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PensBurgh 1 hour ago
More Hextall Takeaways: Fresh Faces Coming Soon to Penguins?

More Hextall Takeaways: Fresh Faces Coming Soon to Penguins?

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via The Pens could have a wave of young players next season The updates and statuses on the futures of Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang were the biggest items at yesterday’s season-ending press conference by Ron Hextall, but there were also a host of other nuggets and thoughts that could shed light on where the Penguins will go from here. Let’s break some down, from the penguins.com recap of the interview: - Hextall named Valtteri Puustinen, Kasper Bjorkqvist, Filip Hallander, P.O Joseph and Sam Poulin, “who took his game to...
PensBurgh 5 hours ago
Pens Points: Hextall Speaks

Pens Points: Hextall Speaks

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Penguins’ GM gave his end-of-season presser and had some interesting tidbits to share. Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning... The biggest topic on everyone’s minds heading into yesterday’s press conference was the statuses of impending free agents and franchise icons, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang. GM Ron Hextall, as he always does, gave a few crumbs of information while still holding his cards to his chest. [PensBurgh] When asked about Pittsburgh’s rather shallow prospect pool, Hextall said he was satisfied...
PensBurgh 15 hours ago
Hextall says the Penguins’ “focus” is on re-signing Malkin and Letang

Hextall says the Penguins’ “focus” is on re-signing Malkin and Letang

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The Pens’ GM gives some updates in his end of season press conference Ron Hextall said a bunch of words on Monday at his end of season press conference, but did it really mean much? In this position, he can’t make any guarantees when it comes to the biggest items on his to-do list with the negotiations for Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang, but he’s also not in a position to dismiss anything out of hand. The end result largely reciprocates what the players’ said last week in their final interviews of the season: the team wants both star...
PensBurgh May 21, 2022
On this date in Penguins history: Malkin’s magnificent hat-trick

On this date in Penguins history: Malkin’s magnificent hat-trick

Photo by Jamie Sabau/ Malkin’s hat-trick helped propel the Pens towards the Stanley Cup Final. 13 years ago today, Evgeni Malkin put on a show that is still remembered by Penguins fans everywhere. The second game of the Eastern Conference Final featured 11 goals, with the Pens winning 7-4. Evgeni Malkin scored a hat-trick, with the third being one of the most special of his career. “Oh my word! Evgeni Malkin....spectacular! The goal speaks for itself. Winning the faceoff, taking control of the puck, working his way around the net, going to the backhand, everyone...
PensBurgh May 20, 2022
Kevin Fiala should be a name for the Penguins to keep an eye on

Kevin Fiala should be a name for the Penguins to keep an eye on

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports A talented and young player might be on the move, and there’s no reason he shouldn’t be in Pittsburgh’s crosshairs The Penguins have a lot of unknown variables ahead of them. While the status of Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang loom very large, it shouldn’t be ignored that Bryan Rust has almost certainly priced himself out of Pittsburgh’s salary cap structure. The Pens really just can’t afford to pay wingers as much as Rust can command on the precipice of free agency, considering that he’s been at or near a point per game...
PensBurgh May 19, 2022
Pens Points: Lost Swagger

Pens Points: Lost Swagger

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Will Kasperi Kapanen be a Pittsburgh Penguin come October? Here are your Pens Points for this Thursday morning... The offseason is only hours old for the Pittsburgh hockey club, but many discussions (and questions) have already been raised regarding the futures of franchise stalwarts—Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin. Both players are currently headed towards unrestricted free agency. Analyzing Malkin, specifically, what does a fair contract look like for the soon-to-be 36-year-old Russian? [PensBurgh] Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Kasperi...
PensBurgh May 18, 2022
What does a “good contract” for Evgeni Malkin look like for him, and the team?

What does a “good contract” for Evgeni Malkin look like for him, and the team?

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Evgeni Malkin wants a “good contract”, but just what could that look like? “I believe I am still a good player,” Evgeni Malkin said yesterday. “And I believe good players sign good contracts.” To those points, Malkin is correct on both accounts. While his 2021-22 was delayed from rehabbing coming off a major knee surgery, Malkin still recorded 42 points in 41 games. That made him one of just 17 centers (as always questionably defined by the NHL, anyways) that recorded better than a point per game this past season. Has Malkin...
Sportsnet.ca May 17, 2022
Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin opens up on future: ‘I hope I stay here. I hope forever.’

Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin opens up on future: ‘I hope I stay here. I hope forever.’

Playing out the final season of an eight-year, $76-million deal signed with Pittsburgh back in 2013, Malkin heads into this off-season as an unrestricted free agent. His club, meanwhile has some tough decisions to make after it endured its fourth-straight first-round exit — this dip following a second-round loss to the eventual champion Capitals in 2018, and back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
PensBurgh May 17, 2022
Penguins end of season media day: “I want to stay here” - Evgeni Malkin

Penguins end of season media day: “I want to stay here” - Evgeni Malkin

One last interview session for the year for the Pens...And maybe for good for some of them Today was locker clean out day for the Penguins to get together one last time as a 2021-22 team. Here are some of the highlights from the day’s proceedings. Casey DeSmith -Had a groin issue for a month and a half, felt a pop in double OT where his groin+hip failed and knew that he could no longer continue play. Rickard Rakell -Had a “great experience” in Pittsburgh, “really wants” to come back but acknowledged he didn’t know what would happen with all the business the team has...
PensBurgh May 17, 2022
Stay or Go: Offseason survey of decisions will the Pens have to make

Stay or Go: Offseason survey of decisions will the Pens have to make

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports You make the calls on some of the decisions the Penguins might have to make This summer could be the big one of change for the Pittsburgh Penguins. A record was set this season in the NHL for the first time three players had all been teammates for 16 seasons (with those players, of course, being Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang). And their ties run even deeper- Malkin was drafted by the organization almost 18 years ago in the summer of 2004, with Crosby and Letang joining the Pens a year after that. Now, Malkin and Letang are set...
PensBurgh May 17, 2022
Pens Points: More Questions Than Answers

Pens Points: More Questions Than Answers

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Where will the Penguins go from here with the offseason now in full swing? Here are your Pens Points for this Tuesday morning... Make no mistake: this will be one of the most intriguing offseasons in franchise history. Will Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang sign contract extensions? Will Brian Burke and Ron Hextall even be here to give those extensions? [Trib Live] With the Pittsburgh Penguins bowing out of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, all eyes turn to the next big offseason event—the NHL Draft. The Penguins now know where they will be...
PensBurgh May 16, 2022
Pens Points: The End

Pens Points: The End

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Penguins fall in overtime; eliminated by Rangers in Game 7. Not that you want the recap but it’s here anyway in Pens Points. You know the story already. Pittsburgh Penguins squander third period lead and fall to the New York Rangers in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. Rangers move on to face the Carolina Hurricanes, the Penguins head home as the curtain possibly closes on the Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin/Kris Letang era. [Pensburgh] Much more from us in the coming days and weeks breaking down the season and trying to piece together what...
PensBurgh May 15, 2022
Penguins vs. Rangers Game 7 Preview: Lines, how to watch

Penguins vs. Rangers Game 7 Preview: Lines, how to watch

Evgeni Malkin celebrates a strike against the New York Rangers during Game 5 at Madison Square Garden on May 11. | Photo by Bruce Bennett/ It all comes down to this. Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (3-3) @ New York Rangers (3-3) When: 7:00 p.m. Eastern How to Watch: TBS, AT&T Sportsnet in the local regional viewing area, MSG Network for the Blueshirts Opponent Track: The Rangers have turned a 2-0 Penguins lead into a 5-3 Rangers advantage in two consecutive games to tie the series. Pens Path Ahead: Are the Penguins getting into painful offseason contract discussions, or are...
PensBurgh May 14, 2022
Sidney Crosby back at practice for Penguins

Sidney Crosby back at practice for Penguins

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Tristan Jarry also takes a big step forward Before jetting off to New York for the decisive seventh game of their first round playoff series against the Rangers, the Penguins took part in one (final?) practice on Saturday. It was an optional practice and several veterans and heavily used players skipped going on the ice today in Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel, Mike Matheson, Danton Heinen, Jason Zucker, Brock McGinn and Jeff Carter. The practice was more notable for who was on the ice with the team. It was none other than Sidney...
Analysis: Penguins' Big Three facing another crossroads moment in Game 6 against Rangers

Analysis: Penguins' Big Three facing another crossroads moment in Game 6 against Rangers

Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and others have a responsibility to keep this going. For the Penguins, sure, and also Sidney Crosby.

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