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Mixed Bag: The 10 Best Athletes Currently Playing in Pittsburgh

May 30th, 2010
Pittsburgh sports fans have long been spoiled by some of the greatest athletes and greatest teams the sports world has ever seen. In total, the five teams of Pittsburgh (Penguins, Pirates, Steelers, PITT Basketball and PITT Football) have 86 hall-of-fame athletes, included in which are the likes of Mario Lemieux, ...

2010 NHL Free Agency: Top Five Options for the Pittsburgh Penguins

May 22nd, 2010
On July 1st of this summer the NHL's free agency period officially gets underway. Pittsburgh Penguins' Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero has not been one to shy away from making big moves since being named GM in 2006. Expect more of the same from him this offseason. With centers Sidney ...

Official Guide to The Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2010 Offseason

May 16th, 2010
On Friday afternoon the Pittsburgh Penguins cleaned out their lockers for the last time at Mellon Arena, leaving behind only memories and questions of what the future holds. It's never easy to move on after a loss such as the Pens suffered Wednesday night, but it's time to start looking ahead ...

Why The Pittsburgh Penguins Won by Losing The 2004 NHL Draft Lottery

May 8th, 2010
The 2004 and 2005 NHL Entry Drafts were two of the most star-studded drafts in the history of the NHL--featuring the likes of Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, and Sidney Crosby. Together, these three superstars have amassed two Calder Memorial Trophies, three Art Ross Trophies, three Hart Memorial Trophies, one Conn ...

Penguins Caught Playing Washington-esque Game, Lose Game Two

May 2nd, 2010
Through the opening 10 minutes of Sunday's Game Two of the NHL Eastern Conference playoffs in Pittsburgh, it seemed as if the Penguins were poised to take charge of their second-round series against the Montreal Canadiens. They had complete control of the game, dominating along the boards, ...

2010 NHL Playoffs: What Jordan Staal’s Injury Means for Pittsburgh Penguins

May 2nd, 2010
In Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens, Pens fans took witness to an unfamiliar sight as center-man Jordan Staal gingerly limped off the ice in the second period. Staal has yet to miss a game in his four seasons as an NHL forward, ...

2010 NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins’ Road to the Finals, Version 3.0

April 29th, 2010
Entering the 2010 Playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins had two huge obstacles standing in the way of a third consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Finals—the Washington Capitals and the New Jersey Devils. The Penguins had played abysmal against both teams throughout the regular season, giving many people, including myself, reason to ...

Penguins Defeat Senators in Six: Five Moments That Shaped the Series

April 25th, 2010
Anyone else having déjà vu right about now? Much like the start of last season's playoff, the Pittsburgh Penguins polished off their first opponent in six games, on the road, after coming back from a three-goal deficit in the deciding game. While it was Pascal Dupuis's ripper in the first ...

NHL: Top 10 Forwards Outside of Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin

April 20th, 2010
As the 2010 playoff season has commenced, one thing is evident: the NHL is loaded with a smorgasbord of talent. Yes -- I said smorgasbord. In the constant debate over whether Sidney Crosby or Alexander Ovechkin is the league's best player, we tend to overlook the rest of the NHL's vast ...

2010 NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins’ Fleury To Prove Critics Wrong…Again

April 16th, 2010
After a poor opening game against the Ottawa Senators, the Marc-Andre Fleury critics have begun to bask in their self-perceived correctness, as they so love to do when the Penguins' goalie falters.   As I was leaving the game Wednesday night, I overheard many of the typical complaints ...