Kessel finishes 8th straight full season with career year

It is a commonly known fact that Phil Kessel is an iron man in the NHL. Since having shoulder surgery that caused him to miss 12 games in the 2009-10 season he has not missed a game at all. That’s quite impressive, especially for a man that is typically referred to as out of shape in the hockey community. The streak is all the proof … Continue reading Kessel finishes 8th straight full season with career year

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

The Penguins have options with Derick Brassard

Clearly, Derick Brassard‘s transition from defensive trap to all-out offense and go score hockey hasn’t gone as he;d like it to thus far. In his first six games, Brassard has two points (1 G, 1 A) and has looked a bit out of sorts at times. Changing systems entirely will do that to you. Brassard is a very skilled player and will heat up so don’t … Continue reading The Penguins have options with Derick Brassard

COLUMN: Will We Start Talking About Kessel For Hart?

One of the more enticing debates year in and year out is the battle between Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby for the “Best Player in the NHL” title. For the better part of the season, you may have people saying McDavid. In this stretch of the season, people begin saying Crosby. Qualifying the points leader as the league’s best player is an inaccurate judgement. Currently, that title … Continue reading COLUMN: Will We Start Talking About Kessel For Hart?

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

COLUMN: Things Are Beginning To Click

The Penguins took down the Islanders on Thursday evening and what a big win it was. They gave the Islanders a point, something that doesn’t look good now but will be meaningless in the long run if things continue the way they are. The guys are clicking right now. Even despite the loss of Justin Schultz to a lower body injury, they were able to … Continue reading COLUMN: Things Are Beginning To Click

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