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Penguins Make Another Trade, Acquire Maxim Lapierre from St. Louis

Jim Rutherford has stayed busy in his first season as Penguins general manager.  Not long after a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night, Rutherford pulled the trigger of his fourth trade since he took over with the Pens back in June.  In a swap of bottom-six centermen, the Pens sent Marcel Goc to St. Louis in […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 27:  Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates a short handed goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the game at Consol Energy Center on January 27, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

What The Hell Happened: Penguins gut out victory without Crosby and Malkin

A few years ago when Kris Letang got knocked out of a game against Dallas with a concussion, it stopped his great season in its tracks. Maybe, after getting knocked out of last Tuesday’s game against the Flyers, the universe reset Letang. Probably not, but holy shit Kris Letang had 5 assists in this game, […]

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. […]

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