Predictions For The 2016-2017 Calder Trophy

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via Last Word on Hockey, by David Elisio The 2016-17 NHL season is coming to a close and what better way to cap off the year by taking a look at the front runners for the NHL Award winners? The Awards ceremony, held in Las Vegas, does not take place until after the Stanley Cup has […] READ MORE


TSP: Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf Hockey Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all […] READ MORE




Pittsburgh Penguins Make Sharks Pay for Slow Start

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Game one of the Stanley Cup Final goes to the home team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was a true thriller from start to finish, despite the fact that the visitors didn’t look like they came ready and the Penguins made the San Jose Sharks pay for their slow start at 12:46 when unlikely hero of game seven […] READ MORE



A Memo to Those Who Doubt Sidney Crosby's Leadership

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Ever heard the saying, “When he wins a Cup, then we can talk about his leadership!” We’ve heard it with Alexander Ovechkin, captain of the Washington Capitals. Piling 50-goal seasons and Rocket Richard Trophies is nice and dandy, but where’s his Cup? Oh, he has none? Some leader he is! Currently, Jumbo Joe Thornton is within […] READ MORE


Penguins Must Expect Comeback Effort from Lightning

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To say the Pittsburgh Penguins dominated Game 3 of this Eastern Conference Final series against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amale Arena on Wednesday night would be an understatement. Through the final 40 minutes, coach Mike Sullivan‘s group outshot their foe 38-16, including 21-6 in the middle stanza. Tampa goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy did all he […] READ MORE