2022-23 Pittsburgh Penguins season preview: Jarry and DeSmith ride again

2022-23 Pittsburgh Penguins season preview: Jarry and DeSmith ride again

After looking at the forwards and then the defensemen in our Penguins’ season preview, it’s now onto the men in the big pads that stand in front of fast moving pucks. NHL goalies It is an odd thing to say that the goaltending was mostly strong last year, considering that the Penguins’ season ended primarily … Read more

Malkin ‘looks strong, fit, in shape, hungry’ for Penguins at age 36

Malkin 'looks strong, fit, in shape, hungry' for Penguins at age 36

CRANBERRY, Pa. — Evgeni Malkin trusts his game. So do the Pittsburgh Penguins. But if anyone doubts the 36-year-old center, he said he welcomes the chance to prove them wrong. “I believe in myself,” Malkin said when training camp opened Thursday. “I’m still a good player. I believe in myself. I believe in my teammates. … Read more

Malkin in Rare Form on Day 1 of Penguins Training Camp

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CRANBERRY — Evgeni Malkin will most likely complete his NHL career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, in what he dubbed his second hometown. Only hours before the start of free agency, Malkin signed a four-year deal with clauses that make it buyout proof, essentially guaranteeing his Penguins tenure. On Day 1 of Penguins training camp, he … Read more

Big Retirements, MacKinnon Payday, & Penguins Prospects Improve

NHL trade, Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby, P.K. Subban, NHL free agents

Three big-name defensemen called it a career on Tuesday, including a somewhat surprising announcement from PK Subban. Sidney Crosby’s buddy Nathan MacKinnon is now the highest-paid player in the NHL, but he may have left a little something on the table for the Avalanche to spend. The New York Rangers traded Nils Lundkvist to Dallas … Read more

5 questions about the Penguins entering training camp

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The Penguins’ 2022 training camp won’t be nearly as fraught with consternation as their 2021 edition of training camp. A year ago, it remained to be seen who would play center as franchise pillars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were convalescing from offseason surgeries. And the futures of Malkin and All-Star defenseman Kris Letang were … Read more

Flyers Are Cursed, Kadri Mic-Drops Avs, Penguins Value Potentials

Flyers Are Cursed, Kadri Mic-Drops Avs, Penguins Value Potentials

Say goodbye in style if you are going to war against your former teammates for the prize you just helped them win. Nazem Kadri mic-dropped his former Colorado Avalanche teammates. The Philadelphia Flyers are cursed, and it’s getting worse, writes Sam Carchidi. The Dallas Stars and New York Rangers hooked up on the NHL trade … Read more

Burke talks Penguins outlook, life lessons in Q&A with NHL.com

Burke talks Penguins outlook, life lessons in Q&A with NHL.com

In NHL.com’s Q&A feature called “Sitting Down with…” we talk to key figures in the game, gaining insight into their lives on and off the ice. In this special offseason edition, we feature Pittsburgh Penguins president of hockey operations Brian Burke. BUFFALO — Brian Burke is hopeful the Pittsburgh Penguins can rekindle some magic in … Read more

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby welcomes a return to normal

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Monday presented a new experience to Sidney Crosby. He asked someone out on a date for homecoming. To be clear: He helped someone in that task. Crosby helped re-institute a tradition for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday as he and several of his teammates made personal deliveries to season-ticket holders in the region. One of … Read more

Penguins Q&A: Penguins Lines, D-Pairs, and…Playoffs?!

Penguins Q&A: Penguins Lines, D-Pairs, and...Playoffs?!

Coaches have not yet publicly shared the image of their puzzle. The Pittsburgh Penguins’ corner pieces are in place. We know where Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, and even Jeff Petry will line up. In the subsequent roster assembly, we’ll find out if head coach Mike Sullivan can see the schooner in the 3D … Read more

Where can improvement come from for the Penguins?

Where can improvement come from for the Penguins?

Over at Sportsnet, former Pensburgh Podcast guest and all around good dude Justin Bourne was asking questions about the teams of the Eastern Conference for the upcoming season. Here was the screed about the Pens. How can the Penguins get better? It’s not that they aren’t good, or won’t be good. But they finished seventh … Read more