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Penguins Playoff Update: Let’s Hope History Doesn’t Repeat Itself

Buried deep within the Penguins’ glorious Game Five victory over the Predators on Thursday night is a most disturbing pattern. One I feel compelled to write about in hopes of dispelling any bad juju or lingering negative mojo. Go back with me eight years, if you will, to June of 2009. Led by superstar Pavel Datsyuk and perennial Norris Trophy [...]

Gameday Poop: Pittsburgh vs Montreal – Game 7 – Down & Dirty

Many of the Penguins players will be facing their favorite childhood team in a game seven playoff game that they’ve played over and over in their younger heads scoring the game winning goal for the Canadiens. It’s time to trample the ghosts of their childhood heroes, it’s time to spit in the face of 100 years of hockey histo [...]

A Town Called Panic

Let’s cut through the crap and get right to the point, the Pens stunk last night.  Oh sure, there were a couple of players who refused to let the rest of the team drag them down to their level, but as a whole, they stunk.  If you listened to any of the post game talk shows, and consider yourself lucky if you didn’t, but as far as [...]

Pens Come Up Short Against Senators

It felt like everything was in place tonight.  The city was buzzing, the crowds were unusually large downtown, the bars were packed and the Igloo was alive with excitement.  The whole place was white. Even the ice surface at Mellon Arena got a new look for the playoffs. All the ingredients were there for a big win against the Ottawa Senator [...]

My final regular season game at the Igloo

Wow, it really hasn’t sunk in yet that Thursday night’s game Vs. the Islanders really was the last regular season game to be played at Mellon Arena.  I attended my first hockey game there in 1971 and saw the Pens play the Boston Bruins with Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito and the rest of that era’s legendary Bruins.  I fell in love [...]

Pens Win Big on Closing Night at Mellon Arena

I Just got back from the Igloo.  That was quite an experience tonight.  The celebration for the closing of the Mellon Arena was quite cool.  There was a lot of nostalgia to be had this evening.  From the very beginning when they brought out all of the past great Penguin players to the TV commercials from eras past that they played on the jumb [...]

            

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