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A healthy Sidney Crosby is a nightmare for 29 other NHL teams. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Penguins Offensive Firepower, Empty

The Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves up two games to one versus a young Columbus Blue Jacket team. Everyone, except for ESPN’s Barry Melrose, expected the Pens to make this series […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Lady Luck Plays Role in Penguins’ 2-1 Series Lead

By all accounts, the Pittsburgh Penguins have it good right now. They’re up 2-1 in their series against the Columbus Blue Jackets and have gotten both wins in come-from-behind victories […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
A healthy Sidney Crosby is a nightmare for 29 other NHL teams. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Is Sidney Crosby the Peyton Manning of Hockey?

Sidney Crosby and Peyton Manning are respected as their league’s best player. They’ve both excelled in the regular season by winning MVP awards. But once the spotlight hits in the playoffs, these two global […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Penguins’ Arrogance Strikes Again

I did this once before, after the weekend home-and-home with the Philadelphia Flyers back in March. This isn’t so much an article, as it is my take on what ails […]

by · April 20, 2014 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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When the Pens are Confident, Can they be Beat?

In 2013, the Pittsburgh Penguins struggled in the first round against a young and confident 8 seed. After four games, they were tied at two games a piece. Those first […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Book Review: Breakaway

Book Review: Breakaway

Breakaway: The Inside Story of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Rebirth  by Andrew Conte (2011, Indianapolis: Blue River Press. Hardcover. ISBN 9781935628101) Once upon a time, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ former home, the […]

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Sutter Will Lead Pens to the Cup… Or not

Brandon Sutter has the ability to score 25 goals a season. But he doesn’t break the top six forwards for his team unless one of them is hurt. He’s top […]

by · April 7, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Hockey News: Ryan’s Season is Over; Canucks Still Alive

The Vancouver Canucks looked to be dead in the water but they’re going on a little run here. The playoffs probably won’t happen, but at least they’re keeping it interesting. […]

by · March 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Pennsylvania’s Penguins and Flyers: This Season’s Rivalry Reviewed

This past weekend, like many hockey fans, I got my rivalry on. I’m not talking about Wednesday Night Rivalry on NBC.  I’m talking the Battle of Pennsylvania, Keystone State rivals, […]

A healthy Sidney Crosby is a nightmare for 29 other NHL teams. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Some Post-Commonwealth Cold War Observations

No need to remind you all of a pretty lousy weekend (if you happen to be a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins). I’ll be in Ft. Myers for the next […]

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Penguins Need to Revive Three-Center Model

If the Pittsburgh Penguins make another splash at the trade deadline, it should be for a big-name center such as Ryan Kesler.

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Anton Belov and the Defence of Team Russia

When penning a post-mortem of Russia’s painful exit from the Olympic games, you could point to any one of the main issues that plagued the team: underperforming stars, questionable systematic […]