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SBN Mock Draft: Pens select Nikita Scherbak


In our SBNation mock draft, we add a skilled winger prospect to the Pittsburgh Penguins stable.

Pens head coaching search continues


Penguins head coach search continues

Head coach speculation: Bill Peters?


Is current Red Wings assistant coach Bill Peters going to be the next head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Season in Review: Evgeni Malkin


We turn to the Penguins #2 center who is #1 in your heart.

Looking back at Playoff Predictions


A look back at our wiz staff predictions for the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Season in Review: Olli Maatta


The Penguins 19 year old defensemen gets his season reviewed.

Season in Review: Chris Kunitz


The season that was for Olympic gold medalist Chris Kunitz

Fun with Capgeek: Building the 2014-15 Penguins


We take a spin into an alternate reality where I'm in charge and make some roster moves for the Pittsburgh Penguins

Jersey Watch: Pens back to real gold?


The Pittsburgh Penguins might finally make a return to "real" gold in their 3rd jerseys soon. Their regular jerseys will remain the same, but a new alternate sweater should be back next season.

Pens Winners and Losers in the Mgmt changes


We take a look at who came out ahead, and behind, with Friday's news of a new GM and a fired head coach.

Search for the Pens GM heats up


A look at all the names associated with the Pittsburgh Penguins search for their next general manager.

Season in Review: Sidney Crosby


The Pens captain added a scoring title, gold medal and probably MVP's to his trophy case this year.

Niskanen isn't a fit for Pittsburgh any longer


Matt Niskanen is going to be expensive and the Pittsburgh Penguins shouldn't be the ones to sign him to his next contract.

Season in Review: Robert Bortuzzo


The Penguins big defenseman gets put under the microscope.

2013-14 Season in Review: Craig Adams


We start our series looking back on the individual performances of each of the Pittsburgh Penguins players. First up: Craig Adams

What WB/S's playoff run means for Pittsburgh


The Pittsburgh Penguins may have bowed out early, but their affiliate in the AHL is still in the playoffs. Is there any help on the horizon? We check in with an expert about Simon Despres, Brian...

Penguins GM Candidates


The Pittsburgh Penguins need a GM. Who should it be?

Cold shoulder: Maatta and Pouliot need surgeries


Other than having 2 scoring champion centers, the Pittsburgh Penguins biggest strength is their stable of young defensemen. Their two best defensemen need major shoulder surgery.

Shakeup: 3 players the Pens could trade


It's going to be a summer of change for the Pittsburgh Penguins. They may look to shakeup the core of their team, so we identify three players that might be getting dealt if the right deal comes...

A Message for the new GM: Take care of 87 and 71


We don't know who the next Penguins general manager will be yet, but there has been a clear message sent down from ownership on how they want to see their team built moving forward.

Lemieux, Burkle talk about why they fired Shero


Pens ownership tells the Trib's Dejan Kovacevic why they fired general manager Ray Shero

Pens Name Jason Botterill Interim GM


After firing Ray Shero as general manager, the Pittsburgh Penguins have promoted assistant GM Jason Botterill to interim GM to help prepare for the upcoming NHL draft.

Shock: Pens fire Shero


The Penguins fired general manager Ray Shero on Friday morning, but Dan Bylsma keeps his job after all. At least for now.

Breakdown day has wrapped up


The Pittsburgh Penguins quickly and incompletely collect themselves and get out, many before speaking to reporters.

The Mistakes that cost Ray Shero his job


Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma seems to be drawing the biggest spotlight for the Pens failures, however his boss, general manger Ray Shero, is on the hot seat too.

Stanley Cup winning coaches that have been fired


It's not often that a coach who wins the Stanley Cup gets fired by a team. Let's look at where it's happened before, and how it's worked out for both parties.

Fate of Dan Bylsma?


Eliminated early in the playoffs, again, Dan Bylsma may not be long for this world as the coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Win or lose, Evgeni Malkin trade rumors are dumb


The grave dancing on the Pittsburgh Penguins has begun, and the Pens aren't even dead yet. Recent whispers say the Pens may look to trade Evgeni Malkin this summer if they lose tonight. This is...

Bridge jumping has begun before the season is over


A look at some items floating around the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bridge jumping, Pascal Dupuis, Crosby on the power play, where will Malkin play and other items addressed.

Game 6 Recap: Pens held in check by Lundqvist


The Pittsburgh Penguins 3 games to 1 series lead has evaporated and now they'll face the New York Rangers in a loser goes home match in Game 7 on Tuesday.

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