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Fansided NHL writer and die-hard Penguins fan Hunter Hodies brings you the Locked On Penguins Podcast, your daily podcast on the five-time Stanley Cup champs. Featuring a wide variety of guests, Hunter bring you game recaps, game previews, opponent check-ins, laughs, trade deadline talk, playoff talk, player evaluation and more. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every day.

Fansided NHL writer and die-hard Penguins fan Hunter Hodies brings you the Locked On Penguins Podcast, your daily podcast on the five-time Stanley Cup champs. Featuring a wide variety of guests, Hunter bring you game recaps, game previews, opponent check-ins, laughs, trade deadline talk, playoff talk, player evaluation and more. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every day.


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Fansided NHL writer and die-hard Penguins fan Hunter Hodies brings you the Locked On Penguins Podcast, your daily podcast on the five-time Stanley Cup champs. Featuring a wide variety of guests, Hunter bring you game recaps, game previews, opponent check-ins, laughs, trade deadline talk, playoff talk, player evaluation and more. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every day.




9/10 times they win this one...

The Pittsburgh Penguins may have lost but trust me, it's not doom and gloom folks. Hunter recaps the game in the newest episode of the Locked On Penguins podcast and talks about Jeff Carter's debut, and why he hopes a lot of people are starting to eat some crow on the deal. He also touches on Sid's outstanding goal after he got the stick from the bench and why it was a peak Penguins game with how a struggling goaltender stood on his head to win the game. Also touched on: Kris Letang's...


Thoughts on Carter's new line, plus Flyers game preview!

A lot has transpired since the last episode as we finally get to see where the Pittsburgh Penguins have Jeff Carter in practice. Is him at center the most sense going forward? Hunter also tells some fans to calm down since Zucker was practicing on his off-wing and that it's only going to be a temporary thing until some injured players come back. He then previews Thursday night's game against the Flyers and tells the listeners how it all went wrong for them (while trying not to laugh, of...


Who's ready for some Jeff Carter?

It's a late episode but an episode nonetheless as the trade deadline has passed. To start, Hunter has Locked On Kings host Sarah Avampato on the podcast to talk about the Jeff Carter deal and what his pros and cons are. What's the best position for him? Can he still skate and contribute? How is she coping with the loss of a two-time Cup Champ? Hunter also goes into some of the data surrounding Carter before transitioning to thoughts on the rest of the deadline, including that awful Taylor...


Another test passed!

It's a small test, but a test nonetheless as the Pittsburgh Penguins took down the New Jersey Devils on Friday night 6-4. There probably could've been more goals but hey, 10 goals in one game is definitely something to celebrate. In this episode, Hunter recaps the game and begs Mike Sullivan to keep Jared McCann on the top PP unit even when Evgeni Malkin comes back. Who comes off in that scenario? What would PP2 look like if it happened? Hunter answers that, plus talks about the improved...


Back on the right track with another game looming!

The Pittsburgh Penguins snapped their two-game losing streak on Thursday night as they defeated the New York Rangers 5-2 to get two crucial points in the standings. Hunter recaps the game as Radim Zohorna continues his strong play with an outstanding move on his second goal. Has he played his way into a permanent role? Or is he still behind Freddy Gaudreau, who continues to look great as well? He also touches on Evan Rodrigues and why he's a perfect fit for a bottom six role after struggling...


Expect a bounce-back from the Penguins tomorrow? Nick Zararis discusses

It's been almost 24 hours since the Pittsburgh Penguins got embarrassed by the New York Rangers but the content doesn't stop there. Hunter is joined again by Nick Zararis to break down the game a bit more and what his thoughts were after watching it all. He brings up the point that teams tend to go away from their game after giving up the first goal just a minute into a game as after that, a snowball effect occurred. They then get into Adam Fox for the Norris as Nick tries to convince the...


No reason for deep concern...yet

The Pittsburgh Penguins may have just suffered one of their worst losses of the season but the sky isn't falling. Hunter explains why a lot of the loss tonight is mainly on some bad luck and how the goaltending wasn't bailing them out for just the second game in the last month to month and a half. He gets into the underlying numbers and how one-sided the game was, despite the score and also focuses on some positives, which included the great play of Jared McCann and Jake Guentzel. After...


A Philadelphia Flyers trade target emerges

After a couple of days off, Hunter is back with another episode on the Locked On Penguins podcast and there's quite a bit to get to. He starts off by talking about the Penguins first win in Boston in 7 years from Thursday's game. He touches on the play of Casey DeSmith, and ponders the question if he should be the starter in the playoffs when they come around in 5 weeks. Hunter also touches on Zach Aston-Reese notching his 8th goal of the season to continue his offensive prowess, while Mike...


Can I interest anyone in Dustin Brown?

It's a late-night one but that's par for the course for the Locked On Pittsburgh Penguins podcast. Hunter talks about a multitude of topics in this latest episode, including Brian Burke's comments to Mike DeFabo earlier today. Is Ron Hextall going to go through with those plans? Do the Penguins actually need to get bigger and more physical? Hunter also lays out another trade target that can actually play and contribute that's a big body if the Pens want to go after him. He then touches on a...


