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October 9, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Pregame: Penguins vs. Ducks, 7 p.m.

Enough with the hypothetical questions. Enough with the system talk. Enough about the new faces, things jelling and feeling comfortable. Thank God, a hockey game. “I think we’re ready,” Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta said, echoing what every other hockey fan …

October 9, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: NHL predictions

Metropolitan Division 1. Pittsburgh Penguins 2. Washington Capitals 3. New York Rangers 4. New York Islanders 5. Philadelphia Flyers 6. Columbus Blue Jackets 7. New Jersey Devils 8. Carolina Hurricanes Atlantic Division 1. Boston Bruins 2. Tampa Bay Lightning 3. …

October 8, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: High expectations for Ducks

The Ducks aren’t just any opening night opponent for the Penguins. They’re coming off a franchise-best, 54-win season and are expected by many to contend for the Stanley Cup after a busy offseason that saw them add center Ryan Kesler, …

October 8, 2014
by Josh Yohe


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Yohe: NHL predictions

Here’s a look at some NHL predictions that are doomed for failure.   Metropolitan Division   Pittsburgh Penguins New York Islanders Washington Capitals New York Rangers* Columbus Blue Jackets New Jersey Devils Philadelphia Flyers Carolina Hurricanes   Atlantic Division   …

October 8, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: The importance of Malkin

Evgeni Malkin is back, and that’s a good thing for the Pittsburgh Penguins. How could it not be? Fellow beat man Josh Yohe has today’s #TribHKY story on Malkin and what he said following Tuesday’s practice — essentially that he …

October 7, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: How many games will Fleury play?

Mike Johnston could’ve brushed off the question. He could have talked around it. Or even downright lied. But he didn’t. Johnston said today that he expects goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to play about 60 games, a lesser workload than he’s seen …

October 6, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: Pens work with skills coach

If you’ve been wondering who the heck the Penguins have been skating with before practice the past two days, you’re not alone. On Saturday and Sunday, 7-10 players took the ice about 45 minutes early for extra skill work with …

October 4, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: What does it all mean?

The Penguins made a few roster moves today, and that’s probably a good thing. If nothing else than from a logistical standpoint. The team put goaltender Jeff Zatkoff, forwards Zach Sill and Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Taylor Chorney on waivers. …

October 3, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Marshall: Examining Patric Hornqvist

The Penguins did not bring in Nikolai Kulemin as many thought to play with Evgeni Malkin. They traded for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling from Nashville, giving up James Neal. Will it work? No way of knowing yet. But in …

October 3, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Surprised a bit by Joe Louis Arena

I was warned. Joe Louis Arena is a dump, I was told. Worst in the league. You’ll hate it. Just wait for the new place to open. Things will be so much better. Have to admit, I kind of liked …

 
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