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After cancer scare, Penguins Olli Maatta ready for the big time

After cancer scare, Penguins Olli Maatta ready for the big time

thehockeynews.com Updated 6 hours ago
By Shelly Anderson In his first season as Pittsburgh GM, Jim Rutherford got only a small sampling of Olli Maatta’s work, just 20 games. Still, what Rutherford saw on and off the ice left him with no qualms about elevating the young Finn to the rarefied …
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  • The five least effective trade deadline deals of 2014-15

    The five least effective trade deadline deals of 2014-15

    thehockeynews.com Jul 31 (3 days ago)
    For the past week, the Toronto Blue Jays have owned the sports news cycle thanks to the club’s big time acquisitions of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price ahead of the MLB trade deadline. There’s one problem, though: there’s a possibility that neither trad…
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  • Sutter, Canucks close to multiyear contract: report

    Sutter, Canucks close to multiyear contract: report

    NHL.com Jul 30 (4 days ago)
    Center Brandon Sutter is close to agreeing to a multiyear contract with the Vancouver Canucks, according to Sportsnet. Sutter, who was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, could sign for as long as five years with an average annual...
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  • Crosby, MacKinnon surprise seven-year-old Nova Scotia boy fight…

    Crosby, MacKinnon surprise seven-year-old Nova Scotia boy fighting cancer

    thehockeynews.com Jul 30 (5 days ago)
    It’s hard to believe that a town of less than 30,000 could produce two no-brainer first overall draft picks, and harder yet to believe those two would become partners in crime, making a difference in their hometown during the offseason. That’s exactly t…
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  • Report: Ehrhoff wants to play in Columbus, Blue Jackets submit …

    Report: Ehrhoff wants to play in Columbus, Blue Jackets submit ‘low-ball’ offer

    thehockeynews.com Jul 30 (5 days ago)
    Christian Ehrhoff took a one-year, $4 million dollar contract from the Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2014-15 season, turning down more money because he wanted the chance to win. In 2015-16, he might have to take whatever he can get. According to the Colum…
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  • Rebuilding or contending? Making sense of the Canucks’ mess

    Rebuilding or contending? Making sense of the Canucks’ mess

    thehockeynews.com Jul 28 (6 days ago)
    If I could sit down with Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning right this second, the conversation might sound like Skyler probing Walter in season 2, episode 1 of Breaking Bad: “Will you talk to me, please?” “I don’t know where to begin.” Where would Bennin…
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  • Canucks acquire center Brandon Sutter from Penguins

    Canucks acquire center Brandon Sutter from Penguins

    Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning is counting on forward Brandon Sutter to be a big piece of their foundation moving forward in the improved Pacific Division of the Western Conference. Benning acquired the 26-year-old center, along ...
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  • Comparing fitness freak Duncan Keith to your average gym bro

    Comparing fitness freak Duncan Keith to your average gym bro

    If some gym bro said he works out for half an hour but it takes him almost three hours to do it, you’d probably laugh him off. And you’d be perfectly justified in doing so. Why, then, is it any different for an NHL player? Throughout the playoffs, a ton…
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  • Penguins assistant GM joins Shero in New Jersey

    Penguins assistant GM joins Shero in New Jersey

    Tom Fitzgerald first met Ray Shero nearly three decades ago, well before they worked together with the Penguins.
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  • After top goalie and rookie nods, Matt Murray to start 2015-16 …

    After top goalie and rookie nods, Matt Murray to start 2015-16 in AHL

    Matt Murray’s 2014-15 AHL campaign was one for the ages, but the 21-year-old netminder won’t be parlaying it into a promotion to the NHL quite yet. After a season in which Murray was named the AHL rookie of the year, won the honor as the league’s top go…
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  • Penguins hire War-On-Ice co-creator, want to build analytics te…

    Penguins hire War-On-Ice co-creator, want to build analytics team

    One of the most prominent hockey analytics websites has had its co-creator snatched away by the Pittsburgh Penguins. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Jason Mackey, the Penguins have brought in War-On-Ice’s Sam Ventura, who created the analyt…
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  • Top 10 Crosby moments on 10-year anniversary of Penguins’ lotte…

