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  • John Marino’s Brother Shares Amazing Story Of Hockey’s Role In Family’s Lives

    NESN "It’s hard to overstate what hockey means to John Marino and his family. Paul Marino III, the twin brother of the Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman, shared an incredible story of how the sport of hockey shapes their lives Thursday during NESN’s broadcast of the Penguins versus..." January 17

  • 7 Maple Leafs trade targets who could help shore up the blue line

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs’ tumultuous season has seen a new dose of chaos thrown into the mix. If a coaching change, an off-season blockbuster deal that hasn’t panned out, and injuries to Mitch Marner and John Tavares weren’t enough to shake things up, the loss of..." January 15

  • Lineup mistake leaves Minnesota Wild down a defenseman during Sidney Crosby's return

    USA Today "The Minnesota Wild already had their hands full Tuesday night because Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby was returning from November surgery. Then they found themselves down a defenseman before the game started because of an apparent lineup mistake from coach Bruce..." January 14

  • Sidney Crosby to return for Penguins against Wild

    NHL.com "Sidney Crosby will return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup when they host the Minnesota Wild at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, ATTSN-PIT, NHLTV). The Penguins captain said he would play after taking rushes on the first line and working with the first power-play..." January 14

  • New skills event will have players shooting pucks from stands

    The Score "The NHL is unveiling a new skills competition event at the 2020 All-Star Weekend that will feature players shooting pucks from up in the stands into targets on the ice, sources told ESPN's Greg Wyshynski. Eight players will stand in a section of the Enterprise Center in St. Louis..." January 14

  • Penguins' Kris Letang named captain for 2020 NHL All-Star game

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Two weeks ago, there was some question as to whether Kris Letang would earn an All-Star jersey. Now, they’ll have to sew a “C” onto it. The NHL announced on Monday that the Penguins defenseman will captain the Metropolitan Division. Letang, a six-time..." January 14

  • NHL extends agreement with Buffalo to host combine through 2022

    Buffalo News "Buffalo will remain the final stop for prospects before the National Hockey League's entry draft. The league and the Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the two sides signed a three-year contract to continue to hold the combine in KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter through 2022...." January 13

  • Could the Penguins STILL acquire Taylor Hall?

    PensBurgh "Perhaps no NHL team has made a living off of making unconventional and unlikely trades in recent years as the Pittsburgh Penguins have. Take the Phil Kessel acquisition in 2015 — Kessel was carrying a $8.0 million salary cap hit, the Pens are..." January 13

  • Women's 3-on-3 event arranged for NHL All-Star Weekend

    Yahoo! Sports "Hockey’s greatest rivalry is set to take the spotlight during the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. A 3-on-3 matchup featuring the top women’s hockey players from the United States and Canada will take place at some point during the..." January 13

  • Beyond Headlines: Penguins are serious contenders despite injuries

    Sportsnet "The story of this remarkable Pittsburgh Penguins season is not just told through the number of man games lost to injury. It’s probably best expressed in the staggering amount of cap space they’ve had sitting on injured reserve for virtually the entire year..." January 12

  • Sidney Crosby could return for Penguins against Coyotes

    NHL.com "Sidney Crosby was cleared for contact and practiced on what Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said was "another strong day" Saturday, and the center could return to the lineup against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Sunday (6 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-A PLUS, ATTSN-PT,..." January 11

  • Not feeling well, Sidney Crosby skips on-ice workout

    Yardbarker "While it was looking like Penguins star center Sidney Crosby was nearing a return from his core muscle injury, it appears those plans have hit at least a small snag. Pittsburgh announced (Twitter link) that although he was scheduled to skate ahead of Friday’s game in Colorado,..." January 11

  • Brandon Tanev Proving Pittsburgh Penguins Faith was Warranted

    Last Word On Hockey "In July, when the free-agent frenzy started, the Pittsburgh Penguins big signing was forward Brandon Tanev. General Manager Jim Rutherford isn’t opposed to making a splash, which he did when giving a six-year contract to Tanev. Many had questioned the move solely..." January 09

  • Potential targets for the Colorado Avalanche as we approach the NHL trade deadline

    Mile High Hockey "As the 2020 NHL trade deadline draws closer, it’s only a matter of time before the rumor mill picks up steam. We’re set to hear dozens of teams and player mentioned in ‘rumors’ and ‘rumbling’ on a nearly daily basis. Some rumored trades will come to..." January 09

  • The Kris Letang discussion

    PensBurgh "Kris Letang is headed to the NHL All-Star Game for the sixth time in his career. He followed the announcement that he and Tristan Jarry have been added to the 2020 game with an All-Star performance in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 4-3 win over the Vegas..." January 09

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Looking For Forward

    Yardbarker "Even though they seem ready to welcome back captain Sidney Crosby  in the next few days, the Pittsburgh Penguins will still be without one of their most potent offensive weapons for the rest of the season. Jake Guentzel is facing a four-to-six month recovery..." January 09

