How do you like our chances?
The question’s been posed to me dozens of times over the past few days by friends and fellow hockey fans.
I tell ‘em the truth. I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t.
To me, the upcoming Penguins-Capitals series is too close to call. And, as much as I hate to write this being an ardent Pens fan, the outcome truly could [...]
Buckle your seat belts, ladies and gents. The real fun’s about to begin.
Starting on Thursday evening in Washington, the Penguins take on the Capitals in what promises to be a pulsating rematch of their second-round series from a year ago.
For those with short memories, the black and gold dashed past the Caps in six games during their march [...]
In the wake of last night’s 5-3 loss to Toronto, there’s good news and bad news to report.
First, the good news. Snake-bitten sniper Phil Kessel snapped a 10-game scoring drought with his 23rd goal of the season.
The bad news? The Penguins leaked for three goals in the final 5:30 to lose in come-from-in-front fashion.
“Obviously they needed [...]
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 even know how to assess it,” said Penguins coach Mike Sullivan, when asked about his team’s incendiary 8-7 overtime triumph over Washington last night before an amped-up capacity crowd at PPG Paints Arena.
That’s okay, Mike. I’m not sure I can describe it, either. Except to say that in my 40-plus years of watching Penguins hockey, I’ [...]
Aside from the fact that they both hail from western Canada, Justin Schultz has little in common with his lone Penguins namesake. Indeed, Dave “the Hammer” Schultz was a ferocious left wing of modest ability who brawled his way to 535 penalty minutes in 113 games with the locals back in the day.
Justin is quite the opposite—a sublimely skill [...]