Why Dylan DeMelo Makes the Most Sense for the Pittsburgh Penguins

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Despite making a trade for forward Kasperi Kapanen, the Pittsburgh Penguins still have the biggest hole they must address going into the season: bottom-pairing defensive help. The Penguins third pairing was an absolute disaster the last couple of seasons and it was chief among reasons as to why they lost in the qualifying round. To […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins One-Hit Wonders

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s One Hit Wonder series. Each day, we will take a look at a new team’s three biggest one-hit wonders. These are players that had one great season or playoff run but never did anything like that again. Join us every day for a new team! Today we take a […] READ MORE


The Pittsburgh Penguins Black Aces

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The National Hockey League has confirmed the squad sizes that each of the play-in and playoff teams are allowed. Goalies are unlimited but there is a cap of 28 roster spots for defenders and forwards on each team. This means that several minor league players and prospects will be joining each franchise to bulk out […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Biggest Draft Boom and Bust Since 2000

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Welcome to Last Word’s Draft Boom and Bust series. As the 2020 NHL Entry Draft approaches, we decided to examine each team’s best and worst pick since the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. The biggest boom is a player that had the best value relative to where they were selected. Meaning, no one in the first […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Team of the Decade

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Last Word On Hockey brings our Team of the Decade series. We will dive into the best player at each position this decade for every organization. The biggest and best at each position, with the most memorable moments in franchise history. Here is the Pittsburgh Penguins decade lineup. Pittsburgh Penguins Decade Team Left Wing: Chris […] READ MORE


NHL Rivalry Breakdown: Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers

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Even as hockey leagues all over the world take a hiatus, the Last Word on Hockey team is still devoted to publishing quality content in the absence of live sports. Such begins a new series: the NHL Rivalry Breakdown. Each article will take a look at two longtime rivals and break down how the rivalry […] READ MORE


Anaheim Ducks Derek Grant Traded to Philadelphia Flyers

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The Anaheim Ducks have been out of the playoff picture virtually all year and because of that, they have decided to sell. With that, they have traded forward Derek Grant to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Kyle Criscuolo a 4th-round draft pick. This was a move that had been rumoured for a little bit […] READ MORE


A Special Pittsburgh Penguins Season May Be in the Cards

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The Pittsburgh Penguins season has been plagued by plenty of issues. This includes a never-ending injury-bug, an almost entirely absent Sidney Crosby, and issues with starting goalie Matt Murray. Despite all of this, and more, the Penguins have managed to sustain a tremendous year, ranking fourth in the entire league. After a plague of poor […] READ MORE


The New and Improved 2019-20 Pittsburgh Penguins

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The 2019-20 Pittsburgh Penguins are looking much improved from previous early-season Penguins teams. They’re a much more consistent team, even though some moments this season have led fans to second-guess that. Still, the team is in a great place, ranking third in the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins proved their new-and-improved identity in Thursday’s win against […] READ MORE


Checking in on Pittsburgh Penguins Defence Corps

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The Pittsburgh Penguins defence corps have already gone through some changes and we’re not even five games into the season. At the start, Jack Johnson was paired with Justin Schultz. However, that was quickly scratched in favour of putting Marcus Pettersson up there. Johson was then moved down to the third pairing where he played […] READ MORE