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  • Sidney Crosby aiming to play at least 3 more seasons

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins veteran Sidney Crosby has dominated the league ever since he erupted onto the scene in 2005-06, and it appears the 34-year-old will continue his NHL career for at least a little while longer. "Three (seasons), for sure - and then we'll see..." May 17

  • The 6 Most Likely Landing Spots for Penguins Forward Evgeni Malkin

    Bleacher Report "Evgeni Malkin has played nearly 1,000 regular-season games and another 177 in the playoffs while establishing himself as one of the most prolific players in recent history. Three Stanley Cups, two scoring titles, a most valuable player award and better than 500 goals and 1,300 points..." May 17

  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin discusses potential contract re-signing with team

    The Athletic "Pittsburgh Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin said Tuesday he remains hopeful of re-signing with the team and still wishes to "retire here." However, he did not commit to giving the Penguins a chance to match any offer if he receives an offer from another team in..." May 17

  • Examining the Key Battlegrounds for Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs

    Daily Faceoff "In Round 1, Daily Faceoff resident coach Jon Goyens identified eight key battlegrounds that had significant impacts on the outcome of each series. He was the first to use the word ‘boring’ to describe the start of that Calgary-Dallas series, which ended up being..." May 17

  • The 10 hottest storylines to open Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs

    Daily Faceoff "Okay. That was extreme. Pretty sure the hockey universe is still measuring its collective heart rate after five Game 7s over two days to close out the first round of the NHL playoffs. Early on in those series, though: I have to admit to being disappointed in the quality of the games on the ice...." May 17

  • Sidney Crosby unhappy with Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang offers from Penguins

    SI "Another season again ended prematurely for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and there is already big time news coming from within the locker room. It was no secret that Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang were playing on the final year of their contracts, and fans began preparing for the end of the..." May 17

  • What is next for the Penguins?

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang made their NHL debuts for the Pittsburgh Penguins early in the 2006-07 season, joining a second-year Sidney Crosby, it ushered in a new era of hockey for the franchise. That era, even in its infancy, carried massive..." May 17

  • Penguins' Last Dance?

    Bleacher Report "The player once known as Sid the Kid is no longer a kid anymore. You probably couldn't tell based on the way he played in the Pittsburgh Penguins' first-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the New York Rangers. He put up 10 points in six games, missing Game 6 with what..." May 16

  • Penguins evaluating GM Ron Hextall, president Brian Burke after latest first-round exit?

    Yardbarker "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins are left asking themselves many "what if" questions following the club's fourth straight first-round playoff exit, this one at the hands of the New York Rangers. For example, they'll wonder all summer what could have been had..." May 16

  • 3 major offseason moves the Maple Leafs must make after another early Stanley Cup Playoffs exit

    Clutch Points "The Toronto Maple Leafs were defeated in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That’s a phrase attributable to any of the past six NHL seasons and still holds true in 2022. The Leafs blew a 3-2 series lead against the Tampa Bay Lightning and were defeated 2-1 in Game 7, once again..." May 15

  • 3 Minnesota Wild Offseason Moves That Must Be Made

    The Hockey Writers "The Minnesota Wild had high expectations for the playoffs following a franchise-best campaign in the 2021-22 NHL season. Unfortunately, the St. Louis Blues proved to be too tough of a task to handle in the opening round as they eliminated the Wild in six games. Outside of Kirill..." May 15

  • Looking Ahead To P.K. Subban’s Impending Free Agency

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Despite relatively low fanfare, one of hockey’s biggest names is set to be become an unrestricted free agent this summer. New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban will become a UFA for the first time in his career, having just finished the final year of an eight-year, $72MM..." May 15

  • Sidney Crosby, Rickard Rakell, Tristan Jarry All Playing In Game 7

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby will play in Sunday's decisive Game 7 against the New York Rangers. Crosby was knocked out of Game 5 of the Penguins' first-round playoff series after taking a high hit to the head area from Rangers defenseman Jacob..." May 15

  • Blackhawks Have 3 Good Right-Wing Targets for the 2022 Offseason

    The Hockey Writers "The Chicago Blackhawks are expected to be one of the busiest teams this offseason. General manager (GM) Kyle Davidson has made it clear that the club is rebuilding and more moves should be on the way. However, although this is the current state of the team, that doesn’t..." May 14

  • Ranking the worst Game 7 losses for each NHL team

    The Athletic "Welcome to a weekend of Game 7s. If your favorite team isn’t playing in one, prepare to be entertained. If they are, well, prepare for pain. Whenever I make a ranking, I know what I’m in for. It’s a fun format to play with, and readers usually enjoy them, but..." May 13

  • Keys to the offseason for NHL teams, including draft, free-agency game plans

    ESPN "The 2021-22 NHL season included a great deal of highlights, from the dominance of the Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers to the goal-scoring prowess of Auston Matthews and Chris Kreider to spectacular goaltending from Igor..." May 13

  • If Crosby is out, the Penguins need Malkin and Letang to take over

    The Athletic "Sidney Crosby had those looks about him in these Stanley Cup playoffs. Those familiar with him know the signs: a steely, focused stare in his eyes; a pulsating thrust in his skating stride; powerful and indefatigable but also creatively calculating with and without, on or away,..." May 12

