Justin Glock

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.

Recent Articles by Justin

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Pittsburgh Penguins Missing Parts on Defense

The Pittsburgh Penguins are still missing major parts on defense. With Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen signing contracts with the Washington Capitals, the Penguins have to replace a plus-minus rating of +33 (Niskanen) and […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Patric Hornqvist Will Impress Penguins’ Fans

Patric Hornqvist for James Neal. Really? That was Jim Rutherford’s first eye-opening move as new general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins. At first, it seems like the Penguins came up […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Crosby (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Sidney Crosby Should Seek Sports Psychologist

Sidney Crosby should seek a sports psychologist to end his subpar playoff performances of the past few years. He’s scored one goal in his last 18 post-season games. The playoffs are about production […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 11 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby should seek a sports psychologist. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Questioning Captain Crosby Leadership

The last 48 hours have me questioning Sidney Crosby and his leadership skills as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Why? Well, as the captain said yeaterday: “There’s a lot of questions and a lot […]

by · May 15, 2014 · 7 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Penguins Game 7: Opportunity or Dead on Arrival

“These are ones that you dream about playing and you play in your backyard,” Bylsma said. “These are the ones that you’ll remember. Game 51, we’re not going to remember from […]

by · May 13, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Sidney Crosby Goal Drought Beneficial to Penguins

Sidney Crosby has now gone 13 consecutive playoff games without scoring a goal. Anyone who’s had the chance has asked Crosby when he’s going to score again. But Crosby’s goal drought has done a […]

by · May 5, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Artem Anisimov on Marc-Andre Fleury (Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports)

Does Marc-Andre Fleury Possess Mental Toughness to Recover?

Marc-Andre Fleury was playing great. He was proving he could rise to the occasion. Fleury and the Pittsburgh Penguins were about to hold the Columbus Blue Jackets under three goals for the […]

by · April 24, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby should seek a sports psychologist. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Is Sidney Crosby the Peyton Manning of Hockey?

Sidney Crosby and Peyton Manning are respected as their league’s best player. They’ve both excelled in the regular season by winning MVP awards. But once the spotlight hits in the playoffs, these two global […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 4 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Can Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie Marc-Andre Fleury bounce back from two questionable goals to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets? (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
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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
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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
Olli Maatta has been great for the Penguins, and there is no doubt that he has excelled fairly quickly for a youngster. (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 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins