It can’t be this easy.
Those were my thoughts as I watched our Penguins bury the San Jose Sharks beneath an avalanche of first-period shots last night during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
My instincts were spot-on.
With all the subtlety of a Clubber Lang left hook, the Sharks struck back during a rocky second period before the Pens final [...]
I’ll be honest. I don’t know a whole lot about the Penguins’ opponent for the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals.
A quick scan of the San Jose Sharks’ roster tells me they’re for real.
Their postseason stats literally leap off the computer screen. Captain Joe Pavelski tops all NHL playoff scorers with 13 goals. Logan Couture leads the way in [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins performed during the 2015-16 NHL regular season.
Jaromir Jagr paced the ex-Pens with 66 points, followed by Jussi Jokinen (60). James Neal topped the list in goals (31), with the ageless Jagr running a close second (27). Jokinen led the black-and-gold alum with 42 assists.
Jarome Iginla (22) and Jordan St [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have performed thus far in 2015-16. Stats reflect games played through Thursday, March 24.
Jaromir Jagr and Jussi Jokinen pace the ex-Pens in points (56). James Neal leads in goals (29), followed by Jagr (24). Jokinen tops the black-and-gold alum with 40 assists.
Among other notables, Jarome Iginla and Jor [...]
I’ll be honest. Jim Rutherford wasn’t my choice to succeed Ray Shero as the Penguins’ general manager back in the summer of 2014.
I’m not sure he was the Pens’ top choice, either. The club was considering associate GM Jason Botterill and analyst Pierre McGuire, among others, before JR emerged—seemingly from left field—to win the job.
Now? It [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2015-16. Stats reflect games played through Saturday, February 20.
Ageless Jaromir Jagr leads the ex-Pens in points (43). James Neal tops the list in goals (21), with Jagr a close second (20). Jussi Jokinen paces the black-and-gold alum with 29 assists. Jarome Iginla has 17 goals, f [...]