When Penguins winger Matt Cooke received his team’s Masterton Trophy nomination last Saturday, it provided a well-deserved moment of vindication. Indeed, few players in the annals of hockey history have undergone a more dramatic transformation than the former Public Enemy No. 1.
“I’m honored,” he told Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Revie [...]
Two days after swallowing perhaps their most bitter defeat of the season at the hands of archenemy Philadelphia, the Penguins vented their considerable frustration Tuesday night on the poor Winnipeg Jets. The result was a resounding 8-4 victory before another sellout throng at CONSOL Energy Center.
There was no shortage of heroes for the home [...]
Former NHL Wunderkind, Alexander Radulov, who bolted from Nashville to the KHL three years ago has come to an agreement with his Russian team, Ufa Salavat Yulayev, to be let out of his contract so that he can return to the NHL. He is still property of the Nashville Predators, and if all goes well with his return to the USA, he could be in the [...]
All of these clips were within the last 5 minutes of the game or overtime. Not 1 of these were called penalties. I didn’t have time to get all of the “Hugs” from the rest of the game.
Both Crosby and Malkin had the puck, both refs watching. The Crosby “Hug” was within 10 feet of the referee, you can see the ref [...]
Just when it seemed as if the Penguins might never lose another game, the bottom fell out against the archrival Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday. After piling up a two-goal lead (not to mention a 27-10 advantage in shots) through 40 minutes of play, the Pens watched as the Flyers roared back to snatch a 3-2 victory on Scott Hartnell’s d [...]
I’ll never forget the day (Feb. 26, 2008 to be exact) when the Penguins acquired Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis from Atlanta at the trade deadline for Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito, and a draft pick. A friend asked me what I thought of the trade. Being a huge Armstrong fan, I frowned and said, “I don’t like it.” (I’m not [...]