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After the Black Friday of FA comes paying the bills of reality

Let me first say thanks to Rick and Phil for inviting me to write here on PenguinPoop. Hopefully, when I do contribute, I can at least maintain the quality of what they have always brought us. Rick Buker recently called July 1st the “Black Friday” of free agency. Rick, I think that was a pretty accurate allusion. As I read that little quip of [...]

Penguins Muscle Up, Acquire Ryan Reaves

Say this about Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford. He ain’t afraid to be bold. A fortnight after hinting at reinforcing his quicksilver Cup-winners with a much-needed physical presence, JR backed up his words with deeds. Upset with the way foes took liberties with his players—Sidney Crosby in particular—with little-to-no protection from [...]

Penguins Update: Farewell Flower

I grew up during a bygone era before salary caps and free agency, when our beloved sports heroes spent their entire careers with one team. How I wish it still were so. It broke my heart to hear Marc-Andre Fleury bid adieu to the ‘Burgh at a press conference last Thursday. “It’s been such a long time, a great ride,” said an emotional Fleury. “ [...]

Penguins Release Protection List

The Penguins released their Protection List for the upcoming Expansion Draft. Opting to protect eight skaters and a goalie, the black and gold shielded forwards Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist, Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin, defensemen Brian Dumoulin, Kris Letang, Olli Maatta and Justin Schultz, and goalie Matt Murray. Players in the first a [...]

Cup Talk: Can the Penguins Three-peat?

I realize it’s awfully early to ponder our chances for next season. Heck, the sheen’s barely been smudged from the glittering silver surface of the newly captured Cup. However, since so many folks seem to be talking about it, I thought I’d risk appearing presumptuous and toss my two cents in. Can the Penguins accomplish something that no bla [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: Ramble On

I confess. When the Penguins beat Nashville in Game Two on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final, I started feeling giddy about our chances to repeat as champions. Then I was reminded that the last team to have a shot at winning back-to-back Cups had gone up 2-zip as well. Indeed, the Detroit Red Wings defeated our Pens [...]

            

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