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Yahoo Sports’ Nicholas J. Cotsonika found a way to rather masterfully frame strong suggestions that the Pittsburgh Penguins will return to form as an NHL powerhouse and prohibitive Stanley Cup favorite in a superb article discussing Evgeni Malkin’s Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award wins:
Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin won his first Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player Wednesday night.
Because even on a team with Sidney Crosby, Malkin has the ability to stand out. Even in a league with Crosby and Steven Stamkos and Claude Giroux and so many other stars, Malkin could win the Hart again – maybe even should win the Hart again. The way he’s training, the way he’s talking, he seems more committed, confident and comfortable than ever before, and that has already made a great player even greater. Continue reading "Beware the Penguins, already?"
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player.
The Russian superstar and NHL scoring champion won the Hart for the first time Wednesday night at the NHL Awards ceremony at the Wynn Las Vegas casino.
Malkin beat out Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos and New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who won the Vezina...
Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal has turned down a 10-year offer to remain with the team, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported, citing sources.
The 23-year-old, entering a final year of a four-year $16 million contract, has told team officials he is willing to sign with the Carolina Hurricanes if the team can organize a trade. Staal would become an unrestricted free-agent...
The Pittsburgh Penguins offered Jordan Staal a contract in the 10 year range, according to multiple sources. They had every intention on locking him up and keeping him in Pittsburgh for the rest of his career.
Unfortunately for the Pens, Staal feels quite differently about playing the rest of his career in the Steel City.
According to his agent, Staal has rejected the...
from Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Penguins general manager Ray Shero admitted today that numerous teams have inquired about the availability of center Jordan Staal.
Shero’s reply is simple: Staal isn’t available.
Despite steady speculation all summer that Staal could be traded this summer, Shero will attempt to sign the center to a long-term contract.
from 93-7 The Fan, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined the Fan Morning Show on Friday to celebrate the world of hockey coming to Pittsburgh this weekend for the NHL Draft.
Bettman admits that even though he loves all the teams in the league like they are his kids; he says “some need to be noted and recognized for doing great things” when talking about the Pittsburgh Penguins...
Busy week for the NHL, and it keeps coming. Today the NHL released the entire 2012-2013 schedule.
The Penguins will open the regular season at home on Friday, October 12th against the Islanders. The first game against the Flyers who kicked us out of the playoffs is not a long wait, it happens on Thursday, October 18th and the Penguins will travel to Philadelphia for this match...
There's no justifiable argument against Evgeni Malkin winning the Hart Memorial Trophy. During a Pittsburgh Penguins season beset by injuries up and down their lineup and with character role players forming much of the team's depth, Malkin alleviated much of the pressure on others to perform in Crosby's absence by shaking off injuries of his own to appear in 75 games...
Hart (Henrik Lundqvist/Evgeni Malkin/Steven Stamkos)
Who should win: Evgeni Malkin
This is a bit of a tough call. Both Malkin and Stamkos make a great case as to why they should win the Hart. Stamkos hit the 60 goal mark this season while Malkin hit the 50 goal mark and was the only player to crack the 100 point mark, which is why he will win it tonight. If that’s not enough...
From the NHL:
NHL ANNOUNCES 2011-12 ALL-STAR TEAMS
LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2012)—Center Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators have been voted to the First All-Star Team for the third and second time, respectively, as the National Hockey League today released voting results for its postseason All-Star Teams. Malkin received First...