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Pittsburgh was the best team in the Eastern Conference during the regular season. It didn’t translate to a cake walk to the Stanley Cup Finals as Boston shut them down in stunning fashion. With a 15-0-0 March and offensive firepower galore, they were full of fantasy value. Let’s take a look back at Sidney Crosby and company in 2013 fantasy hockey.
Team Name: Pittsburgh PenguinsRecord: 36-12-0, Lost 4-0 to Boston in Eastern Conference Finals
Player of the Season: Crosby led this high-powered offense with 15-41–56 in just 35 games with 17 power play points and a +26 rating. Imagine how many more points he could have scored if he played all 48 games.
Breakout of the Season: Beau Bennett played 26 games and put up 14 points (3G,11A) with a good +7 rating and 3 power play points. If he stays healthy, he might move up to the third line on a steady basis and get some additional ice time to boost his numbers.
Disappointment of the Season: The penalty kill was the weakness that weighed them...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Pittsburgh Penguins selected defenseman Ryan Segalla with the 119th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Draft. Segalla, 18, played with Salisbury High School and registered 18 points (10 goals and 8 assists) in 28 games this year.
Source: Greg Southam/Edmonton Journal
The fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins were simply waiting for their team to select a player with the 50th overall pick they acquired from the San Jose Sharks for the rights to forward Tyler Kennedy. After a first round in which the Penguins did not pick a player because of their trade for Jarome Iginla, general manager Ray Shero traded the 50th...
This reads like a bad novel. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Rossi provides an update on the state of the tenuous negotiations between Kris Letang and the Pittsburgh Penguins, and things have gotten...weird...
Negotiations between Penguins general manager Ray Shero and Letang's agent, Kent Hughes, continued Friday. Both sides strived to keep details quiet because...
According to a report via Renaud Lavoie of RDS.ca, the Pittsburgh Penguins have come to an agreement on a contract extension with Norris Trophy finalist and defenceman Kris Letang. Letang scored five goals and contributed 33 assists in 35 games for the Penguins last season.
I've been told that the Penguins and Kristopher Letang are close to a deal. Small details to resolved...
USA Hockey has tabbed Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma as the coach for the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team at the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia.
USA Hockey president Ron DeGregorio made the announcement Saturday.
The 42-year-old Bylsma is 201-92-25 in four-plus seasons with Pittsburgh and led the Penguins to the 2009 Stanley Cup. The Michigan native won the Jack Adams...
Of course, the Kris Letang contract negotiations/trade rumors/speculation/mudslinging festival continues.
Today, Ray Shero commented on the whole thing. From Penguins.NHL.com:
“There is a time to make a deal, time to sign a contract, agree on a contract or not agree on a contract,” Shero said. “There is a point in the negotiation where you have to make a decision...
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By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG)
In the wake of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ recent respectable but disappointing playoff run, Penguins General Manager Ray Shero immediately set to work negotiating with a number of crucial potential unrestricted free agents. After locking superstar center Evgeni Malkin into an eight-year extension, his attention...
"According to RDS, the Penguins have agreed to terms with Letang on an eight-year, $58 million contract with an annual annual value of $7.25 million and a limited no-trade clause to 15 teams." - TSN.caLetang now has the third highest cap-hit among defensemen in the NHL according to CapGeek.com only behind Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators and Ryan Suter of the Minnesota...
BREAKING NEWS: #Pens acquire 2013 2nd-round pick (50th overall) from San Jose in exchange for Tyler Kennedy
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 30, 2013
2:00 PM: We are officially one hour away from the beginning of the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft. The Colorado Avalanche still hold the first overall pick at the moment. The Pittsburgh Penguins are close to getting a deal done with defenseman Kris Letang and you can read more about that here. Also, the Penguins have been talking to other teams about Tyler Kennedy...
The Penguins traded into the second round, and then traded up to draft goalie Tristan Jarry.
Here is the report on Jarry via Hockey Prospectus:
Jarry checks in as the top goaltender on my list. Despite playing at a high level in Edmonton, he did not get as much ice time as one would expect from a top goalie prospect, as he shared the net with Flames prospect Laurent...
The Sharks went blue line with their first pick in the 2013 Draft on Sunday when they selected Swiss defenseman Mirco “I’m probably going to be called Marco a lot” Mueller with the 18th overall selection.
Here’s the scouting report from NHL Central Scouting:
“There isn’t any situation that he doesn’t play through or play well through. His hockey sense, read and anticipation...
Growing up, Nathan MacKinnon admired the game of his idol, Sidney Crosby. He even had posters on his wall of the Pittsburgh star.
Now, the 17-year-old MacKinnon gets to carve out his own identity after he was the first pick of the draft by the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.
Much like Crosby eight years ago, MacKinnon will be counted on to turn around a franchise, one that finished...