Pittsburgh is supposedly searching for answers after a 5-1 loss in Game 2 on Friday, while Tampa is just looking to ride a wave of confidence and momentum towards a 2-1 series lead.
Articles by: Mike Colligan
As the top seed in the Calder Cup playoffs, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have found a way to defy the traditional minor-league paradox.
PITTSBURGH – When Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh met back on November 12, Marc-Andre Fleury was a goalie with a shattered confidence. He had just been pulled in his previous start […]
The first round playoff matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning kicks off tonight at 7pm and is set to be an intriguing one.
Pittsburgh instead turned their sights to Brian Gibbons and Paul Thompson, two college free agents willing to sacrifice performance bonuses and the ability to burn the first year of their two-year ELC’s. Neither player attracted the buzz of Da Costa, but they still carry impressive resumes that caught the attention of a number of NHL teams.
On Sunday at 6pm EST, another episode The Hockey Writers Live airs with hosts Mike Colligan and Jim Neveau. This week, the THW Live team is joined by guests Adam […]
Stephane Da Costa is the latest potential diamond in the NCAA rough – a late-blooming talent who is a free agent because he was never drafted by an NHL team. The native of Paris, France received a few NHL offers following his freshman season but chose to return to school to work on his game. It seems to have paid off.
Senior Executive VP Colin Campbell and the NHL wanted to send a message. “Mr. Cooke, a repeat offender, directly and unnecessarily targeted the head of an opponent who was in […]
The NBC Game of the Week matched the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers in an Atlantic Division battle, but over the next 24 hours the spotlight will shine brightest on Penguins winger Matt Cooke after his elbow to the head of Ryan McDonagh in the third period of a 1-1 game.
Ask anyone what trade was instrumental in the Penguins 2007-08 Stanley Cup Finals appearance and they’ll immediately point to Hossa. If Ray Shero’s team returns to the Finals over the next few seasons, the key trade might be one involving a player who never appeared in a Penguins jersey: Dan Hamhuis.
If the Penguins continue to have success in coming seasons GM Ray Shero will be forced to get creative and find ways to keep his talented group of stars together. However, the idea of signing Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin for the rest of their careers isn’t an option he’s considering right now.
Jason Botterill and Penguins GM Ray Shero face an impossible task. In just ten days they’ll be forced to overhaul an offensive group they spent most of the season preparing to tweak.