The Penguins wrapped up the 2016-17 regular season last night by dropping a 3-2 decision to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
The result came as no great surprise, given that coach Mike Sullivan once again chose to rest a passel of regulars. Sidney Crosby and kids Jake Guentzel, Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary were among those who had the nig [...]
Not very expressive, I’ll grant you. But those were my exact words when the NBCSN cameras showed an up-close-and-personal shot of Penguins forward Conor Sheary grimacing on the bench. Shortly after he blocked a shot during the first period of last night’s dismal 6-2 loss to the Flyers.
Followed moments later by the inevitable, soul- [...]
Lately, some wise and extremely knowledgeable hockey pals have voiced very legitimate concerns about our Penguins and their chances to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.
I’m sure they’re not the only ones in Penguins Nation to doubt. So, with all due respect, I thought I’d respond in kind of an open-letter style.
First off, let me say I do und [...]
After watching our team absorb a second-straight shootout loss, it might be easy for us Penguins fans to lose heart. We’re so accustomed to success. Especially in shootouts, where until recently, we ruled.
I’ll address the collective concerns of Penguins Nation with a riddle. What do Trevor Daley, Jake Guentzel, Carl Hagelin, Ron Hainsey, Kr [...]
It’s safe to say last night’s 3-1 victory at KeyBank Center in Buffalo was a bit of a mixed bag for our Penguins.
On the good news side of the ledger, our guys moved into second place in the Metro Division and clinched their eleventh-straight playoff berth.
The bad news? Jake Guentzel, hotter than a proverbial Fourth of July firecracker, suff [...]
Being a bit of a nerd, I’ve always had a fascination with numbers. And the myriad of today’s ever-evolving hockey statistics truly boggle my mind.
Heck, you can track everything from a player’s zone starts to how their teammates perform with or without them (WOWY). Corsi, Fenwick…the list is endless.
Lately, I’m enamored of a relatively [...]