  • One hit to Sidney Crosby’s head changes everything for the Penguins

    The Athletic "Everything was going so nicely for the Penguins on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. Almost too nicely. They were in complete control and the Rangers looked dead in the water. The series, it seemed, was about to conclude with a handshake on New York..." May 12

  • Why Jacob Trouba escaped with no discipline for the Sidney Crosby hit

    Daily Faceoff "Hockey is better with Sidney Crosby playing it. He’s one of the greatest players of all-time. No one wants to see him hurt, and it’s especially crushing when it’s a blow to the head that sidelines him. It calls back bad memories of Crosby’s “What could have..." May 12

  • Rangers' Jacob Trouba won't receive discipline for hit on Sidney Crosby

    The Score "New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba won't face supplementary discipline for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby during Game 5 on Wednesday night, reports Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Crosby exited the..." May 12

  • How teams are using ‘Trap Goals’ to score in the Stanley Cup playoffs

    Daily Faceoff "A few months back, I wrote an article for The Coaches Site about a term I coined: ‘Trap Goals.’ I came up with the idea after working remotely for an NHL head coach during the 2020 and 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs. During pre-scouts and analyzing in-game..." May 12

  • Why ridiculous goal scoring is good for the Stanley Cup playoffs

    ESPN "Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said something absolutely astonishing before Game 3 against the Carolina Hurricanes. He announced a goalie change from Linus Ullmark to Jeremy Swayman, which was to be expected when one is down in a series. But to justify his..." May 12

  • Thomas Chabot to captain Canada at worlds; Josh Anderson, Pierre-Luc Dubois among alternates

    TSN "Thomas Chabot will serve as Team Canada's captain at the 2022 IIHF World Championship in Finland. Hockey Canada announced Thursday that Chabot will wear the "C," while Montreal Canadiens winger Josh Anderson, Winnipeg Jets forwards Pierre-Luc Dubois and Adam Lowry,..." May 12

  • 3 Vegas Golden Knights head coach candidates if Peter DeBoer is fired

    Sportsnaut "The Vegas Golden Knights suffered a disappointing end to the 2021-22 NHL season, tumbling out of a playoff spot over the final few months. This is the first time in franchise history that they’ve missed the playoffs. As a result, head coach Peter DeBoer has found his name swirling in the..." May 11

  • Mike Sullivan's steady hand shoving archaic Gerard Gallant to brink

    DK Pittsburgh Sports "There aren’t many straight lines anyone can navigate through Manhattan these days, with construction cranes and scaffolding everywhere in a visible post-pandemic building boom. But that’s apparently what the Penguins will encounter here tonight in Game 5 in trying to finish off..." May 11

  • Mid-series vibe check: How each team should feel halfway through the first round

    The Athletic "This has been a strange first round on a number of fronts. Scoring is up, penalties are being called, teams are holding onto multi-goal leads, the margin of victory has never been higher, and series have never been closer. It’s been a very different Stanley Cup playoffs. The..." May 10

  • The Grind Line: Naming the Red Wings’ Next Head Coach

    The Hockey Writers "You’ve heard the news. Jeff Blashill will not be behind the Detroit Red Wings’ bench next season, and now the search for Hockeytown’s next head coach has begun. General manager Steve Yzerman has the ultimate say in who will fill that vacancy, but he did say this..." May 10

  • Keys to the offseason for NHL teams, including draft, free-agency game plans

    ESPN "The 2021-22 NHL season included a great deal of highlights, from the dominance of the Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers to the goal-scoring prowess of Auston Matthews and Chris Kreider to spectacular goaltending from Igor..." May 10

  • Why goalies accept the risk of cat eye cages

    Daily Faceoff "For this week’s edition of McKenna’s Musings, I decided to stay in my lane. All goalie. During the Stanley Cup playoffs, there’s never a shortage of crease-related topics. So here’s a closer look at two of the major goaltending..." May 10

  • Takeaways from the first 32 Stanley Cup playoff games -- and what comes next

    ESPN "Each series in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs has now gotten through Game 4, with no shortage of goalie drama, blowouts and controversy with on-ice officials. This postseason has certainly been thrilling, and following wins Monday by the Florida..." May 10

  • The storylines defining the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The Score "Scorers can't be stopped Disregard the old saying that it's harder to score in the postseason. Offense surged in 2021-22 to heights unseen in 26 years, and the trendline has kept rising in May. Teams combined to score 6.28 goals per game..." May 10

  • Montréal Canadiens hold best odds in NHL Draft Lottery history

    Daily Faceoff "The Montréal Canadiens picked the Wright time to bottom out in the NHL standings. Yes, the pain of finishing in 32nd place some 300 days after skating in the Stanley Cup Final is real, but the payoff is the Canadiens now hold the best odds in the history of the NHL Draft..." May 10

  • Who will hire Barry Trotz?

