Here’s a quick glance at how former Penguins are faring. Stats are updated through Saturday, February 25.
Forwards and Defensemen
It seems that if the Pens keep doing what they are doing offensively, which is doing everything thing they can to get two goals against the red hot Halak, and limit the number of bad bounces that end up in their own net, they can come out on top.
To their credit, the Canadiens played a better game today. They actually outshot the Penguins 33 [...]
Leaving the arena yesterday after the 3-1 loss to the Canadians, I was a little confused as to what teams actually played. It looked like game 8 in the Caps/Habs series.
Halak stopped everything after Matt Cooke’s first period goal. The Penguins must not have watched the game tape of game 7 of the Caps/Habs, because the Penguins refuse [...]
Unfortunately, I did not get to watch the whole game as I had to work a particularly long day today. I missed the first period. From the point that I started watching until the end of regulation, I thought the Pens dominated. The overtime period was a little bit different with the Senators showing more determination. Ottawa actually got so [...]
As an NHL coach, you never want to do something that makes your GM look bad. Last year coach Dan Bylsma benched Miroslav Satan one of Ray Shero’s off season acquisitions because he just didn’t fit into the his up tempo system. This season Shero acquired Alexei Ponikarovsky at the trade deadline and after 17 games, it looks like h [...]
I want to give the Capitals their due as they are a very good hockey team. They have so much talent all through their line-up. The only weakness that anyone might find is the goaltending, but Theodore has been playing well lately — maybe that problem is solved.
Are they really 17 points better than anyone else in the East? I decide [...]
Fleury looked liked he may still have a thick coating of rust on his game in the early stages of this afternoon’s matchup with the Dallas Stars. Fleury, however, seemed to shake off the rust and go on to have a nice game. Hopefully, the rust is all gone as we will need Fleury’s best game as the playoffs draw closer.
The Pens dug [...]
Once again Ray Shero worked his magic and transformed the Pittsburgh Penguins team into a better team. That is not an easy thing to do with the NHL’s Salary Cap the Way it is, but somehow he did it again. the best part of all of Ray Shero’s moves is that he did not dismantle the Stanley Cup winning team anymore than it was dismant [...]
Happy Trade Deadline Day to everyone in Hockeyland. Hopefully, one of these days, this will be a national holiday both here and in Canada, but until that time, I’ll be here analysing the days deals.
Toronto sends Alexei Ponikarovsky to the Penguins for Luca Caputi and Martin Skoula
Ray Shero continues his yearly shopping trip [...]