Justin Glock | @JTGlock

Justin Glock has covered the Pittsburgh Penguins for The Hockey Writers since 2011. As a lead writer, his Penguins knowledge traces back over two decades. For any requests, please feel free to contact Justin via email: JGlock10@gmail.com.

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Recent Articles by Justin

Is this Marc-Andre Fleury's final season with the Pittsburgh Penguins? (Cliff Welch/Icon SMI)

Is this Marc-Andre Fleury’s Final Season With the Penguins?

Marc-Andre Fleury hasn’t played in more than one playoff series per year since 2009-10. He’s either lost in the 1st-round or been replaced before a 1st-round series was over. If this pattern continues, this might be […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 4 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
(Photo By Andy Martin Jr)

Penguins Regular Season Arrogance Weakens their Playoff Odds

The Pittsburgh Penguins regular season arrogance is setting this team up for another playoff failure. Regular season hockey doesn’t work in the playoffs. This maneuver has yet to prove successful for […]

by · April 12, 2014 · 3 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Was Brooks Orpik's hit on Jonathan Toews legal? (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)

Is Brooks Orpik a Dirty Player?

Is Brooks Orpik a dirty player? Mike Milbury certainly thinks so. After Orpik lit up Jonathan Toews Sunday night, Milbury went on another biased tirade against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Milbury called out, and […]

by · April 1, 2014 · 7 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
(Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

The Penguins Must Bench Olli Maatta

  The Pittsburgh Penguins must bench Olli Maatta. He looks tired.  His play has suffered due to fatigue. Maatta isn’t performing at a high level and he must regain top form. He’ll be a vital part to the team’s […]

by · March 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Paul Martin's return improves the Penguins' breakout (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Do Injuries Justify a Playoff Excuse for the Penguins?

Should the Pittsburgh Penguins be given a playoff excuse? Should an early exit be expected from the team? The Penguins failed to accomplish their goal in each of the last four seasons — winning […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Ryan Kesler's name has been popping up everywhere in trade rumours (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

Penguins Mistakenly Pursuing a Trade for Ryan Kesler

The Pittsburgh Penguins are mistakenly pursuing a trade for Ryan Kesler. He’s a great player, and would add talent to the roster, but acquiring Kesler won’t improve the overall team. His […]

Ray Shero won the 2013 General Manager of the Year Award. (Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE)

Losses of Martin and Letang Complicate Penguins’ Decisions

The Pittsburgh Penguins are without Paul Martin and Kris Letang for a significant period of time. The losses of Martin and Letang complicate the Penguins’ roster decisions. Letang is out indefinitely after […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Letang has not been allowed to join the rush as often this season (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Kris Letang Stroke Could Be Season Ending

According to my research, Kris Letang’s stroke could be season ending. This is much longer than the six weeks predicted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in a press release on Friday. During his time off, Letang […]

by · February 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Injury Report, Pittsburgh Penguins
Brooks Orpik doesn't belong on Team USA Olympic roster. (Kris Krug)

Brooks Orpik Doesn’t Belong on Team USA Olympic Roster

Brooks Orpik doesn’t belong on the Team USA Olympic roster. As THW’s Mike Colligan pointed out, Orpik’s game has declined. He’s slow of foot and he’s unable to keep up with any […]

by · February 5, 2014 · 16 comments · Olympics, Pittsburgh Penguins
Alex Killorn could be a valuable pick-up for fantasy managers as he receives top-line minutes alongside Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Prospect Who Slipped Away

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ prospect who slipped away was supposed to be the left-handed Kris Letang. This young phenom hails from the same province as Letang in Quebec. His talent is […]

by · January 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
While talented, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear as a team prepared for the start of the Playoffs. (Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Pittsburgh Penguins: The Harlem Globetrotters or Cup Contenders?

Are the Pittsburgh Penguins built for playoff success or regular season entertainment? Everyone is aware that the Pens are one of the best regular season teams in the league. Ranked […]

by · January 27, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
A healthy Sidney Crosby is a nightmare for 29 other NHL teams. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

The Sidney Crosby Secret: Becoming a Team Canada Captain

Sidney Crosby was named the captain of Team Canada for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games on Sunday. He already has an Art Ross Trophy, a Hart Trophy, and a Stanley Cup […]

by · January 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics, Pittsburgh Penguins