Free Bortuzzo. That’s the rally cry Blues fans have been screaming on Twitter ever since the Blues announced their lineup for Game 1 against the Wild. Following the Game 3 disaster, the cry grew louder and fans questioned why Ken Hitchcock was ignoring the physical defenseman. Is it because of his puck-handling? Is Carl Gunnarsson truly the better option? Or is it for a different...
I haven’t done a post in the first person on the Internet in literally eight years. Using “I” in any post is repulsive to me. Is this how DownGoesBrown feels?
Anyways, some things.
VP of being an asshole
Talked to someone with familiarity about the resignation of Penguins VP David Peart. This is an actual quote about Peart:
” …completely inhuman asshole.”
Robert Bortuzzo had to defend himself Monday night against Jordan Tootoo — twice.
Bortuzzo drew the ire of the New Jersey Devils earlier this month when he delivered a cheap shot on Devils winger Jaromir Jagr. The Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman, who said after that game that he was “OK” with his hit, was slapped with a two-game suspension, but Tootoo decided to add a bit of...
In one of the most boring games of all time, this play became the focal point:
Some things about this hit:
1. There is an alarming amount of people claiming this is a good hit. Because Bob Errey said it was.
2. Bob Errey is wrong.
3. The puck is in the middle of the slot when contact is initially made.
4. Where is the point of contact?
The correct answer...
Last Sunday, we revealed the rules for the Pens Initiative/Total Sports Enterprises Easter Egg Hunt. Simply put, all you had to do was look for all-capitalized words while reading Pens Initiative articles throughout the week. Today is the day that you can tell us what those Easter Eggs were and enter yourself to win an autographed Robert Bortuzzo jersey, courtesy of the folks at...
How would you like to own an autographed Robert Bortuzzo jersey?As part of our month-long birthday celebration - and thanks to the generous folks at TSE (@totalsportsent on twitter) - Pens Initiative is giving our faithful readers the chance to win exactly that.Go ahead, read the rest »
By: Melissa Esing (@Off_thePost)
Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
Throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Robert Bortuzzo.
Every year within the NHL, a player can either progress and improve themselves or regress. Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman, Robert Bortuzzo, in a sense...
A first-period brawl between Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and Nashville center Colin Wilson Tuesday night left both skaters a bloody mess.Both Bortuzzo and Wilson were hit with five-minute majors for fighting in the final minute of the first period.The bare-knuckled bout was a draw, but the Penguins skated away with a 3-1victory.
With injuries plaguing the Penguins’ defensive corps, Pittsburgh called up some young guns to bolster their blue line on Monday night, and one defenseman ensured that his opponents would remember his name — albeit, not in a positive light.
The Pens were without five of their top-six defensemen while taking on the Maple Leafs as Brooks Orpik, Kris Letang, Rob Scuderi, Paul Martin...
Penguins Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo delivers a headshot on Maple Leafs forward Jerry D'Amigo. Bortuzzo was given a two-minute minor for an illegal check to the head. I think there's a chance that Bortuzzo could get a call from the NHL's department of Player Safety.I also agree with the fans that say that the Pittsburgh Penguins don't have the moral high ground, either. Lastly, Is...