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Penguins Replace Fading Flower for Game 5

pp0387 Before I begin, I must confess that it pained me to write this piece. The last thing I want to do is be hard on a player—in this case Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury—when he’s down. Not only is Fleury one of the longest tenured Penguins—his career dates back to 2003-04—but he’s been such a huge part of the team’s success. Plus, he seems lik [...]

Benching Fleury Solves Only One of Penguins Many Problems

vokoun While Penguins goaltender Marc-André Fleury has rightfully bore the brunt of the load for last nights loss.  The puck doesn’t stop there.  Literally and figuratively. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma sat before reporters last night and was asked “.. is there any thought to putting Vokoun in for game five?”  After he him-hawed aroun [...]

Who are these guys wearing Black and Gold and what have they done with the Penguins?

pp0381 OK, I was wrong.  Before the playoffs started, I predicted the Penguins would win their first round series against the Islanders four games to one.  After last night’s pathetic excuse of a hockey game, the series is now tied 2-2 and returns back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 Thursday night at the Consol Energy Center. But was I really wrong? [...]

Are Penguins Doomed to Repeat History?

pp0379 During a recent interview with Craig Adams, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette asked the Penguins forward if he thought history might play a part in the opening-round series between the Pens and Islanders. “I always laugh when I see historical statistics that don’t really mean anything,” Adams said. However, as Winston Churchill onc [...]

Video: Penguins Neal Viciously Slashed by Islanders Hamonic, Doesn’t Return

pp0376 James Neal was viciously slashed by NY Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic during a Penguins 5 on 3 powerplay in the second period of Wednesday night’s playoff game.  While it is being speculated that Neal had a lower body injury after a clean check by Hamonic, you can clearly see in the first video that it is Neal’s right hand th [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins Beat Tavares to Pulverize the New York Islanders

pp0377 Sid should send 91 a “Been there. Sucks to be the obvious best player on your emerging playoff team” fruit basket. And some ice packs. There was so much that went right last night for the Penguins that this post could focus on just about anything, but it feels good to be on the giving end of a seek-and-destroy strategy. The Pens r [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins: Too Many Players, So Little Time

pp0375 Sidney Crosby worked out with the Penguins conditioning coach and left the ice before the Penguins started their practice this morning. Odds are Crosby will not be playing tonight.  Coach Bylsma usually has the players attend the regular practice if they are playing, though he could make an exception for Crosby. While it is up in the air whet [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders 2013 Playoff Predictions

facebook When the puck drops Wednesday night in downtown Pittsburgh you can throw the 15 game win streak, the finishing first in the Eastern Conference and the Penguins beating the Islanders four out of the 5 games played this season out the window. Get rid of the pre-conceived notion that the New York Islanders are just going to roll over and hand th [...]

Penguins Update: No To-Morrow for Brenden

Morrow Penguins With all due respect to Jarome Iginla, Jussi Jokinen, and Douglas Murray, my favorite Penguins acquisition at the 2013 trade deadline was Brenden Morrow. Call me old school, but ever since “Scary” Gary Roberts left the ‘Burgh during the summer of 2008 I’ve felt the Pens have lacked a certain element. Call it “functional snarl,” if you will. I [...]

Sidney Crosby Should Return for Art Ross Scoring Trophy

Crosby Art Ross Sidney Crosby has been skating in full gear and working out at home.  You can read “They have yet to set a timetable on when Sidney Crosby will return” all over the internet.  It is this simple, Crosby doesn’t have a concussion, he sets his own timetable.  Penguins Evgeni Malkin appeared out of the blue yesterday afternoon a [...]

            

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