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The case against Olli Maatta

The clock is ticking on the Olli Maatta decision, his 9-game cup of coffee in the NHL is up and they have to decide what they plan to do with him by Friday. Here is my take on why the 19 year old rookie should be sent back to the OHL.

The case to keep Olli Maatta

Now that he's played his 9th NHL game, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a decision to make about Olli Maatta's future before the first year of his contract counts. An argument supporting why the Pens should keep the talented 19 year old for time being.

Pens Points Tuesday: Getting Jiggy With It

Jiggy stones the Pens and that's that. Does Olli Maatta's ride turn back into a pumpkin? Biron and Hamrlik call it a career. How many teams use advanced hockey analytics? More than you think.

Giguere, Avalanche Solve Penguins, Win 1-0


Sidney Crosby dot gif

Nathan MacKinnon found out what it's like to go up against the best player in the world.


Avalanche at Penguins Game Thread

I fully expect tonight to be a clash of the titans, with a side order of some very pretty goals from both teams. Winner of this game could lead the NHL by the end of the evening. Go Pens. PS:...

Early season look at zone exits

A look at a burgeoning new advanced stat metric zone, zone exits. We have the data from four of the Pittsburgh Penguins games and it goes to show some depth of how players are playing.

Crosby Named NHL's Second Star of the Week

Two more goals. Eight more points. Three more wins.

Roundup: Crosby/MAF Leading Pens, Maatta's Future

Every Monday, we're going to look at the Pens' previous week and focus on the positives, negatives, and other odds and ends.

Pens Points Monday: Sid and Mac, Round 1

Our links today feature a marquee game tonight when the 7-1 Penguins host the 7-1 Colorado Avalanche. Both teams are led by #1 overall picks from the same town in Nova Scotia, as you might hear a time or two tonight.

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