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  • All-girls team gets to see Sidney Crosby, who helped them learn to play hockey

    Sportsnet "Despite it being his 15th year in the NHL, Sidney Crosby continues to wow young hockey fans. But his effect goes beyond that, he’s also inspired boys and girls to learn the game. And the results are already showing. Last Thursday, the Johnstown Warriors..." October 15

  • NHL, SMT announce expanded partnership for puck, player tracking

    Sport Business "The National Hockey League has expanded its 20-year partnership with real-time scoring system provider SportsMEDIA Technology (SMT), which will now also become the league’s puck and player tracking partner. The puck and player tracking technology is designed to aid the..." October 11

  • The NHL's three tiers of hatred

    ESPN "I watched a Los Angeles Kings vs. Calgary Flames game this week. Not by mistake. Not because I fell asleep with Center Ice streaming. I watched it because of pure, uncut, mutual animosity. The rivalry between Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Flames..." October 10

  • NHL teams are adding dogs to their rosters: Cute pooches are welcomed across the league

    USA Today "NHL teams are as thrilled to acquire a cute dog these days as they would be landing a scoring right wing. Ten teams now boast official team dogs, and that number may grow because team dogs are becoming as popular as players. “I can't tell you how many selfies our..." October 10

  • Alex Galchenyuk Placed On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins have made it official, placing Alex Galchenyuk on injured reserve and recalling Adam Johnson. Galchenyuk and Patric Hornqvist both missed practice today and were listed as day-to-day. Johnson will come up after recording two points in his..." October 09

  • Alex Galchenyuk, Patric Hornqvist will not play for Penguins against Ducks "Alex Galchenyuk and Patric Hornqvist are day to day with lower-body injuries, leaving the Pittsburgh Penguins down five forwards for their game against the Anaheim Ducks at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; ATTSN-PT, PRIME, NHL.TV). After losing two of their..." October 09

  • How the Penguins plan to go on (at least) one more Cup run with Sidney Crosby

    ESPN "The Penguins are getting booed. It's opening night in Pittsburgh -- six months after the Penguins were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the New York Islanders -- and all summer, chatter has been about improving the team's chemistry and transforming the..." October 09

  • A Penguins Trade Could Include Erik Gudbranson

    Pittsburgh Hockey Now "Add another name to the Pittsburgh Penguins trade block. For several months, Penguins trade rumors have centered on the defense because the team needed to clear salary-cap space and have at least one extra defender. Now, the Penguins have three spare NHL defenders and have been..." October 09

  • New NHL rules forcing coaches to think twice before challenging plays

    Calgary Herald "Evidence of the National Hockey League’s new rules came in the pre-season, giving coaches everywhere a window into how they can approach the changes in the most advantageous way to their teams. The Detroit Red Wings were playing the Toronto Maple Leafs in their exhibition finale..." October 08

  • Evgeni Malkin has soft tissue injury in leg, out at least a month

    PensBurgh "Coach Mike Sullivan was murky as ever with his injury update on Evgeni Malkin. Sullivan only deemed the injury as “longer term” which, for him, is the classification above “day-to-day”. However, more details and reports are beginning to emerge to help fill in..." October 08

  • Top prospects eligible for 2020 Draft "Alexis Lafreniere is No. 1 in the inaugural ranking of the top prospects eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft. The left wing, who plays for Rimouski in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, is expected to receive an A rating on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary Players to..." October 07

  • Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin, Nick Bjugstad out ‘longer term’ with injuries

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins centers Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bjugstad are expected to be sidelined “longer term” to undisclosed injuries, head coach Mike Sullivan said. The specific nature or severity of either player’s ailment was not revealed, but Sullivan suggested Malkin would..." October 07

  • Evgeni Malkin, Nick Bjugstad both leave Penguins' game vs. Blue Jackets early

    DK Pittsburgh Sports "Evgeni Malkin left the Penguins' game against the Blue Jackets midway through the second period on Saturday and did not return to the game. Malkin caught Kris Letang's skate and fell awkwardly into the boards. " October 06

