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Are the Penguins Trying to fill an Inside Straight?

In the wake of the Penguins weak home stand (2-3-0), GM Jim Rutherford was quoted as saying “We have a team that could’ve done better at this point.” Following that admission, he then added, “We’re coming to a critical period, where we’ll make a decision whether we need to shake things up or not,” and “We are at a point where we’re slipping i [...]

Former Penguin Zarley Zalapski Dies

The Penguins have lost a member of their extended family. Zarley Zalapski, the team’s top pick in the 1986 Entry Draft, passed away at the age of 49. The cause of death was not revealed. Blessed with a chiseled physique, great wheels and marvelous skills, the 6’1″ 211-pounder emerged as one of the Penguins’ top offensi [...]

The Penguins Files

In September 1994, Fox Mulder, narrating the opening scene of the first episode of the second season of the X-Files said “We wanted to believe…” That was during the Mario Lemieux era, about one and a half years after the Penguins 2 Stanley Cup. This past summer, in the afterglow of our Penguins repeat Stanley Cup victory, I really wanted to b [...]

Penguins Simon says …

Dominic Simon says, (at least the way he played) “I like it here in the NHL and don’t want to go back”. He was a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing 4 – 3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. The youngster set up 2 of the teams three goals, had a shot on net, and was a +3 in his CORSI, being on the ice for 17 sh [...]

Penguins Update: Newbies Fitting In

It’s taken a little while. Over a third of the season, to be precise. But it looks like the Penguins’ newcomers are finally beginning to feel at home. Indeed, Matt Hunwick, Ryan Reaves and Riley Sheahan are showing definite signs that they’ve grown more comfortable with their new surroundings, not to mention coach Mike Sullivan’s up-tempo sty [...]

Penguins Defense still Offensive Despite Winning Ways

Haven’t you heard? “The best defense is a great offense.” Our favorite fowl from Antarctica have exemplified that mantra for two years now; back-to-back Stanley Cup winners. Let’s face it, they don’t have a Norris Trophy candidate or  a true shut-down defenseman. The Penguins started the season off struggling on “Offense,” getting out-shot p [...]


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