Crosby, Penguins feel Stanley Cup window still open entering season

Crosby, Penguins feel Stanley Cup window still open entering season

CRANBERRY, Pa. — Sidney Crosby isn’t interested in a fairy tale ending for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Instead, the captain wants to get back to basics after fellow center Evgeni Malkin and defenseman Kris Letang signed new contracts this offseason. “It’s not about, necessarily, the Cinderella story,” Crosby said at training camp Friday. “It’s about winning … 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

McDavid discusses Matthews, meeting Crosby on ‘NHL @TheRink’ podcast

McDavid discusses Matthews, meeting Crosby on 'NHL @TheRink' podcast

Connor McDavid discussed why Austin Matthews is his favorite player to watch, his first encounter with Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux, and the time he surprised even himself after scoring a goal on the latest episode of the “NHL @TheRink” podcast. “I like watching Matthews,” McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers captain, told co-hosts Dan Rosen and … Read more

Sidney Crosby, ‘intense as ever,’ eyes longevity and another Stanley Cup

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Sidney Crosby had never attended someone else’s Stanley Cup party. So, when he helped fellow Nova Scotian and good buddy Nathan MacKinnon celebrate this summer, Crosby let loose. As he recently joked, Crosby was the “fifth drunkest person there.” Are we seeing a relaxed Crosby going into his 18th NHL season? Hardly. “He’s as intense … Read more

NHL rookie camp standouts: Who impressed in Buffalo, Penticton and Traverse City?

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NHL training camps officially opened this past weekend, with rookie tournaments taking place across the NHL landscape. Today we discuss who stood out at three of the main events: the tournament in Buffalo featuring Boston, Montreal, New Jersey, Ottawa and Pittsburgh; the tournament in Penticton, BC, with Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Vancouver; and Traverse City, … Read more

Crosby Speaks on Malkin and Letang Extensions

Crosby Speaks on Malkin and Letang Extensions

For Sidney Crosbythe uncertainty was the hardest part. Not knowing if Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang would test unrestricted free agency for the first time in their careers was difficult for the captain, who obviously wanted them to re-sign with Pittsburgh, but wasn’t sure if that would ultimately work out. “It was kind of a … Read more

Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche sign Evan Rodrigues to one-year, $2M deal

Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche sign Evan Rodrigues to one-year, $2M deal

DENVER — The Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche added more depth at forward by signing Evan Rodriguez to a one-year, $2 million deal on Monday. The move comes on the heels of losing Nazem Kadri in free agency to Calgary. The Avalanche are banking that Rodrigues can help fill the void. Rodrigues arrives in the … Read more

Top 5 Candidates For the 2022-23 Art Ross Trophy

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Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports For the last several years, offense has been trending upward in the National Hockey League. After a pause in the pattern during the strange 2020-21 campaign, teams made up for lost time last season, scoring an average of 3.14 goals per team per game. That’s a number that hasn’t been seen … Read more

Metropolitan Notes: Zucker, Bailey, Hagelin

Metropolitan Notes: Zucker, Bailey, Hagelin

Jason Zucker‘s tenure with the Penguins has been a tough one with the veteran struggling to stay healthy and not being as productive as expected when he has played. With that in mind, some wondered if they’d try to find a home for him this summer. As Dave Molinari of Pittsburgh Hockey Now reports, they … Read more