I was scanning the Penguins’ playoff scoring stats this morning and noticed some familiar names at the top of the list. Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Nick Bonino, Phil Kessel and Kris Letang.
Wait a minute. Nick Bonino? How’d he get in there?
I must confess. After my initial excitement over the mid-summer trade that brought the former Boston [...]
It ain’t supposed to happen. Not in today’s National Hockey League. One dominated by gargantuan goalies in oversized pads who take away the bottom half of the net simply by dropping to their knees.
Our Pittsburgh Penguins have been positively offensive. I’m not referring to on-ice behavior (fourth fewest penalty minutes in the league). I’m t [...]
After watching the Penguins clinch their tenth-consecutive playoff berth with a 5-0 drubbing of the New York Islanders on Saturday, I couldn’t help but reflect on last year. When we squeaked past a woeful Buffalo Sabres squad on the final day of the regular season to literally crawl into the playoffs on our belly.
Now we enter the [...]
The news on the medical front wasn’t good. In fact, it hardly could’ve been worse.
In the wake of the Penguins’ hard-fought 3-2 triumph over Columbus, the team announced on Saturday that superstar center Evgeni Malkin will miss six-to-eight weeks with an upper-body injury. One that likely will shelve him until the second-round of Stanley Cup [...]
Back on February 16, I posted an article on PenguinPoop bemoaning the Penguins’ lack of scoring depth. While commending their collective effort, I singled out the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton kids for their inability to find the net.
Then a funny thing happened. Scott Wilson scored his first NHL goal the very next game against the Red Wings, courtes [...]
About a month ago I sat down to write a piece about a favorite bone of contention, the Penguins’ lack of size. Conor Sheary—just recalled from the Baby Pens—was going to be my focus. I tapped out a few lines and, feeling uninspired, pushed away from the keyboard. One of the very few times as a PenguinPoop blogger I’ve done that.
I’m so glad [...]