    The Athletic "How many NHL coaches woke up on Monday, heard that Barry Trotz was freshly unemployed and audibly groaned? Fifteen? Twenty? Thirty-one? Yep, a big, unexpected name has cannonballed into the coaching carousel. It seems we can thank Lou Lamoriello for that. Now,..." May 10

  • 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs: How officials handle the intensity, scrutiny of postseason hockey

    ESPN "It's round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and the Boston Bruins are facing the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 2 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tensions flare early, as Boston winger David Pastrnak collides with Carolina goalie Antti Raanta,..." May 09

  • Hockey Canada Announces 2022 IIHF World Championship Roster

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The roster is set, with just a few days to go before things kick off for Hockey Canada at the 2022 IIHF World Championship. The defending gold medalists will be icing a rather youthful roster this season, highlighted by some of the league’s up-and-coming stars, along with some established..." May 09

  • Penguins’ onslaught in Game 3 exposes disturbing Igor Shesterkin trend

    Clutch Points "For the second time in their series against the New York Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins have managed to find the back of the net at least four times after destroying the Rangers in a 7-4 Game 3 victory at home Saturday night. New York netminder Igor Shesterkin, widely considered the..." May 08

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Fan Got Savagely Turned Down From A Kiss On Live TV During Playoff Game

    Total Pro Sports "To get turned down by a woman is bad enough, but to have it done while being broadcasted over live TV during a playoff game is quite demoralizing. " May 08

  • Eight Free Agents with the Most Money at Stake in the 2022 NHL Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "The regular season is the main measuring stick for evaluating an NHL player's performance when he's eligible to become a restricted or unrestricted free agent. However, a strong effort in the postseason can also provide a significant boost to their stock. The..." May 07

  • The 10 most unbreakable NHL playoff records

    Daily Faceoff "Two years ago, Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo delivered an all-time performance during the Stanley Cup playoffs. In an agonizing five-overtime defeat to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of their Round-1 matchup, he stopped 85 shots. That broke Kelly Hrudey’s..." May 07

  • Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky top Central Scouting final 2022 NHL Draft rankings "Shane Wright, a center with Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League, is No. 1 in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft. Central Scouting on Thursday revealed its final list of the top North American skaters and goalies, and..." May 06

  • How to become an NHL head coach, coaching musical chairs and more

    The Athletic "Since the NHL regular season came to a close last weekend, three head coaching vacancies have opened up already, with possibly one or two more to come. NHL teams are rarely as cutthroat as their NFL counterparts where on Black Monday, non-playoff teams cut a swath through coaching..." May 06

  • Where and when does momentum matter in playoff games?

    Daily Faceoff "Momentum. It’s a word we hear a lot during the Stanley Cup playoffs, far more often than we do during the regular season. If you’ve watched all 16 games in Round 1 so far, you’ve probably heard “momentum” discussed several or even dozens of times per..." May 06

  • Sidney Crosby's Supporting Cast Slammed by Fans in Penguins' Game 2 Loss to Rangers

    Bleacher Report "The Pittsburgh Penguins had an underwhelming performance against the New York Rangers on Thursday, falling 5-2 in Game 2 of their first-round series at Madison Square Garden.  While some were quick to blame third-string goaltender Louis Domingue, who stopped 34 of 39 shots, for..." May 06

  • Controversy-Filled Rangers-Penguins Series Sees Igor Shesterkin Rising Above the Fray

    Bleacher Report "There was a brief moment when the New York Rangers' playoff hopes seemed as though they were on life support Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers were only a few minutes away from evening up their first-round playoff series with a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins when..." May 06

  • Devils open to trading 2022 1st-round pick

    The Score "With the 2022 NHL Draft just two months away, New Jersey Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald has made it clear his team's first-round selection could be in play. "I said this two drafts ago when we had the three first-round picks, I'm open to whatever can help..." May 05

  • Gary Bettman: NHL not interested in expanding playoffs

    The Score "While other leagues have expanded their postseason pictures in recent years, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday he wouldn't change a thing about the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "The reason this is as good as it is is because the regular season and the playoffs are..." May 05

  • 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs: How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

    ESPN "Have we ever discussed how the Conn Smythe Trophy might be the NHL's weirdest award? Let's start with the hardware itself. In 1964, the trophy was donated to the NHL by Maple Leaf Gardens, to be awarded to the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP and as a bauble to honor Hockey Hall of..." May 05

  • Halifax, Moncton To Host 2023 World Juniors

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After the 2023 IIHF World Junior tournament was stripped from Russia last month, a new host nation and city needed to be found quickly. The destination has been decided, as Hockey Canada officially announced today that Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Moncton, New Brunswick will hold the..." May 05

  • USA Announces Men's World Hockey Championship Roster

    The Hockey News "The United States has announced a 24-man roster for the upcoming men's World Hockey Championship in Finland, set to begin on May 13.  The team is led by veteran defenders Seth Jones and Nate Schmidt, with Jones being the most experienced player with two previous World..." May 05

  • What is the longest overtime game in NHL playoff history?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway and if you’re wondering what the longest overtime game in NHL playoff history is, we’ve got a list of the top 10 below. Top 10 Longest Overtime Games in NHL Playoff History: 116:30, 6 OT – March 24,..." May 05