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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 [...]

Penguins Nip Capitals on Bonino’s Game Winner

“You guys wanna play?” snapped Penguins coach Mike Sullivan. “Then get the puck in deep.” The object of “Sully’s” ire, according to NBCSN’s between-the-benches guy Pierre McGuire? … The Pens’ newly constructed third line of Scott Wilson, Conor Sheary and Nick Bonino. Apparently the troubled trio got the message, loud and clear. Minutes [...]

Ex-Penguins Update: Final 2016-17 Stats

Here’s a look at how former Penguins performed during the 2016-17 NHL regular season. David Perron and ageless Jaromir Jagr took the scoring honors with 46 points apiece. Marian Hossa and Jordan Staal finished a close second. Each tallied 45 points. Hossa paced the Ex-Pens with 26 goals, followed by James Neal (23). Perron finished a distant [...]

Ex-Penguins Update: March 19, 2017

Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2016-17. Stats include games played through Saturday, March 18. Jordan Staal leads the Ex-Pens scoring race with 40 points. Marian Hossa and Jaromir Jagr are tied for second with 39 points, one ahead of James Neal and David Perron (38 each). Hossa tops the list with 22 goals. Neal i [...]

Penguins Update: Deadline Doozies ‘n’ Duds

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 [...]

            

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