Penguins: How Long Will Pittsburgh Be Without Evgeni Malkin?

As most hockey fans already know, Pittsburgh Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin was injured Saturday after taking an awkward spill into the boards. On Monday, the Penguins announced that the 33-year-old would be out “longer-term.” So what does that mean and how will the Penguins cope? Pittsburgh is now without three forwards for an indefinite periodContinue reading “Penguins: How Long Will Pittsburgh Be Without Evgeni Malkin?”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins will take to this season with designs on winning it all for the third time in five seasons, but they’ll have to do it without Phil Kessel. The club traded the forward to the Arizona Coyotes for Alex Galchenyuk and a defence prospect. “We’ve changed the makeup of our team,” Penguins generalContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins”

What Went Wrong: Pittsburgh Penguins

Everything was going more or less according to plan for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2018-2019. They finished the regular season with a decent 44-26-12 record, good for third in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference. They made the playoffs and got set to face the New York Islanders in the first round.Continue reading “What Went Wrong: Pittsburgh Penguins”

Penguins: Pittsburgh Trades Kessel to Arizona for Galchenyuk

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded forward Phil Kessel to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk. The Penguins also receive Pierre-Oliver Joseph, while the Coyotes will receive a defenceman Dane Birks and a fourth-round pick for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. “We felt the ability to add a scorer was the primary need forContinue reading “Penguins: Pittsburgh Trades Kessel to Arizona for Galchenyuk”

Islanders: Defence First as New York Sweeps Pittsburgh

The New York Islanders have swept the Pittsburgh Penguins from the first round of the playoffs thanks to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night, signalling their intent as a playoff powerhouse. It may not have seemed that way at first and, indeed, the Islanders’ victory may have been stunning to those not in the know. ButContinue reading “Islanders: Defence First as New York Sweeps Pittsburgh”