Why the Ottawa Senators Shouldn’t Go After Matt Murray

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The Ottawa Senators will be a very busy team this offseason. Over half of their forwards need new contracts, a mix of UFA and RFa’s alike. However, they also have a ton of draft capital, more quality than anyone in the league. With that, it’d make sense for them to at least see what the […] READ MORE


Stanley Cup Victory a Special One for Ron Hainsey, Matt Cullen

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Sunday evening, the Pittsburgh Penguins won their second consecutive Stanley Cup, making them the first team in the salary cap era to do so. The Penguins edged the Nashville Predators 2-0 in Nashville in Game 6 to take the Cup, with the two goals coming from Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin. While this Stanley Cup […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup Final Game 1, Despite blowing 3-0 lead

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via Last Word on Hockey, By Nick Lariviere At 16:43 of the third period, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel scored the game-winning goal to his team the win.The Penguins also added an empty net goal to beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 in the Stanley Cup Final Game 1. Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup Final Game 1, Despite blowing […] READ MORE


Ottawa Senators Win Eastern Conference Final Game 6; Force Game 7

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via Last Word on Hockey, by Austin Urbach It was noted yesterday that the Ottawa Senators needed a special performance tonight to force a Stanley Cup birth deciding game seven. Tonight was just that–special. After going down by one early to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Cinderella fighters from Canada’s capital fought hard to stave off elimination […] READ MORE


Why Sidney Crosby Should Consider Retirement

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If not now, when? How many more hits to the head should Sidney Crosby take before he at least considers retirement? The answer is a resounding zero. Crosby sustained his fourth concussion on Monday, May 1st in Game 3 against the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He left under his own power, but took […] READ MORE



TSP: Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf 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 the […] READ MORE


The Problem with NHL Head Injures

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All sports, professional or not, have their problems with injuries and head injuries. The latter showing long-term effects on athletes that sustain head trauma. Why then do those at the top of the league namely Gary Bettman continue to deny that recent scientific findings say that the side effects of any head injury particularly concussions can be a life […] READ MORE


Matt Cullen Signs One Year With Penguins

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The Pittsburgh Penguins brought back a veteran that was a big part of their Stanley Cup win. Matt Cullen has re-signed with the Penguins on a one-year deal worth $1M. READ MORE


New Jersey Devils in the Mix for Jimmy Vesey

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Coveted winger Jimmy Vesey became an unrestricted free agent at midnight on August 16th, and surprisingly, the New Jersey Devils are entering the sweepstakes. The 23 year old, fresh off out of college, won the Hobey Baker Award for being the best hockey player in the NCAA in 2015-16. He tallied 46 points in just […] READ MORE