Found February 25, 2014 on PensInitiative:
Is there a more polarizing topic right now than Dan Bylsma? Prior to this season, Pens fans were divided, and I would say fairly evenly, about whether Bylsma should stay with the team this year. After a few years of disappointing playoff exits, many fans were at their wits end with him. Yet many others pointed to his success in the regular season and the injuries the team has faced over the past few seasons. They also pointed out that a coach cannot force a team to play hard, and much of the blame should lie directly with the players. Those issues were blown up and magnified over the past few weeks when Bylsma accepted the position of head coach for the Men's Olympic team.Go ahead, read the rest »

Penguins’ Paul Martin out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Pittsburgh defenseman Paul Martin missed the final two game of the Olympics, and will now miss 4-6 weeks of the Penguins season with a broken hand. Martin was playing for Penguins coach Dan Bylsma for Team USA at the Sochi Games. Martin has played in just 33 games this season for the Penguins, scoring two goals and 10 assists. In addition to Martin’s injury, Bylsma gave the following...

Pittsburgh Penguins: Time to look towards the Stanley Cup

Pittsburgh Penguins: Time to look towards the Stanley Cup  It’s time for Sidney Crosby & Co to push toward winning the Stanley Cup. Now that the Olympics are behind us, it’s time for the NHL to gear up for the final part of the season. For Pittsburgh, some of the players will come back with gold medals, some will come back empty handed.  But it’s time to look toward the...

A look at the future of Simon Despres with @MadChad412 and @H_P_Hockey

The Pittsburgh Penguins can't seem to catch a break when it comes to injuries. I guess we all we were all kidding ourselves if we thought that the Pens' players that were representing their countries in Sochi, for the Olympics, were all going to make it through without an injury. Defenceman Paul Martin injured his wrist and will now be out 4-6 weeks. That, along with the...

Chris Kunitz: A real vindication by @MadChad412

Yes, it is true that Canadians are obsessed with every aspect of the game of hockey. They love the sport sometimes in an unhealthy way. This was seen during the entire 2014 Winter Olympics process, from picking Team Canada, through the actual games. Every single roster move and performance by a player was under a seemingly never happy microscope.Go ahead, read the rest »

Penguins Recall Brian Gibbons and Simon Despres

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Brian Gibbons and defenseman Simon Despres from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Gibbons, 25, has appeared in 19 NHL contests with Pittsburgh this season, tallying four goals, five assists and nine points. He recorded his first...

Penguins’ Paul Martin Out 4-6 Weeks With Hand Injury Suffered At Olympics

The Pittsburgh Penguins blue line was hit hard by another injury at the 2014 Winter Olympics when defenseman Paul Martin suffered a broken hand, which according to head coach Dan Bylsma will force the veteran to miss four-to-six weeks, per Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Martin didn’t play in Team USA’s final two games in Sochi, which were losses to Canada in the...

Penguins Rumors: No panic despite injured roster

The Pittsburgh Penguins are not likely to be players at the trade deadline, even though they have been hit heavily by injuries to key players. General manager Ray Shero will take a more subtle approach to this years deadline than he has in previous years.With Pascal Dupuis, Kris Letang, and now Paul Martin all out of the line-up, and Letang's return uncertain, it could be expected...

Penguins' Crosby remains Hart Trophy favorite

It hasn't seemed to matter who his linemates are, or what kind of teammates he's been on the ice with. All Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby has done is produce and help his team win games. And with a daily injury report that has at times read like an all-star game roster, and a Penguins roster that at times has featured as many American Hockey League players as NHL...

PENGUINS RESET: Important dates and things to watch as the season resumes

It’s time to reset the NHL season.  It’s time for a refresher on where the Penguins are and what is ahead. It basically feels like we’ve all been on vacation for two weeks, it’s Sunday, and we’re going back to work tomorrow.   The Pens resume their season Thursday night at home against the Habs. Before you know it, it’s going to be another “March of the...

NHL heads back to the ice after Olympic break

The Sochi Olympics are over and the NHL is back after freezing its schedule so that the world's best hockey players could compete for gold - perhaps for the last time. Sidney Crosby won another Olympic championship with Canada. Now, Sid the Kid wants to help the Pittsburgh Penguins hoist the Stanley Cup again. Crosby and the Penguins host Montreal on Thursday, the third day...

Build a Body of Sidney Crosby

Scoring the overtime goal in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and garnering praise from Wayne Gretzky ("The Great One") thrust Sidney Crosby into hockey legend. How does a player attain

Kris Letang Can Buy 3,742 Honda Fits Over The Next Eight Years

There's an old saying among the car crowds..."Only smart people drive Hondas." The combination of relatively-inexpensive MSRP, fantastic gas mileage and parts that refuse to give out makes the company a true diamond in the rough. While some prefer to pay for the prestige of a luxury name on their automobiles, and in turn pay ridiculous amounts when said luxury parts...

Marc-Andre Fleury has a Steeler themed masked for this outdoor game

This isn't a tribute to Barry Foster, which is a shame. Marc-Andre Fleury will wear this for the outdoor thing on Saturday. The mask was created by Griffe Originale. They also did Corey Crawford's mask.  

Trading for Ryan Kesler makes sense for the Penguins

  On Tuesday, Ray Shero alluded to the Pens not having the best cap situation this year to make a move and whatnot. Some took that as Shero declaring himself out of the trade-deadline craziness. We didn’t have the same takeaway. In fact, we think the Pens may be working on something. The end result? Ryan Kesler. How we got to there: First off, read this...

PODCAST – USA Olympic Hockey Letdown, Flyers Season Restarting

The Olympics have ended and the United States started off so well only to completely fall apart in back to back games. Is this a player issue or is Dan Bylsma really to blame? The effort didn’t seem to be there when it needed to be. Good thing is that NHL regular season starts up […]The post PODCAST – USA Olympic Hockey Letdown, Flyers Season Restarting appeared first on 3D Philly Sports.
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