There seems to be an ever-growing panic in Penguins FanLand that the Penguins made the wrong decision getting rid of Marc-Andre Fleury and keeping the younger alternative in Matt Murray. Should this be something the Penguins should actually be worried about? The early season statistics have proven to be largely in Fleury’s favor. Fleury missed a large amount of time with another concussion but has … Continue reading Should We Really Be Worried About Matt Murray?
As a head coach there’s only so much you can do to lead a team to victory. It’s on you to make the proper lineups, the right game plan, the correct preparation and adjustments, and of course, some motivation. At the end of the day though it’s all up to the players once they hit the ice. Coach Mike Sullivan, however, does everything he possibly … Continue reading Is Mike Sullivan The Best at Challenges?
The Penguins just have a way with handling their goaltending situation and it’s been a huge reason why they’ve won Stanley Cups in consecutive years. But this time around, it feels a little weird. The Penguins and Marc-Andre Fleury‘s tenure came to a close last year despite the writing on the wall being etched a year prior. Matt Murray‘s emergence made the decision a bit easier. The … Continue reading Jarry Ready To Take The Reigns
I grew up playing at the end of a now unrecognizable hockey era. We were literally taught to clutch and grab. There was an actual back checking drill where you’d hook a guy through the neutral zone so he couldn’t charge your defenseman going back to get the puck, and then you’d time letting him go so when your defenceman was ready with possession, the … Continue reading Deep Attack
Somehow, we are less than a month away from the puck being dropped on the 2017-18′ season. I guess that’s what happens when you go to the Stanley Cup Finals and don’t spend two extra months watching other teams play like another Pennsylvania team does. Every season has its headlines and it’s new waves of prospects being ready to embark upon their NHL rosters. Players … Continue reading COLUMN: This Season Feels Different
How far will people go to find a narrative? In the past few weeks, several Pittsburgh Sports Media figures have been doing their best Toronto impression and have attempted to make a case for as to why Phil Kessel should be traded. Back to back Stanley Cups along with proven statistics that show his exceeding worth to the Penguins apparently aren’t enough to show to … Continue reading KesselMania
Let me start by saying that Sidney Crosby is deserving of the Conn Smythe. I do believe it should’ve gone to Evgeni Malkin but Crosby was just about as equally deserving. But let’s make no mistake about it, had it been possible to give the Conn Smythe to a split tandem of Pittsburgh goaltenders, there’s no doubt in my mind they were the club’s most valuable players. … Continue reading COLUMN: The Non-Move That Won The Pens A Cup
Not often will a team that played one of it’s worst games of the season come out victorious. That’s exactly what the Penguins did Monday night. If the Penguins want to win Wednesday, they will absolutely have to be better. They went 37 consecutive minutes without a shot on goal and were sloppy in their zone entries. They allowed Matt Murray to be tested more often … Continue reading Pens In Need of A Bounce Back
Coach Mike Sullivan might only have near the same amount of time behind the bench as a head coach as Connor McDavid has playing in the NHL, but he’s shown the wisdom of a tenured coach like Joel Quenneville or Mike Babcock. Just like what these 2 men already obtained, Sullivan is trying to join them as a multi-time Stanley Cup winning coach. Make no … Continue reading Credit Mike Sullivan For Making Changes Even When Unpopular
Wow. The Penguins did it again. And should we even really be shocked any more? On the 1 year anniversary of the Nick Bonino overtime winner against the Capitals last year in game 6, the Penguins once again beat their division rival to move on to the next round. Although this time, it took 7 games. Going into the game, many Penguins fans thought that … Continue reading Series Analysis: Pens Top Caps in 7