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Life on the Farm: Part II

Yesterday I examined the basic components of an NHL farm system—scouting, developmental teams and coaching. Today I’ll delve into the true lifeblood of any hockey team…the players. THE PLAYERS They say all men are created equal. I’m sorry to tell you, fellow Pens fans, that does not apply on a hockey rink. Men are not all equal in hockey abil [...]

Penguins Stun Capitals 2-0 in Game 7

The benumbed expression on the faces of the Washington Capitals as they lined up for the traditional post-series handshake pretty much said it all. After stumbling through the previous two contests in zombie-like fashion, the real Pittsburgh Penguins showed up last night at the Verizon Center in DC. Indeed, for the first time in a good, long [...]

Washington Whips Penguins 4-2 in Game Five

It was a night of surprises. After missing Game Four with a concussion, captain Sidney Crosby made a triumphal return to the Penguins’ lineup, by all appearances fit as a fiddle and rarin’ to go. On the flip side, slumping Capitals counterpart Alex Ovechkin was unceremoniously dropped to the third line by his coach, Barry Trotz. The end resul [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: Policemen Wanted

Those who live by the sword die by the sword. It’s a Biblical warning to those who use violence as a means to an end. While our Penguins generally are model citizens when it comes to matters of on-ice decorum, they’ve engaged in their own form of risky behavior over the past couple of seasons. Indeed, there’s something downright dangerous ab [...]

Penguins Plunder Capitals in Game 2

To borrow from the theme song to the old tearjerker “Love Story,” where do I begin? I have so many impressions of the Penguins’ stunning 6-2 conquest of Washington at the Verizon Center last night…not all of them good. Guess I’ll start at the beginning. How we survived another hellish first period, when the Capitals piled up an astounding 35 [...]

Penguins Nip Capitals on Bonino’s Game Winner

“You guys wanna play?” snapped Penguins coach Mike Sullivan. “Then get the puck in deep.” The object of “Sully’s” ire, according to NBCSN’s between-the-benches guy Pierre McGuire? … The Pens’ newly constructed third line of Scott Wilson, Conor Sheary and Nick Bonino. Apparently the troubled trio got the message, loud and clear. Minutes [...]

            

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