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NHL Playoffs 2011: Why Playoff Hockey Is the Greatest Competition in Sports

April 15th, 2011
The NHL and the rest of the hockey world may not receive the attention many national sports do, but it is one of the most competitive sports in the world.When the regular season transitions into the playoffs, however, the NHL ventures into a realm of physicality, sacrifice and perseverance that ...

NHL: Sidney Crosby and 10 Key Players Who Shouldn’t be Rushed Back From Injury

April 4th, 2011
The 2011 NHL Playoffs are just around the corner meaning injured players are doing their best to heal the bumps and bruises in the hopes of cracking the lineup, however, some players might want to think twice before rushing back.Injuries in professional sports aren't merely a nuisance. They can be ...

Evgeni Malkin Injured: All Pittsburgh Penguins Must Step Up

February 5th, 2011
The Pittsburgh Penguins were dealt a major blow when center Evgeni Malkin tore his MCL and ACL, ending his season after Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers fell awkwardly into his right leg while killing a penalty. This happened at the start of the second period. Malkin had only one period ...

Pittsburgh Penguins: Success Despite Injuries Indicates Season’s Turning Point

February 3rd, 2011
The NHL should take note of what is brewing in western Pennsylvania because the Pittsburgh Penguins are finding their steam without the help of superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, a seemingly nightmarish situation for a team that depends highly on their skill centers. The rest of the Pens, however, ...

Pittsburgh Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury Finding Redemption after Slow Start

January 15th, 2011
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury saw better days after the stunning Game 7 loss against the Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, an upsetting cap on an overall mediocre season. Fleury seemed to pick up where he left off at the start of the next season. Very average play, ...

Pittsburgh Penguins: 5 Questions the Pens Must Answer Before the Playoffs

January 13th, 2011
As the Pittsburgh Penguins head deeper in the season, fans and analysts have commented on their inconsistent play as of late which has become a cause of concern.However, inconsistent play in January could be a blessing in disguise because it gives the Pens some time to ...

Pittsburgh Penguins: Recent Play Proves Why Sidney Crosby Leads Hart Candidates

January 11th, 2011
With the Pittsburgh Penguins not bringing much to the table in their most recent games, a strong statement is being made to injured captain Sidney Crosby and his importance to the team, thus making him the leading candidate to win the Hart Trophy as the most valuable player to his ...

NHL Winter Classic 2011: 7 Things You May Not Have Seen at the Winter Classic

January 4th, 2011
Despite the major coverage surrounding the 2011 NHL Winter Classic, the audience doesn't always see everything.Bleacher Report gave me the amazing opportunity to represent them in the press box at the Winter Classic, and I was exposed to many interesting quips that I wouldn't have known had I not been ...

2011 Winter Classic: Penguins Capitals Alumni Game a Celebration Of Hockey

December 31st, 2010
The Penguins/Capitals Alumni game, taking place the day before the Winter Classic, was a pure celebration and enjoyment of hockey that justly saw no victor with the final score tied at five. On a murky and damp Pittsburgh morning, locals and newcomers swarmed the North Shore in anticipation for the ...

NHL Winter Classic: 10 Reasons To Watch Other Than Sidney Crosby

December 24th, 2010
Following an epic battle between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals Thursday night, the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic carries with it many high expectations for another clash under the scope of a national audience.Based on the current progression of this season, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby ...