Player grades: Sidney Crosby

Regular Season: 82 GP, 29 G, 60 A, 89 PTS Post-Season: 12 GP, 9 G, 12 A, 21 PTS Defining Moment: April 11th, 2018 After a subpar season to Sidney Crosby’s lofty standards, he didn’t take much time to show the impact he would make on the 2018 playoffs. Shift after shift, the Crosby line dominated in the Flyers’ zone and eventually lead toBryan Rust scoring the … Continue reading Player grades: Sidney Crosby

Flavell: The inevitable was bound to happen

It’s such a weird feeling. The playoffs go on without the Penguins for the first time in two seasons. Emptiness fills your heart and the feeling of a longer offseason sucks. But, looking back on it, this just seemed like the storybook ending. The Penguins have tortured Braden Holtby and the Capitals over these Stanley Cup triumphant seasons. It was the fourth meeting between Sidney Crosby and Alex … Continue reading Flavell: The inevitable was bound to happen

Depth scoring the key to making another deep run

In this era of Penguins history, it is common to lean on Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to lead the team to glory. The strategy has worked perfectly in the championship runs of 2009 and 2017 where the superstars combined for 67 and 55 points respectively. Both runs saw the duo outscore their next teammate by wide margins and ultimately will their team to the … Continue reading Depth scoring the key to making another deep run

Battle of Pennsylvania: What we’ve learned so far

The Penguins currently hold a 2-1 series lead in the latest installment of the Battle of Pennsylvania. It’s been, in the most literal sense of the phrase, as back-and-forth as it could possibly be. Each game has been decided by a 4-plus goal differential, where neither team’s defense has been able to handle the opposition’s forecheck when they’re on their heels. We’re three games in … Continue reading Battle of Pennsylvania: What we’ve learned so far

Comparing Crosby and McDavid’s beginnings

Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid are the NHL’s two biggest stars right now. People always debate as to who is better, Sid or Connor. As McDavid goes more and more into his career, this allows for us to compare more. McDavid has played for 3 years in the NHL, so this is what will be compared. Statistically, Crosby has a slight advantage over McDavid. In … Continue reading Comparing Crosby and McDavid’s beginnings

Flavell: While the Penguins lose some battles, they’ll never lose this war

Look past this 3-1 loss to the Washington Capitals on Sunday night and chalk it up in the “practice round” column. Ask yourself: Can the Penguins actually somehow lose to the Capitals in a seven game series? Haha! I laughed, too. There’s the whole cliche that you shouldn’t overlook your opponent ever. The Penguins don’t do that come playoff time and they surely won’t begin … Continue reading Flavell: While the Penguins lose some battles, they’ll never lose this war

Boulton: Crosby the league’s top player

Before we get going, Sidney Crosby is on another planet. We all know it. Haters know it too, even if some of them don’t know they know it. He does so many amazing things on a regular basis that I even mentioned last year about the potential to take him for granted. Crosby imploded even more minds last night when he scored the overtime winner … Continue reading Boulton: Crosby the league’s top player

Career timeline of Sidney Crosby

I figured I’d take out an introduction paragraph here to talk about what I am going to write about in this series. I plan on doing one of these every week until I finally get through the entire Penguins roster, Barring any changes. (Shoutout to Jim Rutherford, make some moves buddy). I plan on covering the significant details of each players careers, from the day … Continue reading Career timeline of Sidney Crosby

The Best and Worst of The Penguins in One Night

On Sunday night, the Penguins won a rollercoaster of a game against the Boston Bruins 6-5 in overtime. The Bruins were fresh off a 7-1 victory in Boston against the Carolina Hurricanes, a team that the Penguins just can’t seem to figure out. This game had potential to be very good and very bad and we got exactly that. The best (and worst) of both … Continue reading The Best and Worst of The Penguins in One Night