It was Thursday, April 13. While working the evening shift at Wright’s Gym, I intermittently glanced up at the Chicago-Nashville hockey game on the big screen TV behind the front desk. Much to my surprise, the visiting Predators shutout the heavily favored Blackhawks, 1-0.
Like many fans, I’d envisioned the high-flying ‘Hawks soaring through [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins performed during the 2016-17 NHL regular season.
David Perron and ageless Jaromir Jagr took the scoring honors with 46 points apiece. Marian Hossa and Jordan Staal finished a close second. Each tallied 45 points.
Hossa paced the Ex-Pens with 26 goals, followed by James Neal (23). Perron finished a distant [...]
A little over a year ago, Marc-Andre Fleury was in a groove. Entering a Thursday night clash with Nashville, the Pens goalie had won seven of his past eight starts. He’d win that one, too.
Midway through the contest, however, a blast off the stick of former teammate James Neal caught “Flower” flush, dislodging his mask. Shortly after the game [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2016-17. Stats include games played through Saturday, March 18.
Jordan Staal leads the Ex-Pens scoring race with 40 points. Marian Hossa and Jaromir Jagr are tied for second with 39 points, one ahead of James Neal and David Perron (38 each).
Hossa tops the list with 22 goals. Neal i [...]
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 [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2016-17. Stats include games played through Saturday, February 18.
Marian Hossa tops the ex-Pens with 20 goals. James Neal is second with 17. Hossa and Jaromir Jagr are tied for the scoring lead with 34 points, two ahead of David Perron and Matt Niskanen (32 apiece). Niskanen leads t [...]