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Pittsburgh Penguins – PenguinPoop Blog - Pittsburgh Penguins News – Blog - Page 78

Penguins Trade 2nd Round Draft pick for Jordon Leopold

00ppfront Pending league approval, the Pittsburgh Penguins have picked up 6′ 1″ Florida Panthers defenseman Jordan Leopold  for a 2nd round draft pick.   Leopold’s salary and cap hit is $1.75 million and he will become a unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. 29 year old Leopold has played for 4 different teams, the Pengui [...]

Sad, Happy & Indifferent. USA Loses in Overtime

00ppfront It was a sad day for the USA hockey team and to be honest after such a big loss I’ve never felt more indifferent. I watched the Gold Medal game with a bunch of hockey buddies and when it ended I was prepared to be exuberant or offset. I was not prepared to be indifferent and I still don’t know whether to cry or wind my watch. I am [...]

Gameday Poop – Miracle on Ice Part 3 – USA vs Canada

pp0178 The USA has won the Hockey Gold medal at the Olympics only twice in 90 years. Both times the USA won, the year ended in zero, as a matter of fact they won the last two times the Winter Olympics were held on a year ending with a Zero. Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik was named after the coach of the 1980 USA Hockey team Herb Brooks. Put it al [...]

I Know Nothing – Own the Imodium – Olympic Edition

Here’s one for the “Own the Podium” project!  Or shall I say “Own the Imodium” project!  I’ve had enough of the entitlement and arrogance that the Canadian fans AND players have exhibited!  Did anyone else notice how Martin Brodeur showed up a day before Canada’s first game with freshly frosted tips a [...]

A Vote for Olympic Hockey

Olympic-Logo I really enjoy watching Olympic hockey.  As a hockey fan, I don’t know how you couldn’t.  The games are fast-paced, the skill level is awesome, the energy level is incredible.  Add the patriotism and you get a tremendous tournament.  Do these games benefit the NHL?  Probably not much.  Has NBC given hockey maximum exposure?  No &# [...]

Olympic hockey isn’t better… just ask NBC

much better hockey As the games go on so do the lemmings who think this Olympic hockey is the best there is… it isn’t.        For those that can’t remember when the NHL took their momentum break from playing 4 games a week… there were six teams (Flyers, Boston, Montreal, Tampa Bay, NY Rangers, and Atlanta) battling for three playoff spot [...]

Olympic Hockey Thoughts… So Far. Plus Crosby vs. Orpik Round 1

pp0176 The big win by the U.S.A. hockey team was much more for them than just a moral victory. The victory put them in first place in the standings and their path to the medal games do not go through Canada, Russia or the 2006 Gold medal winning Sweden team plus they get a first round bye. As for Sidney Crosby, his team dug themselves into a hole th [...]

Wow!

00ppfront That Canada vs USA game was amazing.  Fun to watch from start to finish.

Jonathan Cheechoo is a Very Viable Option for the Penguins

pp0170 A few days ago former 56 goal scorer and Rocket Richard Trophy winner Jonathan Cheechoo was placed on waivers and the Penguins and every other team in the NHL passed on him and his 3 million dollar salary. Cheechoo cleared waivers and joined Ottawa’s AHL minor league team the Binghamton Senators.  The Pittsburgh Penguins have been searc [...]

Penguins Must Use Olympic Break as Gut-Check Time

00ppfront The Olympic break is here leaving 20 games in the regular season for the Penguins.  Here’s hoping it gives each player plenty of time to look in the mirror and come to the conclusion that ‘I must play better’.   These last three games before the break have definitely been a microcosm of the season.   The players continue to [...]

            

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