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Penguins Update: Patsies No More

Rail-thin and timid as a kid, I often was the target of a neighborhood bully named Tommy S (I’ll withhold his last name). Beefier by far and a year or two older, he picked on me mercilessly, often causing me to retreat to the safety of my bedroom. During those moments of isolation and despair I became fixated on those old Dynamic Tension ads [...]

Penguins Update: Centers of Attention

What do Brian Boyle, David Desharnais, Sam Gagner, Martin Hanzal, Dominic Moore and Joe Thornton have in common? If you answered all were free-agent centers who recently signed with other NHL teams, you’d be correct. Indeed, the days slip by. And the list of external candidates to fill the Penguins’ vacant third-line center spot keeps dwindli [...]

After the Black Friday of FA comes paying the bills of reality

Let me first say thanks to Rick and Phil for inviting me to write here on PenguinPoop. Hopefully, when I do contribute, I can at least maintain the quality of what they have always brought us. Rick Buker recently called July 1st the “Black Friday” of free agency. Rick, I think that was a pretty accurate allusion. As I read that little quip of [...]

Does Nail Yakupov Make Sense for the Penguins?

Note: A couple of hours after I posted this article, Yakupov signed a one-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche for $875,000. Talk about timing! Now that the first hectic days of free-agent season have passed, we’ve settled into the dog days of summer, when activity on the hockey front is scarce as a snowball floating down the Mon. Penguins G [...]

A View From Up North!

Can you imagine my shock when I received an e-mail from Mr. Buker, asking me if I would like to write an article or two for PenguinPoop? My first reaction was to check the date on my calendar and see if it was April 1st! No such luck. The request was real. Now what do I do? Aside from commenting on PP, I’ve never written a thing! I do not twe [...]

Penguins Update: Leavin’ on a Jet Plane

All my bags are packed. I’m ready to go. I’m standin’ here outside your door. I hate to wake you up to say goodbye. Folks of a certain generation will instantly recognize those lyrics as the opening to John Denver’s timeless classic, Leaving on a Jet Plane. I thought it a fitting sendoff to free agents Nick Bonino, Trevor Daley, Ron Hainsey [...]

            

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