Has it really been ten years since Ottawa schooled an up-and-coming Penguins team in the opening round of the 2007 playoffs?
I guess so. Heck, Colby Armstrong, Ryan Malone, Max Talbot and Ryan Whitney—young guns back then—have all retired from the NHL. That doesn’t seem possible, does it?
Suffice it to say, there’s a wee bit of [...]
A number of faithful PenguinPoop readers and bloggers (myself included) have suggested in the recent past that the Penguins’ onerous injury situation may be related to our physical stature. Comparatively small, by NHL standards.
With a little time to kill between games, I thought I’d do a quickie comparison to see what I could see.
I’ve never seen one up close. But I’d imagine the injury bug is a mean-lookin’ critter. Kind of a cross between an army ant, a dragonfly and a wasp. With large, layered wings, compound eyes and huge, pincer-like mandibles. Perfect for putting the bite on unsuspecting hockey teams.
It’s sure done a number on our Penguins of late. To the tune [...]
While we’re waiting to see if Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford pulls the trigger on any more deals, I thought it would be fun to glance back at the best (and worst) deadline trades in team history.
I’ll call ‘em doozies ‘n’ duds.
The best deadline deal of all-time? That’s easy. “The Trade.”
Given a mandate by Hartford owner Richard Gor [...]
With the Penguins taking on the Bruins and the Steelers challenging the Patriots for a Super Bowl berth, it was a huge sports weekend in the ‘Burgh. One with a pronounced Pittsburgh-Boston flavor.
While our Steelers fell short, dropping a lopsided 36-17 decision to the Pats, the Pens salvaged a split—not to mention a little local pride—with a [...]
The National Hockey League confirmed last night what Pittsburgh Penguins fans already knew. Jim Rutherford, who did a masterful job of transforming a shopworn black-and-gold team into Stanley Cup champions, was named General Manager of the Year in a vote of his peers at the league’s Annual Awards banquet in Las Vegas.
With typical modesty, t [...]