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Upcoming Milestones by @LCJS

Close your eyes.No, on second thought, don't close them.  It's impossible to read that way.Figuratively close you eyes and think back to 2005.  That was the year Sidney Crosby got drafted.  I'm sure you remember the excitement of that moment and dreaming about all the promise that the future would hold.Well, Crosby has played in 550 games since then and is about to...
Via PensInitiative
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Crosby hits the ice with Hockey Canada Sledge players

From the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Facebook page comes this awesome image of Sidney Crosby hitting the ice with Hockey Canada Sledge players.
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pens Initiative Exclusive: Steve Downie Training Video

We sneaks at Pens Initiative are at it again.  This time we've obtained exclusive video of new Penguin Steve Downie training for this coming season.  Click below!Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' Crosby healing nicely

#490360205 / gettyimages.comThe NHL and it's fans are breathing a sigh of relief. The face of the NHL is healing and hopefully, he will be okay when the NHL season begins. NHL.com -- Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby said Friday he is pleased with the way his injured right wrist has responded to treatment. "It's good," Crosby told The Associated Press...
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mismanagement of the Defense

Much has been made about the large number of defensive prospects in the Pittsburgh Penguins system the last several years because of the propensity of Ray Shero using high draft picks on this position. Defensive players drafted and signed as undrafted free agents under his regime that are no longer with the team could fill out an adequate bottom two pairings. Jake Muzzin, Brain Strait...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Penguins – Review of aTrend-Setting Off-Season

Wikipedia Almost three months have passed since the Pittsburgh Penguins have relieved former general manager Ray Shero of his duties. Three months since the Pittsburgh Penguins have heralded a new era in franchise history. More than two months since the Pittsburgh Penguins have announced Jim Rutherford to be their new general manager, to be THE guy who maneuvers the Penguins through...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New goalie Greiss’ presence threatens Zatkoff as Penguins backup

Jeff Zatkoff still talks about The Game. A lot of athletes have a key moment they think about in capital letters, but Zatkoff’s comes with a twist. It not only was the Penguins goaltender’s NHL debut, but he also flopped in it. Pressed into duty as the team’s backup to Marc-Andre Fleury last season after a blood-clot issue felled Tomas Vokoun, Zatkoff started the fourth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby set to reclaim Art Ross

It’s been a long time since the NHL has seen a back-to-back winner of the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer. Since the 2000-01 season, when Jaromir Jagr won the award for the fourth consecutive time and the fifth time in seven seasons, no one has been a repeat winner of the award and just two players – Pittsburgh Penguin teammates Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin –...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Downie and Neal at Hockey Night in Barrie! by @VeryBarrieColts #HNIB

Last night in Barrie, Ontario Steve Downie and James Neal took part in an annual event that raises money for the RVH which is a local hospital. The event, which also featured Steven Stamkos, Aaron Ekblad, Tanner Pearson and many more current and former NHL players topped its highest total raised at one event this year bringing in $251,000. In the 7 years the event has been held the...
Via PensInitiative
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins penalty kill must improve

Anyone who watched the Pittsburgh Penguins under the previous regime of Dan Bylsma knows that the team had more than it’s fair share of weaknesses. A lack of scoring depth,  shaky goaltending, injuries, and oftentimes sloppy neutral-zone coverage were all major factors in a Jekyll-and-Hyde season that saw Pittsburgh jump between looking like an elite contender and a seriously...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Brutally Honest Look at the Pens Prospect Pool (Pt. 2)

By Nick Richter and Andy Hughes One thing Ray Shero was fantastic at was his ability to paint a great picture of certain guys in the Pittsburgh Penguins prospect pool. By painting these pictures, Shero was able sell guys high and he was able to create hype in the fanbase about these players, like Eric Tangradi, and we all know how that ended. Ian Altenbaugh (Hockey’s Future...
Via The PensNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why I am an Optimist for this Coming Season

In a word, DEPTH. For the first time since the end of the 2013 season the Penguins will have true forward depth and that season was augmented by unprecedented trade deadline acquisitions the likes of which will likely never occur again. They have not started a season with this much depth since the Consol Energy Center opened. Counting Kasperi Kapanen, the team has nine players who...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Need Some Nasty

I give new Penguins GM Jim Rutherford high marks for his off-season moves. Faced with dire cap constraints, he refused to overpay the team’s free agents, signed skilled defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a bargain contact, and inked key RFAs such as Brandon Sutter and Nick Spaling to new deals. Along the way JR significantly upgraded the team’s bottom six. The rebuild is 99 percent...
Via PenguinPoop
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby joins growing list of athletes to accept the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ (video)

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby was challenged by teammate Craig Adams and made good on it by accepting the “Ice Bucket Challenge.” Crosby then challenged teammates Pascal Dupuis, Marc-Andre Fleury and Kris Letang to do the same, which is how the challenge works. The only complaint is that Crosby should have been mixing up that […] The post Sidney Crosby joins growing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins sign Sutter, Spaling

Nick Spaling General Manager Jim Rutherford took care of his last bit of off season business yesterday by signing his last remaining RFA Brandon Sutter to a two year, $6.6 million dollar deal. Sutter’s contract came just days after the Pens avoided arbitration and signed forward Nick Spaling to a two-year, $4.4 million dollar deal. The Penguins now have a full roster signed with...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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