I was all set to write my summary of Sunday’s 3-2 triumph over Carolina when my community experienced an electrical outage.
Plans temporarily short-circuited, I decided to make the best of things and went out for an early morning walk while the utility company restored our power.
Reminded me a bit of yesterday’s contest. Although the Penguins [...]
Okay, now I’m worried.
I’ve purposely refrained from being too hard on our Penguins, given their banged-up state. And there was a lot to like about last night’s 4-3 shootout victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. A win that enabled us to continue our mastery of the Blueshirts and one-time nemesis Henrik Lundqvist.
But my, was the [...]
Lately, some wise and extremely knowledgeable hockey pals have voiced very legitimate concerns about our Penguins and their chances to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.
I’m sure they’re not the only ones in Penguins Nation to doubt. So, with all due respect, I thought I’d respond in kind of an open-letter style.
First off, let me say I do und [...]
Laboring under the mistaken assumption that Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford stood pat at the trade deadline, I started to compose a piece for PenguinPoop based on Kenny Rogers C&W classic, The Gambler.
The one where he sings, “Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.”
I was convinced JR had held ’ [...]
Maybe my title—lifted from an old James Bond flick—isn’t politically correct. Especially given the heightened intrigue and tension present between east and west in our world today. But it sure was nice to see Evgeni Malkin back in the Penguins’ lineup last night.
Like a giant Sukhoi Superjet swooping in from Moscow’s Sheremetyovo Internationa [...]
I always welcome the NHL All-Star break. It gives me a chance catch my breath. To pause and reflect on the first part of the season and to look ahead for things to come.
Last year at this time the Penguins were only beginning to coalesce. Carl Hagelin had just arrived. The kids, too. Justin Schultz was soon to follow. The HBK Line was still a [...]