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NHL Eastern Conference Preview 2014-15

OCTOBER 8, 2014 — The season is upon us, and we see a couple of teams slipping out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.  Is your team’s stock UP! or DOWN?  Here is our predicted order of finish, plus a capsule look at each team: EASTERN CONFERENCE: KEY: # IS RANK IN CONFERENCE LETTER WITH NUMBER = DIVISIONAL ...Full Article

SIGNING: Penguins Sign Christian Ehrhoff 1yr/$4M

JULY 1, 2014 — The Pittsburgh Penguins signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal ...Full Article

TRADE! James Neal to Nashville, Pat Hornqvist & Nick Spaling to Pittsburgh

JUNE 27, 2014 — NASHVILLE — Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired proven, consistent goal-scoring forward James Neal from the ...Full Article

Sidney Crosby Wins 2nd Hart Trophy

JUNE 24, 2014 — LAS VEGAS — Center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins has won the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team” ...Full Article

Pittsburgh Penguins Name Jim Rutherford GM; Fire Coach Dan Bylsma

JUNE 6, 2014 — PITTSBURGH — Very interesting…have to think it’ll be a 2-3 year pre-retirement assignment for Jim Rutherford, with the big upside being that the former Hurricanes’ ...Full Article

Is Sidney Crosby Solely to Blame?

MAY 13, 2014 — With the elimination of the Pittsburgh Penguins less than 48 hours in the past, many media outlets are still pointing fingers at Sidney Crosby as ...Full Article

Rangers Eliminate Penguins, Advance to East Final

MAY 13, 2014 — PITTSBURGH — Henrik Lundqvist has never won a Cup, but he’s often seen as better than the Rangers teams for which he plays, and is ...Full Article

Round 2 Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers | Stanley Cup Playoffs

MAY 2, 2014 — The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers each faced a stiff challenge in Round 1, the Penguins finishing off Columbus in six; the Rangers needed ...Full Article

Hart Trophy Nominees: Crosby, Getzlaf, Giroux

MAY 1, 2014 — NEW YORK — Forwards Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks and Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers are the three ...Full Article

Round 1 Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets come into the postseason on a roll, the Penguins arrive with question marks aplenty. Sergei Bobrovsky (.923SV%; 2.38GAA) returned from injury on January 6, and the ...Full Article

Crosby, Ovechkin & Quick Capture Ross, Rocket, Jennings Trophies

APRIL 13, 2014 – NEW YORK — The 2013-14 National Hockey League regular season concluded tonight with Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby capturing his second career Art Ross Trophy ...Full Article

Video: Toews Knocked Out Of Game by Orpik Hit

MARCH 30, 2014 — PITTSBURGH — With the Blackhawks trailing, 2-1, Jon Toews chases a puck only to be drilled by a Brooks Orpik hit.  Would call it a ...Full Article

Kris Letang Suffers Stroke, Penguins Announce

FEBRUARY 7, 2014 — The Pittsburgh Penguins reported on their website that Kris Letang suffered a stroke last week. “Kris had one brief episode of dizziness and nausea last ...Full Article

Kane, Crosby, Hiller NHL 3 Stars for December

JANUARY 3, 2014 — NEW YORK — Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Sharp, Miller, Neal NHL 3 Stars of the Week

NEW YORK (December 30, 2013) — Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp, Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller and Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Stewart, Crosby and Duchene NHL 3 Stars of the Week

NEW YORK (Dec. 23, 2013) – St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Stewart, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Neal Suspended 5 Games

NEW YORK – Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal has been suspended for five games, without pay, for kneeing Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand during NHL Game No. 438 in Boston on Saturday, Dec. 7, the National Hockey League’s ...Full Article

Give Thornton 15 Games, Give Neal 10

DECEMBER 9, 2013 — Shawn Thornton and James Neal will have hearings with the NHL stemming from their actions Saturday night. Neal will have a phone hearing today.  Thornton (photo ...Full Article

Battle-Scarred Pens and Bruins Last Regular Season Show Down

DECEMBER 7, 2013 — The Pittsburgh Penguins return to TD Garden on Saturday, December 7, sees them riding a five-game winning streak. Their 5-1 win over the San Jose ...Full Article

