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Pittsburgh Penguins Eric Tangradi the New Number 26

tangradi The Pittsburgh Penguins’ final piece from the Ryan Whitney trade, Eric Tangradi has appeared to have finally landed for good. Here are some hockey adjectives that have been used by people in the hockey world to describe the rookie power forward from of all places Philadelphia:  high hockey IQ, gritty, net front presence, intense, and de [...]

Penguins Break Losing Streak Against the Devils

00ppfront As disheartning as it may have been to see the Pens lose their first two games at the CEC, it was that much of a relief that they beat the New Jersey Devils yesterday afternoon.  The Pens lost all 8 games against the Devils last season, so it is like getting that perverbial monkey off your back by beating the Devils last night.  The bad news [...]

Sponsoring the National Anthem at Penguins Games? Seriously? Yep.

pens1 This post is brought to you by PenguinPoop. You read that title correctly.  Yeah, they went there. We all get it, hockey is a business.  But, this isn’t the team that Mario bought out of bankruptcy in 1999.  This team is making money.  The team had their billionth (OK, I forget the exact number) consecutive sellout on Saturday night.  A coupl [...]

Penguins Lose On Opening Night at the New Console Energy Center

The Pens celebrating their first goal. I, much like the thousands of other Pens fans, was super excited about heading down to the CEC for the opening of the regular season.  The night had all the elements of a huge experience.  There was the first meaningful game at the new building, the anticipation of a great season, the prospect of watching  the new players and the fact that th [...]

Prediction: Penguins Evgeni Malkin will win the scoring title

pp0124 This might not seem at first like that bold of a prediction considering Evgeni Malkin won the scoring title two years ago. In 67 games last year Malkin managed only 77 points and finished 19th overall in scoring. Not that shabby considering he was not only hampered by a shoulder injury most of the season, he was also hampered by the lack of a [...]

Opening Night Consol Energy Center – Unpublished Construction Photos

cec14 Here are 15 never published photos from the phones and cameras of PenguinPoop friends and fans like Nick the “HungoverGoalie” from the Local 3 (that’s him standing on the beam below), Jon the project manager with Mitsubishi and Billy “Ogie Ogilthorpe” G drywaller extraordinaire. It was incredible having photos li [...]

Brooks Orpik and Jordan Staal named Alternate Captains

00ppfront Before I dive right in to the subject of the alternate captains, there is a lot of “new” stuff going on right now.  The “new” look Pens are about to start a “new” season in a brand “new” arena.  So, it seems like a good time for me to become the “new” kid on the block around here.  I [...]

I Know Nothing: The Official Wash Your Hockey Jersey Day Edition

ss001 Well, it was a long Summer but alas hockey season is finally here!  Lots to look forward to including a new arena (The Powerhouse) and the upcoming Winter Classic.  Bristling with excitement I stopped by our new home office atop the splendid PPG plaza to collect my mail from the off season.  Special thanks to Rudy from Manitoba, Canadia for s [...]

Penguins Alex Goligoski is ready to fill Gonchars Shoes

Alex Goligoski Having patrolled the Pittsburgh Penguins blue line for the last five years Sergei Gonchar’s time with the Penguins didn’t start out great as many booed him his first year, mainly because his productivity didn’t equal his salary. By the time Gonchar’s five years were all said and done, Gonchar was a hero and a fan favor [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins 2010 – 2011 Salary Cap Numbers

Pittsburgh Penguins 2011 Salary Cap Pittsburgh Penguins 2012 Salary Cap Numbers.  This list has the Salary numbers up until the last year that a Penguin is signed. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.   The Penguins have about $1.1 million is usable cap space left this year before the trade deadline.  Ray Shero is known for liking to keep at least 1 million in salary cap in [...]

            

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