November 11th, 2015 In Penguins Transactions, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The date was June 27, 2014 and many of you may know it as the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. That date is also very important in the recent history of the Pittsburgh Penguins. This was the day that one of the most prolific scorers, James Neal, was traded to the Nashville Predators for forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. It was a trade that I...

November 11th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Penguins rookie Sergei Plotnikov is still adapting to the NHL and is yet to score his first goal. After a good KHL career and some national team appearances, the 25-years-old Russian forward decided to try himself at a new level. After 11 regular season games, Plotnikov had two assists and 10 PIMs, logging an average of less than ten minutes a...

November 10th, 2015 In Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Wednesday nights in the NHL have been branded by NBC Sports as "The Night You Love to Hate". Each week the network hosts a big time rivalry game where two teams that despise one another get to face-off in front of a national audience. This week's Wednesday Night Rivalry features the Montreal Canadiens traveling to the Consol Energy Center to take...

November 10th, 2015 In New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

WARNING: What you are about to read is what should become a regular piece of mine, looking at all eight of the Metro division teams and some notable stats and numbers along the way. I know you were told there'd be no math. Stay with me:  ONE. That's the number of times Carolina Hurricanes' defenseman Justin Faulk has scored double-digit...

November 9th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins faithful have very little to complain about recently, as the team now sits in third place in the Metropolitan Division standings despite their slow start to 2015-16. The team has gone 9-2 since starting the season 0-3 and continue to find ways to win, whether it be in blowout fashion or gutting out one-goal victories. Most...

November 9th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Last trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Penguins seemingly pulled off a heist by trading defensemen Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round draft pick to the St. Louis Blues in return for defender Ian Cole. He played extremely well in his limited time during the end of the regular season and was heavily relied upon during the playoffs. The Penguins liked...

November 6th, 2015 In Carolina Hurricanes, Column, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

Many know Matt Cullen as the newest Pittsburgh Penguin or the center who helped the Carolina Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup. They know him for playing over 1,000 games in the NHL with 8 different teams and tallying over 600 points thus far. Even people in Italy know the Cullen name. During the 2004-05 lockout season he led the Italian Serie A...

November 4th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

Sidney Crosby is off to the worst start of his professional hockey career and it couldn't have come at a worse time. The Penguins entered the 2015-16 season with higher expectations than normal, which is hard to believe considering the mostly insurmountable predictions that have plagued this team over the last decade. They're a team that's viewed...

November 4th, 2015 In New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

The NHL season is well underway. Everyone in the league has at least 10 games under their belts and there are some interesting observations for some teams through those games. The Metropolitan Division itself has had a few surprises of its own. Here's a look at grades for each team in the Metro Division through the first month of the...

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