    Top 10 Crosby moments on 10-year anniversary of Penguins’ lottery victory

    Exactly 10 years ago today, after the conclusion of the lockout and with a new season on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Penguins won the right to the first overall selection in the 2005 NHL draft via the draft lottery, a victory that has changed the franch…
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  • John Hynes on coaching Devils, Patrik Elias, mastering 3-on-3 O…

    John Hynes on coaching Devils, Patrik Elias, mastering 3-on-3 OT, pork roll

    yahoo.com Jul 22
    NEWARK, NJ – John Hynes is the first New Jersey Devils coach since 1984 that wasn’t hired by Lou Lamoriello. You know, the year "Ghostbusters" was released. The one with the dudes. The 40-year-old former Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins coach wa…
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  • Three playoff teams who could miss in 2015-16, and three non-pl…

    Three playoff teams who could miss in 2015-16, and three non-playoff teams who could get in

    Parity in the modern-day NHL creates such a delicate balance between teams that one year’s powerhouse is the next year’s dud, and vice versa. Just ask the Colorado Avalanche, who went from Central Division champs to out of the playoffs, or the Calgary F…
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  • Toronto's non-expansion; Penguins' price; logic of Seabrook tra…

    Toronto's non-expansion; Penguins' price; logic of Seabrook trade (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Jul 21
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . • This is what Stan Galiev had for…
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  • NHL expansion team could drive up value for Penguins

    NHL expansion team could drive up value for Penguins

    Initial bids for an NHL expansion team were due Monday, a purchase that ultimately will cost investors at least $500 million to set up shop in a new hockey town such as Las Vegas or Quebec City.
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  • Penguins notebook: Loney looking to lock up spot on roster

    Penguins notebook: Loney looking to lock up spot on roster

    Ty Loney stood out this week at Penguins development camp predominantly because of his 6-foot-4 frame and the name emblazoned on the back of his sweater.
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  • Penguins prospects bring out their competitive side

    Penguins prospects bring out their competitive side

    It’s no secret the Penguins have positions open on the fourth line when training camp opens in September, even if they craft a deal between now and then for a free agent or make an acquisition via trade.
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  • Penguins notebook: Baby Penguins coach hopes for smooth transit…

    Penguins notebook: Baby Penguins coach hopes for smooth transition

    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach Mike Sullivan spoke in depth with Penguins coach Mike Johnston this week about the system he will employ with the club’s minor league team.
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  • Penguins’ Olli Maatta plans to be ready for training camp

    Penguins’ Olli Maatta plans to be ready for training camp

    Few players have had careers, let alone seasons, as trying as 2014-15 was for Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta. The 20-year-old blueliner appeared in only 20 games this past season. On the surface, that looks like a short year, but considering…
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  • Penguins notebook: Wilson hopes experience will give him a boos…

    Penguins notebook: Wilson hopes experience will give him a boost

    Right winger Scott Wilson had a tendon surgically repaired in his left wrist at the close of the 2014-15 season, a procedure he hopes signifies the end of his health woes.
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  • Undersized Sheary hopes to make big impact for Penguins

    Undersized Sheary hopes to make big impact for Penguins

    It’s hard to miss Conor Sheary on the ice this week at the Penguins prospect development camp.
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  • Video - Stars Stun Penguins 01:06

    Stars Stun Penguins

    Mar 19
    The Stars topped the Penguins 2-1 for their fourth win in five games.
  • Video - Devils Blank Penguins 00:57

    Devils Blank Penguins

    Mar 17
    Cory Schneider had 35 saves in the Devils' 2-0 win over the Penguins.
  • Video - Red Wings Crush Penguins In Crosby's Return 01:00

    Red Wings Crush Penguins In Crosby's Return

    Mar 15
    Marek Zidlicky had a goal and two assists in Detroit's 5-1 win over Pittsburgh.
  • Video - Crosby Late Scratch, Penguins Fall To Bruins 01:23

    Crosby Late Scratch, Penguins Fall To Bruins

    Mar 14
    Tuukka Rask had 30 saves in the Bruins' 2-0 win over the Penguins.

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