Evgeni Malkin, 2012 NHL Awards

The Pensblog 2010s Awards

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From the beginning of 2010 to the end of 2019, the Pittsburgh Penguins provided fans of hockey a decade filled…

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Phil Kessel erases Craig Adams’ worthless name from the top of the record book

This is a great day for hockey. A historical wrong is righted. On behalf of the Penguins’ community, Phil Kessel…

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Chasing history: Will Tampa Bay join the .700 Club?

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Pensblog Pat with a solid recap of the Pens big win over Washington last night. Jake Guentzel was in the…

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Oleksy to Oleksiak: Every Penguins trade in the Jim Rutherford era

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Jim Rutherford is a man of extremes. The same man who shrewdly sent three non-first round picks and scrap metal…

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NwPP: Net weighted Power Play: A preliminary blended descriptive statistic

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Through four months of the schedule this season, the Penguins find themselves in familiar territory, among the top one-quarter of…

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Seattle expansion approval will set the NHL agenda into next decade

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At approximately 12 noon (EST) today, the NHL will formally approve Seattle as the location of its 32nd and newest…

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The Phil Kessel Hall of Fame Projection to end all Phil Kessel Hall of Fame Projections

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There will be three certain first-ballot Hall of Famers skating on PPG Paints Arena ice in Thursday night’s season-opening game…

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Happy B-Day Sid! Old videos of Crosby and Johnson chatting up teenage womenfolk

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The captain turns thirty-one today and is about to embark on his fourteenth NHL season. Time flies. Sidney Crosby stopped…

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Inside the money, Part 2: Comparing older defensemen by GAR and contracts

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We were given a gift from the heavens last Friday. Capitals sign Tom Wilson. Six year contract, $5.17 million AAV….

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Inside the money, Part 1: Jack Johnson’s contract vs. future production

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It’s been ten days since defenseman Jack Johnson signed with the Penguins for $16.25-million over the next 5 years. The…

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Hall of Fame (Part 2): The good, the bad, the Bettman

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What if NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, in the middle of some upcoming press conference, suddenly rips down his pants and…

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Hall of Fame (Part 1): Willie O’Ree earns rightful place in hockey history

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“See that man sitting in the blues? That’s Conn Smythe, owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He says he’d take…

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Stanley Cup franchise and fanbase droughts

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We’re in that weird part of the NHL calendar where hockey fans feel exiled in the limbo between Christmas (Stanley…

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Memorial Cup ends as Stanley Cup Final begins

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As Americans observe Memorial Day today, the 100th Memorial Cup wrapped up north of the border last night in Regina,…

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Resistance is futile. Vegas, Fleury are unstoppable

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A throwaway “ha ha, like that’ll ever happen” *sarcasm* tweet went out to Pensblog captain Rich, days after the Penguins…

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What if Kris Letang was a forward?

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It was his finest NHL moment and the most important goal of his career. Despite giving up the tying goal…

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Aftermath: The Penguins fall short of a Triple Crown

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For fans of thoroughbreds, Triple Crown season arrived with the running of the Kentucky Derby last Saturday afternoon. If Derby…

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Pittsburgh, Behold your MVP: The enduring value of Evgeni Malkin

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UPDATE: Malkin’s in. Rejoice. * * * As of this morning’s skate, the Penguins gave their standard answer on whether…

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Overstating the obvious: Matt Murray will set the tone of the series

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Hockey media started vigorously jacking it as soon as Washington eliminated the Blue Jackets on Monday night. Since this is…

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R1G6 QUICK CAP: Guentzel rampage. Pens clinch Round 1

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That sound you heard early in the third period of this afternoon’s game was the sweetest sound of all: the…

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Facts and figures: Penguins 50th regular season achievements

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Pittsburgh finished their 50th regular season last Friday evening with an even 100 points. This was the 11th-best team in…

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Roses are red. They go in a bucket. Crosby haters can personally suck it

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The haters thought all the hype about the “overrated” Sidney Crosby was finally a thing of the past after Pittsburgh…

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Roses are red. They go in a bucket. Crosby haters can personally suck it

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The haters thought all the hype about the “overrated” Sidney Crosby was finally a thing of the past after Pittsburgh…

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Brian Dumoulin did not do 69… (Rule 69: Goalie Interference)

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69 is sucking the life out of hockey. On Saturday night in Game 69, the Penguins were the latest team…

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Brian Dumoulin did not do 69… (Rule 69: Goalie Interference)

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69 is sucking the life out of hockey. On Saturday night in Game 69, the Penguins were the latest team…

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Kuhnhackl’s German Olympic prophecy fulfilled

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It’s trade deadline morning, but first a quick final look at Winter Olympics hockey. Russia won the gold medal game…

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Kuhnhackl’s German Olympic prophecy fulfilled

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It’s trade deadline morning, but first a quick final look at Winter Olympics hockey. Russia won the gold medal game late…

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USA beats Canada in shootout to win Olympic hockey gold

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The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics has its signature hockey moment. A championship final had never gone to a shootout before…

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USA beats Canada in shootout to win Olympic hockey gold

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The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics has its signature hockey moment. A championship final had never gone to a shootout before…

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