  • NHL goalies must form quick bond with position coaches

    Nano News "The ability of a goalie and his position coach to form a quick and strong bond is crucial to success in the NHL. The narrative regarding goalies switching teams is often about the need to build new relationships within the locker room, establish communication and trust with a new set..." October 05

  • Evgeni Malkin calls Penguins’ opening night loss to Sabres a ‘wake-up call’

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins‘ 2019-20 season opened the same way their previous campaign ended last spring — with disappointment. The Penguins were outshot 41 to 29 in their 3-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres at home Thursday as they suffered their first regulation..." October 04

  • 2007 NHL Draft Take Two: Twenty-First Overall Pick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Hindsight is an amazing thing, and allows us to look back and wonder “what could have been.”  Though perfection is attempted, scouting and draft selection is far from an exact science and sometimes, it doesn’t work out the way teams – or players –..." October 04

  • Why goals are rising in the NHL ?— and can we expect more in 2019-20?

    Sportsnet "Coming out of the 2004-05 lockout, the NHL made a concerted effort to crack down on obstruction, which immediately led to more goals in that first season. But this didn’t last and the NHL went from a league that dramatically increased its goal total to one that was losing offence every..." October 04

  • NHL’s New Faceoff Rules: ‘Offensively, It's The Best Rule Ever, Defensively, It Sucks’

    The Hockey News "When a team starts play with the puck in the offensive zone, it can lead to really good things. Like goals. That’s why the NHL tweaked its rules over the summer to allow attacking teams to choose the side of the ice on which they’d like to take the draw in four specific situations...." October 03

  • ‘Not True,’ Jack Johnson Pushes Back on Penguins Trade Rumors

    Pittsburgh Hockey Now "Jack Johnson who has been the subject of heavy Pittsburgh Penguins trade rumors departed the locker room after practice Tuesday, but not before he imparted a few more words of wisdom following our conversation. He stopped to deposit his sweaty practice jersey in the laundry bin, and said to..." October 03

  • The Value of a Two-Way Forward in Today’s NHL

    SI "When Predators general manager David Poile thinks about the importance of two-way forwards, two names leap to mind. The first is Guy Carbonneau. Un bon choix. Thanks in part to Poile, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee, the former Montreal center will..." October 03

  • Sidney Crosby to play in Penguins season opener against Sabres "Sidney Crosby will play and Alex Galchenyuk will be a game-time decision for the Pittsburgh Penguins when they open their regular season against the Buffalo Sabres at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; ATTSN-PT, MSG-B, NHL.TV). Crosby practiced for a second..." October 02

  • NHL 20 projects Bruins to win Stanley Cup "The Boston Bruins will be your 2020 Stanley Cup champions, at least if the EA Sports NHL 20 simulations are correct. NHL 20 unveiled its most recent projections, where Boston defeats the Vegas Golden Knights in six games in the Stanley Cup Final to take home the Cup for the first time..." October 02

  • How the NHL Is Working to Give Hockey a Grassroots Presence in China

    SI "Earlier this year, the NHL quietly made a pair of small but significant moves to grow its presence in hockey’s most intriguing market. The first was the hiring of Sandy Ma Yun, a veteran executive of the Chinese auto and motorsports industries, as director of international strategy..." October 02

  • Offence is on a steady rise in the NHL

    TSN "Offence, offence, offence. Since the 2004-05 lockout, the National Hockey League has observed an interesting – if gradual – change in scoring. In the early years immediately after the lockout, it seemed as though goals were nearly impossible to come by after the month of..." October 02

  • Sidney Crosby return to Pens' practice

    TSN "Penguins captain Sidney Crosby returned to practice on Tuesday, two days ahead of their season opener against the Buffalo Sabres, after 32-year-old left his team's preseason finale for precautionary reasons Saturday night. Crosby blocked a shot with his foot in the first period..." October 01

