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2018 Hart Trophy Candidates

Nikita Kucherov The league’s leading point scorer, who plays on the league’s best team. To put anyone else at the top of the MVP race right now would be pure injustice. Kucherov has posted 82 points in only 63 games this season, which also gives him the highest points per game mark in the league at 1.30. Kucherov and Stamkos combine for arguably the league’s best duo. Allowing the Lightning to have two talents like that on the same line

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Derick Brassard is a Penguin

  Jim Rutherford has done it again. To get Derick Brassard without giving up Sprong or Sheary is absolutely incredible. It was thought that it would take both of them to get Brassard to Pittsburgh. Replacing Sprong with Gustavsson and Sheary with Cole is simply sensational. It’s a very fair deal, which is hard to find at the trade deadline. This trade is a win for the Penguins, and there’s no doubt about it. Brassard instantly makes the deepest forward

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Just My View 2/21/18

I usually take questions from followers on this write-up, but today I’ve got something a little bit different in mind. I’ve been thinking a lot with the NHL trade deadline approaching, and the Olympics, and just so many crazy topics to discuss. Instead of answering questions, I’m just going to spitball my thoughts on everything into one big mashup. I hope you all enjoy. 1. Derick Brassard I think Derick Brassard is a hell of a player. He’s an offensive-oriented

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Just My View 2/10/18

Do you even think it's entirely necessary for the Pens to trade for a 3C while they seem to be turning the season around on their own? — hearta surgeon #1 (@ericlawrence_) February 9, 2018 You know, I’ve thought about this quite a bit. The Penguins really are turning it on. They really are heating up just like they always do when it starts to matter. Would the Penguins be hard to beat four times out of seven right now?

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2018 NHL Trade Deadline Tracker

If you’re looking for made up rumors and juicy trade news that someone’s cousin heard from a ‘scout in the organization’, then just turn back now. I’m not an insider, no one else is either, besides the guys that you know, get paid to be insiders. What you’ll find ahead is all verified news and rumors from trusted NHL sources like Elliotte Friedman, Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger and Dan Rosen. There are so many fake rumor accounts out there, and

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Top 10 Jaromir Jagr Moments

10. His Personality is Unmatched On HBO’s 24/7 series, Ilya Bryzgalov stole the spotlight with his comments about the universe and his philosophies on it. The day after it aired, Jagr let Bryzgalov know he didn’t want to sit by the class clown with an absolute roasting.

Penguins Trade Targets

Evander Kane Position: LW Stats: 47GP 16G 20A 36PTS Cost of Acquisition: High Evander Kane was the first player officially on this year’s trade deadline market. He also might be the most talented. All personal issues aside, Evander Kane is one of the most gifted wingers in the NHL. He has never been on a good team, either. Now, that’s not to say that Kane’s attitude couldn’t be toxic to a winning locker room, but it’s also equally as likely

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Identity Crisis

When Mike Sullivan came to the Penguins, his mantra was, “Just Play”. When Jim Rutherford surrendered a first round pick and Oskar Sundqvist for Ryan Reaves this summer, he went directly against what had made the Penguins back to back champions. The Penguins were four lines of speed and scoring complemented by a defense who fed their transition game. The Penguins were not in the business of taking liberties. The Penguins ousted teams who decided to ice enforcers because the

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Relax

The Penguins are 9-7-3, and apparently they are doomed. According to many of the reactionaries on Twitter, the team should just pack it in now and not waste their time trying for their third straight Stanley Cup. It’s just too difficult to replace a 40-year-old fourth-line center, a mediocre third line center, and a backup goalie. Okay, maybe I’ll give you the fact that you might not be able to find a backup better than Marc-Andre Fleury was last season.

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