I had the luck of having a phone conversation with NHL on the Fly’s analyst Craig Button yesterday right after the Penguins traded for Alexei Kovalev. I say luck because this time of year with all the trades going on Craig is an extremely busy person being that he also writes for ESPN Insider and NHL.com. Craig’s father Jack wa [...]
I recently caught up with CTV Calgary’s Lisa Bowes. Lisa Bowes is known through out Canada as the woman who broke barriers by becoming the first woman to do play-by-play for the National Women’s Hockey League, she is also know for the job she did as host/reporter of Women’s Hockey for CTV at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics a [...]
It’s not often you get to talk to a guy who has scored over 70 goals in one season in the NHL, after all there are only eight that have accomplished that feat. It is not often you get to talk to a guy who has scored at least 150 points in one season in the NHL, only 5 have done that. Recently I caught up with the great Bernie Nicholls. [...]
With all the recent Sidney Crosby concussion talk I thought it would be a good idea to head to Nashville Tennessee and talk with former NHL tough guy Stu Grimson. One of the toughest guys to ever lace them up in the NHL. Stu ended up retiring a bit early at the age of 36 because of post-concussion syndrome suffered after a bout with of all p [...]
Sorry you have not heard from me in a while. Krundle has sent me on a special assignment doing interviews for PenguinPoop. Having never done and interview, I thought I would do my first interview with probably the best NHL interviewer out there, Dan Moriarty and maybe get some tips along the way. Dan was the host of several NHL shows like N [...]
Last Thursday morning as I was driving to the gym, I was listening to sports radio. Everyone had all the answers to what went wrong in the third period of the game and none of it sat well with me.
After the gym I went over to see my mother, Estelle Costanza in the hospital. She couldn’t wait to ask me what I thought about the game. I t [...]
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ final piece from the Ryan Whitney trade, Eric Tangradi has appeared to have finally landed for good.
Here are some hockey adjectives that have been used by people in the hockey world to describe the rookie power forward from of all places Philadelphia: high hockey IQ, gritty, net front presence, intense, and de [...]
I want to give big props to Max Talbot for last week on 105.9 The X, for addressing the white elephant in the room that no one wanted to talk about. When “Mad Max” was asked about Ovechkin, he did not hold back calling him “Douche”, which is what every “PenguinPoop” reader already knew.
Let’s face it, [...]
The NHL draft is right around the corner. All 30 teams will be begin drafting the future stars of the NHL on June 25th in Los Angeles. The Pittsburgh Penguins hold the 20th selection for the 2010. I will breakdown three players that I believe may be on Ray Shero’s radar.
1. Mark Pysyk: Mark is a 6 foot 1 inch; 179 pound right- h [...]
As everyone knows the Stanley Cup Finals were set last night, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks. With our beloved Pittsburgh Penguins not in the big dance, some fans may be torn on who to cheer for. On one hand there is Marian Hossa and his high flying Chicago Blackhawks, against the Philadelphia Flyers. To me it’s a no [...]