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Stanley Cup of Chowder Jul 20, 2018
Random Bruins highlight: Kessel wins the shootout after returning from cancer treatment

Random Bruins highlight: Kessel wins the shootout after returning from cancer treatment

Phil was a shootout monster during his rookie season. It’s summer! We need content, you need a quick read/view. Let’s take a trip down memory lane with a daily dose of Bruins nostalgia. When: January 18, 2007 What: Phil Kessel wins the game for the Bruins in the shootout, just a couple weeks after returning to the lineup after cancer treatment. When he was drafted, Phil Kessel was arguably to most exciting Bruins prospect to come along since Joe Thornton and Sergei Samsonov. Kessel came to the Bruins advertised as having elite speed, an elite shot and a knack for putting the puck in...
PensBurgh Jul 19, 2018
Combing through last season’s surprises and duds for the Penguins

Combing through last season’s surprises and duds for the Penguins

Looking back on our predictions of what the surprises in 2017-18 would be. Last off-season we asked what the surprise player for 2017-18 would be (in a pleasant way). Here were the results, (gulp). Well some of that sure didn’t work out! With the benefit of knowing what happened, I think it’s fair to say the (positive) surprises were (in no particular order): Health in general (Sidney Crosby and Olli Maatta playing all 82 games, Kris Letang getting 79, Evgeni Malkin playing 78) Phil Kessel setting a career high in assists (58) and points (92) despite being older than...
Sportsnet.ca Jul 11, 2018
Kessel: Tavares knows what he’s getting into with Maple Leafs

Kessel: Tavares knows what he’s getting into with Maple Leafs

Phil Kessel talks about why he comes back to Toronto in the summer and his thoughts on John Tavares signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The post Montreal Canadiens gonna be looking for a new captain very soon? appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
PensBurgh Jul 8, 2018
Sunday Sunday: Phil speaks, the newest little Letang arrives

Sunday Sunday: Phil speaks, the newest little Letang arrives

Sunday summer time Phil Kessel makes some rare offseason public comments with his friend and poker star Daniel Negraneau Today we played the $1500 PLO Bounty Tournament and ended up at the table with friend and NHL All Star Phil Kessel. Full version here: https://t.co/iIhoZduJ40 pic.twitter.com/TeD62tqY7c— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) July 7, 2018 “Looks like the Penguins,” Phil said when asked where he thought he’d be playing this season. Better luck next year, Pittsburgh media. ** Evgeni Malkin with the man of the match award from yesterday’s World Cup game, Luca...
The Hockey Writers Jul 7, 2018

Penguins’ Youth Will Define Season

When you think of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the first names that come to mind are Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, and Kris Letang. All 30-something veterans who have accomplished just about everything you could imagine in the hockey world. To date, general manager Jim Rutherford’s biggest offseason acquisitions are 31-year-old Jack Johnson and 41-year-old […] The post Penguins’ Youth Will Define Season appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Paul Zeise's mailbag: Should the Penguins trade Phil Kessel or Derick Brassard?

Welcome to Paul Zeise’s weekly mailbag, where the Post-Gazette columnist and 93.7 The Fan radio host answers your questions about sports, life and everything in between. If you want to ask Paul a question, tweet him @paulzeise or email him at pzeise@post-gazette.com. Let’s get started:
PensBurgh Jul 4, 2018
Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Pensburgh pauses to celebrate independence Happy Wednesday to all our international friends. And to the good old residents of the US of A, happy Independence Day! Here’s a picture I liked that I took at a Penguins game during the anthem Stars and Stripes forever let’s go pens A post shared by Jimmy Rixner (@jrix68) on Mar 31, 2018 at 4:16pm PDT And since it’s like 2 days old (which is 100 years in internet time) here’s a funny story from Tyler Bozak on America’s favorite son Phil Kessel >Phil and I had the same interests. A lot of nights you’d find us on the...

Here's the Phil Kessel dog anecdote we never knew we needed

Phil Kessel’s everyman persona just took a turn for the adorable.
PensBurgh Jun 29, 2018
2018 Player Report Card: Phil Kessel

2018 Player Report Card: Phil Kessel

I can Phil it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord. Name: Phil Kessel Position: Right Wing Shoots: Right Age: 30 (31 on 10/2/2018) 2017/2018 Stats: GP: 82, G: 34, A: 58, P: 92 Playoffs: GP: 12, G: 1, A: 8, P: 9 Career Resume Image via: hockeyDB *** Phil Kessel is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion. A+ Thanks for reading. *** But seriously, Kessel only added to his legend status by coming into this season with high expectations and delivering on them. He was said to be in tremendous shape, according to Mike Sullivan’s early season accounts of the player. (Huh, crazy how...
PensBurgh Jun 25, 2018
Jeff Skinner is the summer name to watch for the Penguins

Jeff Skinner is the summer name to watch for the Penguins

If the Pens want a big addition, there’s only one option that makes a bit of realistic sense The 2018 NHL Draft has come and gone, somewhat surprisingly without too many of the big trades we have been accustomed to seeing. Now with free agency a week away, more chances for player movement becomes possible. With John Tavares interviewing teams that don’t include the Pittsburgh Penguins (which makes total sense, but pipedream concluded there), and Ilya Kovalchuk picking LA, and Phil Kessel apparently staying put, there’s one realistic name to watch regarding the Pens in a quest to add a...
Sportsnet.ca Jun 23, 2018
Penguins’ Sullivan disputes reports about rift with Phil Kessel

Penguins’ Sullivan disputes reports about rift with Phil Kessel

After weeks of reports detailing alleged issues between he and Phil Kessel, head coach Mike Sullivan set the record straight about what he believes has been an unfair characterization of his relationship with the winger. The post Senators select Brady Tkachuk with fourth pick appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Mike Sullivan sets record straight on rampant Phil Kessel speculation

DALLAS — Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has seen the speculation surrounding him and winger Phil Kessel — that their relationship is in tatters — and Sullivan hasn’t been a big fan.

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  • Phil Kessel

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  • Jamie Oleksiak

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  • Bryan Rust

    First call: Bryan Rust’s Penguins price tag based on timeliness, not totals

  • Riley Sheahan

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  • Dominik Simon

    Dominik Simon is the young Penguin to watch for in 2018-19

  • Kris Letang

    Combing through last season’s surprises and duds for the Penguins