Out-Islandering the Islanders sure is fun

The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Islanders at their own game on Monday night and it was sure a sight to see. Hunter goes into the defensive clinic that the Penguins put up in the third period and wonders if this can happen each game in the playoffs if these two teams meet again. He also gets into John Marino's sensational performance and why it was premature to write off his long-term struggles just a few weeks into the season. Jared McCann also stayed hot, are the underlying numbers backing...


Getting closer to "contender" category

What a win it was for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. They get to 5-2 on the year against the New York Islanders and Hunter is back to break it all down for everyone. He starts with the play of Freddy Gaudreau, who's been a sensation ever since he joined the lineup. What's impressing Hunter the most about his game? Does he deserve a spot as the 12th forward? He also goes in de[th about Bryan Rust and the season he's having, plus makes a push for the team to extend him NOW. After...


Let's have a talk on "deterrence"

Although the Pittsburgh Penguins were not in action on Friday, the content doesn't stop there. Hunter starts off this episode by talking about the "need" for toughness and why the Penguins don't need to go down that road again, especially the last time they did this with Ryan Reaves. Does it really deter anything when players go after Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, or Kris Letang? He then gets into more trade talk now that Eric Staal has been dealt to the Canadians and brings up two players...


Mark Donk at it again!!

As the title says, the Pittsburgh Penguins got a contribution from another "Mark Donk" on Thursday evening. That's right, Radim Zohorna scored the opening goal for the Penguins on his first shot in the first period of his first NHL game. Is that the first of many like a certain someone who did this in 2017? It had to be asked. Hunter then breaks down the Penguins 4-0 win in full as Sidney Crosby notched his 1300th overall point. How many would he likely have if not for the concussions? He...


Back on track...at a cost

The Pittsburgh Penguins got back on track on Wednesday night with a 5-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres. Hunter recaps the game as Pittsburgh also got to 13-2-1 on home ice this season and starts with some Frederick Gaudreau love. Should he be a regular in the lineup once this team gets healthy? He also touches on Crosby's goal and which goal throughout his career that it reminded him of. After that, Hunter goes into a rant about the league's officiating and why it shouldn't stop there with...


Answering YOUR mailbag questions & some trade talk with Doug Glattke!

Despite it being a late-night episode, Hunter is back with another episode on the Pittsburgh Penguins. He brings back Doug Glattke from Penguins Twitter to touch on the last three games and if he's a bit worried at all that they only took 3/6 points. After that, they look ahead to the rest of the schedule as it lightens up for the next six weeks. They also get into some trade talk as there were some Sam Reinhart rumors that surfaced from Monday. Is there a fit for the Penguins? What would it...


Is there cause for concern with these last 3 games?

The Pittsburgh Penguins dropped two of three to New Jersey over the last few days and of course, the fanbase is a bit worried. Is Hunter concerned with the team's level of play dropping a bit? Or do they need to just keep treading water until the team gets healthier? He has his answer during this episode, plus praises Sidney Crosby for these last three games as he was the team's best player. He also gets into the Penguins goaltending and some numbers that show elite the tandem of DeSmith and...


What's the latest on Malkin & more with Josh Yohe!

Just before the Pittsburgh Penguins take on the New Jersey Devils, Hunter brings on Josh Yohe from The Athletic to talk about everything that's going around the team as of late. He starts with the Malkin injury and Josh explains what he's been hearing about the injury as the team just placed him on IR. After that, they talk trades as the deadline looms. Is the team interested in Eric Staal? Could Anthony Mantha from the Red Wings make a lot of sense? They also touch on the outstanding play...


Can we figure out what a clean hit is please?

The Pittsburgh Penguins winning streak has come to an end but there's no reason to be super upset about it. Hunter recaps the Penguins latest 2-1 setback to the Boston Bruins as they were playing with 10 forwards for most of the evening. He talks about how the Penguins had the better high-danger chances and the better scoring-chances at all situations, despite losing the game. He also goes into Geno's injury and how you'll probably never see the likes of Sam Lafferty on the ice for a 6-on-5...


Going streaking one game at a time!

In this late-night episode of Locked On Penguins, Hunter dissects the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins to get their sixth straight win on the season. He starts off by talking about Tristan Jarry and the continued high level of play we're seeing from him. Is this the best we've seen him play for his career? How much longer can he sustain this? Could he make a run for the Vezina? He also looks at the improved special teams play, as both units were crucial in the Penguins win,...


Can this team get to contender status? Dejan Kovacevic joins to discuss...

After last night's win, Hunter's back for another episode of Locked On Penguins as the Penguins finally have their turn with the Buffalo Sabres. He touches on more Kapanen & Malkin magic, plus how Jarry rebounded after a shaky start. After that, Dejan Kovacevic joins the show for the first time and they talk about a potential third line revamp for the Penguins. Should the team go after a center like they did for Jordan Staal and Nick Bonino? They also talk about injury updates for John...