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

COLUMN: We Could Learn A Lot From Matt Murray

The NHL’s Expansion Draft is now a distant memory. The moment Marc-Andre Fleury was taken by the Vegas Golden Knights, it assured in the era of Matt Murray. It has been a hard pill to swallow for some fans. It’s been really hard for some others. It’s definitely been an adjustment getting used to seeing someone taking their place between the pipes that’s not wearing a 29 sweater. It’s not … Continue reading COLUMN: We Could Learn A Lot From Matt Murray

Taking a Closer Look at Kris Letang

With the Penguins on their league-mandated bye week, we have some time to reflect over the Penguins first 44 games. They went into the break on a high note, winning back to back games against the Islanders and Bruins respectively. The 42 games before that were hard to swallow. A big part of the Penguins’ issues have been the performance of their stars. The brightest spot … Continue reading Taking a Closer Look at Kris Letang

COLUMN: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Here we are beating the proverbial dead horse, but there’s a major issue with the Penguins right now. You can blame it on several things, but there is one major thing that has changed from the time the Penguins lifted Lord Stanley in Nashville to the beginning of the 2017-2018 season: scoring depth. Unfortunately for the Penguins, a lack of scoring depth has the largest … Continue reading COLUMN: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Is It Time to Trade Carl Hagelin?

The Penguins boast a collection of skaters on their team that could hold their own in any dead sprint on the ice. Carl Hagelin might be the fastest skater the Penguins have, and it’s a wonderful asset, but with his lack of production, you may begin to wonder if he could be used as a valuable trade piece to bring in more production. Hagelin was originally brought … Continue reading Is It Time to Trade Carl Hagelin?

COLUMN: Enjoy The Ride

I’m a Twitter guy. I enjoy the friendly debates, the live tweeting during games, the breaking news; I enjoy it all. Even the people’s opinions that are…questionable. Hot takes, if you will. I came across one this past week that just floored me. It wasn’t from some random faceless person. It came from someone that actually has a job in Pittsburgh sports media. Now, I’m … Continue reading COLUMN: Enjoy The Ride

Anti-Niemi: The Veteran Goalie May Not Last Much Longer

The Penguins have had the luxury of having two elite goaltenders during their back-to-back Stanley Cup seasons. Matt Murray and Marc-Andre Fleury were able to step in, one for the other, and just about everyone in the organization and in the seats would’ve been comfortable with either one between the pipes. Very few teams have ever had that luxury. Successful teams usually have a very … Continue reading Anti-Niemi: The Veteran Goalie May Not Last Much Longer

Rutherford Content With Internal Options at Third-Line Center

The Penguins and their fans couldn’t ask for much more out of Jim Rutherford and the job he’s done as the General Manager of the team. The majority of his moves haven’t just been successful, but some of the hard-to-swallow trades have been vitally important to the Penguins winning back-to-back Stanley Cups (James Neal-for-Patric Hornqvist). One of the major reasons why the Penguins were able … Continue reading Rutherford Content With Internal Options at Third-Line Center

COLUMN: The Man Sidney Crosby Has Become

On his 30th birthday, Sidney Crosby can reflect on his NHL career and probably be pretty proud of it. He’s accomplished things in his career that few other players have ever, or may ever, accomplish.  As someone who just celebrated (and I use that term losely) this milestone birthday five days ago, it feels like the end of an era of your life. You could easily … Continue reading COLUMN: The Man Sidney Crosby Has Become

COLUMN: Fleury Never Lost His Smile

The Penguins took game one from the Capitals at Verizon Center in our nation’s capital on Thursday night. It was a huge win that gave home-ice advantage to the Penguins, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the play of Marc-Andre Fleury. The goaltender who’s got that charm-filled smile also has a lot of poise. He withstood 35 shots on goal, saving 33 of them. … Continue reading COLUMN: Fleury Never Lost His Smile