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Pittsburgh Penguins: Breaking Curses Since 2010

00ppfront How about those Pens?!?!  Breaking the Consol and power play curses in the same weekend!  Just a few quick thoughts: I’m glad to see that the league did the right think and revoked Letang’s 5 minute major and game misconduct.  This means that he will have a clean slate and that his next violation of the hit to head rule will not [...]

Sidney Crosby is off to the worst start in his NHL career

Sidney Crosby Through five games Sidney Crosby has less points than at the beginning of any of his 6 NHL seasons. The Penguins aren’t quite ready to send him down to the minors, but there seems to be something missing from Crosby’s game. Each year it would seem that Sidney Crosby adds something to his repertoire. Last year he worked on his shot [...]

Penguins Finally Get First Win at Console

00ppfront All it took was for the Islanders to come to town without their three best players.  The Pens still look terribly sloppy.  Hopefully, it doesn’t take much longer before they begin to gel. Brent Johnson looked good again.  I  certainly am not a Fleury basher, but Johnson has the only victories.  I like Fleury and I think he is the guy, b [...]

Penguins Cannot Afford Home Losses

00ppfront      For just the fourth time in Penguin history, the Pens have started the season 0-3 at home.  The other three times that happened, it was somewhat expected.  This year in the brand new CEC it was not.  All three losses have been earned in basically the same fashion — poor passing, poor puck management, poor powerplays, and poor goalt [...]

So Much for Home Sweet Home: Pens Lose to Maple Leafs

00ppfront 14 shots on goal….4 goals ….and I am not necessarily blaming Fleury Why can’t the Pens play with the same intensity that they have with one minute remaining and down by a goal, for any other part of the game? The difference between a winning team and a losing team is the difference between Clarke MacArthur burying a nice pas [...]

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 [...]


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