I don’t know about you. But as a die-hard Penguins fan and professed hockey nut, there’s something about this time of year that keeps my adrenalin pumping and senses tingling. With the NHL trade deadline just around the corner, I’m constantly scanning news wires and websites for updates.
Right now, I’m poised on the edge of my seat. I blame [...]
The Penguins have acquired veteran defenseman Ron Hainsey from Metro Division rival Carolina. The trade was announced this morning by black-and-gold general manager Jim Rutherford.
“He’s a real character guy,” said Rutherford, describing his newest acquisition. “He’ll fit into our room. We were looking to add an [...]
In the late 19th Century, Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a popular novelette titled The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Dr. Jekyll, on the surface an upstanding citizen in every way, secretly concocts a potion meant to enhance his goodness. However, upon consuming the elixir, his inner demons are unleashed and he transf [...]
I always welcome the NHL All-Star break. It gives me a chance catch my breath. To pause and reflect on the first part of the season and to look ahead for things to come.
Last year at this time the Penguins were only beginning to coalesce. Carl Hagelin had just arrived. The kids, too. Justin Schultz was soon to follow. The HBK Line was still a [...]
With the Penguins taking on the Bruins and the Steelers challenging the Patriots for a Super Bowl berth, it was a huge sports weekend in the ‘Burgh. One with a pronounced Pittsburgh-Boston flavor.
While our Steelers fell short, dropping a lopsided 36-17 decision to the Pats, the Pens salvaged a split—not to mention a little local pride—with a [...]
I’ve surely used this lead-in before. But, at the risk of repeating myself, what a difference a week makes.
Why, following last Saturday night’s ugly 6-3 loss to Detroit the Penguins were sagging against the ropes and slipping in the standings. Losers of three in a row on the road—all by lopsided scores—there seemed to be definite cause for a [...]