Found August 29, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Corey Masisak of, We're a good team with good players that are entering the prime of their careers," Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero told "The core of this team, and you talk about Crosby and Malkin and now Kris Letang, there's not a team over the last seven years that has won more games than the Penguins. We’ve been to the Final, we've won the Stanley Cup in that period. "It has been four years since we've been to the Final and won the Cup. When you have Crosby and Malkin that is the expectation. I go back to the fact that there are good teams. The salary cap has evened the playing field a little bit, but those are the challenges that good teams face. We're one of those teams, I believe." Losing to the Montreal Canadiens in the second round in 2010 was a shock, but the Penguins had made back-to-back trips to the Stanley Cup Final in 2008 and 2009 and some fatigue could be forgiven. The 2011 playoffs ess...

Pittsburgh Penguins offseason goalie woes

Which goalie will step up in 2014? Last season the Pittsburgh Penguins brought in veteran goalie Tomas Vokoun to help starting goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who struggled in the 2012 NHL Playoffs.  Fleury proved to still be the starting goalie for the majority of the 2013 NHL season until the playoffs. Vokoun became hot in the playoffs, starting 11 games and only allowing a 2.01 goals...

Sidney Crosby’s no longer an Olympic ‘kid’

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Matt Karash: Brenden Morrow Part 2: Poll results + my thoughts

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Matt Karash: Brenden Morrow: Why and why not for the Canes?

First, I would be curious to get others' opinions on whether the Canes should consider signing Brenden Morrow. Click here to take a short Brenden Morrow survey Little by little over the course of the summer the list of NHL free agents has dwindled. Strangely though, the situation with regard to the Canes seems to be indefinitely stuck in pause mode. In mid-July arguably...

Ryan Wilson: Should Hockey Canada Consider Chris Kunitz As A Top Line Option For Crosby?

Follow me on twitter Follow @GunnerStaal !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); TSN recently published...
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