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After the Black Friday of FA comes paying the bills of reality

Let me first say thanks to Rick and Phil for inviting me to write here on PenguinPoop. Hopefully, when I do contribute, I can at least maintain the quality of what they have always brought us. Rick Buker recently called July 1st the “Black Friday” of free agency. Rick, I think that was a pretty accurate allusion. As I read that little quip of [...]

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 [...]

Penguins Stave Off Capitals 3-2

They say all is fair in love and war. Perhaps in hockey, too. Two nights after Washington kayoed our captain, Sidney Crosby, in dastardly fashion, the Penguins resorted to a little chicanery in Game 4 to ensure a win. With two minutes remaining and the locals clinging to a precarious 3-2 lead, forward Nick Bonino bought a bogus high-sticking [...]

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 [...]

Round Two Preview: Will the Penguins’ Mastery Continue?

How do you like our chances? The question’s been posed to me dozens of times over the past few days by friends and fellow hockey fans. I tell ‘em the truth. I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t. To me, the upcoming Penguins-Capitals series is too close to call. And, as much as I hate to write this being an ardent Pens fan, the outcome truly could [...]

Ex-Penguins Update: Final 2016-17 Stats

Here’s a look at how former Penguins performed during the 2016-17 NHL regular season. David Perron and ageless Jaromir Jagr took the scoring honors with 46 points apiece. Marian Hossa and Jordan Staal finished a close second. Each tallied 45 points. Hossa paced the Ex-Pens with 26 goals, followed by James Neal (23). Perron finished a distant [...]

            

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