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Penguins Update: Deadline Doozies ‘n’ Duds

00ppfront While we’re waiting to see if Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford pulls the trigger on any more deals, I thought it would be fun to glance back at the best (and worst) deadline trades in team history. I’ll call ‘em doozies ‘n’ duds. The best deadline deal of all-time? That’s easy. “The Trade.” Given a mandate by Hartford owner Richard Gor [...]

Penguins Primed for a Freefall

pp0564 The disintegration of our Pittsburgh Penguins has begun. By my unofficial time table, a season or two early. It isn’t as much a prediction as a statement of fact. With a 1-5-1 record over the past seven games—including a pair of dismal losses to the Bruins—the Pens are hurtling toward the infernal regions of the NHL standings at breakneck spe [...]

Penguins Update: Au Revoir Pascal

pp0559 He was a throw-in. A warm body to plug one of the gaps created when then-GM Ray Shero sent fan favorite Colby Armstrong and Erik Christensen to Atlanta as part of a blockbuster five-player deal for sniper Marian Hossa at the 2008 trade deadline. Indeed, when Pascal Dupuis first arrived in Pittsburgh, he was regarded as little more than a 28-y [...]

Penguins Update: Decline of a Champion

pp0539 To everything there is a season. While it may seem odd to open a blog post with a Bible verse (Ecclesiastes 3:1), it is appropriate. Everything in our world runs in cycles. The four seasons, for example. Winter, spring, summer, and fall. A time to plant and a time to harvest. The same holds true for hockey teams. They run in cycles, too. Ther [...]

Penguins Update: How Important is Building Through the Draft?

pp0516 A while back I read an article that downplayed the importance of building through the Entry Draft. I beg to differ. Developing young talent is the life blood of any hockey team. Fail to do so, and eventually your team will collapse like a house of cards. Ever since the Penguins won the Cup in 2009, they’ve used draft picks as fodder to trade [...]

Penguins Update: Is Sid Still Super?

pp0508 Sidney Crosby’s on-ice achievements are truly awe-inspiring. Two Art Ross Trophies, two Hart Trophies, three Ted Lindsay/Lester Pearson Awards, and a Stanley Cup. Enough lesser trophies, all-star selections and awards to fill a small museum. Along with his stats—a staggering 821 points in 596 NHL games—they speak of a sure-fire Hall-of-Famer. [...]

            

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