Marc-Andre Fleury: Goalie, Teammate, Inspiration

What can be said about Marc-Andre Fleury that hasn’t already been said? Plenty! Fleury the goalie… Will have his name etched in the NHL and Penguins history books for a long time. “Flower” is one of only three goalies drafted 1st overall in NHL history. The other two were Michel Plasse of the Montreal Canadiens in 1968 and Rick DiPietro of the New York Islanders … Continue reading Marc-Andre Fleury: Goalie, Teammate, Inspiration

Malkin the Sure Fire Conn Smythe Winner

In Wednesday night’s home game Pittsburgh Penguins Evgeni Malkin rocketed a wrister over Pekka Rinne’s glove hand and ultimately chased the netminder. That goal was Malkin’s ninth of these playoffs and honestly his flashiest. No doubt we have all seen Malkin score some incredible highlight reel goals. For example a no-look-top shelf-spin-o-rama-backhand or razzle dazzled forehand-backhand while falling down. But that’s not something we’ve seen … Continue reading Malkin the Sure Fire Conn Smythe Winner

The Penguins Can Win Without Crosby

Broadcasters, analysts, bloggers, media personalities, those who cover hockey and those who pretend to, your aunt Sally, your uncle Nester, the mailman, your neighbor’s mistress, and the smelly guy at the bar who clearly still lives in his mother’s basement at age 54, all believe that without Sidney Crosby in the lineup, the Penguins are done like dinner. You’ve seen it on twitter, you’ve talked … Continue reading The Penguins Can Win Without Crosby

Best Chance to Repeat Since ’98 and the Keys To Do It

The question is out there, “Can the Penguins be the first team to repeat since the 97/98 Red Wings?”. That answer is simple, it’s an absolute YES! But in recent news, Kris Letang will miss all of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and in yesterday’s warmups Matt Murray tweaked something and may be out as well. So now the question is, “Can the Penguins do it … Continue reading Best Chance to Repeat Since ’98 and the Keys To Do It

Sidney Crosby: The Dirtiest Player in the Game

Tuesday night in Buffalo Sidney Crosby cup checked Ryan O’Reilly and Sabres fans went nuts (no pun intended). Later on, in the same game, while muffing a shot into the yawning cage, 87 took a high stick to the mouth from Evander Kane. Sabres fans once again, much like Crosby’s teeth, were losing it. “Embellishment!” they cried. “Diving!” they screamed. Let us put all of … Continue reading Sidney Crosby: The Dirtiest Player in the Game

Penguins Team Analysis: Post Trade Deadline

As we all know, March 1st at the 3 pm has come and gone. Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford in the days leading up to and on, what has become an NHL holiday in #TradeDeadline Day, was quite active. Let’s take a look at the moves Rutherford made along with other roster movements and what it means to the defending champs. Goaltending Let us start … Continue reading Penguins Team Analysis: Post Trade Deadline