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PensBurgh Jul 8, 2019
How to fill the Phil Kessel-sized hole on the Penguins’ power play

How to fill the Phil Kessel-sized hole on the Penguins’ power play

New personnel and new looks are coming for Pittsburgh When the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Phil Kessel in the summer of 2015, they would go on to ice one of the most fearsome personnel groups in modern NHL history with the sheer amount of talent on the ice for the man advantage. Kessel joined Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and net-front warrior Patric Hornqvist, and they created magic on the ice. For the combined time of Kessel’s stint from 2015-16 to 2018-19 the Pens’ power play was #1 in the league with a 23.0% conversion rate. But, those days are gone, and Kessel - who...
PensBurgh Jun 30, 2019
Penguins’ retooling has focused on making the team a lot younger

Penguins’ retooling has focused on making the team a lot younger

There’s a definite trend of Pittsburgh adding youth as of late After trading Phil Kessel for Alex Galchenyuk and a prospect, there’s an undeniable trend for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Much as Jim Rutherford re-tooled almost the whole roster from 2014 when he took over to just two years later in 2016 when they won the Stanley Cup. Just look at the lineup of the Game 7 vs NYR in 2014, the last game of the Ray Shero/Dan Bylsma era: Other than the three foundational stars of this Pens’ era (Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang) only Olli Maatta and Chris Kunitz...
Penguins GM Jim Rutherford explains why Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang aren't untouchable

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford explains why Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang aren't untouchable

Jim Rutherford passed on another opportunity to definitively say that Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang will be playing for the Penguins next season.

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