May 12th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

When I browse through the Edmonton Oilers Twitter world, I see a lot of fans debating about the fourth overall pick, should they keep it or trade it. If they keep it, who is the best player to draft. If they trade it, what can they get back in return. Then of course there was a mini outrage when Travis Hamonic decided to stay with the Islanders....

May 11th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves in the Eastern Conference Finals after finishing off an emotionally charged series against the Washington Capitals. The Tampa Bay Lightning await them in what should be an exciting series with tons of skill on display. When a team gets this far anything can happen, from hot streaks to freakish bounces. At...

May 11th, 2016 In News, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a date with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final after beating the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 6. The Penguins got out to a 3-0 lead before the Capitals started pushing back. They pushed and pushed, tying it up with less than seven minutes left in the game. That helped them to force...

May 9th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Since taking over the Pittsburgh Penguins midway through the season, Mike Sullivan has said that there is a lot that he likes about his team. Mainly their resiliency. He has been asked countless times what he thinks is the Penguins' best attribute. After rattling off a few characteristics (speed, talent, etc), he almost always ends by saying...

May 7th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins have no desire to play another game at Consol Energy Center. Until Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. Which would translate to bringing their best effort to date in Game 5 of their conference semifinals matchup with the Washington Capitals later tonight at Verizon Center. Thanks to a dominating defensive...

May 7th, 2016 In Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, News, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The NHL announced Jamie Benn, Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane as the league's three Hart finalists, honoring the player "adjudged to be the most valuable to his team." The Hart finalists come with a slight shift from the finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, which also honors the league's best player, but is voted on by the players. The finalists...

May 6th, 2016 In Advanced Stats, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

With Pittsburgh's overtime win last Wednesday, they have now grabbed a three games to one advantage that will be difficult for them to lose. Of the 82 situations in Stanley Cup Quarterfinals history that started with a three games to one lead, only seven have failed to win the series. However, the Penguins have lost the shot attempt battle in the...

May 5th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Despite the mockery, criticism and in some cases flat-out blind hatred for Penguins' general manager Jim Rutherford, the veteran GM knew he had to stay the course. He had a plan in mind, which would require patience, to turn the vanilla Penguins into a speedy offensive juggernaut. One of the initial steps to this plan was unloading Rob Scuderi...

May 4th, 2016 In Penguins Management, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Hockey today is a lot different from what it used to be 30 years ago. It has even changed a lot over the course of the last five years. Fights have plummeted, there are less incidents requiring the league to engage supplemental discipline and the enforcer type-of-hockey-player is a threatened species, a dinosaur from the olden days. Tom Sestito is...

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