Mike Burse Mike Burse | @MikesMumbles1

Pittsburgh Penguins correspondent for The Hockey Writers. Also creator of Mikes Mumbles, the first home to Women's Hockey statistics and analytics. Making the numbers make sense.

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Where does Mike Johnston lead this Pittsburgh Penguins team Mr. Metzer?  (File Photo)

The Mystery That Is Penguins Head Coach Mike Johnston

The mystery that is new Pittsburgh Penguins Head Coach Mike Johnston is about to be revealed. While he has spent much of the summer getting to know the city of […]

by · September 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Should the Penguins Take the Leap of Faith for Dan Carcillo?

After being drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2003 Dan Carcillo has played 390 NHL games between stops in Arizona, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Now aged 29, […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Are Sidney Crosby and the Penguins Still Elite?

It has been an off season full of change that captain Sidney Crosby has watched from afar for the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. Newly minted general manager Jim Rutherford moved on […]

by · August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota Golden Gophers watch Union College celebrate a National Championship victory. [photo: Josh Smith]

Is a Minnesota Based CWHL Team Nearing Reality?

In June of 2014 it was revealed that the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) was reviewing bids to expand the league to an even six teams. Groups from Minneapolis, Chicago, […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Women's Hockey
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Vincent Lecavalier Making the Move from Broad Street to the Desert?

The Philadelphia Flyers have been looking to unload Vincent Lecavalier and the remaining four seasons of his contract since the end of the season. Of late the Arizona Coyotes have […]

Boston vs. Brampton (Boston_CWHL/Flickr)

Working in the Shadows of the CWHL

With the recent posting of the first Analytics for Women’s Hockey at Mike’s Mumbles it was time to look into the people behind the current statistics in the Canadian Women’s […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Women's Hockey
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Will Sam Gagner Succeed with the Arizona Coyotes?

In what was an eventful weekend for the newly named Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney when from a mistake to a sure fire win.  He went from buying out […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Arizona Coyotes
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The 2 Positions Where the Coyotes Need To Make Changes

The newly minted Arizona Coyotes will be looking to build off a season that saw them finish just outside of the playoffs in spite of missing their captain Shane Doan […]

by · June 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Arizona Coyotes
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Let’s Make a Deal: Jason Spezza for Keith Yandle

In the recent past there has been much speculation about the Arizona Coyotes trading defenseman Keith Yandle to upgrade their offense. Aside from that rumors of potential destinations for Jason […]

Jordan Staal will be back at the CONSOL Energy Center Tuesday night facing off against his old mates. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2 Moves That Led To The Pittsburgh Penguins Downfall

The downfall of the Pittsburgh Penguins can be traced back to the summer of 2012. During that summer and prior to the beginning of the NHL season there were a […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Arizona Coyotes 2014 NHL Draft Preview

Arizona Coyotes 2014 NHL Draft Preview

General manager Don Maloney is headed into his eight year at the helm of the Arizona Coyotes NHL Draft table. With eight picks and the potential for trade activity Maloney […]

Bryan Murray, GM Ottawa Senators (Will C/Wikimedia)

Ottawa Senators 2014 NHL Draft Preview

General Manager Bryan Murray is set to lead the Senators into his eighth Draft in Philadelphia at the 2014 NHL Draft. His assistant general managers Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee […]