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Pens Points: Ice baths, Jamaican hockey and more!


News and notes from around the hockey world for the Pittsburgh Penguins

Sidney Crosby 8/7 87 8/7 8/7


On 8/7 we share a Sidney Crosby highlight reel for the man that wears #87 but is pretty much #1 on his 27th.

Pens Points: Taking what little news we can get


It's August so not too much is going on but here's what little we could find

Arbitration avoided: Pens sign Spaling for 2 years


The Pittsburgh Penguins sign restricted free agent Nick Spaling to a two year contract just before his arbitration hearing.

Spaling, Pens $1.2 mill apart prior to arbitration


The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nick Spaling have a date with an arbitrator tomorrow if they can not agree on a contract before then. Today we learned what both sides are asking for.

The 2014-15 Pens PP should feature Malkin more


With power play specialist James Neal traded, and defenseman Christian Ehrhoff added, the Pittsburgh Penguins should look to get Evgeni Malkin (who has just 11 PPG in his last 91 games) back into...

Pumping the brakes a little on Kasperi Kapanen


After an exciting showing in July's prospect camp, the Kasperi Kapanen bandwagon is filling up. But we look at why he fell to #22 and why his shot at making the NHL roster this year might not work...

Elite athletes are on auto-piliot


Elite players brains work differently than the common joe.

Could the Pens add Kevin Hayes?


We look at Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts and give some perspective on Christian Ehrhoff, the trade market for James Neal and if the Pittsburgh Penguins might be able to sign potential top...

Fighting in the NHL: A Declining Trend


Fighting in the NHL was down 34% in 2013-14 as compared to 2010, and the Pittsburgh Penguins are a part of that trend as well. Where have all the face punchers gone?

Can a Bad Possession player be good at hockey?


When it comes to Nick Spaling, a hockey fan might project what they want to see on him when his value and worth is discussed.

Pens Points: Prospect Camp Wrap ups


Summer camp is over so now we have a lot of pixels to take in about the performances of standouts.

Goalie prospect Matt Murray eager to begin career


For an under the radar prospect, goaltender Matt Murray could have a big pro impact starting this year in the minor leagues. One thing is for sure: he's definitely ready to start his journey.

Cap Crunch: An expensive look at old Pens teams


It would be impossible to keep the 2012 Penguins (or the 2013 Penguins...or the 2014 Penguins) together in the NHL's salary cap world. A look at how much scrilla the players from those teams are...

What if Mario took Lebron's career path?


The LeBron James free agency sagas got us thinking: what if Mario Lemieux elected to leave the Pittsburgh Penguins when he was at his prime. The answer is pretty bleak of hockey in Pittsburgh.

Housekeeping: Megna re-signs, new asst coach named


A couple of housekeeping items for the Pittsburgh Penguins: a restricted free agent is brought back and a new NHL assistant coach is added.

Is Kasperi Kapanen the answer in 2014?


The Pittsburgh Penguins need top six wingers, but with the salary cap and limited options, they'll likely have to look within for answers. But how far within?

After the 1st week of NHL Free Agency...


After the dust settles on the first week of the NHL free agent frenzy, we take a big picture look at the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup.

Pens sign Steve Downie to 1 year contract


The Pens, uh, sign Steve Downie.

Pens sign Christian Ehrhoff (D) to 1 year contract


The Pittsburgh Penguins made the first major signing of the day.

July 1 free agency open thread


It's like Christmas in July....If you had to pay for your own gifts and were stuck with them for the next 4-7 years.

Hornqvist vs. Neal: Who goes to the net more?


We put the narrative of "Patric Hornqvist goes to the net more effectively than James Neal" to the test.

Getting to know Hornqvist and Spaling


The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded high scoring winger James Neal to Nashville in exchange for forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. Since Pittsburgh fans don't get to see Nashville a ton,...

2014 NHL Draft: What to expect for the Pens


The Pittsburgh Penguins enter the 2014 NHL Draft happy to put the past six weeks behind them and look to the future.

Season in Review: Paul Martin


Age: 33 (March 5, 1981) Contract Status: Signed through 2014-15; $5,000,000 cap hit - unrestricted free agent 2013-14 Stats GP TOI/GP Goals Assists Points ...

Johnston/Tocchet: The Ticket to Success?


Will new head coach Mike Johnston and assistant Rick Tocchet provide the perfect mix of system, voice and toughness to take the Penguins back to Stanley Cup glory?

Pens "settle" on Mike Johnston for head coach?


The Pittsburgh Penguins may finally have a head coach.

Sid wins all the awards


Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby wins the MVP, the players vote for MVP and the scoring trophy last night at the NHL Awards.

Pens admit they'll lose Niskanen


The Pens admit that they're likely to lose Matt Niskanen and Jussi Jokinen to free agency...And why trading the first round pick might not be a bad idea.

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