Well, the season is now 20 games in which means that roughly one quarter of it is gone, and so, just like when you were back in school, it is time to issue the first quarter report card for the team, the players and the coach.
The Team: B-
The team has had to make quite a few adjustments this year from welcoming in new players to learning t [...]
Last Thursday morning as I was driving to the gym, I was listening to sports radio. Everyone had all the answers to what went wrong in the third period of the game and none of it sat well with me.
After the gym I went over to see my mother, Estelle Costanza in the hospital. She couldn’t wait to ask me what I thought about the game. I t [...]
Trying to figure out what is wrong with the Penguins is like trying to figure out why people search for the closest parking spot when they go to work out. Ray Shero probably gave up his pension fund for the two new defensive players that were going to be the answer to all of the Penguins problems. He also filled in the offensive gaps with a [...]
Pens’ fans breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday compliments of this blog post by Seth Rorabaugh:
An apology – 11-08-10
Monday, November 08, 2010 06:26 PM Written by Seth Rorabaugh
Last week, I posted an entry on thepensblog.com that gave the false impression that Post-Gazette management was considering eliminating the Em [...]
In case you haven’t heard by now, a Pens fan favorite is in trouble. Late Thursday night, Seth Rorabaugh made the announcement via Twitter that the future of his Empty Netters blog is in jeopardy. While he did not reveal the reason, he did say that he has a meeting with some of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette management on Monday about the futu [...]
Head Coach Dan Bylsma has taken a seriously innovative step in creating a very different type of powerplay here in Pittsburgh and even though the numbers are not there right now, if you give it time, it could become one of the best ever. The Pittsburgh powerplay has a problem like no other in the NHL. How do you find space for two of the lea [...]
As of November 4th, the Penguins are a .500 hockey team. With the way that they have played so far this season, they are lucky to be at .500. To put the 13 points that they have so far this season in perspective, they are only four points ahead of the New Jersey Devils in the standings, and the Devils have been absolutely horrible. Why ar [...]
There is an interesting thing going on in the NHL right now. Teams like Chicago and Montreal are letting go the goaltenders that made their post seasons successful. First Montreal traded away Jaroslav Halak for two minor leaguers, Halak being the goaltender who not only beat the Penguins in game seven of the playoffs last season, he also ende [...]
The Penguins are 6-5-1 through their first twelve games. They have been short of a completely healthy lineup by at least two players and as many as four players throughout the entire beginning stretch. It appeared that Staal was going to play Wednesday in Dallas. Word is now that he suffered an upper body injury at practice today. Neither [...]
Picture of the Pittsburgh Penguins 3rd jersey used in the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field:
*Update… It’s Official!
The Penguins third jersey this year is the same powder blue jerseys from last year, with the exception of the Winter Classic game and two others. The jersey the Penguins will be wearing for the Winter Clas [...]