August 7th, 2016 In News, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Goalie controversies are nothing new in the NHL, and they're certainly nothing new to Penguins' goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. In the 2013 playoffs, Fleury had to deal with a potential goalie controversy when Tomas Vokoun won the starting job from him. Evidently, the veteran netminder was able to find his way back into the Penguins crease for at...

August 7th, 2016 In News, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

While August 17 is Sidney Crosby's 29th birthday, the franchise center took it upon himself to give, rather than receive. After winning the Stanley Cup, it's customary for each player to return to their hometown with hockey's top prize. Crosby, of course, is from Cole Harbor, Nova Scotia, which meant that the Stanley Cup would definitely be taking...

August 2nd, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

It's been nearly two months since the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup and fans dawning the black and gold are up in arms. They aren't upset at their local hockey team but instead, it's the baseball team that plays just across the river from Consol Energy Center in a beautiful setting known as PNC Park. And it should give hockey fans...

July 26th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Player evaluations will be based on each individual's performance with a focus on January 1 and forward, due to the Penguins' coaching change and shift in philosophy. Individual stats and their impact on teammates will be a large focus, with other factors playing a role as well.  When Jim Rutherford took over the Penguins in 2014, he shocked...

July 22nd, 2016 In News, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

For each NHL player who has the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup, spending their day (or two) with the Cup is arguably just as meaningful as hoisting the 34 1/2-pound trophy overhead while on the ice with teammates. For Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel, he can add a particularly meaningful moment to the list of things he did with the...

July 20th, 2016 In Penguins History, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

After most emotions have calmed down and championship hangovers have finally passed, how are you dealing with the withdrawal symptoms creeping in? Let me help you — and myself — over the hump. Here are the 10 most memorable games since the day Sidney Crosby first took the ice as a Pittsburgh Penguin. 10. Coors Light Stadium Series, Blackhawks...

July 18th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

When I found out that Phil Kessel wasn't going to have any sort of public Cup parade in Toronto, I laughed to myself. What a move by Kessel, to bring the Stanley Cup to the city that he was supposed to win it in, and not let the fans get a glimpse. For a moment, I thought it was the ultimate heel move, sticking it to the fanbase who helped drive...

July 16th, 2016 In News, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

On Wednesday, Jack Riley, the first general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, passed away at 97. We are deeply saddened by the passing of the Pens' first GM, Jack Riley. Our condolences to Jack's family & friends. https://t.co/vIIQyWq9Xp — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 14, 2016 Shortly after Riley passed away, the Penguins...

July 14th, 2016 In News, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The ESPY Awards, or Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards, were given out Wednesday night to honor the best-of-the-best in sports. Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins received the ESPY for Best NHL Player which should come as no surprise given his recent Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy accolades. This is the seventh time that...

July 7th, 2016 In Penguins Goaltending, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

When Penguins GM Jim Rutherford revealed to us that Marc-Andre Fleury would begin the season with the team, the general consensus in Pittsburgh was that it's only a matter of time before he's moved in advance of the upcoming expansion draft. Jim Rutherford just told me that MA Fleury will start the season with the Penguins. — John Shannon...

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