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Top 25 unrestricted NHL free agents: An early look at players who could test the market

Flames star Johnny Gaudreau could be among most popular free agents if he can't reach a deal with Calgary. Here's a look at others who could cash in.

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Looking back at Cup champion Jack Johnson's best Penguins moments

The Penguins just paid Jack Johnson $1.67 million to win the Stanley Cup. On June 26, 21 months after the Penguins removed him from their roster, Johnson won with the Colorado Avalanche during the third season of the Penguins’ six-year commitment to buying him out. Who knows where he’ll go next season, when the Penguins… ... Continue Reading

Trading Marcus Pettersson is the Right Move for Penguins

Throughout the lineup, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a number of changes that need to be made. One of the main spots the Penguins need to focus on is their defense which could see some change regardless of the status of Kris Letang. No matter the situation, Pierre-Olivier Joseph needs to make his way into the… ... Continue Reading

PO Joseph Might Have 'Short Career' if Penguins Don't Utilize Him

According to Penguins historian Bob Grove, Joseph’s development hasn’t been the same as others in his draft class. He has not developed at the pace that was expected,” Grove said. And that happens sometimes. ... Continue Reading

Penguins' Cap Crunch Could Lead to Decisions on 3 Players

That is not great news for his team as his contract runs through the 2023-24 season and carries a salary cap hit of $3.125 million. There is no doubt that Carter has a good, strong shot, but he is not a player who is capable of carrying a line. His contract has a no-movement clause… ... Continue Reading

Penguins Must Bargain Hunt on Defense This Summer

Butcher has shown a penchant for power play scoring and could help to fill the monstrous gap that would be left by Letang's departure. Despite his drop off in play in Buffalo, the Penguins have often gotten more out of players once they leave that organization (see Evan Rodrigues and Chad Ruhwedel). Add in assistant coach Todd Reirden's knack for getting the most out of his d-men, and Butcher could be the perfect candidate to turn his career around in Pittsburgh.

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Flavell's Five Thoughts on Penguins Offseason

I won’t sit here and try to predict every move the Penguins will make and how it could fit into their salary cap situation. Instead, I’ll offer some thoughts on how I believe they may handle the offseason from a broad perspective. If you’ve been following the Penguins’ offseason, you know that this scenario is likely out the window.

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Canucks Potential Return in Miller Trade With Penguins

Marino would become the best right-handed defenceman on the Canucks if the organization acquires him. He is in the second year of his six-year contract with an average annual value of $4.4 million. In his third NHL season, he scored a goal and posted 25 points in 81 games.

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Penguins Need to Revamp Power Play

The Pittsburgh Penguins finished last season with the 19th ranked power play unit in the NHL. That is not good enough considering the talent they had to work with on that unit. Converting only 20.2 percent of their chances on the man advantage, the Penguin's top unit operated far below expectations.

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Remembering a Penguins Moment: Chris Kunitz, oh no

Watching the Colorado Avalanche close out the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 to capture the Stanley Cup on Sunday night brought back many memories. Much like the Pittsburgh Penguins back in 2016, the Avalanche failed to close out the series on home ice in Game 5 and needed to complete the job on the road. They did just that with a 2-1 victory in Tampa Bay in similarly dominating fashion to what the Penguins did six years prior.

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Worst Case Scenario for Penguins and Evgeni Malkin

The current configuration of the league only sees the Penguins playing the Red Wings three times a season, but you can bet that the rivalry would be renewed with Malkin in Motown. The absolute worst case scenario for the Penguins is if Malkin leaves Pittsburgh to join up with fellow Russian superstar Alex Ovechkin in… ... Continue Reading

Logan Cooley's hockey journey: From 'Little Penguin' to top 2022 NHL draft prospect

Growing up in Pittsburgh as an Alex Ovechkin fan wasn't always easy for Logan Cooley. "I definitely got a lot of hate for that," said Cooley, an 18-year-old center for the U.S. National Development team and a top 2022 NHL draft prospect. "I was a big Ovechkin fan.

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Penguins Should Scale Back with Bryan Rust

Bryan Rust has become an integral part of the Pittsburgh Penguins. His ability to play anywhere in the forward lineup, as well as on both the power play and penalty kill has raised his stock in the organization and around the league. His success earned him a new six-year contract with the Penguins running through the 2027-28 season.

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Penguins angling to re-sign Casey DeSmith

Another position that has flown under the radar, however, is that of the goaltender position, and more specifically, who will be second fiddle to Tristan Jarry come October. Since the 2017-18 season, Casey DeSmith has been something of a constant in the net. And if a new report is to be believed, GM Ron Hextall and company are trying to make sure the 30-year-old stays in the black-and-gold.

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Penguins Ownership Dispute Moves to Gary Bettman-led Arbitration

A lawsuit over the sale of the Pittsburgh Penguins is headed for arbitration, and the arbitrator has a familiar name: Gary Bettman. On Wednesday, the Court of Chancery of Delaware granted the NHL’s motion to compel arbitration and dismiss a lawsuit brought by Wildfire Productions. Wildfire is a motion picture and tape distribution company that, […]

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Tristan Jarry Ends Streak of Goalie Controversy with Penguins

Each summer came with its own goalie controversy: 2016 and 2017, Murray or Fleury? and 2019, is Murray good enough? Murray or Jarry?

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Penguins unveil 2022 pre-season schedule

As we wait to see whether or not Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang will return to the Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2022-23 season, the team has announced their pre-season schedule. From the Penguins: The Penguins will open up their six-game pre-season schedule with two split-squad games against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, September 25. A 1:00 PM contest will be played at PPG Paints Arena while a 7:00 PM tilt will be held at Nationwide Arena.

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Engel-Natzke joins Capitals, 1st woman to become NHL video coach

Engel-Natzke, 31, came from the Hershey Bears, Washington’s top minor league affiliate, where she was the first woman to be a full-time member of a coaching staff in the American Hockey League.

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Burke, Bjorkqvist, and Other Bits of Penguins News

The Pittsburgh Penguins are heavily entrenched in contract negotiations with their star players, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang. New information from The Athletic's Josh Yohe suggests that the Penguin's Russian center may be "unlikely" to return this summer. Also, Penguins President of Hockey Ops Brian Burke made an appearance on the Jeff Marek Show, updating… ... Continue Reading

Engel-Natzke joins Caps, 1st woman to become NHL video coach

Emily Engel-Natzke has been hired as video coach of the Washington Capitals, making her the first woman to hold a full-time position on a National Hockey League coaching staff. The Capitals announced the hire Thursday, the latest in a series of promotions for women around the NHL in recent months after decades of slow progress… ... Continue Reading