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Penguins Profile: The King of Engelland

To say Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland came up the hard way would be a vast understatement. Indeed, the rugged rearguard’s path to the National Hockey League was the ultimate test of patience and perseverance. A right-handed shooting defenseman of modest ability but enormous heart, Engelland established himself as a battler with the Moose [...]

Penguins Flatten Islanders 6-3

Fresh off a pair of disappointing losses to Boston and Philadelphia, the Penguins entered Saturday night’s contest with the improving New York Islanders in desperate need of a win. A match-up with their favorite patsies proved to be just the right tonic. After spotting the Isles an early two-goal lead, the black and gold stormed back to snatc [...]

The Penguins Need the Old Matt Cooke Back

Right now 3 or 4 Penguins are sidelined with concussions. After the NHL completely ignored Philadelphia Flyer Zac Rinaldo’s blind side head hit that gave the Penguins defenseman Bob Bortuzzo a concussion, I think it’s time Matt Cooke goes back to playing hockey the way only he knows how. I’m not going to hide from the fact t [...]

Flyers Topple Sid-less Penguins 3-2

In an effort to fare better in their quest for a Stanley Cup, the Philadelphia Flyers made wholesale changes over the off-season. Philly GM Paul Holmgren boldly peddled popular stars Jeff Carter and Mike Richards, while inking goalie Ilya Bryzgalov and former Penguins Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot to lucrative free-agent deals. The changes paid [...]

Video: Making Sense of How the NHL Dishes Out Fines & Suspensions

I know people were upset about John Carlson from the Washington Capitals not getting a suspension or even a hearing for throwing his elbow through Matt Cooke’s head.  So I thought I would make a video to explain how the NHL works to try to dispel fans anger.      (more…)

Penguins History: Ken Schinkel

During the Penguins’ early years the Civic Arena faithful didn’t have a whole lot to cheer about. One of the few bright spots on an otherwise unimposing team was right wing Ken Schinkel. An old-school player who paid his dues during the “Original Six” era, Schinkel was a remarkably consistent performer over the team’s first six seasons. The J [...]

            

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