The Penguins have a lot of NHL defensemen. While they all aren’t bonafide superstars like Kris Letang and a healthy Justin Schultz, they’re league caliber defensemen nonetheless. The list of names in no particular order: Letang, Schultz, Brian Dumoulin, Jamie … Continue reading How to navigate the defensive conundrum
Another week has passed and it was another .500 week for the Penguins. They unfortunately lost defensemen Justin Schultz to a fractured leg. Matt Murray was lost to a concussion but did dress as the backup Saturday night. It wasn’t the best week … Continue reading Stock up/Stock down: Week Two
In spots over the course of Casey DeSmith‘s Penguins tenure, he has been very good. He has never had to face a long term spell as the starter but did Thursday night prove he was capable? Yes, the Penguins are only … Continue reading Can the Penguins trust Casey DeSmith long term?
It’s hard to question anything Mike Sullivan does. His track record speaks for itself. Two Stanley Cup championships in his first three seasons. Getting the most out of his star players. He is already on a fast track towards coaching lure. … Continue reading Flavell: Is Sullivan giving Maatta too quick of a hook?
Welcome to the newest weekly segment on Let’s Talk Pens called “Stock up/Stock down”. Here, one of the members of our team will take two players who’s stock have trended up from the recent week of games. They will do … Continue reading Stock up/Stock down: Week One
In winning the Stanley Cup in 2015, the Penguins found a recipe for success: depth on all four lines. They took that advice into 2016 and did it again. In 2017, the Penguins again bolstered this with the mid-season Derick Brassard … Continue reading Flavell: Pens’ bottom-six as lethal as it’s been
Before diving into this piece, I’d like to take this time to say the couple months without hockey has refueled my desire to write about the Penguins and watch their games again. I’ve missed discussing the team with all of … Continue reading Flavell: Letang’s play will dictate Penguins’ season
The importance of goaltending depth had been on display throughout the Penguins’ back-to-back championship runs when the team was able to run out an elite goaltender regardless of the man playing. They no longer have the two-elite-goalie luxury but they … Continue reading How should the Penguins handle Tristan Jarry?
When Matt Cullen decided to head home following the Penguins’ second consecutive title defense and play for the Minnesota Wild, it left even general manager Jim Rutherford shocked as Rutherford believed all along that Cullen was coming back for one more run … Continue reading What can Matt Cullen realistically provide?
I’ve had very few entries on site since the Penguins were eliminated in round two by the Washington Capitals due to some time constraints and a lack of true news until the last week or so. I am back to … Continue reading Thoughts on the Penguins and the NHL after free agency