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NHL needs to adopt NBA playoff format

00ppfront With the addition of the expansion Nashville Predators in 1998, the NHL realigned  to a strictly geographic six-division structure (three per conference) and changed their playoff format to the top eight teams in each conference making the playoffs with the winners of each division automatically getting the top three seeds based on their over [...]

Islanders Organization, Jack Capuano and Garth Snow Continue to Embarrass NHL

00ppfront UPDATE:  On Friday, March 4, the NHL suspended Gilles for 10 games, and he will forfeit over $60,000 in salary.  Not one member of the Islanders organization accompanied him to his hearing in Toronto It has now been four weeks since the infamous Penguins/Islanders debacle of February 11th.  To all of the Islanders fans that posted here about [...]

The Penguins Playoff Push starts tonight

10_06_06_stanley_cup[1] To coin a phrase, today is the first day of the rest of the season.  Now that the trade deadline has come and gone, the Penguins will now focus on the final 18 games of the regular season and try to finish as high in the standings as they can.  They currently sit in fourth place with 80 points, six points behind division leader Philadelphia( [...]

Taking a Shift with Brian Duff

Brian_Duff_NHL-NET_325x183 Unless you are not a hockey fan or have been living in Outer Mongolia for the past four years (and in either case, I’m not sure what you’re doing on this site), then you know Brian Duff as the host of the best hockey show on television, NHL Network’s nightly News/Highlights/Wrap-up/ show, “On The Fly”.  While th [...]

Penguins trade for Kovalev puts Crosby’s return in doubt

images[3] —————————> The Penguins today reacquired Alexi Kovalev today from the Ottawa Senators for a conditional 7th round pick in the 2011 entry draft.  The pick could change to a 6th round one if the Penguins advance beyond the first round of this year’s playoffs and if Kovalev plays in [...]

Penguins fans will love James Neal as much as they will miss Goligoski

article_23927_2[1] Today, Ray Shero pulled off another trade that is being touted by Dallas fans as highway robbery.  The Penguins sent crowd favorite defenseman, Alex Goligoski to the Dallas Stars for Left Winger, James Neal and Defenseman, Matt Niskanen.  Stars’ fans are already crying that they wouldn’t have taken Goligoski straight up for Neal [...]

Penguins possible trade acquisitions drying up while Shero waits on Crosby

shero Within the past week, three possible players the Penguins may have been targeting at the trade deadline have been plucked by other clubs, and in all three instances, the price was fairly low.  The least likely of the three to be acquired by the Penguins was Mike Fisher as he was traded from Ottawa to Nashville last week, but was there really [...]

What will the Penguins do next?????

red_question_mark_circle_clip_art_9831 Now that Dave Molinari and Ecklund are done telling us exactly what the Penguins will not be doing, let toss out a few things my sources are telling me the Penguins may actually do. Due to the injuries that the Penguins have sustained this year to Comrie, Staal, Crosby and Malkin, the team has upwards of $8 million to be able to add players [...]

Winter Classic is over, and I, for one, am glad

00ppfront The 2011 Winter Classic is in the books, and thankfully, it is time to get back to your regularly scheduled season. - Was anyone else wondering why they didn’t have the Stanley Cup presentation immediately after the game was over like they usually do because I’m pretty sure most Caps’ fans thought their team won it that nigh [...]

Penguins prospects not the only reason to watch the World Junior Championships

World U20 Buffalo After this article was written, both Philip Samuelsson and Brandon Saad were cut from the US roster on the last day of cuts. They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and if you are a hockey fan like me, it certainly is.  The NHL season is in full swing, the Penguins are near the top of the entire NHL in points, the Winter C [...]

            

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