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Penguins Acquire Ron Hainsey

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 [...]

Penguins Put the Ugh in Winning Ugly

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 [...]

Can Penguins Repeat Perfect Storm?

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 [...]

Penguins Top Line Shines

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 [...]

The Wow Factor: Penguins Crush Carolina 7-1

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 [...]

Penguins Update: Adversity Arrives in the ‘Burgh

It’s hard to decide who looked more morose. Never one to hide his emotions, Mike Sullivan did a slow, sullen burn on the Penguins’ bench as he watched his team collapse in the late stages of an embarrassing 6-3 loss to Detroit last night. “We didn’t play the right way again; we are trying to outscore teams instead of outplaying them,” said th [...]


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