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Penguins Update: Deadline Doozies ‘n’ Duds

00ppfront 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 [...]

Penguins, Fans Play a Waiting Game

PC_140606_098i5_jim_rutherford_sn635-450x252 I don’t know about you. But as a die-hard Penguins fan and professed hockey nut, there’s something about this time of year that keeps my adrenalin pumping and senses tingling. With the NHL trade deadline just around the corner, I’m constantly scanning news wires and websites for updates. Right now, I’m poised on the edge of my seat. I blame [...]

Penguins Jolt Jets in OT

642157124_slide I had my lead-in for last night’s Penguins-Jets game all but written. In deference to the upcoming Academy Awards, I’d nominated Marc-Andre Fleury for Best Performance by a Losing Goalie. Perfectly fitting, given that “Flower” literally stood on his head to make 44 saves. None more spectacular that his sensational glove save on Nikolaj Ehlers [...]

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 Win Shootout at PPG Paints Corral

631849992_slide “I don’t even know how to assess it,” said Penguins coach Mike Sullivan, when asked about his team’s incendiary 8-7 overtime triumph over Washington last night before an amped-up capacity crowd at PPG Paints Arena. That’s okay, Mike. I’m not sure I can describe it, either. Except to say that in my 40-plus years of watching Penguins hockey, I’ [...]

Penguins Update: Malkin on the Rise

630317724_slide He’s been skating in Sidney Crosby’s considerable shadow for most of the season. Hiding in plain sight, as the old saying goes. Well, don’t look now. But Evgeni Malkin has quietly been stealing the spotlight of late. Not to mention the club scoring lead. It’s a welcome turnaround from an uneven start to the campaign, when questionable decisi [...]

            

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