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Penguins Rutherford Trading Like a Boss

PC_140606_098i5_jim_rutherford_sn635-450x252 I will be the first to admit that I was, almost to the last moment, against the Penguins trading for Phil Kessel. I am not going to be a hypocrite and act like I was an advocate all along because I wasn’t. My concerns, for the most part, were not about Kessel being out of shape, or a poor character in the locker room. I did not like the [...]

Penguins Past Revisited

pp0462   Today I have a few quick hit topics that I would like to cover, and as always, let’s get straight to the point. Gambling on Bennett For all of the Beau Bennett haters out there I have two words. Markus Naslund. For those of you that don’t remember, Naslund was a first round draft pick of the Penguins who had a few unproductive years in [...]

Penguins Trade Talk and More

pp0487 Fresh off losing top-line forward Pascal Dupuis, and an ugly home-and-home sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders, the once infallible Pittsburgh Penguins are now left searching for answers. The Penguins already had a top-six forward vacancy alongside Evgeni Malkin , and now with Dupuis out, things have gotten more…concerning. In my las [...]

Penguins Thoughts Part 1: Forwards

pp0457 The Penguins have recently changed their forward combinations to a more evenly balanced setup. Some of the changes I wholeheartedly agree with while others, I feel, aren’t being handled properly. Let’s get straight to the point. Patric Hornqvist’s Move to Evgeni Malkin’s Wing. Earlier in the week I wrote a full article detailing why the Pengu [...]

Guerin Promotion May Have Biggest Impact

pens Following the Pittsburgh Penguins announcement that they had hired Jim Rutherford as their new General Manager, I spoke with many people who were very excited. The unusual thing is that it wasn’t Rutherford that they were excited about, but the promotion of Bill Guerin to Assistant General Manager. It is a strange thing for someone to be exci [...]

Penguins: Things Are Good, But Could Get Much, Much Better

87, Sidney Crosby, C, PIT Everyone in Pittsburgh Penguins Nation is riding high after a dominating performance against the Ottawa Senators. This collection of All-Stars has not disappointed by putting on a display of hockey greatness. The thing that everyone needs to realize is that as good as things are, the Penguins are capable of much, much more. Let’s start with E [...]

Penguins Playoffs: A Tale of Two Teams

29 Marc Andre Fleury (G, PIT) “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness….” This opening line of “A Tale of Two Cities” was quite possibly written for the 2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins playoff team. At times the Penguins were the dominant team that everyone expected them to be, and other times they looked li [...]


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