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Saturday September 5 2015
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Did you hear that sonic boom emanating from 1001 Fifth Avenue around 2:30 pm on July 1? Penguins owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle didn't just slam the door on their way out, they ripped it off its hinges.

Win! Win now!

08/19/2015 - 13:14
Matt Jacobs
The Penguins traded center Brandon Sutter to Vancouver for forward Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening. The team also signed free agent center Eric Fehr.

The Penguins also acquired a second-round draft pick in the trade and sent a third-round pick to the Canucks.

07/28/2015 - 12:54
PSR Staff
The NHL offseason, hockey’s version of the wild west, was underway well before free agency started in July. Here are some of the major moves on the ice, in the front office and behind the bench.

WING TURNED LEAF: This year’s prized coaching target, Mike Babcock, elected to leave the Detroit Red Wings, where he had coached since 2005 and won the 2008 Stanley Cup.

07/22/2015 - 19:14
Aron Minkoff
Team also re-signs defenseman Ian Cole and adds free agent depth

On a busy opening day of free agency that included a blockbuster trade for winger Phil Kessel, the Penguins also signed Russian forward Sergei Plotnikov to a one-year entry-level contract.

07/01/2015 - 21:36
PSR Staff
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forwards Phil Kessel and Tyler Biggs and defenseman Tim Erixon from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Kasperi Kapanen, Nick Spaling, Scott Harrington and a 2016 third-round draft pick.

Kessel is signed through the 2019-20 season. Toronto is retaining 15 percent of his salary, making Pittsburgh’s cap hit $6.8 million.

07/01/2015 - 21:11
PSR Staff
By nature, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is not a patient man. Despite all arguments to the contrary.

In interviews leading up to and following last month’s NHL draft, Rutherford professed to be in no particular hurry to upgrade the Penguins' ramshackle top-six forwards.

06/30/2015 - 11:00
Matt Jacobs
It’s rare and exciting for fans of any sport to watch one transcendent player begin his career as a professional. This year, hockey fans may get to see two.

On June 26, centers Connor McDavid (Erie Otters) and Jack Eichel (Boston University) are expected to be selected first and second respectively in the NHL’s Player Entry Draft by the Edmonton...

06/22/2015 - 14:09
Matthew Zabierek
Putting the final grades on an injury-filled, offensively-lacking, disappointing hockey season in Pittsburgh wasn't all that difficult. The Penguins passed, but there's clearly a lot of room for improvement.

FORWARDS (C-): Sidney Crosby was easily the team’s most productive and consistent forward, putting up 28 goals and 84 points.

06/19/2015 - 18:45
Matt Jacobs
The Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup in six years with a thrilling 2-0 Game 6 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, the first time since 1938 that they captured a championship in Chicago.

Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith, the unanimous winner of the Conn Smythe award as the playoffs MVP, put one past Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop in the second, assisted by Patrick Kane.

06/15/2015 - 23:30
Haley Mae Timple
More than a few eyebrows were raised when Penguins president and chief executive officer David Morehouse announced that both coach Mike Johnston and general manager Jim Rutherford would return next season.

This pronouncement was made less than 24 hours after the Penguins were unceremoniously dumped from the opening round of the postseason by the New York Rangers in just five games.

06/11/2015 - 10:50
Matt Jacobs
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The Steelers started the offseason by signing franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a significant contact extension. A day before training camp opened, they capped the offseason by extending the contract of general manger Kevin Colbert.
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There is a dynamic duo on the Pittsburgh sports scene, but they’re not playing at PNC Park. They play high school football in Pittsburgh’s City League. Brothers Timothy and James Jackson of Allderdice Dragons may be two of the most dangerous weapons in western Pennsylvania this fall.
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As the leaves start to fall and the temperature begins to drop, it’s clear that high school football season is finally here. Western Pennsylvania is loaded with talent, which should make the next three months quite entertaining for high school football fans in the region.
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The Penn-Trafford quarterback-receiver combo of Brett Laffoon and Tim Vecchio was expected to be one of the best in the WPIAL this season.
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Pitt football’s forgettable Paul Chryst era ended at 19-20 when the Madison native returned to Wisconsin to coach the Badgers, leaving the program in the same state of mediocrity in which he found it.
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On the heels of a dismal 4-8 season in 2013—and seated firmly upon the hotseat—head coach Dana Holgorsen was able to steer the West Virginia football program back in the right direction in 2014.
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In western Pennsylvania, football is the sport that the natives follow most closely, and with two major programs, Pitt and Penn State, most of the attention is divided among the two of them.
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Stepping into Beaver Stadium sporting traditional, nameless navy blue and white jerseys, Penn State football intends to chase a championship under second-year head coach James Franklin.
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