Bryan Rust and Matt Murray have been a key part of the Penguins’ resurgence lately. They need to continue their hot ways. Continue reading Flavell: Rust, Murray key to revival of Penguins’ season
Matt Murray. Just mentioning his name can be controversial for some Penguins fans. Many are criticizing his play this year, and although some of that can be attributed to a very lackluster and beat up defense, there is no denying … Continue reading Matt Murray Situation
Another week has passed and it was another .500 week for the Penguins. They unfortunately lost defensemen Justin Schultz to a fractured leg. Matt Murray was lost to a concussion but did dress as the backup Saturday night. It wasn’t the best week … Continue reading Stock up/Stock down: Week Two
In spots over the course of Casey DeSmith‘s Penguins tenure, he has been very good. He has never had to face a long term spell as the starter but did Thursday night prove he was capable? Yes, the Penguins are only … Continue reading Can the Penguins trust Casey DeSmith long term?
There are not very many questions to be asked about the Penguins’ lineup when it comes to forwards and defensemen. We know who all of those guys are and what they are capable of. The same can be said about … Continue reading 2018-19 Penguins Goalie Preview
Finally, it is almost time for hockey season. As we get closer to training camp and the preseason, you have to wonder “who will by far exceed their individual expectations” or “who is most likely to fail at meeting their … Continue reading Boom or Bust?
The importance of goaltending depth had been on display throughout the Penguins’ back-to-back championship runs when the team was able to run out an elite goaltender regardless of the man playing. They no longer have the two-elite-goalie luxury but they … Continue reading How should the Penguins handle Tristan Jarry?
Regular Season Stats: 14 GP, 6-4-1, 2.40 GAA, .921 SV%, 1 SO Postseason Stats: Did not play. Defining Moment: 2016-17′ AHL Playoffs Yes, I understand that this moment is from the previous playoff season but it is pretty symbolic of a trend … Continue reading Player grades: Casey DeSmith
This postseason is really just gravy for the Penguins. After winning back-to-back Stanley Cups, the expectations will be high but not necessarily attainable for this group that has been almost carbon-copied from season to season. The one glaring difference in … Continue reading Flavell: Few things will matter more this postseason than Matt Murray
Before the season, the Penguins signed goaltender Antti Niemi to a 1-year, veteran minimum “show me” deal. After getting rid of Marc-Andre Fleury, the Penguins didn’t have the two-deep system they had in their two previous playoff runs. The Niemi … Continue reading Flavell: Do the Penguins have their true backup goalie?