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Penguins Quarter-Pole Review

Twenty games being a nice, round number—not to mention roughly a quarter of the season—I thought I’d review the Penguins’ performance thus far. It’s been a mixed bag, to say the least. Following two grueling postseasons (and corresponding short summers), it’s safe to say the Pens are suffering the effects of a Stanley Cup hangover. They’ve pl [...]

Penguins Impressions

Back in the day, there used to be a radio show on WYDD called “Jazzz Impressions.” During the segment, which aired on Sunday nights, noted jazz aficionado Jim DeCesare would play tunes featuring his favorite performers. I thought I’d steal a page from DeCesare and dispense with a traditional game summary, instead giving some overall impressio [...]

Penguins in Search of Identity

Shortly after the Penguins were brushed aside in round one of the 2015 playoffs, general manager Jim Rutherford formulated a plan. His intent…remake his team in the image of the Chicago Blackhawks, a speedy, ultra-skilled club that captured the Stanley Cup by rolling four productive lines. Wasting little time, Rutherford acquired Phil Kessel [...]

Penguins Update: That’s More Like It

Before you think I’ve taken permanent leave of my senses, let me explain. I decided on the title of this post immediately following the first period of last night’s 5-4 overtime victory over the Rangers, when the Penguins played arguably their finest 20 minutes of the season. I changed my mind during an ugly second period, when the Pens unrav [...]

Reaves Applies Muscle as Penguins Rebound

Few moves in recent Penguins history earned more criticism, or drew a more divided reaction among the fan base, than GM Jim Rutherford’s acquisition of Ryan Reaves over the summer. While it remains to be seen whether the heavyweight forward can measure up, he went a long way toward proving his worth last night. Determined to make a statement, [...]

2017-18 Penguins Preview

If you’re like me, you passed your summer lolling in a bucolic post-Cup haze, secure in the knowledge that our Penguins once again proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they’re the crème of the NHL crop. As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. It’s time for us to put our hard-earned Cup on the line. There’ll be challenge [...]

            

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