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In the off-season we were already counting Matt Niskanen out of the Penguins lineup.
We started calling him Matt Riskanen.
And jesus were we wrong.
Niskanen has honestly been one of the most surprising Penguin players this season.
A look at Niskanen's strong season stats after readmore.
To understand how strong of a turnaround Matt Niskanen has had, you have to understand where he was last year:
This year has been a whole different story:
On pace for a +24. Mannnnnnnnnnnn.
This is the first time since his rookie year that Niskanen has been on the plus side.
The stats are just the outward reflection. Some nights you don't even notice Niskanen, which is not a bad thing. He is just getting **** done.
We could not have been more wrong. What a player right now.
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Kris Letang took a nasty blow to the head, breaking his nose, in the game last week against the Montreal Canadiens by Max Pacioretty. He passed an immediate concussion test and was allowed to come back into the game and subsequently scored the winning goal in overtime. However following the game he was flown back to Pittsburgh to be evaulated and was then determined to have a...
Christine Simpson of Sportnet has a sit-down interview with Matt Cooke.
The interview is almost 20 minutes long and can be viewed below.
Continue reading "Video Style, All Matt Cooke"
We missed posting this when it came out, but it's still a great video. DJ Steve Porter welcomes Sidney Crosby back to the NHL. This aired on Hockey Night in Canada last week (we think...) Cy makes an appearance.
Tyler Seguin. Sidney Crosby. Two young stars who both seem to have impossibly high ceilings and ooze potential. Crosby has capitalized on much of his and is already firmly established as the league's premier player despite being only 24 years old. He missed a chunk of time battling post-concussion symptoms, but in his return to the ice, he's looked just as good as he ever...
The Penguins -- who held their morning skate without defensemen Kris Letang, Zbynek Michalek and Deryk Engelland -- have recalled defenseman Alexander Picard from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.
The Penguins and Bruins, who were separated by just 3 points at the top of the Eastern Conference coming into tonight, met at the Consol Energy Center in what was supposed to be an epic clash of two of the league’s best. Unfortunately for the Penguins they were never really able to get to their game and when they did, Tim Thomas was there to slam the door on them.
A friend passed this along. Pretty interesting read.
RMU president Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D. leveled the boom on the PG for their lack of coverage of RMU sports.
The full letter after readmore
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Some time ago RMU Athletics...
Seems like almost every time the Penguins are preparing to play a game these days, a coach or player -- or both -- suggests that facing them will provide a good "measuring stick" for his club. Makes sense. The Penguins have hovered near the top of the league standings in recent years, won a Stanley Cup in 2009 and employ some of the game's most gifted individuals.
PITTSBURGH -- Good morning from the Consol Energy Center, home of the Penguins, where tonight the Bruins have a chance to pull within one point of the Eastern Conference leaders. The Penguins, with Sidney Crosby back in the lineup...
Pittsburgh Penguins forward prospects Kenny Agostino and Josh Archibald were among 30 players invited today to Team USA’s World Junior Championship tryout camp Dec. 17-23 at the Edgeworth Centre in Camrose, Alberta.
Also invited to ...
Barely a month ago, the Boston Bruins were at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, but a torrid run has brought them within three points of Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Boston will try to extend its 14-game point streak and move closer to the East-leading Penguins when it visits Pittsburgh on Monday night.
The Bruins (16-7-1) have been on an amazing run over the...