Over the years, the Penguins have featured dozens of foreign-born players representing a virtual smorgasbord of nationalities.
Czechs, Finns, Germans (Tom Kuhnhackl), Italians (Nelson Debenedet), Latvians (Peter Skudra), Lithuanians (Darius Kasparaitis), Poles (Nick Harbaruk), Russians, South Koreans (Jim Paek), Slovaks, Swedes and Ukrainians [...]
Call me a “Nervous Nellie.” But when Tampa Bay rookie Adam Erne cruised down the slot unmolested and hammered the puck past Penguins goalie Matt Murray to break a scoreless tie early in the second period last night, I looked to the heavens and thought, here we go again.
After all, our guys haven’t exactly been lighting it up lately.
Thank go [...]
I hope last night’s 4-1 loss to Chicago at the United Center wasn’t somehow symbolic. Like in the Miss America pageant, when last year’s honoree hands her crown to the latest winner.
Unfortunately, that’s what it felt like. A changing of the guard…or passing of the Cup, if you will. The King is dead, Long live the King.
Talk about two teams [...]
Laboring under the mistaken assumption that Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford stood pat at the trade deadline, I started to compose a piece for PenguinPoop based on Kenny Rogers C&W classic, The Gambler.
The one where he sings, “Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.”
I was convinced JR had held ’ [...]
I don’t have much to go on other than the eye test. Which we all know, hardly qualifies as an exact science. And I truly hate to be the harbinger of bad news. Especially when it concerns our Penguins.
But it seems to me we’re a tired hockey team.
Thinking back to last season’s incendiary second half, I remember two games in particular where [...]
It was a pretty goal. A goal scorer’s goal. One born of hustle, desire and determination.
Chasing a loose puck through the neutral zone late in the Penguins’ 6-2 victory on Monday night, Scott Wilson streaked past Tampa Bay defenseman Anton Stralman with a jet-pack burst and retrieved the rubber in the Lightning end. Eyeing goalie Andrei Vasi [...]