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

Road to the Rocket Richard

All the talk of Phil Kessel getting Hart Trophy votes and Sidney Crosby’s 400th goal have overshadowed another legitimate possibility.  Evgeni Malkin winning the Rocket Richard this season. Just two goals out from the top spot, it’s something to get excited for. Of course, being overlooked and taken for granted is not anything new for Malkin, but after winning player of the month in January and … Continue reading Road to the Rocket Richard

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

Pens On Verge of Offensive Outbreak

The Penguins can only not be the Penguins for so long.  They’ve surprisingly had struggles scoring goals all season, especially at even strength.  They rank 19th in the NHL in goals per game, which is very un-Penguin-like. Well you are witnessing the end of the offensive drought.  The Penguins are back. The Penguins have scored 5 goals in each of their last 2 games, which … Continue reading Pens On Verge of Offensive Outbreak

Kessel Picking Up Crosby Production

In a season where the Penguins scoring has been consistently inconsistent, America’s favorite sweetheart, Phil Kessel, has been there to carry them. He’s providing a much needed jolt of point production. Kessel’s hot start could not have came at a better time as the Penguins have seen a dip in goals scored by their star leader, Sidney Crosby. Now hold your horses, Crosby has not … Continue reading Kessel Picking Up Crosby Production

Penguins Physicality Not What You Might Think

On October 6, after a 10-1 drubbing at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan asked for more physicality from his players. Physical play has been a point of contention for years in Pittsburgh as superstar veterans Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, and especially Sidney Crosby have been the victims of some “liberties” dished out by opposing players who have little retribution … Continue reading Penguins Physicality Not What You Might Think

Would Danis Zaripov Fit in Pittsburgh?

On August 29th, Danis Zaripov was banned from the KHL and the IIHF for illegal substances. However, the substances he was banned for are not banned in the NHL, so Zaripov has expressed interest in signing with an NHL team. Saturday during training camp,  Evgeni Malkin once again mentioned how much he would like to see Zaripov in the Pittsburgh black and gold. As reported … Continue reading Would Danis Zaripov Fit in Pittsburgh?

COLUMN: This Season Feels Different

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

Penguins Fantasy Hockey Predictions

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