Drastic times call for drastic measures! The Pens power play is mired in drastic times. Coach Dan needs to take drastic measures to make the power play even remotely effective. I am not sure what the answer is, but I would start with taking Kris Letang off of the number one unit. He is trying too hard, gripping the stick too hard or whate [...]
Surely everyone in Pittsburgh is familiar with PK Subban’s antics. You remember the guy who purposely swung his leg out to trip Jordan Staal and had his skate blade go through the top of Staal’s foot. This time Subban purposely swings his stick at Mike Rupp’s head trying to injure him because he is upset he got checked. T [...]
Last night the Pens pounded the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2. Pittsburgh now has points in the last 12 games. Crosby extended his scoring streak to 15 games with two goals. Letang had two more assists. He is now two points behind Dustin Byfuglien for the scoring lead among defensemen. In addition, some of the “role” players also [...]
Well, the season is now 20 games in which means that roughly one quarter of it is gone, and so, just like when you were back in school, it is time to issue the first quarter report card for the team, the players and the coach.
The Team: B-
The team has had to make quite a few adjustments this year from welcoming in new players to learning t [...]
It’s time for the Penguins to stop tap dancing around and start playing hockey. Hit Somebody, get to the front of the net, clear the front of your net, hit somebody again. Start playing hard nosed, down and dirty, gritty hockey like you know how or take up golf.
The Penguins as a team have dished out more hits than any other team this [...]
The Stanley Cup Playoffs 2010 are underway. Four games were played on Wednesday night. The only road team to lose, the Red Wings, was the one most likely to win. All four games were decided by one goal. Does this mean that San Jose, Detroit, New Jersey, and Pittsburgh are all going to lose in the first round? Probably not.
Our concern i [...]
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 [...]
As an NHL coach, you never want to do something that makes your GM look bad. Last year coach Dan Bylsma benched Miroslav Satan one of Ray Shero’s off season acquisitions because he just didn’t fit into the his up tempo system. This season Shero acquired Alexei Ponikarovsky at the trade deadline and after 17 games, it looks like h [...]
Game time is 12:30PM and can be seen in Super HD at the Igloo or on NBC
When the Penguins knocked off the reining Stanley Cup Champs last June, Detroit started to slowly fall apart. It started with Marian Hossa saying he wanted to keep playing in Detroit and then jumping ship for Chicago (sound familiar?) along with the Red Wings Tomas Kope [...]
The Penguins overtime win in Florida provided the all of the answers needed to right the sinking powerplay ship that has been taking on water since December 23rd, 2008. Everybody and their mom have the answers to make the powerplay work, most of them revolve around firing Mike Yeo and letting Tony Granato coach it. Not a poor idea in itself c [...]