Not a surprise and not a big story for the business at hand right now, but it's offical: Sidney Crosby is one of three finalists for the Hart Trophy. From the team: Crosby, 25, will be attempting to earn the second Hart Trophy of hi...
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As I said before this game, tonight would go a long way in revealing the character of the Pittsburgh Penguins. In this first round matchup, they've gotten more of a fight out of the New York Islanders than almost anyone thought coming in...
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What follows is rife with small sample sizes. That doesn't mean that the data are useless, but it does mean that this post contains even more guesswork than usual. Take it with a grain of salt. In the 2013 season, Marc-Andre Fleury play...
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Game 4 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders really set the stage for the rest of the series, if you think about it. After the teams traded wins in the first two games, the Pens pulled out an OT win in Game 3 in Long Isl...
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Across the SB Nation NHL network this week, NBC Sports is sponsoring a series about playoff hockey and superstitions. Here's our contribution... Superstitions are a funny thing. Whether or not they work might not be important, it's a...
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For the Penguins right now, it should be concern over panic. Concern that their best-laid plans have fallen apart. Marc-Andre Fleury has again melted down in the playoffs, his confidence shot and current difficulty with stopping a puck ...
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It's tough to be coherent when all you want to do is throw a beer at your TV and hope it hits every Penguin upside the head. But despite watching the Penguins completely lose any grasp of this game in the third period and seeing the eff...
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It was announced today that Kris Letang is a finalist for the Norris trophy, given to the best NHL defensemen. From SBN.com Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins, P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens and Ryan Suter of the Minnesot...
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Douglas Murray is slow. There's no kind way to put it. At 6'3", 245, Murray's stature is closer to that of an apartment building than the prototypical NHL defenseman. The latter is far more mobile than the former. Then again, skating l...
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Let's take a look at the New York Islanders' player usage charts for the 2013 season to get a better picture of what Coach Capuano was thinking this season and how his players responded to his poking and prodding. When you look a...
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