Post Tagged with: "Zbynek Michalek"

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Spotlight on Phoenix Coyotes Olympians

We take a look at the Phoenix Coyotes’ Olympians.

The Coyotes have had success with their defensive system (Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE)

Which Comes First: The System or the Player?

Why didn’t Zbynek Michalek work in Pittsburgh?

Kris Letang is out indefinitely after having a stroke. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Puck-Moving Defensemen

The Pittsburgh Penguins have added puck-moving defensemen to their roster regularly for the past two plus seasons. These puck-moving specialists include: Zbynek Michalek, Alex Goligoski, and Jordan Leopold. There has […]

by · January 25, 2013 · 8 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Don Maloney

Short Season Exposes Long-Term Problem for Phoenix Coyotes

Its no secret that the Phoenix Coyotes are lacking serious firing power, so with the lockout officially over and training camp underway, Coyotes GM Don Maloney is hard at work […]

by · January 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Phoenix Coyotes
Is the play-off grit there to succeed? (Icon SMI)

Optimism Abounds For Phoenix Coyotes and Fans

A tired, beaten and upset Phoenix Coyotes was the last fans saw of the league’s enfant terribles. The deep playoff run of last season could’ve been what catapulted the desert […]

by · January 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Phoenix Coyotes
Shea Weber (Flickr/Sarah Fuqua)

Dear Brendan Shanahan……

Dear Brendan Shanahan, You have an extremely difficult job. I would not want to be in your shoes. As head of the NHL Department of Player Safety, you have the […]

Dear Dan Bylsma……..

Dear Dan Bylsma……..

Dear Dan Bylsma, Your Pittsburgh Penguins were on a roll and looking like the team to beat in the Eastern Conference. You had the best line in the NHL with […]

Kris Letang has a hole in his heart which is called a patent foramen ovale (PFO). - Credit: Danielle King

The Penguins and Defense?

The Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager, Ray Shero, gets an adrenaline rush around the trade deadline. This time of year is like a holiday for Shero. He relishes the opportunity to […]

by · February 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning
Eric Tangradi is looking for a fresh start in Winnipeg (Bridgetds/Flickr)

Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Deadline: The Pieces

A look at the variables influencing the future of Paul Martin, prospects Eric Tangradi and Dustin Jeffrey, and the possibility GM Ray Shero could use his stockpile of draft picks to satisfy needs at the trade deadline.

Allen would allow Kris Letang to control his minutes in the playoffs (Flickr/Dan4th)

Five Questions: Capitals-Penguins Round 4 Edition

Jim Neveau, Senior NHL Columnist There are a lot of matchups throughout the National Hockey League that can stake a claim to being the biggest rivalry in the sport, but […]

by · January 22, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals
Deryk Engelland should be spending more time in front of the Penguins net (Tom Turk/THW)

Penguins Playbook: Pens Still Adjusting To Defensive System

The Pittsburgh Penguins were fairly happy with the result of their three-game Western Canada road swing (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton).

by · October 11, 2011 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh added to their strength on defense with the selection of Portland's Joe Morrow (Teka England/Flickr)

Reflections on Draft Weekend for the Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Ray Shero makes it a point to touch base with the other 29 GM’s around the league at least once a month.  Not all executives are […]

by · June 26, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Free Agents, National Juniors, Pittsburgh Penguins, Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs