Bryan Rust and Matt Murray have been a key part of the Penguins’ resurgence lately. They need to continue their hot ways. Continue reading Flavell: Rust, Murray key to revival of Penguins’ season
After not scoring for 22 games, Bryan Rust finally appears to be back to his old self. Rust, after signing a 4-year contract with an AAV of $3,500,000 million, struggled early on this season. He only had seven points (one … Continue reading Von Hofen: Bryan Rust is finally back
The situation sounds all too familiar. A young Penguins player has a career year, and the following year he gets a new contract worth around $3 million dollars per year. However, once he gets this new contract, his production suddenly … Continue reading Bryan Rust’s Situation Mirroring Conor Sheary’s
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
The young guns of the Pittsburgh Penguins weren’t long learning from the veterans about winning. Two Stanley Cups in two seasons means most of the up and comers don’t know what losing is. Watching Sidney Crosby every day must be … Continue reading Young guys possess veteran traits
The Penguins have had one of the better bottom six forward groups in the league for the past two years. This year’s bottom six is not that. Let’s just state the obvious, this bottom six could use some work. Losing … Continue reading Should We Expect More From the Bottom Six?
When you work hard, eventually you get rewarded. As much as it’s hard to keep believing this when you’re not getting the bounces, it proves itself true time and time again. After slumping offensively by Pittsburgh standards for most of … Continue reading Penguins’ Improvement At 5-on-5
The Penguins can only not be the Penguins for so long. They’ve surprisingly had struggles scoring goals all season, especially at even strength. They rank 19th in the NHL in goals per game, which is very un-Penguin-like. Well you are … Continue reading Pens On Verge of Offensive Outbreak
The Penguins are six games into the brand new season and they’ve already seen a roller coaster of results. One constant, though, has been the play of forward Bryan Rust. Through the first six games, Rust has recorded eight points. He … Continue reading Quickly Shaking Off The Rust
The problem that’ll plague fans the most over the course of the season is the undesirable wait for the Penguins to acquire a third line center. More elite names like Matt Duchene and Jordan Staal have been thrown around. Lesser priced and less … Continue reading Bryan Rust, A Third Line Center?