As is always the case when these two teams get together, the game had a lot to offer. There was some good physical play, exciting moments, a fight, lots of pushing and shoving, some great play and a tight game to the end. I certainly feel like the Pens got back on track tonight. They definitely looked like they came to play. They played be [...]
Wow, I haven’t witnessed a lackluster performance like that since the Penguins were trying to get Michel Therrien fired. The Coyotes looked like a team that wanted to send a message to the Stanley Cup champs. The Pens were outplayed in every aspect of the game…….except for taking penalties. Nine times the Pens were shorth [...]
I, unfortunately, did not get to see the Pens vs. Islanders game. Glad to see they won. 2-0 is nice way to start.
I was listening to Mark Madden on the 105.9, the X, the other day and he threw and interesting question out to his listeners. He asked everyone which opposing team do they now hate the most. It is interesting because, as Penguin f [...]
It was an electrifying evening at the old Igloo last night. I think the town was buzzing more last night then any of the Stanley Cup games. Everyone was in town early last night. All of the usual watering holes were extra crowded, traffic was crazy and everywhere you looked you could see Penguin’s gear.
For a miserable, rainy night, [...]
Your gonna have to take my word for it that I’m happy as a peach that the new season starts this evening. Last season was one hell of a ride and I look forward to the same this season, which is part of the problem, which is why I’m going to start this season like Festivus and air out my grievances.
The number one grievance I have [...]
Most of the web site scriptures and hockey mags have selected the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals finishing ahead of our Penguins. I may be looking at this all wrong but I think it’s going to be a battle between the Pens and the Flyers.
Here’s the reasoning… The Flyers (bless their soul) are in another one of the goal [...]
The Pens, featuring about 2/3 of their starting lineup, lost tonight in Montreal. Both Crosby and Malkin played as well as the likes of Gonchar, Guerin and Kunitz. It seems like maybe the roster has been pretty much decided. Simon Despres did play again despite the fact that he will be returned to the Juniors. Again, management is taking [...]
The Pens managed to lose to the Maple Leafs while surrendering only 17 shots on goal. 11 of the shots and all four goals came in the second period. This outburst was certainly inspired by a 5 minute major that Craig Adams received. The Leafs managed only 6 shots on goal in the other two periods combined. Oh well, it’s pre-season.
First game of the pre-season. Three days into training camp. We get an immediate look at what makes a winning team led by can’t shoot, new-stick, Captain Sidney Crosby. The Penguins overcome a 3-goal third period deficit and defeat the Blue Jackets in overtime. Most athletes have that strong will to compete. A few spe [...]
It was great to be back at the Igloo tonight. It felt very much like I hadn’t left. The Pens went on to win their pre-season opener with an overtime goal by Chris Kunitz.
Just a few notes on the game:
Tangradi looks pretty good. I have very high hopes for him. He is huge, highly skilled and plays with an edge. He did not look total [...]