  • Trade candidates you’ll hear about during the 2019-20 NHL season

    Sportsnet "After a summer that saw Phil Kessel, P.K. Subban, Jacob Trouba, Nazem Kadri, Tyson Barrie, J.T. Miller, James Neal, Milan Lucic, Andre Burakovsky and Justin Faulk all traded, plus a pre-season chock full of rumours and speculation, the 2019-20 campaign is shaping up to be a fascinating one when..." October 01

  • Trade candidates you’ll hear about during the 2019-20 NHL season

    Sportsnet "After a summer that saw Phil Kessel, P.K. Subban, Jacob Trouba, Nazem Kadri, Tyson Barrie, J.T. Miller, James Neal, Milan Lucic, Andre Burakovsky and Justin Faulk all traded, plus a pre-season chock full of rumours and speculation, the 2019-20 campaign is shaping up to be a fascinating one when..." October 01

  • NHL Should Allow Sponsored Logos on Team Jerseys

    The Hockey Writers "How do you grow revenue if you are the NHL? Continuing growth is rather difficult to do in any business and the way the NHL has gone about it has been rather smart with new partnerships, expansion franchises, and gambling partnerships. While new revenue sources are always difficult to uncover,..." September 30

  • Sidney Crosby day to day for Penguins, status for season opener unknown "Sidney Crosby is day to day for the Pittsburgh Penguins with an undisclosed injury, coach Mike Sullivan said Sunday. The center was hit in the leg by a shot from Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella after playing 6:42 in the first period of Pittsburgh's..." September 30

  • Penguins getting closer to trading Jack Johnson

    PensBurgh "Now that the injury talk is out of the way, it appears to solve their salary cap crunch the Pens intend to trade Jack Johnson. There’s been a lot of smoke growing on this development over the last few days and The Athletic’s Josh Yohe has more details. A..." September 29

  • Sidney Crosby being evaluated after blocking shot in preseason finale

    TSN "Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby left the teams final pre-season game early after blocking a shot in the first-period.  Crosby wasn't the only Penguin to leave the game early, Bryan Rust left in the third period after blocking a shot with his..." September 28

  • QMJHL To Retire Sidney Crosby’s No. 87 League-Wide

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced a major honor for one of the best players in the game last night. Commissioner Gilles Courteau revealed that, beginning with the 2020-21 season, the No. 87 will be retired league-wide out of respect for the “contributions to the..." September 28

  • How the Justin Faulk trade and signing could impact Justin Schultz and the Penguins

    PensBurgh "Yesterday an important move was made in the NHL that could have some ripple effect on the Pittsburgh Penguins and their defenseman Justin Schultz. The Carolina Hurricanes traded right-handed puck moving defenseman Justin Faulk to the St...." September 27

  • Five second-year players that will have breakout seasons

    Pro Hockey Talk "Not every NHL rookie enters the league with a bang. Not everyone can put up 100-point seasons in their first year like Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin. Some guys need that first year to get used to the pace of play at the NHL level. But a lot guys get a lot more comfortable in..." September 27

  • Penguins GM says he's open to trading a goalie

    TSN "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is looking to move a goaltender before the season and said Tuesday a market may be forming for a deal. “We just couldn’t do anything in the summer,” Rutherford told The Athletic. “But in the last three or..." September 25

  • Sidney Crosby expected to play last two games for Penguins "Sidney Crosby expects to make his preseason debut when the Pittsburgh Penguins play the Detroit Red Wings at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET). The center said he thinks he'll also play in the Penguins' preseason finale against the Buffalo Sabres on..." September 24

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Announce Scouting Changes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins have made several changes to their front office and scouting departments as the season approaches. Derek Clancey has been promoted from director of pro scouting to director of player personnel, while Ryan Bowness will take his old job after..." September 24

