Before I get into my point, I want to make a public disclaimer: I am not necessarily on the “trade Letang” bandwagon. So if you tweet at me claiming I am stupid for wanting to get rid of Letang, I will not respond because it is clear you only read the title. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, is trading Letang something … Continue reading Is Trading Letang Actually A Good Thing?
Around this time of year, most people are focused on their upcoming fantasy football drafts and not too much so with hockey. I am here to help. Instead of previewing the entire league, I will be noting some Penguins who I believe should be on your roster regardless of your league size. I will also be noting a few players who could deserve a look … Continue reading Penguins Fantasy Hockey Predictions
2016-17 Regular Season 78 GP, 12 G, 39 A, 51 PTS, +27, 34 PIM 2016-17 Playoffs 21 GP, 4 G, 9 A, 13 PTS, +3, 4 PIM Player Grade (A+) Justin Schultz was the hero we needed this season in the absence of Kris Letang. The team needed someone to step up and he was the one to do it. Every game Schultz played smart … Continue reading Offseason Player Grades: Justin Schultz
The Pittsburgh Penguins have a log-jam on defense. As of July 26, just over two months until the 2017-2018 season begins, the Penguins currently have 9 defensemen that could possibly make the roster come October. This begs the question, which defensemen will be left off the team and which will be the odd men out? The Keepers To me, there are four defensemen that are … Continue reading Odd Men Out
It’s been 25 days since the Penguins won the Stanley Cup (again) followed by the victory parade and I am riding just as high as I hope many Pens fans still are. I was in attendance at the 2016 parade and had the time of my life for numerous reasons. While I wasn’t able to make it to this years 2017 parade, having some beers … Continue reading What Penguins Would Have Fun Days With Cup?
Last season, Justin Schultz wasn’t too high on himself. The former college hockey standout with the Wisconsin Badgers was having the worst season of his career with a very upset Oilers franchise. Garnering high expectations ever since his inception with the Oilers, Justin was simply not living up to be the potential Norris-winning defenseman that the team envisioned him to become. Fed up with the … Continue reading Penguins Need Schultz to Fulfill an Important Role
The second-most difficult task in professional sports is winning a championship. There’s many difficult layers and aspects to winning the highly desired prize, and many professional sports franchises are never able to call themselves the cream of the crop, or simply, the best of the world. While many will believe that winning a championship is the most daunting and difficult task for a club to … Continue reading This Penguins Team is Much, Much Different
Throughout the 2016-17 season we have seen a lot of new names in and out of the lineup for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Most of these names are young talent coming from the Penguins farm system. Names such as Chad Rudwedel, Scott Wilson, and Carter Rowney are in and out of the lineup due to injuries. Players like Phil Kessel, Conor Sheary, and Chris Kuntiz are … Continue reading Penguins Have Affinity For NCAA Players
– Sidney Crosby didn’t take home Sunday night’s All-Star Game MVP award. That went to Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds. Crosby did record his first two points ever in all star game competition. It’s only the second time he’s competed in an all star game competition due to various reasons such as injuries to Olympic participation. – As the Penguins return to PPG Paints Arena to … Continue reading Monday Morning Thoughts: Crosby The NHL’s Premier All-Star
Justin Schultz is happy. And why wouldn’t he be? He’s a Stanley Cup champion. He’s been given an opportunity that wasn’t given to him in Edmonton. And most importantly, he’s employed by an organization that has embraced him and given him a chance to succeed. It shows. We’ve all been witness to the growth of this young defenseman, and every second of it has been … Continue reading COLUMN: Justin-Credible; The Growth of Schultz