After reading Phil Krundle’s passionate, well-thought, and superbly crafted feature on the state of the Penguins (and coach Dan Bylsma), I almost didn’t post this piece. It’s not nearly as comprehensive as Phil’s, but it represents a different point of view. In that spirit I decided to post it:
I never thought I’d see the day when the Penguin [...]
Look … up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s “Super Geno!”
Okay, maybe likening Penguins center Evgeni Malkin to Superman is a bit over the top. After all, he doesn’t wear a cape and he can’t exactly fly, although you might have a hard time convincing NHL goalies. However, there are a growing number of teams that wish they could [...]
Who said Penguins can’t fly? Certainly not the Tampa Bay Lightning. Entering Sunday night’s contest at CONSOL Energy Center on a red-hot 7-1-2 roll, the Bolts watched an early 2-0 lead evaporate in the face of yet another withering offensive assault by the black and gold.
On the heels of an incendiary eight-goal outburst against Winnipeg, the [...]
With the NHL trade deadline looming just around the corner, I was scanning the Penguins’ roster this morning and thinking of ways to improve the team. All of a sudden a potential deal popped into my head—ironically involving the Tampa Bay Lightning—who just happen to be in town. I thought I’d share it with our loyal PenguinPoop readers.
I pro [...]
The Tampa Bay Lightning entered Sunday afternoon’s contest with Pittsburgh lugging an unsightly six-game losing streak. If Guy Boucher’s crew was expecting any sympathy from the Penguins—who only recently snapped a six-game slide of their own—they were sadly mistaken. Paced by Evgeni Malkin’s natural hat trick and a pair of power-play tallies [...]
Time to review my round 2 picks and look at my predictions for the Conference Finals. I went 75% again. Kudos again to the West for playing along! And, in the East, well…apparently no one told Tampa that they weren’t supposed to still be in the game.
Again, not a whole lot for me to say about how things went in the West. I t [...]
Drastic times call for drastic measures! The Pens power play is mired in drastic times. Coach Dan needs to take drastic measures to make the power play even remotely effective. I am not sure what the answer is, but I would start with taking Kris Letang off of the number one unit. He is trying too hard, gripping the stick too hard or whate [...]
Some people say Summer is the best season. Some say Spring or Fall. My favorite season is hockey playoff season.
The Penguins will be playing their first playoff game tonight in the Consol Energy Center and at the same time will be playing their first playoff game ever against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Here is the Penguins proposed lines ton [...]
The way the first period was going, I thought the Pens might score like 10 goals in this game. Unfortunately, I thought Tampa Bay might score 6 or 7. The way Pens moved the puck on their first power play was magical. I could have watched that all night. On the other hand, Fleury seemed to be very shaky. He let in the first shot he faced, [...]