  • Joseph Blandisi Placed On Waivers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins on Wednesday placed forward Joseph Blandisi on waivers. In 21 games this season, Blandisi has five points (two goals, three assists).  " January 09

  • Kris Letang, Tristan Jarry Named To Metropolitan All-Star Team

    PensBurgh "Jake Guentzel will still get credit for being named an All-Star this season, but due to his unfortunate injury, he will not be able to participate in the festivities at the end of the month. With Guentzel out, the NHL had to pick a replacement from the Penguins to fill..." January 08

  • NHL's Bill Daly says trend of players skipping All-Star Game 'a concern'

    ESPN "The decision by Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin to skip back-to-back All-Star Weekends has the NHL concerned it could start a trend among players, according to deputy commissioner Bill Daly. "In terms of player participation, is that a concern? Yes, I..." January 08

  • NHL unveils black-and-white 2020 All-Star Game jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "The best players across hockey will convene in St. Louis this year for the annual NHL All-Star Game, and with it comes the yearly debate about whether or not the jerseys displayed on ice are aesthetically pleasing, or doomed to be forgotten at best, and ridiculed at worst. The 2020..." January 08

  • Mike Sullivan has been the constant in the Penguins’ season

    PensBurgh "As NHL teams get to the official midpoint of their 82-game season, the Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves in a great position. They’re on pace for 110 points. No team in the league has better than the Pens’ +32 goal differential. Pittsburgh is controlling the..." January 07

  • Ron Burkle’s Son Found Dead In Los Angeles

    CBS Pittsburgh " The son of Pittsburgh Penguins’ co-owner Ron Burkle has been found dead in Los Angeles. People Magazine first reported Burkle’s 27-year-old son, Andrew, was found dead Monday in his Beverly Hills apartment. " January 07

  • Penguins GM Jim Rutherford searching for a winger to replace Jake Guentzel

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Jim Rutherford is grateful all-star forward Jake Guentzel likely will be out for the rest of the season. Really. After all, it could have been much worse. “As bad as it is and unfortunate, in some ways, I feel better about it now because when he went down at..." January 07

  • Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and the value of a supporting cast

    TSN "Two of hockey’s superstars will square off Monday night in Toronto as Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers face Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs (6:30 p.m. ET on TSN 4). Any time you get a head-to-head matchup between players of this calibre, it is..." January 06

  • Rene Fasel: NHL needs to make Olympic decision by end of August

    The Score "IIHF president Rene Fasel has set a deadline for the NHL to decide whether or not the league will participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Speaking at the closing press conference at the world juniors Sunday, Fasel said he needs a decision from commissioner Gary Bettman by..." January 06

  • John Tortorella’s nonsensical fine reeks of NHL hypocrisy

    New York Post "It is always amusing when Colin Campbell leaps to the defense of the integrity of the league, as the NHL’s director of hockey operations indirectly did when castigating John Tortorella’s “unprofessional and unacceptable” Dec. 29 postgame tirade against the..." January 06

  • Which team should the Minnesota Wild face in the 2021 NHL Winter Classic?

    Hockey Wilderness "It’s official, folks. The Minnesota Wild will finally host a Winter Classic! The big game will take place on New Year’s Day 2021 at Target Field, which can contain close to 40,000 fans. The entire week leading up to the game will essentially be one massive party,..." January 03

  • Sidney Crosby returns to Penguins practice following hernia surgery

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby returned to practice on Friday after a two-month absence.   " January 03

  • Five most underrated stars heading into 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "Like in all sports, the NHL has some players that are both overrated and underrated. Players might fall into either category because of where they play, which players they play with or their personalities both during interviews and on social media. Today, we don’t want to focus..." January 03

  • Four potential trade destinations for Rangers winger Chris Kreider

    Sportsnet "The first marquee trade chip of the season has already been dealt. With elite winger Taylor Hall shipped from New Jersey to Arizona in mid-December, the trade market has officially opened. And as is often the case with big-ticket deals, the fallout is just as important as the initial..." January 03

  • NHL All-Decade Power Rankings: Blackhawks reign supreme

    The Score "Welcome to a special edition of theScore's NHL Power Rankings, which will encompass the last 10 seasons. With the new decade now underway, it's time to take one last look back at the previous 10 years and see which franchises were the class of the league. Let's rank how..." January 01

  • Sidney Crosby skates with Penguins at practice, no timeline for return

    NHL.com "Sidney Crosby joined the Pittsburgh Penguins at a practice Tuesday for the first time since he had core muscle surgery Nov. 14, but said there's no timeline for his return. The 32-year-old center skated with his teammates because of the scheduling of available ice time, and..." December 31

  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel to miss 4-6 months after crashing headfirst into boards

    Yahoo! Sports "The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Ottawa Senators on Monday night, but didn’t escape the victory at full health. Jake Guentzel scored — tallying his 200th NHL point in the process — but the aftermath left Penguins fans with a pit in their stomach...." December 31

