Halicke: It’s Time to Get Behind Murray

I understand how deep the attachment gets to players like Marc-Andre Fleury. When a player is the most accomplished goaltender in the franchise’s history, and an even more accomplished person off the ice, it’s hard not to become a big time fan of that player, even after their tenure with your team is over. Here’s a harsh reminder for everyone: remember when people wanted to run … Continue reading Halicke: It’s Time to Get Behind Murray

The case of Kris Letang and standing out

Kris Letang gets his share of criticism from fans and yes, sometimes he stands out like a sore thumb. The point isn’t the sore thumb part though. The point is he stands out. You can have a long, successful career by being safe. Keeping things simple generally means no mistakes. Its low risk, low reward. Those types of consistent players are important. However, winning consistently … Continue reading The case of Kris Letang and standing out

Round 2 Predictions: Pens vs. Caps

For a third season in a row, the Penguins will face their rivals from the District of Columbia in round 2. As we all know, the Penguins have got the best of the Capitals the past 2 years, winning those series in 6 and 7 games respectively en route to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships. If the Pens have a chance to threepeat, they will have … Continue reading Round 2 Predictions: Pens vs. Caps

The matchups within Penguins vs. Capitals

For the third time in as many years, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals meet in round two of the playoffs. It’s becoming a yearly playoff tradition as the Penguins look to take home their third Stanley Cup in a row. For the first time in that span, the Capitals aren’t the team to beat with all the expectations in the world. They can rest … Continue reading The matchups within Penguins vs. Capitals

Penguins sign Linus Olund to 3 year ELC

It took a while, but after his SHL team Brynas announcing his departure and reports that he had a chance to make the Swedish World Championship team, Linus Olund has finally signed a 3 year ELC with the Penguins starting in 18-19. A 5’11 center, he’s slightly undersized, but plays a very strong 200 foot game, with his defensive ability allowing him to play in … Continue reading Penguins sign Linus Olund to 3 year ELC

Flavell: Adversity? The Penguins know no such thing

The sweet smell of victory arose over the eastern side of the Keystone state Sunday afternoon after the Penguins beat the Flyers 8-5. The Penguins suffered an internal loss before the game even started when they learned Evgeni Malkin wasn’t going to be in the lineup. They did get Patric Hornqvist back and while this is no slight to Hornqvist, Malkin not being in outweighed that. It was … Continue reading Flavell: Adversity? The Penguins know no such thing

Flavell: Why the Penguins have all but won the series

You know it’s playoff season again when the Penguins have nearly made the opposing starting goalie fear even so much as seeing the colors black and gold. They’ve given Brian Elliott the yips this time around. Elliott has been atrociously bad in the first four games of this series. Despite what some national media members have said about Elliott being “stellar” and getting no help, a … Continue reading Flavell: Why the Penguins have all but won the series