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Frustrations Hurt the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Chances of Winning

March 18th, 2015
The Pittsburgh Penguins have a discipline problem. Sunday’s blowout loss to the Detroit Red Wings was accompanied by 12 Penguins penalties, according to NHL.com’s box score. Seven of those penalties were related to unsportsmanlike conduct—two-minute minors, 10-minute misconducts or game misconducts. At the NHL level, a team taking that many ...

Ottawa Senators Smart to Avoid Roster Change at Trade Deadline

March 6th, 2015
Ottawa Senators management was at a crossroads. Sitting on the outside of the NHL’s playoff picture, some fans suggested that the Senators should be heading into full rebuild mode and blow up the roster at the deadline. However, after a road trip that pushed the Senators back into the playoff conversation ...

Ottawa Senators: Local Drafting Pays Off

February 20th, 2015
While the Ottawa Senators sit at a crossroads on the ice, their prospect bank seems to be drying up. The Binghamton Senators sit in last place in the AHL's Eastern Conference, while many of the touted young guns from the 2011 Calder Cup team develop on the big club’s roster. Luckily ...

Penguins Defenseman Kris Letang Shouldn’t Get Norris Consideration

February 14th, 2015
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been the subject of a debate from the beginning of his career. As one of the better offensive rearguards in the league, Letang has made a name for himself on an international scale. However, the other facets of his game keep him from reaching ...

Penguins Fall to Canucks: Worrying Trends from Pittsburgh’s Loss

February 8th, 2015
For the Pittsburgh Penguins, losing by a score of 5-0 is unfamiliar territory. The Metropolitan Division leaders have been poised for home-ice advantage in the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs, but Saturday's blowout at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks highlighted out some familiar and worrying concerns. The 5-0 defeat for Pittsburgh ...

Marc Methot Belongs with the Ottawa Senators in the Long Term

February 1st, 2015
Yesterday’s 7-2 drubbing of the Arizona Coyotes gave the Ottawa Senators lots to build off. Not only did it show the upside of the Senators’ game, but it also let the spotlight shine on returning defenseman Marc Methot.  The Ottawa native is coming off a lengthy stretch on the injured reserve ...

NHL Trades: Why Maxim Lapierre Won’t Help the Pittsburgh Penguins

January 28th, 2015
The Pittsburgh Penguins made some noise on the trade front on Tuesday, as they dealt Marcel Goc to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Maxim Lapierre. However, with the Penguins looking to solve depth issues, this signing may not be in their best interest. When the Penguins said they needed ...

Why David Perron Is the Key to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2nd Half

January 20th, 2015
It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Penguins have not found an abundance of playoff success in recent NHL seasons. The Penguins' lack of depth and compete level has cost them dearly on the grandest stage. Most recently, the New York Rangers bounced the Pens from the 2013-14 Eastern Conference Semifinals. ...

Lessons the Ottawa Senators Can Take from the Win over Montreal

January 17th, 2015
The Ottawa Senators sent their fans home happy on Jan. 15, taking a 4-1 win away from their matchup with the Montreal Canadiens at the Canadian Tire Centre. However, for a team struggling to find its footing, the win provides lessons and means more than just two points in the ...