It felt like everything was in place tonight. The city was buzzing, the crowds were unusually large downtown, the bars were packed and the Igloo was alive with excitement. The whole place was white.
Even the ice surface at Mellon Arena got a new look for the playoffs.
All the ingredients were there for a big win against the Ottawa Senator [...]
Three years ago the Penguins were ousted from the playoffs in the first round by the Senators 4-1. Two years ago in the playoffs the Penguins swept the Senators out of the playoffs 4-0 in a series that was the biggest turning point for the young Penguins and signaled that the Penguins were ready to challenge for the Stanley Cup. Tonight Pit [...]
On the eve of Pittsburgh’s quest to defend the Cup, Ray Shero is trying to sign a few players to keep the players focused on hockey and not on contract negotiations. Brent Johnson who has been the Penguins backup goaltender all season signed a contract extension for $.6 million for two years. I’m guessing that means that plans to [...]
We have a saying here at PenguinPoop that “We have more hockey knowledge in our body than you have in your entire pinky“, that just being a little humor and all, the “body” of people writing here at PenguinPoop have probably been to more Penguin games in their lifetime than any other collection of Pittsburgh Penguin wr [...]
With the NHL hierarchy getting together and deciding a rule on head shots and putting it into effect mid season, I was thinking why don’t they try an curb a few of the other problems before they become big issues and happen during an important game in the playoffs. Here are the rule changes that I suggest the NHL fast track:
1. A game [...]
I would love to tell you guys that I care about the Pittsburgh Penguins vs NY Islanders game later this afternoon, I’d like to debate whether the Penguins should keep their stars out of the game today so they don’t get injured, I’d also like to talk about Sidney Crosby’s chance of winning a bunch of different trophies [...]
The NHL closes up the regular season tomorrow and the playoff race in the Eastern conference is no where near settled. The Penguins can finish anywhere from second to fourth and there are three teams not named the Penguins fighting for their playoff lives.
Pens winger Alexei Ponikarovsky has been suspended by the NHL for two games for boardi [...]
Wow, it really hasn’t sunk in yet that Thursday night’s game Vs. the Islanders really was the last regular season game to be played at Mellon Arena. I attended my first hockey game there in 1971 and saw the Pens play the Boston Bruins with Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito and the rest of that era’s legendary Bruins. I fell in love [...]
I stopped in our home office this morning and started to answer some of the hand written letters that our fans sent to us, and I started to think wow, we probably have more fans that don’t have computers than any other blog on the internet. I sorted the questions by topic and decided that this morning I would answer all of the pucking [...]