“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
Last week, the National Hockey League and Adidas released its second edition of the Reverse Retro collection. It’s a chance to highlight aspects of team’s older uniforms and logos, creating a unique jersey that will be worn for a couple … Continue reading The NHL Reverse Retro 2.0 Awards
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
Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals was the final broadcast of TNT’s first season covering the National Hockey League, but I’m sure hockey fans in the U.S. wish the series went on just a bit longer. Rules Analyst Don … Continue reading “NHL on TNT” is What the League Needed
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
It’s been known for a while that the National Hockey League was getting a new team in the Seattle Kraken for the 2020-21 season. After the remainder of the 2019-20 season and the 2020-21 season were both impacted by the … Continue reading Mix & Match Monday: Release the Kraken!
Major League Baseball has really been the first professional sports league to return to a pre-pandemic setting in 2021. Stadium are filling up again, there was a slight inconvenience to the schedule early on due to the virus, but everything … Continue reading Mix & Match Monday: Hey Now, You’re An All-Star (Sitting out the Game)
I think in last week’s post, I made the comment that there was nothing good on Netflix right now. It turns out I was wrong. Bo Burnham’s new special “Inside” was highly-recommended by friends, co-workers and the podcasts I listen … Continue reading Mix & Match Monday: “But Look, I Made You Some Content”
There is a lot that can be said about the 2021 NHL season. For the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it hasn’t been dull. This season, four different divisions were created, with all seven teams in Canada in one due to COVID-19 … Continue reading Mix & Match Monday: Is this How A Team From Canada Finally Wins a Stanley Cup?