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See You at the Crossroads. Pittsburgh Penguins 2014-2015 Season Preview. Part 5 – Ranking the Forwards

We’re nearing the end of our previews. We’ve done the front office, the coaches, the goalies, and the defense. Now it’s on to the forwards. The Pens have been more top-heavy than Dolly Parton in recent seasons, but that has all changed with new GM Jim Rutherford. The Pens have a solid 3.75 lines going into the season, even with an injury to […]

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Shiny New Toys: Three Things To Watch For In The New System

The Mike Johnston era has arrived in Pittsburgh. Throughout the offseason, we’ve heard the buzzwords “high-tempo” and “puck-possession” repeated ad nauseam in reference to how the Penguins are going to play this year. But what does that mean, exactly? In this post, I hope to quantify (with high-quality MS Paint portraits!) what this new system […]

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Third uniforms look nasty on the ice

MAF’s yellow pads and the tribute to Barrasso’s mask are nice touches. This might be the greatest uniform to come out in sports since the San Diego Chargers brought back those powder-blues.

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Fleury Versus The League Average

Goaltending in the NHL can be a difficult thing to quantify. Let’s face it, some teams just have a garbage defense. If you need an example of that, just take a look at what the Oilers have done the last few seasons. So with one of this summers stories being the lack of a contract […]

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Preseason Gameday: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Detroit Red Wings

Pittsburgh Penguins @ Detroit Red Wings 7:30 PM – ROOT Sports Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, Michigan Sidney Crosby returns to the lineup tonight for the final preseason game before the regular season begins.  He will likely be reunited with former linemates Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis. 

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Tristan Jarry Is Putting On A Clinic

Penguins goaltending prospect Tristan Jarry has wasted no time picking up where he left off with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League. Fresh off of a Memorial Cup and Penguins training camp, Jarry has been nothing short of amazing in his return to the CHL. He’s 2-0 to start the season, both […]

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Rangers, Caps & Flyers highlight list of most expensive Penguins games of 2014-15

Fresh off a franchise record-tying 51-win season, the Pittsburgh Penguins head into the 2014-15 NHL season in hopes of cementing their ninth straight playoff appearance. The Penguins have hoisted one Stanley Cup since their postseason streak began in 2007, beating the Red Wings in a much allured seven-game series in 2009. In light of the […]

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