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Are you watching the World Junior Championships? You should be!!!

00ppfront I figure if you are a reader of this site that you’re not just a Pens fan but a hockey fan as well.  Well, right now, possibly the best hockey tournament of them all is about to conclude tonight, the World Junior Championships.  It is a multi country tournament for players under the age of 20 and takes place every year starting the day [...]

Kunitz out 4 – 6 weeks

00ppfront Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz will undergo surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle Wednesday and will be sidelined for four to six weeks. Dr. William C. Meyers will perform the surgery in Philadelphia. “Chris has played with this injury for an extended period of time and although it is always difficult to lose a very talented pla [...]

Penguins PP… Who turned the lights out?

00ppfront Any hockey fan with half of a brain knows that the solution to the Pens situation hinges on fixing the PP success rate.  It can’t get any worse than 30th. Goaltending and the attention the PK gets from most teams when combined with the Pens playing the same-old PP with only minor modifications makes it one of the easiest to defend in th [...]

Dear Mike Yeo

pp0153 Dear Mike Yeo, I don’t know if you have noticed but the Pittsburgh Penguin powerplay is officially the worst powerplay in the entire NHL. All of the research that I have done on the subject points to you as being the gentleman in charge of the powerplay. If I am wrong, please stop reading now. I was wondering if you also happened to not [...]

Penguins Lose Another One

00ppfront What has happened to the system that Bylsma implemented when he first became the Penguin’s head coach?  The same system that turned this team around and and led them to the ultimate prize.  The system featured such strategies as a very aggressive forecheck and an emphasis on North and South play.  I am not seeing these things right now. [...]

It’s time to start shoring up the Pittsburgh Penguins Defense

pp0150 At the end of the season the Pittsburgh Penguins will have 5 of the seven defensemen currently on the roster go to free agency unless Ray Shero starts signing them. Along with the biggest salary, Sergei Gonchar is the biggest question mark in the bunch. Shero and Gonchar’s agent JP Barry (you know, the guy who snuck Evgeni Malkin out of [...]

Holiday Blues: Penguins lose to Toronto

00ppfront First off, I hope everyone had a nice holiday.  Apparently, the Pens hadn’t gotten the holiday gift giving spirit out of their systems yet.  They were giving away pucks like Santa gives away toys.  All of this on a night when the Pens were well rested and the Leafs had played the night before. Notes: The Pens seem unable to defend agai [...]

The Steigy & Errey Drinking Game

pp0149 Since the day they removed Mike Lange from the duties of announcing the TV games on FSN a few disgruntled Penguin fans have been up in arms about the hiring of Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey. “The Official Fire Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey Movement” has had an online petition for a couple years to try to get rid of Steigy and Er [...]

Penguins Revamped Powerplay Will Produce

00ppfront Even though the powerplay was 0-5 against Buffalo, I like the new setup.  The puck movement is much better.  I’ve really felt all along that Crosby and Malkin had to be on opposite sides of the ice.  Now that is the case.  When Gonchar has the puck at center point, he will have three great options, and the penalty killers can only take [...]

Pens Fans Top the List

Pens fans 2 I found this interesting bit of information on Brian Metzer’s blog on the Hockey Buzz website. PENGUINS FANS RATED NO. 1 IN NHL BY FORBES Pittsburgh Penguins fans have been named the best in the NHL by Forbes magazine, in ratings unveiled this week at www.forbes.com.Penguins fans were rated No. 1 in the league, followed by Toronto Maple [...]

            

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