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NHL Is A Better League With A Healthy Sidney Crosby

"Sid the Kid" came into the league as the "Next One" and an heir apparent to Wayne Gretzky in 2005; he has not only lived up to the hype, but in many ways exceeded it. The only thing that has kept Crosby down is his unfortunate run of injuries, something that is hopefully behind him.


Related Topix: Sports, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, Mario Lemieux, Evgeni Malkin

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Flyers rookie camp: Taylor Leier credits junior coach for development, but they're rivals now

Flyers left wing prospect Taylor Leier acknowledge his Western Hockey League coach for helping him develop into a strong two-way player. He's very appreciative of everything that Mike Johnston did for him during their three junior hockey seasons together on three very successful Portland Winterhawks teams.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, NHL Atlantic Division, Seth Jones

Sat Sep 13, 2014

SLAM! Sports

Top prospects shine for Senators in rookie tourney loss

The Senators' opened the rookie tournament in front of a sparse gathering on a perfect afternoon for a snooze at the Budweiser Gardens with a disappointing 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh's Jean-Sebastien Dea beat Ottawa goalie Chris Driedger on the power play with 18 seconds left in the third after the Senators blew a two-goal third period lead.


Related Topix: Sports, Curtis Lazar, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division

Blackhhawk up

Blackhawks Dump & Chase- Rookie Spotlight Weekend

Mar 30, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and Chicago Blackhawks left wing Teuvo Teravainen chase the puck during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-1.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Teuvo Teravainen, NHL Central Division, NHL Players, Robert Bortuzzo, NHL Atlantic Division


Crosby: Pens must 'find a way to get over that hump'

While just about every team gives lip service to their quest for Stanley Cups, there are generally only a select few who can look at a season as "championship or bust." The Pittsburgh Penguins have been in that group for some time, so maybe it makes sense that they canned Dan Bylsma and Ray Shero after a second-round exit.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Patric Hornqvist, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin, NHL Atlantic Division

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Penguins prospects attempt to impress

For some young players, the prospects tournament that begins today might be the final stop before they begin taking regular shifts at a drive-through window. For others - mostly, the ones whose talent is as big as their dreams - it will be their first step down the road to pro stardom.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Brian Dumoulin, Scott Harrington, NHL Players, Tristan Jarry

Mackey: McNeill seeing stars

While playing with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League in 2011-12, McNeill's regular defense partner was a 15-year-old named Aaron Ekblad . That's because Ekblad, now 18, was taken first overall by the Florida Panthers in June's NHL Entry Draft.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Harrison Ruopp, Olli Maatta, Scott Harrington, Adam Payerl, Bill Guerin, NHL Players

Too Many Men On The Site

Tomas Vokoun Is Healthy, But Has Turned Down Offers

Sep 19, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun warms up before the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports Close your eyes and think about what you would do if a NHL team offered you a contract, or a try out.


Related Topix: Sports, Tomas Vokoun, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Central Division


Marc Andre Fleury vs. his backups

In summary, for seven best years of his career, Fleury has been backed-up by a goalie of some note for just one season, otherwise it's been a career backup who played his way out of the league and a trio of AHL-calibre goalies. With the exception of Vokoun, it's a group that any bona fide NHL No.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Marc-Andre Fleury, NHL Players, Brent Johnson, Tomas Vokoun, Jeff Zatkoff


Friday Pens Points: Sid Interview, Expansion & New Rules Thoughts, HBO 24/7 Is Gone

How will Steve Downie fit in with the Pens? Fleury adamant he wants to stay. Brodeur adamant he wants to play.


Related Topix: Sports, Saku Koivu, NHL Players, NHL Hockey

Sabre Noise

Columbus Blue Jackets: Buffalo Sabres Opponent Outlook

Apr 28, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate after left wing Nick Foligno scored a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in game six of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena. The Penguins won the game 4-3.


Related Topix: Sports, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division, Buffalo Sabres, NHL Northeast Divison, NHL Atlantic Division

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Howlin Hockey

NHL Rule Amendments: The Guilty Parties Who Caused Them

Rule changes are fun. They make the game different each year, so you can tell which fans have really been around for a while .


