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Ex-Penguins Update: November 19, 2017

Here’s a look at how former Penguins are performing around the league. Stats are updated for games played through Saturday, November 18. Leading the pack are Vegas forwards David Perron and James Neal, with 17 and 15 points respectively. Carolina’s Jordan Staal has moved into a tie with Neal with 15 points. ‘Nealer’ paces the Pens’ alum with [...]

Ex-Penguins Update: October 28, 2017

Here’s a peek at how former Penguins are performing around the league. Stats are updated for games played through Friday, October 27. Leading the pack are a pair of Vegas Golden Knights—James Neal and David Perron—sandwiched around Los Angeles defenseman Jake Muzzin. Neal tops the Pens alumni in goals (7) and points (10), one point better th [...]

After the Black Friday of FA comes paying the bills of reality

Let me first say thanks to Rick and Phil for inviting me to write here on PenguinPoop. Hopefully, when I do contribute, I can at least maintain the quality of what they have always brought us. Rick Buker recently called July 1st the “Black Friday” of free agency. Rick, I think that was a pretty accurate allusion. As I read that little quip of [...]

Washington Whips Penguins 4-2 in Game Five

It was a night of surprises. After missing Game Four with a concussion, captain Sidney Crosby made a triumphal return to the Penguins’ lineup, by all appearances fit as a fiddle and rarin’ to go. On the flip side, slumping Capitals counterpart Alex Ovechkin was unceremoniously dropped to the third line by his coach, Barry Trotz. The end resul [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: Policemen Wanted

Those who live by the sword die by the sword. It’s a Biblical warning to those who use violence as a means to an end. While our Penguins generally are model citizens when it comes to matters of on-ice decorum, they’ve engaged in their own form of risky behavior over the past couple of seasons. Indeed, there’s something downright dangerous ab [...]

Penguins Plunder Capitals in Game 2

To borrow from the theme song to the old tearjerker “Love Story,” where do I begin? I have so many impressions of the Penguins’ stunning 6-2 conquest of Washington at the Verizon Center last night…not all of them good. Guess I’ll start at the beginning. How we survived another hellish first period, when the Capitals piled up an astounding 35 [...]

            

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