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Despite his lack of size, veteran defenseman tries to do big things and win a job

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — David Warsofsky has come to accept the fact that he will never be the biggest player on the ice.
  • New: 11 hr 28 min ago

Penguins notebook: Fleury tracks his way to shutout in preseason win

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Of the pressing issues confronting the Penguins, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury’s performance is not particularly high on the list.
  • 12 hr 58 min ago

Penguins defenseman Pouliot bounces back after "shaky" preseason debut

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — In a preseason where the Penguins brass has made no secret about its expectations for him, Derrick Pouliot knew he didn’t meet his own standards in the team’s preseason opener in Detroit earlier...
  • 13 hr 19 min ago

Fleury stars, Wilson scores in preseason shutout over Blackhawks

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Playing on Consol Energy Center ice for the first time since a Game 5 loss to Tampa Bay in last season’s Eastern Conference finals, Marc-Andre ...
  • 13 hr 39 min ago

Penguins winger Wilson finds identity in power, scoring

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Scott Wilson first heard his name mentioned in the same breath as Chris Kunitz’s by Penguins coaches and player development staff a few seasons ago. ...
  • 13 hr 39 min ago

Wilson, Fleury power Penguins past Blackhawks, 1-0

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Scott Wilson continued his strong preseason and Marc-Andre Fleury made up for a shaky performance his last time out, as the Penguins slipped past the Chicago Blackhawks, 1-0, Friday at Consol...
  • 14 hr 4 min ago

Penguins notebook: Malkin, Cullen join camp crew

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — There’s a good chance the Penguins’ collection of centers in their final three preseason exhibitions will closer resemble their NHL lineup than that of the ...
  • 19 hr 39 min ago

Penguins notebook: Malkin, Cullen, Hornqvist return to practice

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Matt Cullen cracked a joke with Eric Fehr. Evgeni Malkin squatted to stretch in front of his stall.
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On the Penguins: Goaltender learning about Pittsburgh, hoping for another win in his life

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — In Penguins training camp on a pro tryout contract, Leland Irving is beginning to find what Pittsburgh is all about.
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Crosby named MVP as Canada wins World Cup of Hockey

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Dave Molinari / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — TORONTO – Looking to give the 2016 World Cup of Hockey a letter grade?
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Fighting still useful to catch eye of front offices in NHL

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The Penguins opened training camp a week ago with 54 skaters on the roster, many of whom arrived in Cranberry without a single bit of ...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Silicone wedding bands have nice ring to them for some Pittsburgh athletes

Pittsbugh Post-Gazette (By Alex Iniguez / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Most football players spend their seasons trying to win a ring. Some have them already — wedding rings.
  • 1 day 19 hr ago
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Penguins release details on upcoming Fan Fest

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Penguins on Thursday afternoon released additional details for their upcoming Fan Fest, which will occur on Sunday, Oct. 9 at Consol Energy Center.
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Crosby's favorite championship? It's hard to say

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Dave Molinari / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — TORONTO — Sidney Crosby doesn’t seem to have much trouble winning championships.
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Penguins cut roster down to 49 players

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The Penguins made a second round of cuts Thursday, sending nine players to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL. That leaves 49 players on the NHL roster, ...
  • 1 day 22 hr ago

Stanley Cup win especially gratifying for longtime mentor Kostopoulos

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ playoff schedule this past spring worked out where most off-days coincided with the NHL Penguins’ games, and many of the players on the AHL team couldn’t help...
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Michael Sanserino's 2 p.m. Thursday all-sports chat: 9.29.16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Live Blog Michael Sanserino's all-sports chat: 9.29.16
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Jason Mackey's 1 p.m. Thursday Penguins chat: 9.29.16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Live Blog Jason Mackey's Penguins chat: 9.29.16
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Gene Collier's noon Thursday all-sports chat: 9.29.16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Live Blog Gene Collier's all-sports chat: 9.29.16
  • 2 days ago
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First pass takes on added importance in Sullivan's system

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — There’s no denying that skating fast is an essential part of the Penguins system. Put a stopwatch on Carl Hagelin or Bryan Rust, blue line to blue line, and there aren’t many around the NHL who...
  • 2 days ago
Blog Articles

Aftermath: Penguins 1, Chicago 0 9/30

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — In tonight’s 1-0 Penguins exhibition win over Chicago, some light was shed on three of the biggest questions coming into training camp. — How does Marc-Andre Fleury look coming off a messy...
  • 12 hr 59 min ago

