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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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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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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Just My View 10/12/17

Will Ovechkin ever win a cup playing for the Capitals? — Chase Smith (@smith_c8) October 12, 2017 Honestly, I love Ovechkin as an individual player, but I think his chance to win a Cup in Washington was last year. He’s not getting any younger and the Penguins are going to be good until he retires. Anything can happen, but I don’t think Ovechkin will win a Cup in Washington.

Just My View 9/24/17

I think Sheahan could be someone who plays on another level in a new situation, especially Pittsburgh. What’re your thoughts? — Devyn Pincin (@dpinc22) September 24, 2017 I was going to do my opening write-up on this, so it’s cool that someone asked it. I don’t think that Sheahan is as bad as his stat-line indicated last season. He’s not a two goal in 80 games player, but he’s no elite third line center, either. Sheahan is pretty decent defensively

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CTE and the NHL

Just the other day, the New York Times released an article which further proved the relationship between the NFL and the degenerative brain disease, CTE. Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist, studied 111 brains from former NFL players. Out of those 111 brains, all but one of them had CTE. To many people, this article was shocking. To me, it was anything but. The connection between head trauma and detrimental effects to the brain have been there in plain sight for

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Coyotes Hire Rick Tocchet

Last offseason, the Penguins practically lost no one. They kept their roster almost completely intact and kept on rolling. This offseason has been the complete opposite. The Penguins have already lost a number of players such as Bonino, Kunitz, Daley, Fleury, and Hainsey. Today, they lost a key member of Mike Sullivan’s coaching staff, Rick Tocchet. Tocchet was rumored to be heading to Arizona a couple weeks ago, but today the Coyotes made it official. They’ve signed the three-time Stanley

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