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PensBurgh Aug 24, 2019
Another season preview: what will be the three biggest questions around the Penguins?

Another season preview: what will be the three biggest questions around the Penguins?

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Another day, another outlook on the upcoming season Over at the main NHL page yesterday they did a preview of the Penguins and asked three key questions. So let’s check them out and try to offer some expected answers to the questions. 1. Can Matt Murray start fast? By the end of last season, Murray resembled the goalie who won the Stanley Cup as a rookie in 2016 and again in 2017. That wasn’t the case in October and November, when the 25-year-old’s injuries and early-season struggles led to coach Mike Sullivan giving Casey DeSmith a majority of the...
PensBurgh Aug 21, 2019
Five predictions for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2019-20 season

Five predictions for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2019-20 season

Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via What kind of year will it be for Matt Murray and Evgeni Malkin? We check the crystal ball Summer is the land of preseason predictions and since we recently looked back at the hits and misses of last year, it’s time to send out a fresh batch of new ones for the upcoming season. Many of these are a bit bold and reaching, because “Matt Murray has a good but not great year” doesn’t really have the sizzle of... #1 Matt Murray, Vezina finalist Go big or go home, right? Murray was one of the league’s best from December 15th on last season. ...
PensBurgh Jul 30, 2019
Has the contract math changed for Matt Murray and the Penguins?

Has the contract math changed for Matt Murray and the Penguins?

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Recent signings are pointing strongly towards goalies cashing in, a look at how that could affect upcoming negotiations between the Pens and their top guy Now that it’s almost August, the NHL activity is dying down more in the dead of summer. The biggest news around the league yesterday was Tampa Bay re-signing goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy to a mammoth eight year, $76 million extension ($9.5 million annual average). Vasilevskiy, just turned 25 this week, is pretty much at the top of the charts these days as the only goalie to be a Vezina finalist in the past...

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