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Penguins Update: Centers of Attention

What do Brian Boyle, David Desharnais, Sam Gagner, Martin Hanzal, Dominic Moore and Joe Thornton have in common? If you answered all were free-agent centers who recently signed with other NHL teams, you’d be correct. Indeed, the days slip by. And the list of external candidates to fill the Penguins’ vacant third-line center spot keeps dwindli [...]

Penguins Update: Who’s Out There?—Part I

With the first day of NHL free agency rapidly approaching, I thought I’d evaluate the Penguins potential needs and see who’s available. First, let’s look at the forwards. Centers Nick Bonino and veteran Matt Cullen are set to become free agents on July 1, potentially leaving the black and gold with a gaping hole down the middle. Bonino, who [...]

Sharks Trip Up Penguins 3-2 in Overtime

Like all sports, hockey’s a game of inches. A nudge of the puck…a bounce this way or that…often can determine the outcome of a game. Such was the case with the Penguins’ 3-2 overtime loss to San Jose in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Minutes before Sharks rookie Joonas Donskoi tucked a perfectly placed wrister under the crossbar to send “t [...]

Penguins Stanley Cup Preview: Jaws Alert

I’ll be honest. I don’t know a whole lot about the Penguins’ opponent for the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals. A quick scan of the San Jose Sharks’ roster tells me they’re for real. Their postseason stats literally leap off the computer screen. Captain Joe Pavelski tops all NHL playoff scorers with 13 goals. Logan Couture leads the way in [...]

Pittsburgh PenguinPoops for December 04 2009

Philadelphia Flyers fired their coach John Stevens.  I guess maybe the GM would like them to have a playoff spot.  As a matter of fact, 3 of the 4 teams the Penguins ousted from the playoffs last year would not be in the playoffs right now if the playoffs started today.  Detroit, Philadelphia and Carolina are all below the Mendoza line.  The [...]

            

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