “We don’t play right. We don’t play hard. We’re mad at each other.” Malkin was justifiably cheesed. The Penguins were pegged to be an offensive...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby Fact or Fiction

Crosby is off to the worst season of his careerPhoto credit:Peter Diana / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The 2015-16 season has not been very kind to Sidney Crosby. For a player that has been accustomed to storming through the league on a regular basis, this season has been disappointing to say the least. Crosby has only two goals in 17 games this season, and only nine points in total...
Via The PensNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Malkin on Penguins' problems: 'It's not only goals ... it's everything'

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin, center, hasn't liked what he's seen recently. Greg Bartram Greg BartramPittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin didn't hold back when addressing what is ailing his struggling team."It’s not only goals. It’s bad penalties, turnovers, it’s everything," the 2012 Hart Trophy winner told reporters after the Penguins suffered their third...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Looking for a Spark After Lacklustre Performance

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 15: Daniel Sprong #41 of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a shot during the third period against the Ottawa Senators at Consol Energy Center on October 15, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)   The Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2015-16 season has already been a case study in the emotional highs and lows of an NHL season...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bo Pelini has epic sideline meltdown

Oh, Bo. We’ve missed you.  Bo Pelini, the former Nebraska coach now leading Youngstown State’s football program, suffered another sideline meltdown today.  The 47-year-old coach was upset with the officials late in the fourth quarter. YSU trailed No. 2 North Dakota State, 27-24, with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game. The Penguins had the ball, but a couple unsportsmanlike...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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