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Pen Ultimate: A show about the Pittsburgh Penguins

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Sean Gentille, Rob Rossi, and Josh Yohe of The Athletic share their thoughts, insights, hopes and dreams regarding Sid, Geno and the rest of the the Pittsburgh Penguins...but mostly their thoughts and insights.

Sean Gentille, Rob Rossi, and Josh Yohe of The Athletic share their thoughts, insights, hopes and dreams regarding Sid, Geno and the rest of the the Pittsburgh Penguins...but mostly their thoughts and insights.

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Sean Gentille, Rob Rossi, and Josh Yohe of The Athletic share their thoughts, insights, hopes and dreams regarding Sid, Geno and the rest of the the Pittsburgh Penguins...but mostly their thoughts and insights.

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English


Episodes

Paul Steigerwald talks Penguins History and the Early Days of Mario Lemieux

4/6/2020
Rob and Josh are joined by Paul Steigerwald, longtime Penguins employee and broadcaster to chat about over his involvement with the club for over 40 years, including starting out as the team's marketing director and how the organization operated in the 1980s, being tasked with marketing Mario Lemieux to a new audience, and nearly being fired for his part in the 1984 Boys Of Winter commercial: https://youtu.be/MF9RmYZv7lQ Start your free trial at The Athletic by going to...

Duration:00:48:55

The Great Debate: Mario Lemieux vs. Sidney Crosby

3/30/2020
In a special edition of Pen Ultimate, Sean, Rob and Josh use the downtime to compare the two greatest players in Penguins franchise history: current captain Sidney Crosby vs. current owner and the team's all-time leading scorer, Mario Lemieux. The guys break down how both athletes stack up against each other in terms of accolades, skill, legacy and impact on the game, as well as their importance to the Penguins franchise and the Pittsburgh community. Want to weigh in on the debate? Tweet the...

Duration:00:57:31

Mike Rupp Talks Penguins Memories, Dressing Room Stories and Pandemic Shopping

3/23/2020
Former Penguin and NHL Network analyst Mike Rupp joins Pen Ultimate this week to catch up on what he's been up to since the NHL paused its season. Mike talks about some of his best memories with the Penguins over the years and some of the more colorful teammates he's had over his career, as well as the role of players who are 'good in the room' and the impact it can have on the rest of the team. Plus, Mike breaks down the differences between Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Brodeur and Marc-Andre...

Duration:00:51:42

Serious Measures: League Response to COVID-19 and What We'll Miss Most

3/16/2020
Sean, Rob and Josh reconvene after the announcement of the NHL postponing play due to the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss how quickly the situation developed, and the league's response following the NBA shutting down. With the season on hold, the guys discuss what's happening around the Penguins in the first week off and try to forecast when we might see hockey return. Plus, what they'll miss most about covering hockey, and some shout outs to the arena staff at PPG Paints Arena. Start your free...

Duration:00:38:04

Lost Weekend: Questions to Answer, Finding Identity, Goaltending Decisions & Players-Only Meetings

3/9/2020
Rob and Josh take the temperature of the Penguins and the fan base following a disappointing weekend and a pair of losses to Washington and Carolina. The guys discuss concerns about the team's play and their status as a Stanley Cup contender with the playoffs getting closer, how much the Penguins getting healthier has contributed to the change in play, and Mike Sullivan's handling of the goaltending situation with both Matt Murray and Tristan Jarry struggling down the stretch. Plus, shedding...

Duration:00:46:13

Grim Reality: Top Pairing Shortcomings, Divisional Battles, Stretch Rotation & Scheduling Madness

3/2/2020
Sean and Rob dissect the Penguins losing streak hitting six games after the California road trip, including tough losses to Anaheim and San Jose. The guys discuss the deficiencies of the Kris Letang-Jack Johnson pairing and how it's impacting Sidney Crosby's production, as well as Mike Sullivan's decision not to play Juuso Riikola with John Marino out. Plus, Rob explains some of the Penguins schedule over the final month, how the Penguins will handle their goaltending rotation down the...

Duration:00:37:10

Trade Deadline Recap: Marleau's Fit, Sheary Returns, Kahun Departs & the Metro Improves

2/24/2020
Sean, Rob and Josh convene for a special edition of Pen Ultimate, recapping a busy trade deadline for the Penguins, including the acquisition of Patrick Marleau, as well as sending Dominik Kahun to the Ducks for Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues. Plus, a look at some of the big winners on deadline day in the Metropolitan division, and some tough divisional games ahead in what is shaping up to be a tight playoff race in the East. Start your free trial at The Athletic by going to...

Duration:00:43:22

Early Returns: The Jason Zucker Era Begins, Dumoulin's Progress + Happy Birthday, Jim Rutherford!

2/17/2020
Sean, Rob and Josh offer some insight on the Jason Zucker trade and the Penguins pursuit of him over the last year. The guys update the progress of Brian Dumoulin and John Marino and discuss the team's confidence in the defence corps getting healthy, as well as other potential trade targets with the deadline less than a week away. Plus, comparing Jason Zucker to wingers of Sidney Crosby's past, praise for the Penguins Make-A-Wish efforts, and with a busy schedule this week, Rob and Josh make...

Duration:00:42:12

John Marino Update, Bjugstad's Outlook, Goaltending Strength & Lightning Preview

2/10/2020
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Duration:00:41:48

All Business: Pens-Caps Rivalry, Murray/Jarry Rotation, Trade Sweeteners & more

2/3/2020
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Duration:00:40:28

All-Star Weekend takeaways, 3-on-3 Draft & Penguins fantasy advice with Eric Young!

1/27/2020
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Duration:00:47:42

Speaking Up: Inside the Pens reaction to Murray's treatment + updates on Kahun, Schultz

1/20/2020
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Duration:00:40:39

Process Paying Off: Crosby update, Malkin on another level, Teddy Bossy & Pens' potential

1/13/2020
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Duration:00:38:57

Impact Additions: Crosby getting close, Galchenyuk comps, Letang's workload & 2020 Murray

1/6/2020
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Duration:00:35:06

Self-Help: Galchenyuk heats up, deadline considerations, historic Pens moments & more

12/30/2019
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Duration:00:41:27

Holiday Edition: Crosby update, Murray's role, Galchenyuk's future + Preds home-and-home

12/27/2019
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Duration:00:34:13

On Fumes: Crosby's timeline, Rust & Guentzel brilliance + Sullivan's Jack Adams case

12/16/2019
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Duration:00:40:50

We’ve Got a Goaltending Situation on Our Hands

12/9/2019
Sean Gentille and Rob Rossi break down the Pens goaltending situation as Tristan Jarry recorded back-to-back shutouts against the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues and Pacific division-leading Arizona Coyotes, en route to NHL Second Star of the Week honors, and Matt Murray continues to struggle in net. Plus, the guys discuss Alex Galchenyuk’s scoring woes, what his role might be once the team gets healthy, and how important picking up points during a Western Canada road trip is...

Duration:00:41:01

Injuries testing Sullivan, Matt Murray's struggles continue + Malkin on the road to 400 goals

12/2/2019
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Duration:00:37:55

The 2010s: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Decade Team

11/27/2019
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Duration:00:47:58