The Penguins offseason has begun earlier than they wanted it to this time around. After falling to the Capitals in round 2 the Penguins ended their long run of success in the playoffs. But with the end of the season comes locker room clean out day. Alot was said but the most telling was when GM Jim Rutherford said the team would look “different” next … Continue reading Change of direction
The Penguins are heading back to the paint can with a tied 1-1 series against the Washington Capitals. This following the Pens winning game one, 3-2 and the Capitals winning game two, 4-1. Game two was full of confusion and questionable calls. But there is no need to be concerned yet if you’re the Penguins. The Pens were able to win a game on the … Continue reading History in the Penguins’ favor
The Russian bear has been poked from some controversy that a Russian reporter wrote about the KHL. Little is known about the KHL when it comes to hockey fans except for the fact the Russian players go over there and other lower level talents. Notable players such as Ilya Kovalchuk, Pavel Datsyuk, Slava Voynov and Andrei Markov to just name a few. Many of these … Continue reading Poke the bear!
The Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea are in full swing. Both men’s and women’s hockey for Team USA have played games. And both have mixed results. The women’s team has lived up to expectations as usual. Now the men’s team well…. not so much success. The men’s team went into these Olympics with no real expectations with no NHL players competing in them. But they … Continue reading Olympic hockey update
The trade deadline is February 26 and many names are rumored to be on the move. Some big names and some role players that will be on the move. The trade deadline has not been as active as past seasons due to teams getting deals done before. But this year it seems like teams could be waiting till the last possible moment to make a … Continue reading Trade Deadline Preview
Elliotte Friedman said recently on SportsNet “Think that the Penguins are one team that is looking hard at [JG] Pageau and it would make a lot of sense“. This would be a great addition and immediate solution to the Penguins’ 3rd line center woes. With these recent rumors (by a reliable source) comes with the question, who is Pageau? Pageau is 25-years old and carries … Continue reading Trade Target: Jean-Gabriel Pageau
Will the 3rd line center position be found via trade or will it be found “in house”? That is the question surrounding the team. If the Penguins have anything to do with it then they’ll make a trade before the deadline. But questions have been raised about whether other teams are trying to not do deals with the Pens. Elliotte Friedman said recently in his … Continue reading Is Sheahan The 3rd Line Center?
The winter Olympic team for USA has been released. The roster is full of old players, young players, and players that play over seas. To look at the team here’s the link:http://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/3858372-2018-owg-u-s-men-s-roster# This year’s winter Olympics is the first in a long while that won’t include NHL players. All the European leagues including KHL players will be able to participate. Also some younger players in … Continue reading Team USA: Band of Misfits
RileySheahan definitely is no Sidney Crosby or a solid 3rd liner but he’s improving. He would be a viable option at 4th line center for the Pens after they gain a solid 3rd line center as he’s been playing solid hockey for the Pens of late. But when compared to Matt Cullen he is having a better season. Sheahan has 6 points in 25 games … Continue reading Sheahan Better Option Than Cullen?
The Pittsburgh Penguins are a concern right now when it comes to their play but looking back to previous years they are on track for another great run. There are several things to support this thought. One is just looking back at the standings and stats of the team and players. The standings are basically the same as last year and close to the 2015-2016 … Continue reading Pens Right Where They Want To Be