Morning Skate Memo: Chicago exhibition No. 2

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — There aren’t many unknowns left on the Penguins’ roster as the team readies for its Friday night exhibition with Chicago at Consol Energy Center. Just 48 players remain in camp after the...
  • 22 hr 42 min ago

Pens Roundtable, Episode 4

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — It took four episodes, but the Pens Roundtable trio finally tackled one of the most obvious storylines of training camp: Derrick Pouliot’s place among the Penguins. Rob Rossi, Jonathan...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Pretend home opener

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — First of all, check out the Penguins podcast with myself, Bill West and Rob Rossi. Lots of discussion about Derrick Pouliot and Olli Maatta. The guys let me talk about fighting at the end. Then we...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Jarry, Kunitz and Daley take Chicago

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — If Tristan Jarry needed to earn the trust of management and the coaching staff to be the No. 2 goaltender at the start of the season, he made big strides Wednesday night in a 2-0 win at Chicago. A...
  • 2 days ago

Morning Skate Memo: Chicago 9/28

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — With Matt Murray expected to miss the start of the regular season with a broken hand, the Penguins have to decide whether to pick up a veteran back-up for a short-term assignment or go with what...
  • 2 days ago

Aftermath: Pens lose to Detroit, 4-2

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Perhaps it’ll disappoint Penguins fans that Garrett Wilson, a 25-year-old winger who signed with the team as a free agent on July 7, made the biggest impression during Tuesday night’s...
  • 3 days ago

Morning Skate Memo: Detroit exhibition

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Oh how quickly the Penguins’ 2015-16 rookies grew up. As Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Carl Hagelin and Patric Hornqvist take a little time to regroup after the World Cup of Hockey and Matt...
  • 3 days ago

Training camp champs

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Coach Mike Sullivan continues to emphasize the importance of competition at Penguins training camp, and scrimmages remain at the heart of his effort to create an intense dynamic among skaters. On...
  • 4 days ago

Making hay while the sun shines

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Sidney Crosby is still alive in the World Cup of Hockey. Evgeni Malkin, Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin are recently eliminated from that tournament and have not yet arrived in Penguins camp....
  • 4 days ago

Instant classic

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The Penguins have been playing intrasquad scrimmages each day for the first three days of training camp, and aside from mentioning here and there who scored goals or who looked good, it’s...
  • 5 days ago

Pouliot and scrimmage notes

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) —   There has been a lot of talk about Derrick Pouliot’s offseason physical transformation in the first few days of camp. Here’s some photographic evidence. Here’s why I think...
  • 6 days ago

They said it: Training camp opener edition

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Though many of the Penguins have already spoken about their summers and mindsets heading into the season before training camp opened, a few new voices — most notably coach Mike Sullivan...
  • 7 days ago

Pens Roundtable, Episode 3

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Even though they didn’t really want to spend an entire episode discussing Team USA’s performance in the World Cup of Hockey, roundtable members Rob Rossi, Jonathan Bombulie and Bill...
  • 8 days ago
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Piecing together Pens training camp teams

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — The Penguins announced they’ll open their training camp on Friday at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, and their plan is to split players up into three squads. The purpose of the...
  • 10 days ago
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Pens Roundtable, Episode 2

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Penguins beat writers Jonathan Bombulie and Bill West joined newly minted Upgruv sports editor Rob Rossi for a podcast that promptly went all over the place. All three realize actual news will...
  • 14 days ago
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Penguins: assemble!

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — The Penguins’ informal practices are starting to resemble actual in-season sessions, as many of the key contributors from last spring’s Stanley Cup run — excluding World Cup of...
  • 15 days ago
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World Cup picks

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — After watching a pair of World Cup exhibition games tonight and sampling a few online and on television the past couple of days, I feel qualified to make some World Cup picks. Well, qualified...
  • 16 days ago
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Murray stays mum

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) —   Team North America practiced at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on Tuesday, which meant Penguins goalie Matt Murray and a slew of players with Pittsburgh or Pens-related tidbits to share...
  • 17 days ago
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Crosby’s Malkin memories

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — With Canada facing Russia in a World Cup exhibition game tomorrow night at Consol, I was asking Sidney Crosby about his earliest memories of Evgeni Malkin. They played against each other in a pool...
  • 17 days ago
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