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Saturday October 25 2014
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With a new front office, a new coaching staff and plenty of new faces on the bench, the 2014-15 will be a different group than the one that flamed out of the playoffs last spring. Here are a few players to keep your eye on.

Jayson Megna

10/06/2014 - 15:49
Anthony Mendicino
The Penguins didn’t have to go far when they added forward Sam Lafferty, a native of Hollidaysburg, PA, in the fourth-round of this year’s draft. Lafferty, standing at a sturdy 6-0 and 175-pounds, played in 25 games for Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, where he notched 21 goals and 34 assists for 55 points.

Dave Weaver, the head coach of the Mid-State Mustangs, Lafferty’s youth program, spoke of Lafferty’s potential.

09/16/2014 - 11:54
Mallory Merda
One topic that usually floats around the Pittsburgh Penguins organization is the discussion of goaltenders. Or more specifically, the next goaltender. As in the one after Marc-Andre Fleury.

The Pens go-to netminder for the past decade, Fleury is about to enter the final year of contract with no long-term deal forthcoming.

09/02/2014 - 21:35
Mallory Merda
Here’s what we know: Mike Johnston wasn’t the Penguins’ first choice to replace Dan Bylsma this summer.

He might not have even been among the top 10 when new general manager Jim Rutherford started compiling his list of coaching candidates.

08/06/2014 - 15:10
Matt Jacobs
Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen departed for Washington, but the Penguins added defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, goaltender Thomas Greiss and forwards Steve Downie and Blake Comeau—and re-signed winger Marcel Goc—as NHL free agency got off to a fast start.

Orpik and Niskanen were joined by fellow blue-liner Deryk Engelland and three forwards—Jussi Jokenin, Tanner Glass, Joe Vitale—who all signed elsewhere on a busy opening day.

07/01/2014 - 17:30
Tony DeFazio
Acquire forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling from Nashville Predators

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling from the Nashville Predators in exchange for James Neal, it was announced by executive vice president and general...

06/27/2014 - 21:21
PSR Staff
The NHL handed out their annual awards at the end of June, and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby captured a hat trick, securing the Hart Trophy (MVP), Art Ross Trophy (scoring champ) and the Ted Lindsay Award (MVP as voted by the players).

The Pittsburgh Sports Report, of course, handed out our own awards for the 2013-14 season. PSR nailed all but one.

 

06/26/2014 - 18:44
Andrew Choynowski
Sidney Crosby evades the question as adeptly as he splits a pair of defensemen on an end-to-end rush. How is it possible that the most supremely talented hockey player on the planet for the better part of the last decade had won the Hart Trophy, given annually to the league’s most valuable player, just once prior to this year’s NHL Awards?

The question is guaranteed to stir up spirited debate. Just don’t ask Crosby. All you’ll get is a half-smirk and a call for “next question, please.”

06/25/2014 - 15:51
Matt Jacobs
Mike Johnston, whose long coaching resume includes eight seasons as an assistant/associate coach in the National Hockey League, has been named head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Johnston, 57, was assistant/associate coach of the Vancouver Canucks from 1999-2006 and associate coach of the Los Angeles Kings from 2006-08.

06/25/2014 - 12:47
PSR Staff
Benoit Pouliot and Martin St. Louis scored and Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves as the Rangers stayed alive with a 2-1 win over the Kings at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

After beating the Rangers twice in overtime and winning another by shut-out, it was finally the Kings’ turn to lose a heart-breaker.

06/11/2014 - 23:13
Geoff Pfeil
Domestic violence is awful. That’s something most of us can agree on, in black and white terms. Right? Wrong. Domestic violence, like so many problematic subjects, has shades of gray.
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One week left in the 2014 WPIAL regular season. One week left for teams to prove they’re ready for the playoffs.
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The Baldwin Highlanders (3-6) will look to the Altavilla brothers—Doug and Nick—against the Bethel Park Blackhawks (7-4) in Friday’s Quad A Southeastern Conference battle.
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Perennial regular season leaders rebuild, the West gets stronger, analytics take center stage and the draft is reconfigured. Here are four league-wide storylines to follow as the NHL season gets underway.
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A starter since her freshman year of high school, Brenna Wise has made a name for herself throughout her conference, the greater Pittsburgh area and across the state of Pennsylvania.
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Western PA has long-provided the NFL with some of its top-end talent and that continues to be the case. As of the end of the September, 21 former WPIAL or Pittsburgh City League players graced NFL rosters.
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There is no shortage of great athletes to come out of the Mon-Valley, but perhaps no single institution has produced more great athletes than old Donora High School (now part of Ringgold). The WPIAL Hall of Fame has recognized the following Donora greats.
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Through five games, there are a few teams and a few players who have stood out above the rest.
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