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The What's Next series is part of an ongoing look from the Pens Initiative staff taking a look at the Penguins UFAs, RFAs, and most polarizing personalities heading into the next season. We look at the year that was and the year coming and wonder: What's Next.Franchise Goaltender.Scapegoat.Stanley Cup Champion.Marc-Andre Fleury is an enigma. His incredible amount of talent seemingly comes with the confidence of the Cowardly Lion. He is known for making the most breathtaking saves one will ever see only to then let in a goal that former Pens coach Michel Therrien could only describe as "soff."At 28 years old, Fleury is entering his prime as a player. He has 9 seasons of NHL experience under his belt, so his track record is long enough to make judgments. The questions is: Which way do you lean? Is Fleury a true franchise goaltender or a middling net-minder who costs far more than he is worth?He has been very good during the regular season, winning 23 games whi...
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The What's Next series is part of an ongoing look from the Pens Initiative staff taking a look at the Penguins UFAs, RFAs, and most polarizing personalities heading into the next season. We look at the year that was and the year coming and wonder: What's Next.In the "what have you done for me lately" culture of Pittsburgh Hockey, Brenden Morrow has already been...
The What's Next series is part of an ongoing look from the Pens Initiative staff taking a look at the Penguins UFAs, RFAs, and most polarizing personalities heading into the next season. We look at the year that was and the year coming and wonder: What's Next.What's Next For ..... Pascal Dupuis by @ExcitedBobErreyYou get the feel good stories every once in a while...
Penguins general manager Ray Shero has been a busy man the past few days. He agreed to an eight-year, $76 million extension with center Evgeni Malkin yesterday and signed head coach Dan Bylsma to a two-year extension the day before that. No, he did not sign any player or coach today, but he did receive a big honor by being named the NHL’s general manager of the year. Shero received...
Source: Associated Press/Gene J. Puskar
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby already has won many awards and trophies in his NHL career. He has won the Stanley Cup, the Hart trophy, the Maurice Rocket Richard trophy, the Art Ross trophy, and an Olympic gold medal. Crosby added another award to the list today as the NHL announced that he earned the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2013 season...
After reading Phil Krundle’s passionate, well-thought, and superbly crafted feature on the state of the Penguins (and coach Dan Bylsma), I almost didn’t post this piece. It’s not nearly as comprehensive as Phil’s, but it represents a different point of view. In that spirit I decided to post it:
I never thought I’d see the day when the Penguins organization embraced being...
QUESTION: Your thoughts on winning the award? Were you surprised missing as much time as you did at the end of the regular season?
SIDNEY CROSBY: I don’t know. I think it was something that I knew I was nominated for, knew I had a chance. Yeah, I guess you never know until you get the word. It was nice. That’s not something that you’re thinking about...
Kris Letang will have UFA status July 2014.
from Craig Custance of ESPN (paid subscription),
As of Thursday afternoon, Letang's camp hadn't heard from Shero but anticipated that negotiations would get serious within the next week.
In his comments to the media on Thursday, Shero made it clear that his priority is to sign Letang, but he didn't completely rule...
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on June 13 that they have signed star forward Evgeni Malkin to a new multi-year contract. The announcement came just a day after the NHL club confirmed that it had given head coach Dan Bylsma a two-year contract extension. Malkin, a 26-year-old center from Russia, will be paid a total of $76 million over eight years when the contract kicks...
In March when Penguins coach Dan Bylsma had the Penguins rocking out a 12 game winning streak, you would have thought Christmas came early. Penguins GM Ray Shero started to bring in 4 new seasoned veterans to add to the Penguins already rich lineup. The Penguins brought in leadership, grit, skill & experience. Everything a coach could possibly want.
As soon as the Penguins...
Most people think that the Pittsburgh Penguins have the most boring jerseys in the NHL. I think it's mainly due to the white, black and gold color scheme. Here's an interesting jersey concept (above) I found that could be a solution to their problem. What do you think?Already, after the 2012-13 NHL regular season ended, the Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes have unveiled...
For the Bruins, the Eastern Conference Championship series is in the rear-view. The Stanley Cup is the focus, but Sidney Crosby and his agent, Pat Brisson, can’t say the same.
Instead of accepting defeat and beginning his offseason with dignity, Crosby is pointing fingers at Zdeno Chara. Crosby claims that Chara intentionally hit him in his previously broken jaw in Game 1 of the...
The What's Next series is part of an ongoing look from the Pens Initiative staff taking a look at the Penguins UFAs, RFAs, and most polarizing personalities heading into the next season. We look at the year that was and the year coming and wonder: What's Next.The Legend of CrankshaftFrom the first time he took the ice donned in the Black and Vegas Gold, Pittsburgh...
ESPN's Pierre LeBrun's Friday night "rumblings" first aired on TSN's "Insider Trading" segment, and I was tipped off to it by a QMI News Agency story noting that Sidney Crosby received a punch to his jaw by one Zdeno Chara during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final (take the fact that the Penguins provided the video to TSN for what you will).
History: The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy was created at the end of the 1967-68 season. It is given to the player who possess the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. Last Year’s Winner: Max Pacioretty 2013 Nominees: Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins): After suffering two debilitating concussions in [...]
The L.A. Kings and the Pittsburgh Penguins are my favorite teams. So I had visions of a win-win Stanley Cup final; no matter who won, I’d be happy. Instead, I’m choosing a new side as the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks do battle for the Cup. Of course I’m watching the finals. It's an original six match up and Game 1 went to triple overtime; game on. But for...