Found February 27, 2013 on
So much for being excited about Tomas Vokoun. Vokoun laid his second straight egg in less than a week. If you want to pay someone to **** up, Brent Johnson was half the cost. Vokoun's spent so much time on his back lately, the grandma from Life Alert is worried about her job security.
The Pens didn't do him any favors, though. The Pens took a million penalties in the second period, and everything collapsed.
So, they've started a somewhat critical mid-season road trip with a bad loss. They did stage a fun comeback, but it was all for naught. Can't really figure out if this is a bad loss or "just one of those games." Doesn't really matter now. Next two games are huge. Two old friends loom. Up first, Jordal Staal.
Pens had a power play early. It was ordinary.
Glass and Adams connected for a couple of scoring chances. After not generating any offense for the first dozen games or so...
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Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin was recently placed on the Injured Reserve after sustaining a concussion from a hit by Erik Gudbranson. Malkin has been cleared to practice but not for contact and had some fun at the end of a recent practice. Malkin flipped a puck straight up in the air from center ice and it landed directly in the puck bucket. To put the puck into a...
Tomas Vokoun was looking for a pleasant homecoming when he returned to Florida to face his formal team. Instead, he was pulled in the second period and the Penguins were forced to play catchup. While they did even the score before the second intermission, a mistake by Kris Letang and a perfect shot from Tomas Fleischmann ended up making the difference as the Panthers defeated the...
As we sit here now the Penguins still have Kris Letang tied up for another year next year at $3.5 million. He will be due to get a VERY large raise in 2014-15 and as a UFA could command 6-7 per...easy. Last year Letang finished 17th among defensemen in scoring currently this year he sits at third with 15 points in 17 games. Oh, by the way, the 42 points Letang had last year were in 51 games....
At least that's the case according to some particular "fancy stats."
Via the Sporting News:
Who's the most valuable player on the Pittsburgh Penguins? Is it the face of the NHL, Sidney Crosby? Is it the league's reigning MVP, Evgeni Malkin? How about goal machine James Neal?
According to Michael Schuckers, an associate professor of statistics at...
One question I have spent a lot of time thinking about is at what point in their career a player first establishes himself as a Hall of Famer regardless of what may happen in the rest of their career. This selection made the threshold about a month ago and I have yet to write the post. I believe Evgeni Malkin has now cemented himself as a future Hall of Famer.
The final step...
John Buccigross tweeted this out. According to the guy who posted it, he stopped by the rink and filmed this today?
It is ****** video, but Malkin puts a puck in a bag sitting upright from way past mid-ice. Also, he did this with a concussion.
As the Penguins get set to face the Carolina Hurricanes tonight for the first time since the trade last Summer that sent Jordan Staal to Carolina and returned to the Penguins Brandon Sutter and Brian Dumoulin and the draft pick that allowed them to select Derek Pouliot.
Let’s take a quick look at how both sides have fared in this trade so far:
Carolina has played 18 games, has...
Jordan Staal, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, Bill Guerin and Chris Kunitz all won a Stanley Cup together. And then the skated into the sunset, destined to dominate the world of...corporate finance.
Via Reddit via Harrison Mooney comes the above image (full-sized here) of some corporate finance textbook. I can't really come up with many talking points about...
The Hawks move to 16-0-3. Hossa with the OT goal. Look at that face. Christ.
Leaf fans are so much less annoying when they are trolling other fanbases. via @VanessaElleS
Brooks Orpik destroys KDKA's Jory Rand after the jump.
True story: The summer after the Penguins Cup win, we were invited to a party to see the Stanley Cup. We waited like 3 hours in some line...
Pittsburgh Penguins (13-7-0) @ Carolina Hurricanes (9-8-1)
ROOT, FS-CR, NHLN-US - 7:00 pm/et
PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC
With Evgeni Malkin injured, Brandon Sutter has had to step up and move outside of his typical third line center role. Jordan Staal knows a thing or two about that situation. Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins face Jordan Staal for the first time...
Pens fell behind 4-1 but battled back to tie it. But in the third the Panthers pulled ahead on a late goal from Tomas Fleischmann. Another Tomas, Tomas Kopecky netted his first career hat trick.
Goal scorers for the Pens were Neal, Jeffrey, Kunitz, and Martin.
Tomas Vokoun was terrible and was pulled. Sucks for Marc-Andre Fleury, but he takes the loss in relief.