Every player goes through it. They have extremely productive careers and then they hit a certain age where they begin to lose their abilities. It starts slowly at first. Maybe they can't skate as quickly as they did. Maybe their wrist shots are a little less fast. Maybe they just lose a bit of their vision to create plays or finish them. Once this starts, it usually creates an...
It wouldn't be a NHL game involving the Pittsburgh Penguins without a player leaving the game injured, would it? The answer is no it wouldn't. Pens' forward Chris Kunitz left the game near the end of the second period after taking a nasty hit along the boards.Go ahead, read the rest »
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 »
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When Pittsburgh acquired Chris Kunitz in 2009, the Penguins hoped the winger would adequately fill a role within the club's top-six. To say that he met those early expectations would be an understatement.
Indeed, Chris' career took off when he arrived in Western Pennsylvania. Because, while he was just starting to establish himself in the NHL with the Ducks...
Don't look now, but Chris Kunitz is quietly having an MVP season out in Pittsburgh. If that sentence takes you by surprise, you might be among the large percentage of hockey fans that have failed to take notice of Kunitz's incredible work to date in 2013.
It's really no surprise Kunitz's success has been mostly covered up in the NHL. Amidst Chicago's ridiculous...
TAKE ONE FOR THE COACH
When Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz isn’t setting up linemate Sidney Crosby, he’s protecting his head coach Dan Bylsma from pucks flying into the bench. Kunitz snatched one Monday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning that had Bylsma’s name on it. If he’s jumping to save Bylsma’s grill, imagine what he’d do to save Crosby. Or don’t, that’s fine. The...
The NHL agrees with Chris Kunitz - he scored four goals instead of three in the Pittsburgh Penguins' win over the Washington Capitals.
The league announced Monday that Kunitz has been credited with a fourth goal from Sunday's 6-3 victory.
Replays appeared to show that Kunitz redirected Paul Martin's shot from the point for the game's first goal. The official scorer...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2013
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz can't really explain why he works so well with linemates James Neal and Evgeni Malkin, though his teammates have a few theories.
Neal points out that Kunitz has built a career playing alongside high-profile players by doing all the little things. Kunitz fit in seamlessly with Sidney Crosby before the All-Star was sidelined by concussion...
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February 14, 2012