  • Breaking down the most egregious 2020 NHL All-Star team snubs

    Sportsnet "The rosters for the NHL’s four divisional All-Star squads are nearly set. After announcing the four captains earlier this month — Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, David Pastrnak and Alex Ovechkin, who’s elected to skip the festivities to rest up for the..." December 31

  • Divisional imbalance sure to impact NHL playoff races

    TSN "One story I’ve been monitoring since the National Hockey League adopted a division-based playoff format at the onset of the 2013-14 regular season is how divisional imbalance influences playoff races. There were a few reasons for realignment, but the league’s primary bet..." December 31

  • Calder Trophy Power Rankings: Victor Olofsson charges up list with big December

    The Score "In the third edition of theScore's Calder Trophy Power Rankings, we feature one rookie making his debut on the list, and four others who have been jockeying for position throughout the 2019-20 season. 5. Ilya Mikheyev, Toronto Maple Leafs Unfortunately, this will be..." December 31

  • NHL unveils All-Star Game rosters, Last Men In candidates

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today the four divisional rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend as well as the return of the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In presented by adidas, which gives fans the ability to vote for the final player on each All-Star..." December 30

  • What will the Penguins’ lines look like when Sidney Crosby returns to the lineup?

    PensBurgh "We know based on the initial timeline for Sidney Crosby that he has to be getting close to returning to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup. We just do not know exactly when that will return will be. The other thing we do not know: What his return will mean to the..." December 27

  • Concussions dominated the 2010s, but the NHL is still fighting its demons

    The Score "Tim Thomas didn't expect this - the pain, the suffering, being open about both. Yet there he was, signature goatee and all, speaking candidly with a small group of reporters earlier this month in Washington. His voice trembled. Tears streamed down his cheeks. He bore it..." December 27

  • NHL players most likely to be traded this season

    Yardbarker "Even though the NHL trade deadline is still two months away, it is not too early to start looking at the players who could be on the move. We already saw one of the biggest names make headlines this month when the New Jersey Devils traded Taylor Hall to the Arizona Coyotes. Here..." December 27

  • Penguins Likely To Start Extension Talks With Marcus Pettersson Next Week

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With January 1st quickly approaching and being the first day that players on one-year contracts can sign contract extensions, it’s likely we’ll see some activity on that front fairly soon.  One player that appears to be likely to get one is Penguins defenseman Marcus..." December 27

  • The World Junior Championship Is a Prospect-Lovers Paradise Thanks to a Strong Draft Class

    The Hockey News "If your favorite NHL team is down in the dumps, help is on the way. The World Junior Championship is always seen as the ultimate test for the best prospects in the world, both drafted and undrafted. And while the 2020 edition will have its fair share of top drafted NHL prospects, such..." December 26

  • Top 5 Stanley Cup playoff series of the decade

    The Score "There's been plenty of memorable playoff hockey over the past decade, and as the calendar shifts to 2020, it's time to count down the top five series of the 2010s. 5. Flyers vs. Penguins - 2012 Result: Flyers in 6 Lasting memory: Giroux pastes Crosby..." December 26

  • Nine bold NHL predictions for 2020

    Sportsnet "Did you know a year in advance that P.K. Subban would get traded (again), Patrick Marleau would find his way back to San Jose, and Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky would split from Columbus after the playoffs? We did. We’re not guaranteeing all of these nine NHL..." December 26

  • Kathryn Tappen: Jeremy Roenick's comments 'unacceptable,' we remain friends

    The Score "NHL on NBC host Kathryn Tappen released a statement Tuesday condemning the recent comments made by co-worker Jeremy Roenick that led to his indefinite suspension from the network. "While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable, especially..." December 24

  • All-Star Game rosters as selected by NHL.com

    NHL.com "Rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game have yet to be announced by the League's Hockey Operations Department, but NHL.com staff writers are getting a head start. Four writers, one per division, were asked to fill out their own teams to go along with the four captains already..." December 24

  • NBC suspends Jeremy Roenick for inappropriate comments on podcast

    The Score "NBC has suspended Jeremy Roenick indefinitely without pay for inappropriate comments made about his co-workers during a recent appearance on the "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast, the network announced on Monday, according to Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press. On the..." December 23

  • Canada finalizes 23-man world juniors roster

    The Score "Forward Benoit-Olivier Groulx will have to take the lonely flight back home from the Czech Republic, as the Anaheim Ducks prospect was Team Canada's final cut ahead of the 2020 World Junior Championship. Here's a look at the final 23-man roster, based on Saturday's..." December 21

  • Future Watch: Five Rookies Tearing Up The AHL This Season

    The Hockey News "Welcome to the Lucas Elvenes show. In our 2019-20 Yearbook, Elvenes didn’t crack the top 10 NHL prospects list, which makes sense given that he was coming off a disappointing season with Rogle in the Swedish league where he failed to show much improvement. But up until a few..." December 20

  • Friday Five: What will the NHL look like next decade?

    TSN "What a decade it’s been. The 2010s brought the Golden Goal, a seventh Canadian club in Winnipeg, and a shot in the arm for franchises in Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver with the arrivals of Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Elias Pettersson. There was the..." December 20