I’ll never forget the day then-Penguins GM Craig Patrick chose defenseman Brooks Orpik with the 18th overall pick at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Having been fed a steady diet of Robert Domes, Milan Krafts, and Konstantin Koltsovs the selection of Orpik signaled an abrupt change in the Pens’ drafting philosophy.
“In the past, we haven’t emphasiz [...]
Paced by two-point efforts from superstars Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, the Penguins outclassed the fading New York Rangers, 4-2, on Wednesday night to grab a commanding 3-1 lead in their second-round series. Despite losing defenseman Brooks Orpik late in the first period to an apparent knee injury, the black and gold limited the Rangers [...]
During each of the past three seasons the Pittsburgh Penguins rocketed through March and April, only to pull an el foldo in the playoffs. This year Dan Bylsma’s crew seems to be trying a totally different approach—play as poorly as possible in the stretch run and hope to heat up in the postseason.
With a 5-4-2 record since the Olympic break, [...]
It’s funny how history works. If the Penguins didn’t go on to win the Stanley Cup in the 1990-91 season, most Pittsburgh Penguin fans wouldn’t be familiar with “The Save” that Frank Pietrangelo made that turned the playoffs around. If the Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t have a defensive lapse in the ninth inning [...]
Today’s unveiling was almost perfect. One thing that would have made it perfect would have been the absence of the woman next to me who kept yelling, “WE CAN’T HEAR YOU,” and we were only 10 rows deep from the barrier. I can’t imagine what fans stacked all the way back to Washington Place thought was going on whe [...]
The Pens-Flyers rivalry heated up during the early ‘70s, due in no small part to the emergence of “the Broad Street Bullies.” Armed with bruisers like Dave “the Hammer” Schultz, Bob “Hound” Kelly, Andre “Moose” Dupont, and Don “Big Bird” Saleski, the Flyers beat up everyone in sight.
Pittsburgh was no exception. During a fight-filled contest [...]
We have all had it at one time or another, this is one of the worse cases ever documented of Mike Lange Syndrome
You can view more great videos like this including a hillarious re-make of that extremely annoying “Give me Back my Filet-o-Fish” commercial using Pittsburgh DJ’s from KISS FM 96.1 at www.benstonium.com (more&he [...]
Hello again fellow Poopers! Welcome back to the second edition of “I KNOW NOTHING!”. More musings and abusings regarding the greatest sport in the world!
POOP FOR THOUGHT – Last night I had a dream that Elvis came back to earth for one more concert. Fox Sports Pittsburgh for some odd reason had the broadcasting rights. Unf [...]
Since the day they removed Mike Lange from the duties of announcing the TV games on FSN a few disgruntled Penguin fans have been up in arms about the hiring of Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey. “The Official Fire Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey Movement” has had an online petition for a couple years to try to get rid of Steigy and Er [...]
There is a rumor going around the internet from a so called reliable source that Flyers Jeff Carter Slept with Scotty Hartnell’s wife and that is the reason that their locker room is split. We are here to set the record straight, it was not Hartnell’s wife, apparently Hartnell & his wife look the same from the back side.
The P [...]