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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
Brandon Saad scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and Chicago withstood Tampa Bay's charge in the final minutes to square the Stanley Cup Final at 2-2.

Even though the Penguins have been done playing hockey for more than a month now, the Pittsburgh torch is being carried on proudly through Pine Richland product Brandon Saad.

06/10/2015 - 23:16
Aron Minkoff
The Chicago Blackhawks rallied to take Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final 2-1 Wednesday night in Tampa Bay, scoring two goals in less than two minutes in the third period.

Alex Killorn got the early score in the first period for the Lightning, backhanding the puck out of the air from Anton Stralman's wide shot and putting it past the Blackhawks' starting goaltender...

06/03/2015 - 23:56
Haley Mae Timple
Several of the Penguins prospects recently completed their 2014-15 collegiate seasons. Here's are brief rundown of who they are and how they did this past year.

Anthony Angello, C: Cornell University

05/30/2015 - 12:16
Emily Stock
The 2014-15 hockey season began with Casey Bailey pulling his blue and white Penn State sweater over his shoulder pads, leading the Nittany Lions into battle in the Big 10. Bailey’s year ended with him trading one blue and white sweater for another.

The Alaska native was passed over in the NHL Draft despite a successful run in junior hockey with Omaha Lancers.

05/21/2015 - 15:02
Emily Stock
Was it the injuries, the pop-gun offense or questionable coaching that sent the Penguins to their sixth straight early dismissal from the postseason?

Trick question. All of the above.

05/14/2015 - 18:20
Matt Jacobs
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Imagine this potentially disastrous scenario for the Pirates pitching staff: Veteran A.J. Burnett starts pitching like he's 38-years-old. That's it. That's the entire scenario.
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By nature, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is not a patient man. Despite all arguments to the contrary.
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Bob Friend has not pitched in a major league game since 1966, but the ex-Pirates ace has kept himself quite busy in the nearly 50 years since he last pitched.
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CoGo's is proud to recognize Hempfield Area Senior High School track and field athlete Maddie Holmberg as the June 2015 High School Sports Unsung Hero award recipient.
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Cole Tucker, the Pirates first-round draft pick a year ago, stands out among his teammates. The Arizona-born Tucker stands 6-3, tanned, curly-haired and slender at 185-pounds.
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The draft and the bulk of free agency are behind us and NFL teams are headed toward OTA's and mini-camps. How do the 2015 Steelers look headed into offseason workouts?
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Franklin Regional sophomore Spencer Lee has a chance to be considered the best wrestler the WPIAL has seen since his hero, Cary Kolat, won four state titles with an undefeated record of 137-0 at Jefferson-Morgan in the early 90’s.
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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.
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