Found September 17, 2013 on PensInitiative:
From Journeyman to Superman  Picture an NHL player who was undrafted and then finally makes it to the NHL. He shows flashes of greatness, but hits a rough patch and shuffles between four different teams in a two-year period. Most of us would probably guess this story would result in the player’s career coming to a quiet end, perhaps meddling in the minor leagues for its majority. This would be the most likely and logical conclusion, but certain players come along that are special and able to buck the trend. In this particular case, the player described above is none other than the beloved Pascal Dupuis.  Dupuis grew up in a hockey family. His father, Claude Dupuis, was a draft pick of the Quebec Nordiques, but his career was relegated to the minor leagues, and it was a brief one at that. Pascal played four years of junior hockey, but was never drafted by an NHL club. The Minnesota Wild gave him a chance in 2000, however, and he played with them through 2007. The flash ...

Pittsburgh Penguins make first round of cuts; Sign JS Dea.

The Pittsburgh Penguins made their first round of cuts for the preseason this morning as they re-assigned 11 players today.  Matt Murray, Tristan Jarry, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Matia Marcantuoni were sent back to their respective junior teams. Paul Thompson, Tom Kostopoulos, Brian Gibbons and Dominik Uher, Clark Seymour, Reid McNeill and Nick D’Agostino were sent to Wilkes-Barre...

Marc-Andre Fleury are you there? by @MadChad412

I know  the topic that I chose to write about this week has been talked about to do death, so I'm hoping to bring something new to the conversation. Pittsburgh Penguins' starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is approaching the most important year of his career this season with a thousand question marks surrounding his future. Fleury, 28, is entering the second to...

Penguins are Getting Defensive by @pghgirl15222

"Penguins Are Getting Defensive" Newest Pittsburgh Penguins hire, assistant coach Jacques Martin, may not seem all that important or even go noticed among the fan base, but his presence is one that is much welcomed and will be felt this season. Martin, whose previous coaching resume includes three stops as a head coach, brings a wealth of knowledge to an already strong...

Evgeni Malkin: Head and Shoulders Pics

Apparently Evgeni Malkin is a new spokesperson for the shampoo "Head and Shoulders" in Russia.  Here's the source

No surprise: Sidney Crosby unanimous number one in our Center ranks. Sorry Stamkos.

We’re happy to bring you our 2013-14 NHL Draft Ranks just in time for hockey draft season. Four of our experts weigh in on each of the position, and our consensus rankings should help give you the edge in your upcoming drafts. Questions, comments, insights about the ranks? Feel free to ask them directly on the rankings page and our team will find an answer in an effort to help...

Orpik's future with Penguins still uncertain

Within a few weeks of their loss to Boston in the Eastern Conference final earlier this year the Penguins signed forwards Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz and defenseman Kris Letang to contract extensions a year before their current deals expire. Another seemingly logical player for such negotiations was defenseman Brooks Orpik their longest-tenured player. Instead? Crickets. Orpik...

Preseason Thoughts: Game 2 vs Detroit

Welcome back Pens fans! If you’re new or have forgotten what I do in the postgame thoughts, here’s a quick introduction/recap. Speaking of, don’t expect recaps. It’s purely thoughts and analysis of specific plays and players. I hate +/-, so I do my own goal assessments and award a “+” if a player contributes to a goal for and a “-“ if a player is at fault for a goal...

Wings open preseason with 4-1 win in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Adam Almquist scored two power-play goals in the second period and Tomas Tatar had a goal and assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings past the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Monday night in a preseason game. Paval Datsyuk also scored for Detroit, netting a second-period, unassisted goal. Almquist scored at 6:10 and 11:50 with shots from the point to put the Red Wings...

The PensNation Radio Show: First Round of Cuts and Preseason Recaps — Guest: Sam Kasan

Tune in at 10 PM and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Join hosts Ken Will, Meesh, Nick Richter and Casey Johnston as they recap the first two preseason games and explore the first round of Training Camp cuts with Sam Kasan of Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Ken, @PensNation_Nick, @HockeyMeesh, @CaseyR82 Guest: @Pensinsidescoop -SK Skype: ThePensNation  ...

Evgeni Malkin Hockey Pool Picks 2013 2014

Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins is the #4 forward points-only hockey pool pick. He is a Russian born center who is 27 years old. He is an outstanding playmaker and sniper. With James Neal on his line, he is going to make an impact for your fantasy team. Malkin has historically racked up more points when Sidney Crosby has been out of the lineup. A downside to drafting is he has

Saying Goodbye to Some Former Pens

Before the regular season officially starts, we figured that it would make sense to say goodbye to the players who left the Penguins during the offseason. So, after tthe jump, that's exactly what we do. Tyler Kennedy We made fun of Tyler Kennedy a lot over the years and, in many cases, it was warranted. No one could hit a goaltender's chest quite like...

LINK CITY: ESPN is the worst! ESPN is the best!

It goes without saying that ESPN is not the place to go for hockey. We all know this. Still, some do, and when they do they see something like this. The top 100 forwards list is whatever. But check out some of the pics they used. Kunitz made the list. The Chris Kunitz from four-years ago also made it. Oh and the 13 year-old James Neal made the list too. ...
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