  • Jimmy Hayes, Griffin Reinhart Among Notable AHL Camp Invites

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s a position that no NHL veteran wants to find himself in, but sometimes it’s the only way to stay employed in North America. With NHL training camps starting to cut mass amounts of participants, AHL camps are opening for another round of evaluation and to prepare young pros for..." September 24

  • The Penguins’ top six defensemen shouldn’t include Jack Johnson

    PensBurgh "NHL preseason is a chance to iron out the kinks and get ready to be in top form for the start of the regular season. Jack Johnson is already in his mid-season form, being on ice for two goals against the Detroit Red Wings yesterday, including this embarrassing own..." September 23

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Sam Poulin

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed top prospect Sam Poulin to a three-year entry-level contract. Poulin was selected 21st overall in this June’s draft, and played last season with the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the QMJHL. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford released a short statement on the..." September 22

  • Penguins sign 3rd-round draft pick Nathan Legare

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins signed forward prospect Nathan Legare to a three-year entry-level contract. Legare, 18, was a third-round selection (No. 74 overall) in this year’s draft. The Penguins dealt three picks (No. 98, No. 151, No. 207 overall) to move up in the draft and select..." September 20

  • Dream Gap Tour aims to pave way for sustainable women’s hockey league

    TSN "When the Canadian Women’s Hockey League shuttered last spring, the move united 200 female hockey players in a common goal – to build a better, more sustainable future for their sport for the next generation of girls.   It was that dream that spawned the aptly..." September 20

  • Sidney Crosby, Penguins work to retool post-Phil Kessel power play "Sidney Crosby said the Pittsburgh Penguins are working to find the right power-play combinations to replace forward Phil Kessel, who led them with 36 points (12 goals, 24 assists) on the man-advantage last season. "With [Kessel's] shot, the way he could see the ice..." September 19

  • Penguins Salary Cap Danger Threatens Depth

    Pittsburgh Hockey Now "Marcus Pettersson accepted a well below expected-value contract last Thursday and the Pittsburgh Penguins salary cap outlook changed, again. We spent the summer assuming the Penguins would clear at least $1.5 million for Pettersson, but his $874,125 cap hit allows the Penguins to use a little..." September 19

  • 5 head coaches on the hot seat entering this season

    The Score "There's no shortage of bench bosses who will begin 2019-20 feeling the heat. Whether they guide a team on the rise that hasn't gone deep enough, a franchise that's stuck in the mud, or a historically great regular-season club that hasn't achieved Stanley Cup glory,..." September 19

  • 5 best goaltending duos in the NHL

    The Score "Load management has become one of the hottest topics in the modern NHL, with teams looking for new ways to gain an advantage during the regular-season slog. In 2018-19, we saw more teams shift toward a platoon between the pipes, and the need for multiple netminders who can handle a..." September 18

  • NHL Releases Detailed Rule Changes For 2019-20

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL’s Public Relations team has released a video updating all of the rule changes for the upcoming season, agreed upon earlier this year. The five-minute video goes in-depth on each change, noting that the focus was on expanded video review, promoting player safety and..." September 18

  • Fantasy: 6 players with long-term value to target for keeper leagues

    The Score "The following players likely won't be fantasy relevant for the 2019-20 season, but could become incredibly valuable in keeper leagues down the road. These NHLers will need to be designated as not active, so be sure to check your league's settings before drafting any of..." September 17

  • It’s now or never for Tristan Jarry with the Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In 2013, Tristan Jarry was the future. Now? His future is anyone’s guess. When the Pittsburgh Penguins drafted Jarry, former general manager Ray Shero dealt forward Tyler Kennedy, a member of the franchise’s 2009 Stanley Cup championship team to the Sharks in..." September 16

  • NHLPA declines option, CBA extends to 2022

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players' Association has declined their option to re-open the collective bargaining agreement, which will now remain in effect through the 2021-2022 season. The NHL declined their option to re-open the CBA in August, leaving the the..." September 16