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Industry Buzz: What Penguins do or don't do with Mike Sullivan contract situation will tell a lot Scuttlebutt on Mike Sullivan's Future in Pittsburgh and Will the 2013 Extension for Dan Bylsma have any weight on ownership's willingness or lack their of to extend Mike Sullivan before the 2019-2020 opener?.

The oddity of grilling good players like Kris Letang when things go bad for the Penguins Obviously it's common sense that a player has to do more good than bad. Still, from fans and media alike, does Kris Letang need to change his game? Is that really a driving issue for the Penguins?

NHL Rumors: Jacob Trouba, Pittsburgh Penguins, Oilers, Flames, More In today's NHL rumor rundown, there are some updates on the Pittsburgh Penguins including Matt Cullen and his playing future, the Edmonton Oilers have invited on GM candidate in for a second interview and is Jacob Trouba done in Winnipeg and James Neal finished in Calgary?

NHL Rumors: Ilya Mikheyev, Matt Cullen, and the Winnipeg Jets NHL rumors: Matt Cullen will take time to decide on his future. Are the days of Jacob Trouba in a Winnipeg Jets jersey over?

Mike Sullivan vs. Social Media: 5 Things Sullivan Got Right In the end, there was nothing else Mike Sullivan could have done for his Pittsburgh Penguins team. Sometimes the opponent has the right game plan, sometimes the puck bounces the wrong way, and sometimes the playdough gets stale and is too hard to mold.

Defenseman Justin Schultz's on-ice performance sunk without d-zone help this season He’s a great puck-moving defenseman, but he struggles in his own zone and requires specific help that he didn’t get.

Carl Hagelin Made a Habit of Knocking Off the Capitals. Now He Is One of Them. Hagelin's teams have eliminated the Capitals five times. He did it with the Rangers and the Penguins. For Hagelin, it was difficult adjusting to Los Angeles, where he missed 20 games from a knee injury.

NHL Rumors: Ken Holland, Steve Yzerman, Penguins, NHL UFA's, More Craig Custance of The Athletic examined a few players who are showing well in the playoffs and, in his opinion, are increasing their free agency value. Custance writes:.

NHL Rumors: Pittsburgh Penguins, Arizona Coyotes and the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Rumors: Would the Arizona Coyotes be interested in Phil Kessel again? Could the Coyotes help the Toronto Maple Leafs with their salary cap issues?

Phil Kessel 'I Had a Good Run… This Year Wasn't a Good One' The drumbeat for changes to the Pittsburgh Penguins began this week with the four-game ouster by the New York Islanders.

Dan's Daily Links: Bruins Get Hosed, Ken Holland to Edmonton? Despite the Pittsburgh Penguins exit from the playoffs just a day after tax day, the NHL playoffs are still moving forward. Though NBC executives might soon be weeping in their beers as the potential Round Two matchups feature fewer attractive TV markets and fewer marquee names.

James Neal isn't the solution to the Pittsburgh Penguins' problems in 2019 So instantly, the thought has to pop up - could Neal be a fit back with the Penguins where he scored 184 points in 199 regular season games from 2011-14? After all, there was chemistry and a lot of success for the player here.

Grading the 2018-19 Pittsburgh Penguins Below are my grades for the 2018-19 Penguins. Note that grades are based on expectation for the individual player:. To continue reading, log into your account:. Log in. Username or E-mail. Password.

South Hills table talk leads to mini-grants Some of what we’ve really learned with these community conversations is that the conversations in and of themselves are very important.”.

Why the Lightning and Penguins Were Eliminated Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final. eval; "They just shut us right down," Bowman said.

Some simple advice for the Penguins this offseason: Just do not do anything dumb Ever since the Penguins' 2018-19 season ended with a whimper at the hands of the New York Islanders, I have immersed myself in a binge of articles, sports talk, and discussions to hear the various theories as to not only what went wrong with this team, but also why it went wrong.

Dissapointing End to Odd Season for Pittsburgh Penguins It has been a couple days now since the Pittsburgh Penguins were eliminated from the playoffs, but it still doesn’t feel true. Everyone knows that this w…

Should the Edmonton Oilers Consider Kris Letang? Eval; Rutherford could be speaking about any number of players but among the speculated names, Kris Letang should stick out for Edmonton Oilers fans. eval; Related: NHL Rumors: Cooper, Canucks, Penguins, More. The reality is, Letang shouldn't get traded.

Second pair is a first problem for the Pittsburgh Penguins Then, crazy enough, two Rutherford acquisitions in Marcus Pettersson and Erik Gudbranson have formed a cohesive third pair in a brief 23 game pairing at the end of this season. Pettersson is young - still technically a rookie in 2018-19 - and could develop into a sturdy all-around player.

Penguins Face Crucial Offseason After Flameout Eval; "Are guys too content with where they're at in their careers because they've won a couple of Stanley Cups?" Rutherford wondered aloud Thursday as his team packed up for its longest off-season in 13 years.

Thoughts from the Pittsburgh Penguins locker room clean-out day The Pittsburgh Penguins had their annual season-ending locker room cleanout today yesterday at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry. There were plenty of interesting quotes from the players, GM, and head coach. For the second straight season, the clean-out day happened earlier than expected.

Hornqvist, Goalie Fight, and 'The Puck Don't Want to Go Your Way' Patric Hornqvist is never boring. The crazy Viking in the middle of the Penguins locker room agitates opponents with high-energy play on the ice and lifts his team in the room but the 2018-19 season was not one which Hornqvist will remember fondly.

SEASON ROUNDUP: The Penguins Finally Have a Third Line Center Again There is a legitimate case to be made that the Penguins haven't had a true third line center since close of business on June 22, 2012. Sure, that was the day that they got a black hole Brandon Sutter to be Jordan Staal's heir-apparent, but things…did not work out.

Pens Points: A Long Summer Awaits Penguins players clean out their lockers and meet with media before heading home for the long summer ahead of them. Everything you need to know from breakdown day can be found here in Pens Points.

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