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Author: Hunter Hodies

Sidney Crosby’s Slump Nothing to Worry About

Sidney Crosby hasn’t been producing points like he’s used to and people have begun to notice. He still has 13 points in 19 games but he’s been held without a goal in 11 straight games. This is the second-longest streak he’s had without a goal and the team is feeling it as they’ve struggled to score. The Pittsburgh Penguins have lost six of their past eight games but Sidney Crosby’s slump is nothing to worry about. Crosby’s Slump: Everybody Has One It’s early in the season but fans shouldn’t worry. His longest goal drought was 12 games in 2011-2012; fans will remember that was his concussion season. It’s also the eleventh time in his career he’s gone at least seven or more games without a goal. To add: This is the 11th time in his career he’s gone at least 7+ games without a goal. Still not his longest goal drought yet. It’s hard to score goals. There’s a reason my pinned Tweet is what it is. — Adam Gretz (@AGretz) November 13, 2017 This slump is nothing like the one that he endured during the start of the 2015-2016 season. Crosby bounced back when Mike Sullivan took over and finished top five in scoring that season. It’s unlikely repeat that feat, but a rebound is inevitable. Pointless Streak Crosby has been pointless in four of his past five game....

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Olli Maatta’s Redemption Tour in Full Effect

TAMPA, FL – OCTOBER 12: Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta (3) during the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning on October 12, 2017 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Going into this season, Olli Maatta was under heavy fire from some as he struggled at key points last season. He also battled injury, but when he came back, his skating looked worse than it did before the injury. Even before his injury, his speed was an issue. There was plenty of speculation that he could be used...

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Detroit Red Wings Send Riley Sheahan to Pittsburgh Penguins

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter With Andreas Athanasiou coming back to the Red Wings very soon, Detroit had to make a couple salary cap moves as they didn’t have any room for him under the cap, or on the roster. The Pittsburgh Penguins had been reportedly trying to acquire Riley Sheahan to fill their third centre role since the summer. The Penguins got their guy after Detroit agreed to to terms with Athanasiou. In exchange the Penguins give up Scott Wilson and a third round draft pick. Detroit also gives up a fifth round pick to Pittsburgh. Riley Sheahan...

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