Last week I had the privilege of talking with current assistant coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets Dan Hinote. During Dan’s professional careeer he played for the Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, and finished his career in Sweden playing for Moodo. When Dan played he was known for his defensive play and efficient penalty killing. T [...]
I recently caught up with Phil Pritchard and he was telling me what the first thing Sidney Crosby wanted to do with the Stanley Cup on his day with the Cup. You may know Phil from the credit card commercial where he is stuck in the airport with the Stanley Cup. You may have seen him polishing the Stanley Cup with his famous white gloves rig [...]
It was nice to see Billy Guerin retire as a Pittsburgh Penguin. He was only here a short time, but there was a special bond between Billy and the fans. It is not often that a player can leave such an impression on city in such a short time. Billy is one of those special players that can and did.
I was fortunate enough to meet Billy. My co [...]
To win in the playoffs, all hands have to be on deck. With one series complete, the Pens have already used seven defensemen, 14 forwards, and one goalie. All 22 of these players had a role to play in the win over Ottawa. One player who does his job on a consistent basis, but is often overlooked, is Craig Adams. Adams is a Harvard grad an [...]
With a win this afternoon the Penguins would clinch a Stanley Cup Playoff berth and if you could tell me a better way to do it than at home against the dreaded Philadelphia Flyers please let me know. A win would also dampen the Flyers playoff hopes. With all the talk about the Penguins being on a downward slide, not much is being made of the [...]
It’s a great week for hockey! The Penguins kick off their own personal rivalry week with a trip to Detroit to face the team they ousted in the Stanley Cup Finals last year. The Penguins actually look forward to traveling to the Joe Lewis Arena now. The Penguins Sidney Crosby, Ruslan Fedotenko, Sergei Gonchar and many others this will be [...]
Even though the road trip wasn’t a total success, at least it ended on a positive note. They needed to acquire a minimum of five points on the trip and that is exactly what they did. After one of their worst performances of the year in New Jersey, they played maybe their most complete game of the year in Boston. Fleury got his first [...]
We have all had it at one time or another, this is one of the worse cases ever documented of Mike Lange Syndrome
You can view more great videos like this including a hillarious re-make of that extremely annoying “Give me Back my Filet-o-Fish” commercial using Pittsburgh DJ’s from KISS FM 96.1 at www.benstonium.com (more&he [...]
Since the 2005/2006 season when Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin vaulted into the NHL there were two things you could count on more than Marion Gaborik getting injured. Crosby was a passer and was always going to have more assists than goals and Ovechkin was a shooter and was always going to have more goals than assists.
You can’t c [...]
The Penguins started the game out last night very tentative, and by the time they got on a roll, Detroit was already in their trap system because of the two freak goals that they got.
Dan Bylsma has done a fantastic coaching job this post season, but the one thing he could have stood to do was be a little more pro active in the line-up chang [...]