Over the years, the Penguins have featured dozens of foreign-born players representing a virtual smorgasbord of nationalities.
Czechs, Finns, Germans (Tom Kuhnhackl), Italians (Nelson Debenedet), Latvians (Peter Skudra), Lithuanians (Darius Kasparaitis), Poles (Nick Harbaruk), Russians, South Koreans (Jim Paek), Slovaks, Swedes and Ukrainians [...]
Call me a “Nervous Nellie.” But when Tampa Bay rookie Adam Erne cruised down the slot unmolested and hammered the puck past Penguins goalie Matt Murray to break a scoreless tie early in the second period last night, I looked to the heavens and thought, here we go again.
After all, our guys haven’t exactly been lighting it up lately.
Thank go [...]
I hope last night’s 4-1 loss to Chicago at the United Center wasn’t somehow symbolic. Like in the Miss America pageant, when last year’s honoree hands her crown to the latest winner.
Unfortunately, that’s what it felt like. A changing of the guard…or passing of the Cup, if you will. The King is dead, Long live the King.
Talk about two teams [...]
I don’t have much to go on other than the eye test. Which we all know, hardly qualifies as an exact science. And I truly hate to be the harbinger of bad news. Especially when it concerns our Penguins.
But it seems to me we’re a tired hockey team.
Thinking back to last season’s incendiary second half, I remember two games in particular where [...]
I have a confession to make. I didn’t see the first half of last night’s Stadium Series matchup at Heinz Field.
By the time I arrived at the Pennsbury Pub and Grille to view the game on a big screen TV, the Penguins had already forged a 2-0 lead over the blood-rival Flyers. Replays revealed that Sidney Crosby and Nick Bonino did the honors.
Before I begin, let me be clear. There’s absolutely no official basis for what you’re about to read. I don’t have any inside sources. Or connections to the Penguins. Nothing other than my instincts and fertile imagination to draw from.
Here goes. I can’t help but feel there might be a Reverend in the Penguins’ f [...]