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Can the Penguins be Fixed?

I’ll open this post with a statement worthy of Captain Obvious. Our Penguins are in trouble. They’ve lost three in a row, four out of five, and eight of their last 13. Since a scintillating overtime triumph over Winnipeg on October 26, they’re 9-11-2. Coach Mike Sullivan has tried everything in his power to snap his troops out of the doldrum [...]

Penguins Update: Farewell Flower

I grew up during a bygone era before salary caps and free agency, when our beloved sports heroes spent their entire careers with one team. How I wish it still were so. It broke my heart to hear Marc-Andre Fleury bid adieu to the ‘Burgh at a press conference last Thursday. “It’s been such a long time, a great ride,” said an emotional Fleury. “ [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: Shades of ‘92

I remember the incident like it was yesterday. It was Tuesday, May 5, 1992. Game Two of the Patrick Division Finals. Fresh off a rousing come-from-behind conquest of Washington in the opening round of the playoffs, the Penguins had toppled the Rangers—Presidents’ Trophy winners—in Game One at Madison Square Garden. They were up 1-0 in Game Tw [...]

Penguins Update: Deadline Doozies ‘n’ Duds

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

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

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 [...]

            

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