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Penguins Tumble to New Low

The date was February 8, 2016. On that chilly Monday evening, the Penguins—still transforming under new coach Mike Sullivan—gave a delicious preview of what was in store. Displaying an astonishing blend of supreme skill and withering speed, they torched a very good Anaheim team, 6-2, at Consol Energy Center. To gain a little perspective, the [...]

Baby Penguins Update: December 21, 2017

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, coached by Clark Donatelli, presently are in fourth place in the AHL Atlantic Division with a record of 15-8-3 and 33 points. The Baby Pens have scored 92 goals (sixth most in the league) and allowed 82. Rookie right wing Daniel Sprong leads the Baby Pens with 22 points, six ahead of right wing Ryan Haggert [...]

Penguins Shakeup Begins

I was ambling across the parking lot at the Crafton-Ingram Shopping Center this afternoon, taking in the unseasonably warm Pittsburgh weather before reporting to work at Wright’s Gym, when I bumped into one of our members, John Bigger. “Think they’ll make a trade before the deadline?” John asked. “Huh?” I responded. For a second I thought he [...]

Can the Penguins be Fixed?

I’ll open this post with a statement worthy of Captain Obvious. Our Penguins are in trouble. They’ve lost three in a row, four out of five, and eight of their last 13. Since a scintillating overtime triumph over Winnipeg on October 26, they’re 9-11-2. Coach Mike Sullivan has tried everything in his power to snap his troops out of the doldrum [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

            

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