Prospect and RFA RD Lukas Bengtsson Signs In The SHL

Penguins prospect and pending RFA Lukas Bengtsson has signed with Linkoping of the Swedish Hockey League. An undersized defensman, Bengtsson had strong skating and a surprisingly robust defensive game to supplement his obvious puck moving ability. Rumors of his desire to head back to the SHL surfaced in early April, but nothing had come to fruition until today. This is disappointing but understandable news. His … Continue reading Prospect and RFA RD Lukas Bengtsson Signs In The SHL

Penguins sign LD Juuso Riikola to ELC

The Penguins have signed Finnish D Juuso Riikola to a 1 year Entry Level Contract. The 24 year old measures in at 6’0 and 190 pounds, and possesses strong leadership ability as he has served as an alternate captain for KalPa since he was 21 years old. In his previous 3 seasons while serving as an alternate, he has skated the most time on ice … Continue reading Penguins sign LD Juuso Riikola to ELC

What to takeaway from “break-up day”

The Penguins’ break up day comes with a bit more somber of a tone than the previous two season after their second round loss to the Washington Capitals. The previous couple seasons were more cheerful and celebrating. This season had the disappointment and a few interesting quotes from the legendary Jim Rutherford. Let’s delve in and see what we can take away heading into next season. … Continue reading What to takeaway from “break-up day”

Flavell: The inevitable was bound to happen

It’s such a weird feeling. The playoffs go on without the Penguins for the first time in two seasons. Emptiness fills your heart and the feeling of a longer offseason sucks. But, looking back on it, this just seemed like the storybook ending. The Penguins have tortured Braden Holtby and the Capitals over these Stanley Cup triumphant seasons. It was the fourth meeting between Sidney Crosby and Alex … Continue reading Flavell: The inevitable was bound to happen

Five keys for the Penguins to win game six

1. Steady Defense It is not a surprise that the Penguins defense has not been playing all that well these playoffs, and more specifically, this series. With that being said, that doesn’t mean the team’s D-core is weak, but rather they aren’t playing as well as they can. For the Pens to win game six, the defense needs to make smarter pinches, get the puck … Continue reading Five keys for the Penguins to win game six

COLUMN: A Zero Tolerance Policy is a Must

I’m starting this column off with a disclaimer: This is a Penguins site (non-affiliated). We talk about the Penguins or things related to the Penguins 99% of the time here. Most of us here are hockey fans. This column isn’t coming from a Penguins fan. It’s coming from a hockey fan. The NHL has a serious problem. The league’s priorities are way out of whack. … Continue reading COLUMN: A Zero Tolerance Policy is a Must

Former Penguins can’t help current team

Shut up about the Vegas Golden Knights. Not about the great story of an expansion team reaching excellence on the rest of the league’s mistakes. Tell that to everybody – it’s awesome. No, stopping bringing up the former Penguins on that team like they could be the savior to all our problems. “Fleury would have saved that”. “Wilson wouldn’t be running around like a spineless … Continue reading Former Penguins can’t help current team

What needs to be fixed for Penguins to comeback?

For only the second time in Matt Murray‘s career, he lost consecutive playoff games. And for the first time in a long time, Murray isn’t the same goalie the Penguins have effusively praised and enjoyed over their past two Stanley Cup runs. His .906 save percentage isn’t horrible although it’s far from inspiring but he isn’t necessarily the problem right now. What are some things the Penguins … Continue reading What needs to be fixed for Penguins to comeback?

Depth scoring the key to making another deep run

In this era of Penguins history, it is common to lean on Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to lead the team to glory. The strategy has worked perfectly in the championship runs of 2009 and 2017 where the superstars combined for 67 and 55 points respectively. Both runs saw the duo outscore their next teammate by wide margins and ultimately will their team to the … Continue reading Depth scoring the key to making another deep run

Dealing with the Tom Wilson no suspension: A Penguins fan guide

Tom Wilson has avoided suspension after taking Brian Dumoulin out of Game Two with a head shot that went unpunished. As the Pittsburgh Penguins venture onto the ice for Game three to take on the Washington Capitals, you venture onto social media to take on their fans. With the series tied 1-1 and tensions already reaching a boiling point, here are Four things to keep … Continue reading Dealing with the Tom Wilson no suspension: A Penguins fan guide