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Kessel, Penguins Get Revenge

He’s the second-leading active goal scorer among American-born players. One with a history of livin’ large on a big stage. Yet Penguins winger Phil Kessel inexplicably was passed over when the United States team was assembled for the World Cup tournament last summer. Bad idea. Especially for Columbus skipper John Tortorella, who coache [...]

Penguins Update: Prelude to the Playoffs?

In the wake of Team USA’s heartbreaking loss to Team Canada on Friday, a buddy of mine shook his head and muttered, “The damn Penguins lost again.” His eyes widened as he caught his mistake, and he quickly corrected himself. But the analogy was made. He was right, too. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear I was watching a replay of our season-e [...]

Is the Penguins’ Defense Good Enough?

Back in 1973 the Philadelphia Flyers drafted defenseman Larry Goodenough with their second-round pick. Cleverly nicknamed “Izzy,” Goodenough enjoyed some early success with Philly before fizzling later on. It made me think of the Penguins’ defense. As it’s currently constructed, is the black-and-gold blueline corps good enough to anchor a Sta [...]

Merry Christmas Evgeni Malkin!

Today is Christmas for those of the Eastern Orthodox churches, the Russians in particular stick close to this tradition.  Well, obviously I’m not considering last night’s loss a Christmas gift to Geno.  I’m talking about the bigger event that took place this week.  For those of you who don’t follow the World Junior Cha [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins Game Day Poop – January 14, 2010 – Edmonton

The Penguins play the Edmonton Oilers tonight at 9:30PM it will be shown in HD on Fox Sports Pittsburgh. Wow, the power play last night looked amazing, there was movement, they were blocking the goaltender’s view and the best part was that they weren’t just standing there. The players were actually using their skills and rotating [...]


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