Found February 05, 2013 on
From The Pensblog:
It is no secret that "players and people who we think are Penguins" are North Americans. Especially in the Dan Bylsma era, the Pens' mentality has shifted. Their top priority has been to stock the organization with aggressive skaters who aren't afraid to forecheck, throw a little hit, get separation, and get a cycle going. It's Bylsma's system, the Pens have built the entire organization around it, and Europeans simply don't fit the bill. Having said that, Shero and Co. did recently bring Tommy Westlund aboard, an amateur scout keeping an eye on Europe.
Upon digesting all of that information, we said wait a minute. We have the Internet. We have free time. We should do some analysis on the Pens' rosters throughout the years. We ended up doing an NHL-wide data set, using specific criteria, to see if there are any noticeable trends in the NHL when it comes to the European/North American makeup of rosters.
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Tweet Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is arguably the NHL’s biggest superstar. However, he’s had a difficult time maintaining his status of a household name over the past couple of years. Over two seasons from 2010-2012, Crosby missed 101 regular season games out of the 164 that were played due to complications from concussions. Knowing [...]
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby took a wicked puck to the face during the second period of Tuesday's game against the New York Islanders. The accident forced the Penguins captain out of the game and off the ice as he suffered considerable bleeding.The incident occurred during a Pittsburgh power play when Crosby got tangled up with Islanders defenseman Brian Strait. Crosby...
From Billy Nauman of The Hockey Writers:
Marc-Andre Fleury is a scapegoat for a reason. He is not an elite goaltender. He never has been and he never will be. He collapsed down the stretch last year, failed spectacularly in the playoffs, and his save percentage this year is an abysmal 0.897 – but that’s not why I’m writing this article.
I’m writing this because...
Perhaps it’s anger over their team moving to Brooklyn. Maybe it’s anger over their team being irrelevant for almost thirty years. Or maybe Sidney Crosby is just that hated around the NHL. Tuesday night, the NHL’s poster boy Crosby took a puck to the face while his Penguins were in Long Island to take on [...]
The NHL agrees with Chris Kunitz - he scored four goals instead of three in the Pittsburgh Penguins' win over the Washington Capitals.
The league announced Monday that Kunitz has been credited with a fourth goal from Sunday's 6-3 victory.
Replays appeared to show that Kunitz redirected Paul Martin's shot from the point for the game's first goal. The official scorer...
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was injured early in the second period against the New York Islanders when he was struck in the face by the puck, but quickly returned to the game.
During a Penguins power play, Crosby skated across the right circle in the New York end -- near where Islanders defenseman Brian Strait was crouched -- and was clipped by the puck. Crosby'...
Yesterday, we posted a video of NHL referee Chris Rooney getting hit the face with a deflected puck and last night, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby was feeling the same pain.
The incident happened in the second period of play against the New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait attempted to get his stick on the puck:
Watch as the puck deflects right off Crosby'...
Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby was injured and missed a few shifts during Pittsburgh’s game against New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday evening.
During a Penguins power play, Crosby skated across the offensive zone, outside the front of the crease toward the circle when a feed inside rode up and struck him in the face.
Myles Crosby, a high school defensive back from Texas, announced earlier this week that he will sign a letter of intent to play Division I college football at SMU. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound safety is a two-star recruit and is ranked nowhere near the top at his position, but there’s one particular bit of information that makes his story noteworthy — Crosby is a nationally-recognized...
From the Ducks:
ANAHEIM DUCKS ACQUIRE BEN LOVEJOY FROM PITTSBURGH IN EXCHANGE FOR 2014 DRAFT PICK
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired defenseman Ben Lovejoy from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Lovejoy, 28 (2/20/84), appeared in...
Chris Kunitz’s hat trick powered Pittsburgh to a 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals Sunday afternoon. Kris Letang and Matt Cooke also had a goal and an assist each in the win. Evgeni Malkin added a pair of assists.
Washington’s Alex Ovechkin had an assist for just his third point in eight games. John Carlson picked up a total fluke goal when his dump-in went off the glass and...
While the Pittsburgh Penguins dominated the New York Islanders for the better part of five seasons, they haven't been able to keep up of late.
The surging Penguins try to avenge last week's loss to the Islanders as these clubs meet again Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum.
Pittsburgh (6-3-0) had compiled a 23-4-2 record against New York (4-3-1) before suffering a pair of...