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Penguins Wrap: A Week of Flashbacks & Looks Ahead



Pittsburgh Penguins win, Phil Kessel honored, NHL trade talk

The biggest issue of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ offseason — who will replace Ron Hextall as general manager — still hasn’t been settled, and until it is, there likely won’t be any moves that will have a significant impact on the makeup of the roster for 2023-24.

If nothing else, however, the three-plus weeks that have passed since Hextall was fired have been plenty of time to speculate about what the team could — or should — do once things get rolling.

Here’s a look back at the past week in the Penguins’ offseason, including a number of players who were selected to compete in the upcoming world championships:


A look at what the Pittsburgh Penguins need to get back to the Stanley Cup playoffs next spring.


Is it possible that Penguins alum Marc-Andre Fleury will end up on their list of goaltending options for the coming season?


Former Penguins winger Phil Kessel speaks out on a number of subjects, right?

A former Penguins official is getting some attention as a candidate for a GM job in the NHL.


Readers ask about a lot of issues pertaining to the Penguins, and Dan Kingerski answers.


Here’s one man’s formula for getting the Penguins back into the Stanley Cup playoffs. (+)

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ next GM will have to add to the number of NHL-capable forwards with the club’s farm team in Wilkes-Barre.

Three Penguins players are named to Team USA for the world championships later this month.


Here’s how the Penguins might replace some of the players they could lose via free agency this summer.

Defenseman P.O Joseph is named to Team Canada for the world championships.

Goaltending prospect Filip Lindberg accepts a contract in Finland after spending two seasons with the Penguins’ farm team in Wilkes-Barre.


The Stanley Cup playoffs are showing what the Pittsburgh Penguins will have to add if they hope to return to being a contender.