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Penguins Update: So Why Do We Hate the Flyers So Much?

Flyers8 As our Penguins prepare to square off with the Philadelphia Flyers tonight in the latest installment of “The Battle of Pennsylvania,” it occurred to me that many younger fans may not understand or fully appreciate the deeply rooted hatred between the two clubs. Especially considering that it’s a kinder, gentler Flyers team we face these days. [...]

Penguins Update: Adversity Arrives in the ‘Burgh

00ppfront It’s hard to decide who looked more morose. Never one to hide his emotions, Mike Sullivan did a slow, sullen burn on the Penguins’ bench as he watched his team collapse in the late stages of an embarrassing 6-3 loss to Detroit last night. “We didn’t play the right way again; we are trying to outscore teams instead of outplaying them,” said th [...]

WE DID IT! PENGUINS WIN THE CUP!

539b I can write this now without fear of jinxing our guys. Throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs and, especially, during the Finals, I’ve felt an odd sense of calm. As if our Penguins were somehow predestined or preordained to win the Cup. A notion reinforced yesterday morning at church. Following the service, I stopped to greet associate pastor an [...]

The Incredible Shrinking Penguins

pp0563 One of the most popular Sci-Fi movies of the 1950s was The Incredible Shrinking Man. A businessman vacationing with his wife accidently gets exposed to a radioactive cloud, setting off a chain-reaction in his cells that caused his body to shrink. Hmmmm. I wonder if the same cloud passed over Consol Energy Center sometime in the recent past. A [...]

Penguins Update: Decline of a Champion

pp0539 To everything there is a season. While it may seem odd to open a blog post with a Bible verse (Ecclesiastes 3:1), it is appropriate. Everything in our world runs in cycles. The four seasons, for example. Winter, spring, summer, and fall. A time to plant and a time to harvest. The same holds true for hockey teams. They run in cycles, too. Ther [...]

Penguins Update: Power-Play Woes Continue

pp0537 It’s bound to happen. Sooner and later, a puck will glance off of Patric Hornqvist and skitter across the goal line. Or Kris Letang will laser one in from the top of the circle. Or Evgeni Malkin will curl off the half-wall and rip one home. Yes, eventually the black and gold will score a power-play goal. In the meantime, our beloved “Boys of [...]

            

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