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June 24, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Draft blog

I’ll be updating this blog post periodically with observations from the draft floor: — After Calgary acquired Brian Elliott from St. Louis for a second and conditional third, I’m seriously having a hard time thinking of a team where Marc-Andre …

June 13, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Game 6 San Jose postgame

In a changing media landscape, today is a day where you want to pick up a newspaper. Between photographer Chaz Palla’s photo and designer Matt Rosenberg’s layout, I think this is a keepsake Penguins fans are going to want to …

June 12, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Game 6 San Jose pregame

Coming into the Stanley Cup Final, it was widely assumed that the Sharks had a special teams advantage. Their power play was dangerous. The Penguins’ power play was mediocre. Through five games, it hasn’t worked out that way. The Penguins …

June 11, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Mr. Jones and Me

Had an interesting exchange with Evgeni Malkin after practice today. He was talking about what it was going to take to beat Martin Jones, who was the star of the show in Game 5 Thursday night. “Maybe more fake shot …

June 10, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Game 5 San Jose postgame

Matt Murray is confident. Like really confident. So much so that it shocked me after tonight’s game, a 4-2 San Jose victory that staved off elimination for the Sharks and get up a Game 6 Sunday night. Murray gave up …

June 10, 2016
by Bill West


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SCF Game 5 GIF-cap

Martin Jones refused to let the Stanley Cup Final end with a Penguins win in Pittsburgh on Thursday, as he made 44 saves during San Jose’s 4-2 win at Consol Energy Center. Feel free to insert the Crying Jordan meme …

June 9, 2016
by Bill West


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Conn Smythe candidates among Pens

Is there such a thing as an optimal time to discuss Conn Smythe candidates in the Stanley Cup? A rift appears to have emerged among Penguins fans, not to mention prominent members of Hockey Twitter, about whether it’s reasonable to …

June 7, 2016
by Bill West


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SCF Game 4 GIF-cap

Only one win now stands between the Penguins and the Stanley Cup. A 3-1 win over San Jose on Monday at the SAP Center included some serious ebbs and flows. But, as has been the case for most of the …

June 7, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Game 4 San Jose postgame

There was a weird dichotomy in the Penguins’ 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks tonight. The victory was, at the same time, a testament to the team’s newfound depth and its long-held star power. The first goal of the …

June 6, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Game 4 San Jose pregame

A couple of bits of serious business and some fun and games before Game 4 tonight: — Olli Maatta was the only regular who skated as the Penguins held an extremely optional morning skate. Maatta said afterwards that he’s fine, that a …

 
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