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Penguins, Fans Play a Waiting Game

PC_140606_098i5_jim_rutherford_sn635-450x252 I don’t know about you. But as a die-hard Penguins fan and professed hockey nut, there’s something about this time of year that keeps my adrenalin pumping and senses tingling. With the NHL trade deadline just around the corner, I’m constantly scanning news wires and websites for updates. Right now, I’m poised on the edge of my seat. I blame [...]

Penguins Put the Ugh in Winning Ugly

643568902_slide In the late 19th Century, Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a popular novelette titled The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll, on the surface an upstanding citizen in every way, secretly concocts a potion meant to enhance his goodness. However, upon consuming the elixir, his inner demons are unleashed and he transf [...]

Penguins Jolt Jets in OT

642157124_slide I had my lead-in for last night’s Penguins-Jets game all but written. In deference to the upcoming Academy Awards, I’d nominated Marc-Andre Fleury for Best Performance by a Losing Goalie. Perfectly fitting, given that “Flower” literally stood on his head to make 44 saves. None more spectacular that his sensational glove save on Nikolaj Ehlers [...]

Penguins Update: Rating Rutherford’s Trades

PC_140606_098i5_jim_rutherford_sn635-450x252 With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching, I thought it’d be fun to glance in the rearview mirror and do a quick summary of general manager Jim Rutherford’s trades since he arrived in Pittsburgh. Of course, the ratings are completely subjective, based on the observations of yours truly. Feel free to chime in if you disagree. Minor-league [...]

From Russia with Love: Malkin Leads Penguins Assault

pp1000 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 [...]

Hornqvist Paces Penguins Victory

00ppfront The date may not live in infamy. But Friday, June 27, 2014 was nonetheless a bellwether day in Penguins history. Barely three weeks into his new job, Pens GM Jim Rutherford swung his first major trade. He dealt James Neal—former 40-goal man, big and ornery, bomb of a shot—to Nashville for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. “We wanted to chang [...]

            

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