Kane, Malkin, Harding NHL 3 Stars for Month of November

DECEMBER 3, 2013 — NEW YORK — Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

3 Stars: Malkin, Kronwall, Keith

DECEMBER 2, 2013 — NEW YORK — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Malkin, Pacioretty, Dubnyk NHL 3 Stars of the Week

NOVEMBER 25, 2013 — NEW YORK — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Top Fantasy Hockey Pickups for NHL Week Five

NOVEMBER 6, 2013 — Here’s a look at Hockeytalk’s favorite fantasy hockey pickups for NHL week five: Alex Killorn, Tampa Bay Lightning (Left Wing) – The newly developed Tampa ...Full Article

Pominville, Fleury, Chimera 3 Stars of the Week Ending Nov 3

NEW YORK (Nov. 4, 2013) – Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Steen, Crosby, Niemi NHL 3 Stars for October

NOVEMBER 1, 2013 — NEW YORK — St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi have been named ...Full Article

Gustavsson, Crosby, Marleau NHL 3 Stars of the Week

OCTOBER 21, 2013 — NEW YORK — Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and San Jose Sharks left wing Patrick Marleau have been named the ...Full Article

NHL 3 Stars of Week: Tomas Hertl, Avalanche Goaltenders and Sidney Crosby

NEW YORK (Oct. 14, 2013) – San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl, the duo of Colorado Avalanche goaltenders Semyon Varlamov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere, and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby ...Full Article

Ovechkin, Eller, Fleury NHL 3 Stars of the Week

OCTOBER 7, 2013 — NEW YORK — Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Fantasy Hockey: Take Sidney Crosby Second Overall at Your Own Risk

AUGUST 27, 2013 — When Sidney Crosby’s in good health, there’s no doubt that he’s the best player of his generation. “I don’t think there’s any question Sidney Crosby is ...Full Article

Penguins Name Jacques Martin Assistant Coach

AUGUST 9, 2013 — PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired Jacques Martin as an assistant coach, it was announced today by General Manager Ray Shero and Head Coach ...Full Article

Red Recaps July in the NHL

Good day, eh.  I hope your summer’s as hot as Paulina Gretzky in a bikini.  I love summer because we Canadians switch to ball hockey and that means the ...Full Article

Letang and Penguins Reach 8yr./$7.25M Extension

JULY 2, 2013 — FROM PITT PR — The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang on an eight-year, $58 million contract extension, it was announced ...Full Article

Kunitz Re-Signs with Penguins for 3yrs.

JUNE 27, 2013 — PITTSBURGH — Chris Kunitz will likely earn $11-12M per annum, per Bob McKenzie of TSN.  Very valuable player since winning Cup with Anaheim in 2007. ...Full Article

Shero GM of Year

CHICAGO (June 14, 2013) — Ray Shero of the Pittsburgh Penguins is the 2012-13 winner of the NHL General Manager of the Year Award. Voting for this award was ...Full Article

Malkin Signs Huge Deal: $76M/8yrs.

JUNE 13, 2013 — HOCKEYTALK NEWS — 2011-12 NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin signed a big contract extension Wednesday, just a few days after his Penguins were eliminated by the ...Full Article

Red’s Original Six

You know what the best thing about Chicago v Boston is?  If you say that the NHL needed an Original Six matchup for the Cup you would be incorrect.  ...Full Article

Masterton Trophy Nominees: Crosby, Harding, McQuaid

NEW YORK (May 14, 2013) — Center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, goaltender Josh Harding of the Minnesota Wild and defenseman Adam McQuaid of the Boston Bruins are ...Full Article

Choking the Duck

The other day I was sitting in the parking lot at my local rink watching the hockey moms as they dropped off their kids at practice.  A rather attractive ...Full Article

Crosby, Ovechkin, Tavares Hart Trophy Nominees

NEW YORK (May 10, 2013) – Center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, right wing Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and center John Tavares of the New York ...Full Article

A Semi-Apology to the Islanders

The other day I went off on the New York Islanders and said I fully expected them to get their butts whipped in the playoffs.  I also made comparisons ...Full Article
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