Daily Roundup: January 30, 2014

  • 2014 NHL Draft: 5 Perfect Fits for Pittsburgh Penguins
    The Pittsburgh Penguins have seemingly mastered the art of snagging blue-chip prospects in the later stages of the first round. Jay Heinbuck and Randy Sexton—the co-directors of amateur scouting for the team—know on a yearly basis that their chances of making a lotto selection are nonexistent. Barring a trade of some kind—like when Pittsburgh traded into the top 10 in 2012—the Penguins look to …
  • Penguins-Kings Preview
    With seven Pittsburgh Penguins players heading to the Olympics in a little more than a week, it'd be easy for the Eastern Conference's best team to have its minds wandering elsewhere on occasion. The Penguins try to stay focused on a two-game trip that begins Thursday night in Los Angeles, where the Kings are hoping a return to Staples Center can help them snap out of a lengthy funk. "As we get …
  • Sidney Crosby arrives for only his third game at Staples Center
    Pittsburgh Penguins star Crosby makes a rare appearance in Los Angeles against the Kings on Thursday. The Kings-Penguins game also marks the return of former Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi. At least Sidney Crosby didn't have to field questions Wednesday about never having scored against the Kings.
  • Is Jussi Jokinen the Penguins' Best NHL Trade Deadline Acquisition?
    COMMENTARY | If ever there was a coup pulled off amid the chaos and bad dealmaking of the annual NHL trade deadline, it took place last spring, and Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero was behind it. That coup was not the deal that won former Stars captain Brenden Morrow, who cost the Penguins bust-prospect-in-the-making Joe Morrow and who was mostly ineffective during the 2013 playoffs due to a …

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