As a youngster growing up in Landshut, Germany, Tom Kuhnhackl had some awfully big skates to fill. His dad, Erich Kuhnhackl, was a larger-than-life figure (6’5” 213) who cut a wide swath across his country’s hockey landscape.
During a legendary career that spanned 19 seasons in Germany and two in Switzerland, the elder Kuhnhackl tallied an a [...]
For Penguins fans expecting a blockbuster, it must’ve been a disappointing day. Quiet, too. Aside from a pair of minor deals with Arizona, Pens GM Jim Rutherford was content to play the role of bystander. A far cry from last season, when he orchestrated two of the more shocking and controversial deals at the trade deadline.
As anticipated, th [...]
Including games played through Christmas Day, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Baby Pens lead the AHL Atlantic Division with a 21-5-1 record and 43 points (second overall). They’ve scored 98 goals (third most in the league) and allowed the second fewest (53).
Rookie Dominik Simon leads the Baby Pens with 27 points. He ranks fourth in the AHL in scor [...]
The Wheeling Nailers have lost their last three games after winning 9 out of 10. JLPens, from our PenguinPoop Johnstown office has filed this report:
We had two games here (in Johnstown) over the weekend (the Nailers lost both). Right now, Wheeling is basically trying to tread water like the rest
of the organization. They now [...]
*UPDATE from JLPens: Minor Matters – To follow up on a previous story, the Wheeling Nailers will play 10 regular season and 1 pre season games in Johnstown next season. Appears the Brooks Brothers theory is that 36 home games is too much for a small market fan base to support and they want to experiment with fanning a few out. As for Johnst [...]