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The Penguins slip by the Coyotes

As the final ticks on the clock faded in the tilt between the Arizona Coyotes and the Pittsburgh Penguins, ending the Penguins’ 3 game slide, all I could hear was Ringo Starr, “You got to pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues and you know it don’t come easy.” Our Penguins went up against the worst hockey team in the league right now [...]

Can the Penguins be Fixed?

I’ll open this post with a statement worthy of Captain Obvious. Our Penguins are in trouble. They’ve lost three in a row, four out of five, and eight of their last 13. Since a scintillating overtime triumph over Winnipeg on October 26, they’re 9-11-2. Coach Mike Sullivan has tried everything in his power to snap his troops out of the doldrum [...]

Are the Penguins Trying to fill an Inside Straight?

In the wake of the Penguins weak home stand (2-3-0), GM Jim Rutherford was quoted as saying “We have a team that could’ve done better at this point.” Following that admission, he then added, “We’re coming to a critical period, where we’ll make a decision whether we need to shake things up or not,” and “We are at a point where we’re slipping i [...]

Former Penguin Zarley Zalapski Dies

The Penguins have lost a member of their extended family. Zarley Zalapski, the team’s top pick in the 1986 Entry Draft, passed away at the age of 49. The cause of death was not revealed. Blessed with a chiseled physique, great wheels and marvelous skills, the 6’1″ 211-pounder emerged as one of the Penguins’ top offensi [...]

The Penguins Files

In September 1994, Fox Mulder, narrating the opening scene of the first episode of the second season of the X-Files said “We wanted to believe…” That was during the Mario Lemieux era, about one and a half years after the Penguins 2 Stanley Cup. This past summer, in the afterglow of our Penguins repeat Stanley Cup victory, I really wanted to b [...]

Penguins Update: Newbies Fitting In

It’s taken a little while. Over a third of the season, to be precise. But it looks like the Penguins’ newcomers are finally beginning to feel at home. Indeed, Matt Hunwick, Ryan Reaves and Riley Sheahan are showing definite signs that they’ve grown more comfortable with their new surroundings, not to mention coach Mike Sullivan’s up-tempo sty [...]


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