LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 19:  Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings reacts to a high stick from Jiri Hudler #24 of the Calgary Flames resulting in a penalty during the second period at Staples Center on January 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Should the Pens take a chance on The King of Leadership?

So look who is on waivers: Mike Richards. [ ESPN ] Richards’ contract is completely insane. Richards, who turns 30 next month, has five more years after this season on a deal which carries a $5.75 million cap hit. His deal pays him $7 million this season, $6 million next season, then $5.5 million in […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 21:  Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the first period during the game at Consol Energy Center on January 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Crosby and Malkin both out of the All Star game

If there was any chance you watching the All-Star game, they got significantly less with this news. [ NHL ] This is probably a good thing. Crosby and Malkin get almost a week off to rest. Can’t wait till a national writer calls for one of them to be suspended for not participating in All Star […]

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#tbt The Hossa trade

So we were talking to someone about all the old photoshops we have, and they suggested we use some for throw back thursday. Probably the best idea in years. Since the Hossa topic came up in the recap, we found this one in the Hossa trade post. [ TPB.blogspot ] How terrible was it when […]

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RECAP: Game 46. The Ghost of Rex Gildo.

NBCSN tried to bill this as a rivalry night, but they were a day late. It was a matchup of two of the elite teams in the league, and that was about it. PLOT TWIST: Penguins had key players injured. Again. Malkin and Letang were both MIA, and there was no Maatta and no Hornqvist. […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 21:  Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins reacts after being scored on by Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the shootout at Consol Energy Center on January 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Blackhawks defeated the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

What the Hell Happened: Valiant effort, but Pens fall in a shootout

With things being what they are, it is hard to find a ton of faults in this game. The Penguins got bad news before the game with both Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin out. After a slow start, the Penguins were able to push back with goals from the hapless Zac Sill, and Steve Downie. […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 12:  Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Calgary Flames during the game at Consol Energy Center on December 12, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Report: Kris Letang might have a concussion

Darren Dreger first reported this during the Pens/Hawks game.  [ TheScore ] Letang, who has suffered a few concussions in the past, did not play in the Penguins final game before the all-star break. As for the guy that hit him, Zac Rinaldo will have a hearing with the NHL on Monday, and he waived […]

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RECAP: Game 45. Shit.

Got news for you. The Pens were out-shot 40-35 in this game. They were out-hit 40-31. They were out-scored 3-2. The Pens went 0 for 6 on the power play. And we’re still seeing more good than bad from this game. It’s tough to swallow right now, especially on the back end of losing three […]

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