Penguins’ Prelude: Core Legacy & Roster Storylines

Welcome to part two of the prelude to the THW Penguins’ season preview. Last time we covered the continued viability of Conor Sheary and Bryan Rust as top-six (or nine) forwards. Now as training camp has opened, we will discuss a number of topics. The Legacy of the Penguins’ Core After the Penguins built their young core of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Marc-Andre...
Via The Hockey Writers
22 hours ago

Canada beats Russia to advance to World Cup of Hockey finals

TORONTO -- Sidney Crosby was at his best on one of hockey's biggest stages.Again.Crosby scored once and assisted on both of Brad Marchand's goals, including the winner early the third period, to help Canada beat Russia 5-3 on Saturday night in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals.The Canadians will face the winner of the Sweden-Team Europe game Sunday in the best-of-three finals.Crosby...
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Penguins' Murray out 3-6 weeks with broken hand

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is out three-to-six weeks with a broken hand. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford announced the injury Saturday on the second day of training camp. Murray broke his right hand while playing for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey. Murray said he jammed his thumb in North America's loss to Russia on Monday...
Via Associated Press
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Positions Up for Grabs as Penguins Start Camp

The Pittsburgh Penguins are back on the ice at their practice facility – The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, Pa. – for the start of training camp. Things are much different this season, though, as the Penguins aren’t looking at a completely re-tooled roster following a disappointing postseason elimination. They’re staring at what is essentially the same exact group...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Sidney Crosby among 6 greats getting own postage stamps

TORONTO (AP) Sidney Crosby and five former Canadian hockey greats are being immortalized on their own postage stamps. Canada Post unveiled the fourth issue in its five-year NHL stamp series Friday at the Hockey Hall of Fame. The series also features Hall of Famers Phil Esposito, Guy Lafleur, Darryl Sittler, Mark Messier and Steve Yzerman. Crosby captained the Pittsburgh Penguins...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Let’s go Kessel’ chanted during Team USA World Cup game

Fans in attendance at Team USA’s final game in what has been a disastrous appearance in the World Cup of Hockey added insult to injury by chanting “Let’s Go Kessel” during play. That moment when the ACC starts chanting "LET'S GO KESSEL" in the middle of a #TeamUSA Game #WCH2016 #SavageChirps — Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) September...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

YB Box Score: 9/22/16 - Aaron, Felix and A Tribe Called Quest

Welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the next Dodgers-Giants series. (At least it will be more spirited than Team USA vs. Team Canada vs. Team North America... wait what now?) Around the league:  Something doesn't seem right with Aaron Rodgers this season. What's going on with the two-time MVP? [The Ringer] Okay, so you've lost Adrian Peterson from...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel eviscerates USA Hockey with killer tweet

As Team USA fell to Team Canada 4-2 in the World Cup of Hockey, thus eliminating them from moving onto the next roung, many US hockey fans were left scratching their heads wondering what could have been. The team and tournament was basically set up for them to advance to at least the semifinals. They are left with a lot of questions, and not many answers. The one person that may...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin thinks Sidney Crosby talks too much during games

As far as teammates go in hockey, there isn’t a more dynamic duo than Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. While they rarely play together, they are one of the most formidable one-two punches in all of hockey. Malkin does have a slight complaint regarding Crosby and it apparently stems from what Crosby has to say. Or at least, how much he has to say. Forgot to tweet this funny Malkin...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc-Andre Fleury on a mission to win back starting job

If training camp goes Marc-Andre Fleury’s way, he’ll be the starting goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2016-17 season. Fleury spoke with Robert Laflamme of about being a backup goaltender during the Pittsburgh Penguins' run to a Stanley Cup victory. He admitted it was an odd feeling being on the bench while rookie Matt Murray started but said, at the...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Zatkoff takes Stanley Cup down water slide, because why not?

It’s safe to say Jeff Zatkoff had a good time during his day with the Stanley Cup. The former Pittsburgh Penguins third-string goalie, who captured a Game 1 victory in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, had his day with the Stanley Cup this week, and he certainly made the most of it. Zatkoff decided to take the Stanley Cup down a water slide with some buddies. It’s...
Via The Comeback
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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