Michael Grabner is the piece the Penguins need

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has himself an interesting six days ahead as he looks for way to improve a team that’s done nothing but win since the calendar changed to 2018. For one, the Penguins need for an another center is paramount. While Riley Sheahan seemingly has played his way into the third-line center, an upgrade is needed. Whether that comes in the form … Continue reading Michael Grabner is the piece the Penguins need

The curious case of Jake Guentzel

Last postseason, the Penguins got to see the true potency of Jake Guentzel‘s shot as he led all postseason goal scorers. It was an incredible feat for the rookie. He scored 29 goals in 65 games between the regular season and postseason. This season has been a struggle for Guentzel. He is sitting at 16 goals, his total in 40 games last season, through the first … Continue reading The curious case of Jake Guentzel

Young guys possess veteran traits

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 a great motivator. Conor Sheary skates low with the leg strength style and passing vision of captain Crosby. Bryan Rust has the sheer determination of … Continue reading Young guys possess veteran traits

COLUMN: Things Are Beginning To Click

The Penguins took down the Islanders on Thursday evening and what a big win it was. They gave the Islanders a point, something that doesn’t look good now but will be meaningless in the long run if things continue the way they are. The guys are clicking right now. Even despite the loss of Justin Schultz to a lower body injury, they were able to … Continue reading COLUMN: Things Are Beginning To Click

Penguins’ Improvement At 5-on-5

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 the season, Penguins players up and down the roster are finally being rewarded in spades. Sidney Crosby‘s non-controversial goal on November 24th against Boston explains … Continue reading Penguins’ Improvement At 5-on-5

Pens On Verge of Offensive Outbreak

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 witnessing the end of the offensive drought.  The Penguins are back. The Penguins have scored 5 goals in each of their last 2 games, which … Continue reading Pens On Verge of Offensive Outbreak

Guentzel Getting Close To Breakout

The Penguins are struggling. Name a player and they’re currently struggling or did at an earlier point in the year. One guy that has seemed particularly snake-bitten in the early going is Jake Guentzel. He’s only a few months removed from leading the playoffs in goal scoring and would’ve garnered a lot of Rookie of the Year consideration had he started the year in Pittsburgh. … Continue reading Guentzel Getting Close To Breakout

Penguins Fantasy Hockey Predictions

Around this time of year, most people are focused on their upcoming fantasy football drafts and not too much so with hockey. I am here to help. Instead of previewing the entire league, I will be noting some Penguins who I believe should be on your roster regardless of your league size. I will also be noting a few players who could deserve a look … Continue reading Penguins Fantasy Hockey Predictions

The Future Is Now

The Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to get noticed when it comes to developing their talent. They’ve found ways to make mid to late round picks being huge contributors. Players like Bryan Rust, Jake Guentzel, Conor Sheary, etc. All of those players have had huge influences on this club. They provide speed and reliable minutes. But this article is about breaking down the Pens prospects not … Continue reading The Future Is Now

Offseason Player Grades: Jake Guentzel

Statistics (Regular Season) 40 GP, 16 G, 17A, 33 PTS, +7 +/-, 10 PIM Statistics (Playoffs) 25 GP, 13 G, 8 A, 21 PTS, +1 +/-, 10 PIM Grade: A+ Jake Guentzel opened his NHL season mid-season against the New York Rangers.  Guentzel played alongside Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel in the game and notched 2 goals, including one that came on his first NHL … Continue reading Offseason Player Grades: Jake Guentzel