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 [...]
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 [...]
Amazing what a difference a week can make. Especially during the course of the seven-month, knock-down, drag ‘em out endurance test that serves as the NHL regular season.
Following a discouraging 4-3 loss to Boston on November 25—the Penguins’ third loss in a row and ninth over a 13-game stretch—it appeared their season had reached an early [...]
This is the last time I’ll write about departed veterans like Matt Cullen, Ron Hainsey and Chris Kunitz. I promise.
They’ve moved on and so must we. I get it. Honest, I do.
Except we miss ‘em. Big time. Perhaps not so much for what they contributed on the ice, which was considerable, as for what they provided behind the scenes and in the loc [...]
I’ve been the voice of calm through a stormy first quarter of the season. Indeed, while my fellow PenguinPoop writers have suggested a shakeup to varying degrees, I’ve preached patience.
Don’t panic, I’ve written. No need to rush the kids, I’ve counseled. Wait’ll we play some home games, I’ve advised.
In the wake of an immensely frustrating [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins are performing around the league. Stats are updated for games played through Saturday, November 18.
Leading the pack are Vegas forwards David Perron and James Neal, with 17 and 15 points respectively. Carolina’s Jordan Staal has moved into a tie with Neal with 15 points. ‘Nealer’ paces the Pens’ alum with [...]