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For my fourth and final installment on the toughest Penguins ever, I’ve listed the guys I’d most want to have with me if I was entering a dark alley.
1. Bob “Battleship” Kelly (1974-77) As a 27-year-old rookie with St. Louis, Kelly beat reigning heavyweight king Dave Schultz twice in a preseason game. Able to intimidate foes simply by skating onto the ice, “Battleship” found few takers during his three-plus seasons in the ‘Burgh. Blessed with a stinging right and near-mythic reputation.
2. Georges Laraque (2007-08) Conservatively listed at 253 pounds, the larger-than-life Laraque was the Pens’ first bona fide heavyweight champ. “BGL” set the rest of the league on notice when he fought Colton Orr and Donald Brashear shortly after his arrival in the Steel City. Used his massive frame to effectively dominate puck battles along the boards.
3. Eric Godard (2008-11) Faced with filing the mammoth skates of the departed Laraque, Godard excelled as an enforcer during the Cup run of 2008-09. ...
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Marc-Andre Fleury flops around as the puck glides through his legs slowly. The crowd holds their breath. He then lowers his head, stands up, and skates around looking skyward. Sadly, this has become the norm for Pens fans. Fleury’s mental game is his biggest flaw and it destroys all of the confidence instilled in the 28 year old goaltender. For a team with very few weaknesses...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have been blessed with elite playmaking talent over the years at the forward position, so it's no surprise to see their top 6 as arguably the best in the league. When you can slot two of the best players in the world in as your 1A and 1B centers, it makes the top lines fall into place rather easily. Adding one of the better goal scorers in the league...
The year was 1992. The Penguins entered the season as back-to-back Stanley Cup champs. They had the best player in the game. With 56 wins and 119 points, they not only ran away with the Patrick Division but won the President's Trophy as well. 17 straight games were won, a record that still stands today. They had two 50-goal scorers and five 30-goal scorers...
Fighting in hockey is not going away. Year after year, people try to bring it up as a controversial topic and every year the players overwhelmingly remain in favor of it staying a part of the game. Personally, if the people play the game want it there, keep it there. This post isn't about weighing the morality or utility of fighting in hockey its about enjoying the best this...
The Pittsburgh Penguins headed back to work on Wednesday, reporting for training camp just three months removed from a painful loss to Boston in the Eastern Conference finals.
The Penguins return the core of a team that finished with the best record in the East during a lockout-shortened season. Coach Dan Bylsma received a contract extension in the offseason. Evgeni Malkin, Kris...
from Sean Gentille of The Sporting News,
The questions came after a game that didn't count. And really, does anything count less than a scrimmage on the first day of training camp?
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had to answer them, though; when you whiff on the first three pucks you publicly face after your second consecutive playoff car crash, what else...
Ok, here we go. On ice training camp has officially begun for the Pittsburgh Penguins and already we have a headlining story.
Marc Andre Fleury has picked up exactly where he left off last season, as a complete tire fire. And before I go on let me just say I get it, it's "only" training camp and it is only day 1. But let's be honest here, Fleury needed to start...
The Penguins have employed their share of pests—the thorn-in-the-side guys who make a living out of getting under the oppositions’ skin. Here are my top six:
1. Bryan Watson (1969-74) Watson wasn’t nicknamed “Bugsy” and “Superpest” for nothing. Like his partner in crime, Glen Sather, the tough little defender excelled at getting under the opposition’s skin. Unlike...
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It really is shocking isn't it?
Here we sit, as camps across the NHL are open for business and one man is currently sitting at home, waiting for the phone to ring.
That man is none other than Brenden Morrow
The guy can still play. Just look at the 12 goals and...
Yeah, so, we've been really silent.
We read THIS at the Pensblog this morning and of course, we agree somewhat. For awhile, we couldn't tell if our disillusionment with the Pens was the result of just our imploding lives swirling into the vortex, separating us so painfully from hockey and all of the flowery, dizzying pursuits of youth. (Right, we're 23 and 25 now...
By all accounts the Penguins season, from roughly very late May until now, has been a mess. Swept in a very inglorious fashion, a draft that featured few picks due to the deadline deals which worked well at first then bombed, and a free agency period featuring a lot of question marks.
While it hasn't been good, it's been much much worse.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' loss to the Boston Bruins in the 2013 Eastern Conference Final still lingers within the locker room. But instead of allowing the loss to define them the Penguins are focused on ensuring it doesn't happen again.
A year removed from being ousted in the first round by the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 Pittsburgh seemed to have exorcised its postseason demons...
Tony is away this week, so I am your Pens correspondent.
from the Pittsburgh Penguins,
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Chuck Kobasew to a professional tryout contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Kobasew’s addition brings the Penguins’ training camp roster to 55 players (31 forwards; 18 defensemen; 6...