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury, NHL Players, NHL Atlantic Division, Dominic Moore

Business Journal

URA votes to create special tax zone to spur $500 million development on former Civic Arena site

The board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority voted through six agenda items at its September board meeting that are expected to help launch $500 million in new development on the former Civic Arena site as well as seed the revitalization of seven neighborhoods within the Hill District neighborhood beyond it. "This is a tremendous transformational opportunity for our city," said URA board chair Kevin Acklin , complementing Hill District councilman and URA board member Daniel Lavelle , the Pittsburgh Penguins and a variety of other parties engaged in bringing the large-scale plan to fruition.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division

SLAM! Sports

Malone signs with Rangers 5 months after DUI arrest

Ryan Malone of the Tampa Bay Lightning fights with Craig Adams of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum on October 12, 2013. The veteran forward agreed to terms on a two-way contract Thursday with the New York Rangers.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Players, John Moore, Ryan Malone, NHL Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL Southeast Division, Craig Adams, NHL Atlantic Division, New York Rangers


Rule Changes for the 2014-15 NHL Season

The NHL announced today that the Board of Governors and the National Hockey League Player's Association agreed to a number of changes to the rules for the 2014-15 NHL season. The trapezoid, the area behind the net in which goalies are allowed to handle the puck, has been increased by 2 feet on either side of the net.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

NBC Chicago

No "24/7" for Blackhawks, Capitals

MARCH 1: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game at Soldier Field on March 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. For those fans who were looking forward to the Chicago Blackhawks appearing on HBO's "24/7" ahead of the Winter Classic against the Washington Capitals, we have some bad news to share with you: JUST IN: Sources tell me HBO is done w/ the NHL in terms of producing a 24/7 Series, revolving around Winter Classic or otherwise... The series, which began in 2011 with the Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins, profiled each team involved in the outdoor game as they went through the month of December.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Central Division, Jonathan Toews, NHL Players, NHL Atlantic Division, Mike Babcock

The Cannon

Training Camp Battles: The Forwards

For once, there shouldn't be a ton of shuffling in the top 9. At the bottom? Not so fast... Coming off a playoff appearance for just the second time in the team's history, the Blue Jackets ' front office found themselves in a unique position: there wasn't a glaring need to make a bunch of moves to the forward corps. Just the same, while there are some young guys pushing from within the system, there isn't an actual "need" to rush any of the kids.


Related Topix: Sports, Derek MacKenzie, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, R.J. Umberger, Philadelphia Flyers, Scott Hartnell, Blake Comeau

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sidney Crosby dealing with changes

While Crosby didn't necessarily anticipate an offseason quite as chaotic as the one the Penguins experienced this summer - when general manager Ray Shero, coach Dan Bylsma and assistant coaches Tony Granato and Todd Reirden were fired and a number of established players left the organization - he figured a fifth consecutive playoff loss to a lower-seeded opponent might have major repercussions. "I knew, obviously, everyone wasn't pleased with the way things happened," Crosby said after an informal workout Wednesday at Consol Energy Center.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, Thomas Greiss, Christian Ehrhoff, Pascal Dupuis, Blake Comeau

Wed Sep 10, 2014


5 Pittsburgh Penguins Poised for Breakout Seasons in 2014-15

The Pittsburgh Penguins have a valuable mix of veteran stars and promising young talent heading into the 2014-15 NHL season. Thanks to general manager Jim Rutherford and his productive offseason, it will be exciting to see how dominant this team could be in the regular season and beyond.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby, Beau Bennett, Nick Spaling, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin

Blue Line Station

The Tanner Glass Signing is Starting to Seem Really Strange

Feb 7, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a skate save against New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello as Pens left wing Tanner Glass defends during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Rangers won 4-3 in a shootout.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New York Rangers, Tanner Glass, NHL Players, Lee Stempniak, Marc-Andre Fleury, NHL Atlantic Division, Weird