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Home games for hardcore Penguins fans

Unless it's a lockout, the NHL doesn't much care for letting things linger. By Sunday night, the league will have crowned a champion, stocked a new franchise with players and conducted an amateur draft over a span of two weeks.

Heck, the 2017-18 schedule was unveiled Thursday afternoon.

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Flower forever rooted as a Pittsburgher

Ours was a special… uh, not sure what to call it, actually.

Maybe I will by the time I'm done saying goodbye to Marc-Andre Fleury.

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2017 Cup: The Bosses

Sullivan, Rutherford are Penguins' other 1-2 punch

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Last summer, Mike Sullivan gathered his coaches to discuss an elephant that could live in his Pittsburgh Penguins' room. Then and there, the now two-time Stanley Cup coach knew the way to approach his defending champions.

Sullivan told players on Day 1 of training camp: "Only one team can repeat as champs."

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Penguins beat Predators and...

The Cup stays here!

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Remember, it's for MVP of the playoffs!

Is it Crosby vs. Malkin for Stanley Cup MVP?

The Stanley Cup will be inside Bridgestone Arena on Sunday night. So, too, will the Conn Smythe Trophy.

But before breaking down the contenders, let's look closer at first trophy awarded at the end of the NHL's postseason.

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Crosby: Simply Pittsburgh's best

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That other Russia-U.S. tension

Are things really good with Malkin and Kessel?

Goalie debate? Evgeni Malkin was having none of it Wednesday.

The leader scorer of this NHL postseason gave hockey fans something else to talk about following a practice by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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In Murray, can Penguins afford to trust?

It's down to a best-of-three series for NHL superiority, and it should be Marc-Andre Fleury's Stanley Cup to win for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

But that probably isn't how coach Mike Sullivan is going to play it for a pivotal Game 5 at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday night.

And that makes this Cup Matt Murray's — and, by extension, Sullivan's — to lose.

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