I grew up during a bygone era before salary caps and free agency, when our beloved sports heroes spent their entire careers with one team.
How I wish it still were so. It broke my heart to hear Marc-Andre Fleury bid adieu to the ‘Burgh at a press conference last Thursday.
“It’s been such a long time, a great ride,” said an emotional Fleury. “ [...]
It’s the white elephant in the locker room. One that simply won’t go away.
Who should start in goal for the Penguins in Game Five, incumbent Matt Murray or veteran Marc-Andre Fleury?
Pens coach Mike Sullivan went to great lengths to absolve Murray of any blame for his team’s recent losses in Nashville.
“We haven’t lost games because of our g [...]
I confess. When the Penguins beat Nashville in Game Two on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final, I started feeling giddy about our chances to repeat as champions.
Then I was reminded that the last team to have a shot at winning back-to-back Cups had gone up 2-zip as well. Indeed, the Detroit Red Wings defeated our Pens [...]
Elation. Relief. The purest of joy.
Those were my emotions as I raced through the Pennsbury Pub and Grille last night like a little kid who’d just gotten that special toy he wanted for Christmas, fist pumping the air and high-fiving friends in frenzied celebration.
“God bless Chris Kunitz,” I yelled. “Sign him to another three-year deal!”
Hockey is a game of inches. That saying was especially true during the Senators’ 2-1 triumph over our Penguins in Game Six last night, which knotted the Eastern Conference Final at 3-3 and set up a deciding Game Seven in the ‘Burgh on Thursday.
Pens goalie Matt Murray missed closing off the far post by inches, enabling Bobby Ryan to beat him [...]
What do Penguins Tom Kuhnhackl, Chad Ruhwedel and Scott Wilson have in common?
If you answered each has been a victim of an on-ice assault during the postseason, you’d be correct.
In Kuhnhackl’s case, Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert cross-checked the Pens’ winger with enough force to snap the shaft of his stick in half. Unsated by his initi [...]