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Puck Dynasty: Penguins in historic company after Cup triumph

Puck Dynasty: Penguins in historic company after Cup triumph

PITTSBURGH — The salary cap was a passion project for Mario Lemieux, the owner, when the NHL wrestled with it during the 2004-05 lockout even though he knows it would have been something Mario Lemieux, the player, would have fought to the bitter end.

NHL turns to Vegas expansion draft, unpredictable off-season

The first expansion draft in the salary-cap era has even the most seasoned NHL general managers unsure of what is going to happen over the next few weeks. "You expect the unexpected," Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello said.
AP Source: Andrew Barroway becomes Coyotes' sole owner

AP Source: Andrew Barroway becomes Coyotes' sole owner

Andrew Barroway is now sole owner of the Coyotes, a move the NHL hopes will help them secure a long-term foothold in Arizona.
Mayor promises Stanley Cup parade, but plans unclear so far

Mayor promises Stanley Cup parade, but plans unclear so far

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says there will be a victory parade for the Stanley Cup champion Penguins, but plans for the event are still being developed.
Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

NASHVILLE — Even Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be challenged trying to top this.

Sidney Crosby wins Conn Smythe Trophy for second straight year as playoff MVP

PITTSBURGH — Another Stanley Cup, and another Conn Smythe Trophy for Sidney Crosby.
Preds leaning on Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh

Preds leaning on Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh

NASHVILLE — Pekka Rinne is a friendly, polite man off the ice. Slipping the puck past the Nashville Predators goaltender is one of the few ways to anger the 6-foot-5 Finn. Pucks bouncing past him on the NHL's biggest stage infuriate him.
Defencemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

Defencemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

Ron Hainsey avoiding a big hit and carrying the puck from end to end isn't what the Pittsburgh Penguins ask of him or any other defenceman not named Kris Letang.
Luke Bryan opening Game 6 broadcast from honky-tonk roof

Luke Bryan opening Game 6 broadcast from honky-tonk roof

NASHVILLE — Country star and Predators fan Luke Bryan will open NBC's broadcast of Game 6 on Sunday night singing a song from the rooftop of the honky-tonk Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge.
AP source: Panthers offer coaching job to Bob Boughner

AP source: Panthers offer coaching job to Bob Boughner

SUNRISE, Fla. — Bob Boughner never made the Florida Panthers as a player. He's on the brink of joining them as their next coach.