The Penguins have a lot of NHL defensemen. While they all aren’t bonafide superstars like Kris Letang and a healthy Justin Schultz, they’re league caliber defensemen nonetheless. The list of names in no particular order: Letang, Schultz, Brian Dumoulin, Jamie … Continue reading How to navigate the defensive conundrum
It’s hard to question anything Mike Sullivan does. His track record speaks for itself. Two Stanley Cup championships in his first three seasons. Getting the most out of his star players. He is already on a fast track towards coaching lure. … Continue reading Flavell: Is Sullivan giving Maatta too quick of a hook?
Welcome to the newest weekly segment on Let’s Talk Pens called “Stock up/Stock down”. Here, one of the members of our team will take two players who’s stock have trended up from the recent week of games. They will do … Continue reading Stock up/Stock down: Week One
For only the second time in Matt Murray‘s career, he lost consecutive playoff games. And for the first time in a long time, Murray isn’t the same goalie the Penguins have effusively praised and enjoyed over their past two Stanley Cup … Continue reading What needs to be fixed for Penguins to comeback?
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 … Continue reading Is Trading Letang Actually A Good Thing?
Olli Maatta. Many of you are probably thinking of him as a slow moving turnover machine. Well don’t. Maatta has been the target of many bad comments and fans haven’t treated him fairly. He set his expectations high after a … Continue reading Maatta Improving His Game
Regular Season Stats GP:55 G:1 A:6 PTS:7 +/-:17 PIM:12 Playoff Stats GP: 25 G:2 A:6 PTS: 8 +/-:8 PIM:12 Player Grade (B-) I gave Olli Maatta a B- mainly because his play from game to game was that of a … Continue reading Offseason Player Grades: Olli Maatta
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 … 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 … Continue reading What Penguins Would Have Fun Days With Cup?
Overtime, Game 7; these are the games as hockey fans we love. Thursday night, the Penguins defeated the Senators 3-2 in double overtime to clinch their bid to the Stanley Cup Finals vs the Nashville Predators. The game winning goal … Continue reading Unsung Heroes