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Your 2016 Stanley Cup Champions

Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins, for winning the Stanley Cup, for the 2015-16 season. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games, with captain Sidney Crosby, winning his first Conn Smythe Trophy.

Pittsburgh defeated the New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs, before toppling the President’s Trophy winning Washington Capitals in the semis. The Tampa Bay Lightning, pushed them to seven games, however the Pens won through to win the Prince of Wales trophy as Eastern Conference winners. They then converted that victory, by eliminating the Sharks, to win their fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history.

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Pittsburgh Penguins,What’s The Problem?

Being a Penguins fan, their 3-2-1 start this season has been tough, especially the last two losses coming to the hated cross-state rivals the Flyers and losing a 3-1 lead in the 3rd period to Detroit last game. The new system under Mike Johnston and Jim Rutherford is really showing promise, but we need to turn that promise into success. We have the caliber of talent that we should be able to put a good product out there night after night, not saying we should be guaranteed to win night after night, but saying what I am trying to say is that we should be able to go out there night in and night out and play to our strengths, hold our leads, and put our best stuff out there.

But I have to give props to the Penguins for going out and making huge moves in trading Neal/bringing in Hornqvist, and going out and signing Ehrhoff. Also in losing Engelland, Orpik, and Niskanen it will be good for the young guns liks Despres, Harrington, and maybe even Pouliot to get their crack at the Pens roster. This is a promising year for the Penguins, just have see where we end up. #LetsGoPens

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2014 NHL Entry Draft – Pittsburgh Penguins

These are the players drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft

Round – Pick – Player Chosen – Junior/Club/College Team

ROUND 1 – PICK 22 – Kasperi Kapanen – Kalpa (FIN)
ROUND 4 – PICK 113 – Sam Lafferty – Deerfield Academy (HIGH-MA)
ROUND 5 – PICK 145 – Anthony Angello – Omaha (USHL)
ROUND 6 – PICK 173 – Jaden Lindo – Owen Sound (OHL)
ROUND 7 – PICK 203 – Jeff Taylor – Union College (ECAC)

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2013 NHL Entry Draft – Pittsburgh Penguins

Here is a look at whom the Pittsburgh Penguins drafted in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, and also any trades they may have partaken in during the draft.

Round – Pick – Player Chosen (position in brackets) – Nationality – Junior/Club/College Team

2 – 44 – Tristan Jarry (G) – Canada – Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
3 – 77 – Jake Guentzel (C) – United States – Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
4 – 119 – Ryan Segalla (D) – United States – Salisbury Prep (USHS)
6 – 164 – Dane Birks (D) – Canada – Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
6 – 179 – Blaine Byron (C) – Canada – Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL)
7 – 209 – Troy Josephs (C) – Canada – St. Michael’s Buzzers (OJHL)

TRADES

Pittsburgh Penguins acquire 2013 2nd Rd pick from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Tyler Kennedy (C/RW)

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The Flock Presents-The NHL After Draft Special

On Sunday evening, members of the facebook group, “The Flock” joined forces to discuss the fallout from the 2013 NHL entry draft. We discussed the Seth Jones situation, the Vancouver bombshell, and the future, and so forth. Needless to say, it was a “happening.” With Free Agency Frenzy on our doorstep, this is a must listen for the for the fan’s, by the fan’s perspective on the future of the NHL.

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