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Author: Chace McCallum

The Historical Pittsburgh Penguins Powerplay

The Pittsburgh Penguins powerplay is absolutely amazing this season. And to understand just how amazing it is, let’s look at their results compared to the best teams of this season as well the past. Putting the Penguins Powerplay Into Context With all their offensive firepower the Penguins powerplay is almost always good, but this year is truly something special. They currently have 55 goals in 340 minutes, scoring 9.75 goals per 60. To put that number into context here is how the Penguins powerplay stacks against the NHL’s best. (Data From Corsica). There’s a clear hierarchy in the NHL this season. In...

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Sidney Crosby Will Heat Up for the Pittsburgh Penguins

This season, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby had one of his roughest starts ever. Since then, he’s been impressive and eclipsed a point per game yet again, and Crosby will heat up. Sidney Crosby’s Point Production Sidney Crosby has 69 points in his first 64 games this season, which on the surface seems reasonable for him. While the raw totals are nice, what might cause some concern is that he only has 25 even-strength points. Putting him on pace for the lowest goals and assists per hour of his entire career. Usually, this is time to raise an alarm,...

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Should Consider a Phil Kessel Trade

With the NHL trade deadline only a few days out, every NHL team should be considering anything and everything that might make them better. Although it may sound crazy, the Pittsburgh Penguins should be thinking about a Phil Kessel trade. Why a Phil Kessel Trade Makes Sense On the surface, Phil Kessel is having a career year. He’s spent most of the season in the Art Ross trophy race and currently has 66 points in 61 games. Furthermore, there was a fair argument he’s the Penguins MVP this season. So why in the world would a Stanley Cup favourite even consider...

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Josh Leivo is a Perfect Deadline Target

With the NHL trade deadline approaching, playoff teams are trying to load up. Rather than signing the popular names, Toronto Maple Leafs outcast Josh Leivo could be the perfect addition to a contending team. Josh Leivo is Ideal Trade Target There are tons of wingers available for rent right now. Some of the most likely to move include Rick Nash, Evander Kane, Patrick Maroon, and Michael Grabner. Although these names will definitely provide value, teams should get more creative and try to acquire Josh Leivo instead. Leivo spends most of his time in the Leafs press box, or on the fourth...

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