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Breaking Up is Hard to Do; ‘Brothers’ Crosby, Malkin, Letang Reflect

Do you remember? It was Feb. 20, 2021, the night of Sidney Crosby’s major milestone 1,000th game, with no fans in the stands because of COVID-19, and the Pittsburgh Penguins star center standing on the ice as longtime teammates Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang presented him with a forged silver stick and a mosaic made of pictures from each of his first 999 games as part of a pregame ceremony.
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Pittsburgh Penguins: 3 players who won’t be back next season

The Pittsburgh Penguins came up just short in game seven against the Rangers and now face a difficult offseason with players leaving. This may be the most difficult offseason the Penguins have faced in a decade. The team has several key players with expiring contracts including Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Kasperi Kapanen, Bryan Rust and Rickard Rakell.
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Bryan Rust Of The Pittsburgh Penguins Is Not Going To Be Easy To Keep

The Pittsburgh Penguins are in a challenging salary cap situation this offseason, and one forward they need to decide whether or not they are going to re-sign is Bryan Rust. Rust is in the final year of his 3.5 million dollar contract that the 30-year-old signed in 2018 for four years. The thing is, Rust has scored over 20 goals every year the past three seasons and has been one of the best Penguins this team has had.
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Oilers’ Koskinen Believed to Have Deal Overseas for 2022-23 Season

Since joining the Edmonton Oilers as a free agent during the 2018 offseason, Mikko Koskinen has drawn criticism from many due to his inconsistent play. At times, he appears to have all the makings of a very good NHL goaltender, but he can never seem to string together a series of great games. Perhaps even more frustrating to both fans and media alike is that while he is capable of making highlight-reel saves, he also gives up his fair share of very soft goals.
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Penguins Eliminated Stats Dissected

As you know the Pittsburgh Penguins were eliminated by the New York Rangers in a great 7-Game series, decided in overtime. While the Penguins players clean out their lockers, say goodbye and book their Tee Times, we should review the stats to see what just happened here. Below is my...
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Mueller: Hextall's silence puts his future in doubt

One thing the Pittsburgh Penguins have reliably provided for the entirety of Sidney Crosby’s tenure is entertainment, and not just on the ice. Sure, the ends of the 2016 and 2017 playoff runs brought with them parades, but even when things didn’t go as planned, there was something else to look forward to.
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Dan’s Daily: Penguins Trade Discussion, Tampa Bay’s Buzzer Beater

As you may have settled in for Game 2 overtime in Florida, lightning struck for Tampa Bay. The St. Louis Blues won’t go quietly against the Colorado Avalanche. What the heck can the Toronto Maple Leafs do now? Nashville will continue to hit ’em with the Hynes. Our folks in Montreal looked at goalies on the NHL trade market, and Dave Molinari examined the Pittsburgh Penguins trade possibilities.
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Vancouver Canucks name Aiden Fox new head of team analytics department

The Vancouver Canucks have named Aiden Fox their new head of the team’s analytics department, according to a report by The Province‘s Patrick Johnston. Fox, 31, has worked in hockey operations for the Canucks since 2016. He became a senior analyst with the team in 2019 while serving under previous analytics head Jonathan Wall.
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Dan’s Daily: The Penguins Future, Simon Leaves Worlds After Fighting Teammate

What will the Pittsburgh Penguins do? Whatever the Penguins management decides to do, it seems the players braced for goodbyes. The Carolina Hurricanes dished a little medicine back to the New York Rangers with a late tying goal and OT win. The Toronto Maple Leafs management will return despite a run of playoff failures, the NHL trade rumors are percolating, and the Battle of Alberta began with a wild skirmish.
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Does Rickard Rakell expect to return to Penguins next season?

Rickard Rakell spent the past two months living alone. Speaking earlier this week, he was eager to get back to his wife — and not just because of relative newlywed bliss. Married last year, Emmeli and Rickard are expecting their first child. “I am really excited about that,” Rakell...
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Who Should Penguins Trade? What Should They Try to Get?

Ron Hextall hasn’t spoken publicly since the Pittsburgh Penguins’ season ended abruptly in New York Sunday night, but when he does, it’s possible that he will lay out his personnel plans for the offseason in granular detail. It’s equally possible that he’ll share that information while wearing...
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Dan’s Daily: Reflections of Crosby, Malkin, Letang; Carolina Stuffs Rangers

It was one of my favorite Pittsburgh Penguins pieces of the week, and I’m blessed it came from our own Shelly Anderson. Shelly has been there since the beginning when Sidney Crosby stormed the NHL when Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin were learning English. They were barely more than teenagers, but the band of brothers looks like they’ll finish their careers apart. The NHL trade rumor mill is coming to life, and there are some entertaining Game 2s.
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Penguins season ticket holders paint the ice in annual event at PPG Paints Arena

The ice surface at PPG Paints Arena won’t be needed for hockey again until the fall. But it perhaps never looked better than it did Thursday night. Pittsburgh Penguins season ticket holders were invited for what the organization has made a tradition: a night in which they were free to take to the playing surface and paint messages onto where the Penguins skate at PPG Paints Arena.
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