“All good things must come to an end“ 16-straight years of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey is a great thing, even with the numerous ups and downs that come with it. There will be no playoff hockey in Pittsburgh for the … Continue reading An Era Ends. It’s Been A Great Ride
It has been a very long time since the Pittsburgh Penguins last missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The only time Sidney Crosby didn’t continue play in April was in his rookie season, when the Penguins were entering the Ray Shero … Continue reading It’s Not About the Cup. It’s Now About the Streak
The NHL season is long, so jumping to conclusions about a team the first five to ten game in is never the best way to evaluate a team. For the Pittsburgh Penguins, a 4-0-1 start in which they scored six … Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Edmonton…
Nobody can make heads or tails of a team five games in, but the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0-1 start is a welcoming sign of what might be in-store this season, especially with how they have done it. In all four wins, … Continue reading October Hockey Doesn’t Matter, But the Penguins Look Good Out of the Gate
The 2021-22 Penguins may be the last time Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang, the three-remaining players from the 2009 Stanley Cup team, who also won titles together in 2016 and 2017, play on the same roster, leaving some … Continue reading Penguins “Last Dance”? Then Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow
The week of May 23 was not a good one for Pittsburgh sports, and there are two athletes in town who carried the baton for this race to the bottom between the Penguins and Pirates. Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry got … Continue reading Who in Pittsburgh had a Worse Week? Tristan Jarry or Will Craig?
Maybe it’s because fans are slowly coming back into the stands? Maybe it’s because my Pittsburgh Penguins again matching up against the New York Islanders again in round one and possibly facing the Washington Capitals in the second round again, … Continue reading 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Most Normal Hockey Has Felt Since The March 2020 Pause
I said Lightning in 5. I said Penguins in 7. Both got swept. So that’s what half the Eastern Conference playoff bracket looks like right now. As a Penguins fan, the whole series was like getting hit in the back … Continue reading Stanley Cup: The East Just Got Weird (and Could Get Weirder)