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Are the Penguins a Tired Hockey Team?

645413342_slide 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 [...]

Fleury Shines as Penguins Bop Blues

00ppfront I must admit. Watching last night’s Penguins-Blues game on the big screen TV at the Pennsbury Pub and Grille, I was pulling like mad for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to do well. “I hope ‘Flower’ gets a shutout,” I repeated at least three or four times to my good friend, Dave Yelich, in an obvious breach of sports etiquette. Fleury almost did, too [...]

Penguins Fall to Capitals

631507408_slide “Crap.” That was the only word I could think to utter as I watched Alex Ovechkin cut unimpeded into the slot and whip a bullet past Marc-Andre Fleury a mere 35 seconds into last night’s rivalry matchup between the Penguins and the Capitals. Turned out to be a pretty good metaphor for the entire game. At least from a black-and-gold standpoint [...]

Penguins Update: Rutherford Named GM of the Year

pp0638 The National Hockey League confirmed last night what Pittsburgh Penguins fans already knew. Jim Rutherford, who did a masterful job of transforming a shopworn black-and-gold team into Stanley Cup champions, was named General Manager of the Year in a vote of his peers at the league’s Annual Awards banquet in Las Vegas. With typical modesty, t [...]

Are the Penguins Playoff-Ready?

pp0602 Not long ago the Penguins were the hottest team in the National Hockey League. Toast of the ‘Burgh. Winners of eight in a row and 14 out of 15. Before a season-ending loss to the Flyers in a meaningless game (for the Pens) splashed a little cold water on the flames. That was then. This is now. It’s a brand-new season. The Stanley Cup playoffs [...]

Penguins Ink Maatta to Six-Year Pact

pp0581 The Penguins signed defenseman Olli Maatta to a six-year contract extension yesterday. The $24.5-million deal, which starts next season, will pay Maatta an average annual salary of $4.083 million through 2021-22. A bold move for a team more noted for trading young players than developing them. “It feels awesome,” Maatta told the Penguins web [...]

            

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