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Pittsburgh Penguins (9-5-0) @ Winnipeg Jets (5-6-1)
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After the last Pens/Jets game, it didn't seem right to bash the Winnipeg Jets in our next gameday. And this is despite the fact that bashing the Jets is one of our favorite things in the world. But since the Pens lost, the Jets won and their fans were loud, it didn't seem right. Then today arrived and all of those feelings have thankfully passed.
Maybe it had something to do with this article where a member of the Winnipeg media appears shocked that the Jets are really just the Atlanta Thrashers with louder fans and nicer jerseys:
So how is it possible for players so well-compensated, living out their dreams of playing in the NHL, to be in “half-way”?
Because it’s the Atlanta Thrashers way. Always has been.
The losing culture was allowed to not only sprout, but thrive like a cancer within this organization for years, with no GM or...
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I'm not sure if I'm going to take Valentine's Day advice from Evander Kane, but I will take some of those cookies. The Cabbie and Kane venture to a local Winnipeg bakery, apparently to boos sales/look awkward. As Kane's going through the different types of cookies, see if you can catch the Atlanta reference.
Today, the discussion on twitter and around the hockey blogsphere is the hit that Matt Cooke put on Erik Karlsson. You can see the hit on the embedded video posted above.
The NHL’s department of Player Safety has reviewed the play and will not suspend Matt Cooke.
First, I hate Matt Cooke, I think he is a disgusting P.O.S. and if this guy was hurt in a fight or by a check...
Come on people, Erik Karlsson suffered a tremendous injury and yes, Matt Cooke was right in the middle of it all. But do you seriously think Cooke is capable of going after a guy in a way that could indeed end a guy’s career in the NHL? Cooke is in the midst of change, he is trying extremely hard to shake the reputation he built for himself as the NHL’s dirtiest player. He...
From the Penguins:
NEWS ALERT: #Pens have recalled forward Beau Bennett from @wbspenguins. The rookie F is second on WBS with 18 assists pens.pe/Ygu1Jb
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 14, 2013
Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke has always had a reputation for being a dirty player. Once again, he finds himself at the center of a controversial play that has resulted in serious injury for an opponent.
During a win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, Cooke threw what appeared to be a clean hit on Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson, but the replay revealed that it was more...
GM Ray Shero stopped off in Minnesota while the rest of the team headed to Winnipeg on Thursday. He spent some time meeting with former co-workers, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher and Coach Mike Yeo. Word has it that he was doing a little scouting while there as well and that he might have interest in either Devin Setoguchi or Pierre-Marc Bouchard. Neither would cost the Pens more than a...
Matt Cooke has tried to change the way he plays the game after a handful of dirty hits earned him the label as one of the game’s dirtiest players. But as we found out Wednesday night, the rest of the league doesn’t necessarily see him as a reformed man.
Cooke is in the news again, this time for his role in ending Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson‘s season Wednesday night. Cooke’s...
Wednesday night New Jersey Devils President and General Manager, Lou Lamoriello, announced that the team had acquired veteran forward and former Devil Alexei Ponikarovksy from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a 4th round pick in 2014 and a 7th round pick in 2013.
My thoughts on the trade:
First and foremost, this move was made in large part due Dainius Zubrus' injury uncertainty...
After a ton of speculation, it came to pass this morning. Beau Bennett is up with the Pens.
Bennett, 21, will be looking to make his NHL debut on Friday night at Winnipeg. The rookie forward placed second on WBS with 18 assists and fourth with 25 points in 35 games this season. Last month, he was chosen to represent the Penguins at the AHL All-Star...
By now you've undoubtedly seen the footage of Senators star defenseman Erik Karlsson suffering a terrifying laceration to his left Achillies tendon. If not, well, that's what we're here for:
He suffered the injury battling for puck possession along the boards with Pittsburgh forward Matt Cooke. Yes, that Matt Cooke, former bad boy extraordinaire and bane of the NHL...
Craig Adams scored two goals in a game for the firt time since 2006, and Marc-Andre Fleury was nearly flawless as the Pens beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1.
Beau Bennett looked good in his NHL debut as well. James Neal's powerplay goal in the third that put the Pens up 2-0 was the eventual game winner.
The debris from the meteor today in Russia was more...
On Saturday Night's Coach's Corner, Don Cherry weighed in on Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson's torn Achilles' tendon at the hand...I mean foot of Pittsburgh penguins forward Matt Cooke, and Cherry actually defended Cooke, suggesting instead that Karlsson was at fault for not taping his skate to his ankle: