James Conley

  • joined May 31, 2011
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
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Post-grad professional writer working in sports writing with focus on AP style, social media marketing and online content platforms including WordPress and other proprietary systems. Please hire me.

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Padding all the Leads. Penguins 4, Flames 3


Pittsburgh is running away with the Metropolitan Division.

Pens-Bruins: Someone Better Lose Money Over This


The NHL holds the power to separate players from enough money to make them rethink their conduct. Until someone proves to the league that such conduct is separating them from enough money to rethink their archaic product, nothing is going to change.

Simon Despres Is Good at Hockey, so Play Him


Despres can play. Duh. Now it's time the Penguins take an Olli Maatta approach to his contract and keep him in Pittsburgh regardless of what it takes.

BREAKING: Penguins Worth a Lot of Money


Forbes released its list of 2013 NHL franchise valuations Monday. So says the report, the Penguins are worth a lot of money, and a lot more since last year's lockout.

Malkin Named NHL's First Star of the Week


Because assists count, too.

Pens-Caps: Stay Out of the Box


Stats in the face of your superstar narrative, this one is going to come down to special teams.

Tuesday Slew: What to Do With This Engelland Guy


The move to forward has been met with more success than expected, but is it really a full-time fix?

Penguins Jump on Jackets in 4-2 Win


Pittsburgh rode a strong power play and second-period outburst to a 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets, moving their record to 10-4-0 on the year.


Penguins-Blue Jackets Gamethread

The Penguins face the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first time as division and conference opponents Friday in Pittsburgh.


Penguins - Blue Jackets Gamethread

The Penguins face the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first time as division and conference opponents Friday in Pittsburgh.

Time for Pittsburgh to Trust Its Young Talent


A salary crunch and relentless run of injuries might finally force the Penguins to trust their young players.

This is Why You Don't Just Go and Trade Everyone


Pittsburgh is 7-2-0 owing largely to the team's decision not to sell the farm after last year's conference finals loss.

Crosby Named NHL's Second Star of the Week


Two more goals. Eight more points. Three more wins.

This Line is Tops. Penguins 3, Oilers 2


Crosby, Kunitz and Dupuis do it again.

Olli Maatta Good for Penguins, Bad for Business


Defenseman Olli Maatta is playing some excellent hockey and boy are people going to be steamed when the Penguins send him back to the OHL.

Vokoun Out 3-6 Months


Pittsburgh's veteran backup could potentially miss the entire 2013 regular season.

Zatkoff, Letang Steal Win for Penguins


It wasn't pretty and it was barely effective, but the Pens topped Chicago's AHL roster 3-2 in a shootout Monday night.

Niskanen, Despres and Salary Cap Gymnastics


Pittsburgh has to get under the NHL's regressive salary cap. That's likely to bring change to the team's defense, where eight viable players are vying for six regular spots.

Business as Usual in Penguins Offseason


Steady as she goes

Underachieving Penguins Need Culture Shock


Dan Bylsma is not all that ails this team, but something has to change to shake this team out of its ever-fragile ways.

Sweep or No, Malkin Must Stay


Pittsburgh's offense fell into the abyss. Nonetheless, Evgeni Malkin has been Pittsburgh's most productive forward in a forgettable conference finals. Re-signing him is Job One for Ray Shero this summer.

Why Did the Penguins Try to Out-Bruins the Bruins?


If the Penguins were "off their game" by the end of Saturday's series-opener, it was their own gameplan that got them there.

Pittsburgh's PK and the Difference a Year Makes


For long stretches of the first round, the New York Islanders looked to be putting on an encore of the Flyer's 2012 performance. The PK may have been the only thing that saved Pittsburgh.

Shock and Awesome. Pens Strike Early in 4-1 Win


Pittsburgh's power play is made of cheat codes. The unit struck twice on three chances in the Pens' 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 1.

Crosby Nominated for Masterton Trophy


The Franchise gets his third award nod of the year after being named a finalist for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Crosby has already been named a finalist for the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award for the 2013 season.

Pens-Sens Second-Round Schedule


TV Schedule, Start Times and TBA's.

Mount Murray: Pens Big Defender Stifling Isles


Douglas Murray is Pittsburgh's slowest skater. So why is he the only one who has contained the Islanders' speedy forecheck?

Better to be Lucky. Pens Escape Isles, 5-4 (OT)


The Pittsburgh Penguins lucked their way out of another outright bad game against the Islanders, taking a 2-1 series lead with Chris Kunitz's overtime winner.

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