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       My fanhood was forged in the fires of the standings basement in the early 2000s, then tempered by three years of being surrounded by Caps fans back when I lived in D.C. When Alain Nasreddine is the team’s points leader and you can get seats on the glass at the Igloo with $10 and a student ID, you either become an obsessed fan of the game or jump off the Zamboni. I became obsessed, thanks in no small part to a girl and her hockey-loving family. Fast-forward to today and I’m back in my beloved ‘burgh. I follow the Pens religiously – not to mention the goings on of the rest of the league almost as closely; I play (poorly) in an adult league with a great bunch of equally obsessed guys; and I have enough opinions on all things Penguins to get myself in plenty of trouble if I get a large enough forum.


Pittsburgh Penguins vs NY Rangers 2015 Playoff Predictions

Posted on Apr 16th, 2015 - By PenguinPoop - 5 Comments

Here we go again, It's the Pittsburgh Penguins facing off against the New York Rangers for the eight playoff game in a row for the Penguins.  Since…

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins 2013 Playoff Predictions

Posted on May 28th, 2013 - By PenguinPoop - 64 Comments

Saturday, the Penguins & Bruins throw down in the first all black & gold NHL Eastern Conference Finals game since 1992 when the Penguins…

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Pittsburgh Penguins Fans, Do the Unthinkable; Cheer For NY Rangers

Posted on May 23rd, 2013 - By Joey Wales - 7 Comments

As vile as it tastes. As dirty as you feel. As much as this goes against every fiber of your Penguins-fan being... Cheer for the Rangers tonight. Or…

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Ottawa Senators 2013 Playoff Predictions

Posted on May 13th, 2013 - By PenguinPoop - 3 Comments

There are many questions the Penguins need to answer going into round two against the Ottawa Senators.  The biggest question is who's going to be…

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Pittsburgh Penguins Beat Tavares to Pulverize the New York Islanders

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 - By Joey Wales - 15 Comments

Sid should send 91 a "Been there. Sucks to be the obvious best player on your emerging playoff team" fruit basket. And some ice packs. There was…

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Now That Iginla is a Penguin, Is This Cup Bylsma’s to Lose?

Posted on Mar 28th, 2013 - By Joey Wales - 4 Comments

I'm not completely sold that adding Iginla to the roster is all it's cracked up to be, but that conversation has already happened in an earlier post,…

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Pens Comeback Win Against Bs Most Meaningful of the Season

Posted on Mar 13th, 2013 - By Joey Wales - 1 Comment

There are few things more gratifying than erasing a four-goal lead against a hated rival on their own ice, then proceeding to go on to beat them.…

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Selling High: Jordan Staal Heads to Carolina

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2012 - By Joey Wales - 5 Comments

Hockey players are an investment. Safe investors sell high and reduce risking their whole portfolio over one risky investment. Ray Shero is a safe…

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Penguins Can Still Beat the Flyers in Six

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2012 - By Joey Wales - 29 Comments

Figuratively, of course, but if the Pens knot this series at 3-3 this afternoon, the Flyers won't have what it takes to finish the series back here…

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Superstition Dictates I be Airborne on Friday.

Posted on Apr 19th, 2012 - By Joey Wales - 7 Comments

I watched about 10 minutes of the game at a Tampa airport bar last night before I heard my name called over the loudspeaker to "report to Gate…

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Pens’ Game 1 Loss to Flyers Best Outcome Short of Big Win

Posted on Apr 12th, 2012 - By Joey Wales - 2 Comments

While the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrated their first period victory down in the South Side, their stunt doubles let Game 1 slip away in the…

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers 2012 Playoff Predictions

Posted on Apr 9th, 2012 - By PenguinPoop - 10 Comments

We have a saying here at PenguinPoop that “We have more hockey knowledge in our body than you have in your entire pinky“, that just being a…

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Crosby’s Return v. Rangers More About Heart than Scoreboard

Posted on Mar 14th, 2012 - By Joey Wales - 2 Comments

This is awfully dramatic timing, isn't it? Think about it: huge game in our series with the New York Rangers as the Pens sniff at a number-one seed;…

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Can A Single Statue Honor Everything Mario Lemieux Has Done?

Posted on Mar 7th, 2012 - By Joey Wales - 0 Comments

Today's unveiling was almost perfect. One thing that would have made it perfect would have been the absence of the woman next to me who kept yelling,…

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