NHL 2016-17: Odds stacked against Penguins repeating

After the Penguins paraded the Stanley Cup through the streets of Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby took it to his hometown of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Evgeni Malkin to Moscow and Phil Kessel to a children's hospital in Toronto as part of the summer-long celebration. If there's one thing champions in the NHL have learned, it is to savor those moments because history says they won't happen...
Via Associated Press
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Pittsburgh Penguins: Early Expectations

“Last season was last season.” Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan was both factual and wise in his statement to reporters on Wednesday. It would be very easy to expect Sidney Crosby and company to pick up where they left off when they hoisted the Stanley Cup in June. But how realistic is it to assume that they can find the same chemistry, drive, and passion in the early...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

Sidney Crosby adds to legacy with MVP award, World Cup title

TORONTO (AP) Sidney Crosby was stewing after each of the first two periods in Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey finals. When the final horn sounded, he was sporting an ear-to-ear smile. Crosby set up Patrice Bergeron's game-tying goal with 2:53 left in the third period on a power play that paved the way for Brad Marchand's short-handed goal with 43.1 seconds remaining to be the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Preseason 2016

The Pittsburgh Penguins preseason kicked off Tuesday the 27th and will continue on until October 8th, as the Pens prepare for their 2016-17 season opener versus the Washington Capitals. The Penguins are fresh off of a Stanley Cup victory and will be looking to come back strong heading into the regular season. Between the goalie drama in Pittsburgh in regards to the expansion draft...
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Tristan Jarry Clouds Pittsburgh’s Fleury/Murray Debate

Tristan Jarry – Pittsburgh’s other highly touted goaltending prospect – played fairly well last season in his first year at the AHL level. While he didn’t match Matt Murray’s record-breaking performance from one season prior, he posted a respectable .905 save percentage and 2.69 goals-against average through 33 games played. Last night, everyone got their first glimpse...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

‘Let’s go Kessel’ chanted during Team USA World Cup game

Fans in attendance at Team USA’s final game in what has been a disastrous appearance in the World Cup of Hockey added insult to injury by chanting “Let’s Go Kessel” during play. That moment when the ACC starts chanting "LET'S GO KESSEL" in the middle of a #TeamUSA Game #WCH2016 #SavageChirps — Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) September...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

YB Box Score: 9/22/16 - Aaron, Felix and A Tribe Called Quest

Welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the next Dodgers-Giants series. (At least it will be more spirited than Team USA vs. Team Canada vs. Team North America... wait what now?) Around the league:  Something doesn't seem right with Aaron Rodgers this season. What's going on with the two-time MVP? [The Ringer] Okay, so you've lost Adrian Peterson from...
Via Yardbarker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel eviscerates USA Hockey with killer tweet

As Team USA fell to Team Canada 4-2 in the World Cup of Hockey, thus eliminating them from moving onto the next roung, many US hockey fans were left scratching their heads wondering what could have been. The team and tournament was basically set up for them to advance to at least the semifinals. They are left with a lot of questions, and not many answers. The one person that may...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc-Andre Fleury on a mission to win back starting job

If training camp goes Marc-Andre Fleury’s way, he’ll be the starting goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2016-17 season. Fleury spoke with Robert Laflamme of about being a backup goaltender during the Pittsburgh Penguins' run to a Stanley Cup victory. He admitted it was an odd feeling being on the bench while rookie Matt Murray started but said, at the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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