Archive for August, 2010

Posted by www.pittsburghpucktalk.com at 19 August 2010

Category: 2010 Draft, Beau Bennett, Bryan Rust, Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby

The Penguins have enjoyed significant success over the past several years, just one season removed from the franchise’s 3rd Stanley Cup victory. Though 2009-2010 did not see a major addition to the team’s trophy case, the Pens remained a competitive squad, advancing to the second round of the playoffs after finishing in the upper echelon of qualifying teams during the regular season. Of course, the recent string of success surrounding Pittsburgh hockey was built the old fashioned way, through the NHL Entry Draft, when the Penguins selected Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby with their top 2004 and 2005 picks, respectively. Here is a look at the first few selections from this year’s draft that will join the flock this season, hoping to likewise make invaluable contributions to the team in time. (more…)