2021 Pittsburgh Penguins Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE


Ilya Sorokin Sends New York Islanders off to Round Two

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The New York Islanders are heading to the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. As rightly predicted during our series preview, the Islanders eliminate the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. This is now two straight playoff series wins for the Islanders over the Penguins. It’s also the fifth time in six playoff series all-time […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Season Series Review

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The Pittsburgh Penguins finished off the Washington Capitals the past Saturday with a 3-0 win at Capital One Arena. Tristan Jarry got the win for the Pens. The Capitals were missing Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson both due to injury while the Penguins were missing Evgeni Malkin, Brandon Tanev, and Evan Rodrigues. Additionally, Mike Matheson […] READ MORE


Inconsistency Plaguing the 2020-21 Pittsburgh Penguins

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The only constant in the 2020-21 Pittsburgh Penguins game of late has been their inconsistent play and lack of a constant sense of urgency. While that sounds antithetical to a degree, the Pittsburgh Penguins have truly embodied that during the 2020-21 season. Especially in the last couple of weeks. From period to period, Mike Sullivan […] READ MORE


Three Thoughts: Pittsburgh Penguins Bryan Rust is Legit

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Here we are over 25 percent into this shortened 2020-21 NHL season and the Pittsburgh Penguins continue to have ups and downs. With new players continuing to step up, this team is trending in the right direction. Today, we examine three Pittsburgh Penguins players impacting this team’s performance right now. Bryan Rust and Other Standouts Mike […] READ MORE


Three Thoughts: Pittsburgh Penguins Storylines to Watch

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Although the Pittsburgh Penguins had a short break in their schedule due to the New Jersey Devils overflowing their COVID-19 list, the storylines do not stop around this team. We’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly with this team just a few weeks into the 2021 NHL season. Today, we examine three Pittsburgh […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Analysis After Eight Games

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There are lots of Pittsburgh Penguins analysis this week as they have given us many storylines to talk about just a few weeks into this brand new season. Today, we examine three observations from the Penguins play thus far and how they will impact the future performances of this roster. What have we learned about […] READ MORE



Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Matt Murray

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced they have traded goaltender Matt Murray to the Ottawa Senators for forward Jonathan Gruden and a 2020 second-round pick (52nd Overall). Matt Murray to OTT — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 7, 2020 Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Matt Murray The Penguins complete another off-season trade this time involving a goaltender. The Ottawa […] READ MORE