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 [...]
Being that there is a lull right now before training camps begin and looking into the situation with the KHL with Radulov, Hudler and others, plus the Balsillie situation with Phoenix/Hamilton…
I suggest the following things be on the list of things to seriously talk about at the next meeting of the minds. (An [...]
Johnny can’t read and Sidney can’t shoot. This may sound crazy but… The number one goal scorer in the playoffs last year is atrocious at shooting the puck. When you look at the goals he scored, only one goal was from a shot more than five feet away. You can view all 15 goals here:
Philadelphia’s coach John Stevens wi [...]
A list of Penguins and ex-Penguin free agency moves:
We will be updating this page as the summer goes on. Click on the players name to view their stats.
Pittsburgh defenseman Philippe Boucher has announced his retirement from the NHL after playing 16 seasons.
Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL has signed WBS Penguin Janne Pesonen. Pesonen set the re [...]
Notes from observing a few prospect conditioning camp ‘workouts’ at Southpointe Iceoplex. What some don’t realize is that the objective of these ‘workouts’ beside building some team bonding is to conduct physical tests, instructional sets, and layout a fitness and training program customized for each player in a [...]