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Penguins Wrap: A Core Conundrum; Magic in Moose Jaw

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Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang

The past seven days have been relatively quiet for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Around Pittsburgh, anyway.

But their players and prospects were having an impact around the hockey world, everywhere from the world championships in Czechia to the Western Hockey League title round on the far side of Canada.

Here’s how the past week unfolded for the Penguins:

Saturday

The Penguins have five restricted free agents who have arbitration rights. Here are the ones they should keep, and which they should allow to move on.

Sunday

It’s quite possible the Pittsburgh Penguins will make a number of trades before next season, but these guys are unlikely to be involved in any of them.

Monday

There’s no question that the Penguins’ longtime core — Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang — wants to stay together. The question is, why?

Brayden Yager, the Penguins’ first-round draft choice in 2023, is having a productive playoff run.

Tuesday

Here are three potential trade targets for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Wednesday

Kris Letang headlines a group of three Penguins players who have undergone surgery since the regular season ended.

Police in the United Kingdom continue their investigation into the death for former Penguins prospect Adam Johnson, who suffered a mortal injury in an on-ice incident last October.

Chris Armstrong, who represented Kyle Dubas in his contract talks with the Penguins, accepts a front-office position with Utah, the franchise that recently relocated from Arizona.

This live chat touched on a number of pressing issues.

Thursday

Whether or not he made the right decision, Kyle Dubas has shown that he has the courage of his convictions by retaining Mike Sullivan as coach.

There are some high-profile free agents the Pittsburgh Penguins definitely should not pursue this summer.

Carolina’s elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs locks in the Penguins’ selections in the NHL Draft.

Brayden Yager and his Moose Jaw teammates win the Western Hockey League championship.

Free-agent-to-be Alex Nedeljkovic records a 10-save shutout in Team USA’s 5-0 victory over France at the world championships.

Friday

A lot of things happened as the Pittsburgh Penguins’ season was winding down. Not all of them made it into print.