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Penguins Update: Deadline Doozies ‘n’ Duds

00ppfront While we’re waiting to see if Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford pulls the trigger on any more deals, I thought it would be fun to glance back at the best (and worst) deadline trades in team history. I’ll call ‘em doozies ‘n’ duds. The best deadline deal of all-time? That’s easy. “The Trade.” Given a mandate by Hartford owner Richard Gor [...]

Penguins, Fans Play a Waiting Game

PC_140606_098i5_jim_rutherford_sn635-450x252 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 [...]

Fleury Shines as Penguins Bop Blues

00ppfront I must admit. Watching last night’s Penguins-Blues game on the big screen TV at the Pennsbury Pub and Grille, I was pulling like mad for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to do well. “I hope ‘Flower’ gets a shutout,” I repeated at least three or four times to my good friend, Dave Yelich, in an obvious breach of sports etiquette. Fleury almost did, too [...]

Do the Penguins Need a Tocchet?

00ppfront It sure was great to see our Penguins trim New Jersey last night before a big holiday crowd at PPG Paints Arena. The black and gold seemed remarkably unfazed by the pasting they received only 24 hours earlier at the hands of red-hot Columbus. Credit Mike Sullivan and the coaching staff for helping the team turn the page so quickly. The player [...]

Penguins Stanley Cup Update: A Familiar Ring

pp0629 The history of the Pittsburgh Penguins is filled with anomalies and precursors. Consider, for example, the strange case involving three of the team’s brightest stars—Michel Briere, Mario Lemieux, and Sidney Crosby. If you add the uniform numbers of Briere (21) and Mario (66), it equals Sid’s 87. Stuff like that. Along those lines, the paths [...]

Penguins Short-Circuit Lightning in Game 3

pp0617 Flash back with me, if you will, to last Friday night. At the risk of wearing out a familiar theme, I approached my good friend, Tom Blanciak, who was gazing up at one of the Pennsbury Pub and Grille’s big-screen TVs. Shortly after the Penguins dropped Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Finals matchup to Tampa Bay in thoroughly dismal f [...]

            

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