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 [...]
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 [...]
You have to learn to crawl before you learn to walk – before you learn to run. The Penguins are on a 4 game win streak, so why the odd opening sentence? Well, let’s face it, the strength of opposing teams was not exactly “all that and a bag of chips.” The last two games, our Penguins feasted on Buffalo Sabres, a team that is 1-8-1 over [...]
When Antti Niemi was signed this past off-season, there were many who groaned. There were people who said, “Give the kid a chance”, just because a player is a veteran doesn’t mean they are better than a Rookie. It’s a long season, there are still 55 games left to play, but Tristan Jarry stoned the Buffalo Sabres, 4 – 0. Welcome to the NHL!
Our Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers last night 5 – 4 in OT. Pyrrhic may not be quite the right adjective to describe the victory, since the term implies that the victory was tantamount to a defeat, but it certainly was a costly victory; Matt Murray had to leave the game with a lower body injury. Tristan Jarry came in to replace him. [...]
And so comes the day of reckoning.
During the off-season, Nick Bonino and Matt Cullen jumped from the Penguins in free agency. From the moment Cullen jumped the buzz around the ‘burgh has been who will be the Penguins third line Center, the Center that would have to step up and fill either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin’s skates should one of [...]