What Is Wrong With The Pittsburgh Penguins?

“Save something, I’m giving up on you…” Photo Credit: (Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) We all know that the Pittsburgh Penguins are a far from perfect team, especially in the post season… They have a lot of glaring faults in their game. So let’s start off like crazy people out of the gate just to get it out of the way and talk about some of those problems. What went wrong for...
Via The PensNation
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In History: Mark Eaton Blocks 2,000th Shot

Mark Eaton was one of the most prolific blockers in NBA history (via thetallestman) On March 16, 1988, Utah Jazz 7-foot-4 center, Mark Eaton blocked the 2,000th shot of his career in a 120-105 home victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Eaton played his entire 11 season career with the Jazz who retired his number, 53, in 1996. He led the Jazz to 10 post season appearances. Eaton, who...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cody Rhodes’ Cousin Debuts On RAW + Hulk Hogan/MSG?

– Cody Rhodes has posted on Twitter that his cousin, Berkley Ottman, was at RAW working as a timekeeper under WWE’s Mark Eaton. Ottman is the son of Fred Ottman (Shockmaster) and has been working with NXT for a while. – Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart are set to appear in Long Island, New York for a signing, the same day that WWE is running a house show in Madison Square Garden....
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Eaton Palming Some Ass

Remember Mark Eaton? John Stockton and Mark Eaton? Stockton-Eaton-Malone? Of course you remember the 7’4″ Utah Jazz blocking machine. Mark now has a…
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

TLN NBA Draft – Round 5 Recap

The fifth round of the TLN Draft is complete! Stay tuned for Round 6, which is already in progress. (For results of previous rounds: Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4). Houston Rockets – Mark Eaton With a team that is already filled to the brim with scoring talent, the Rockets select dominant rebounder and shot-blocker Mark ...The post TLN NBA Draft – Round 5 Recap appeared...
Via The League News
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Saying Goodbye to Some Former Pens

Before the regular season officially starts, we figured that it would make sense to say goodbye to the players who left the Penguins during the offseason. So, after tthe jump, that's exactly what we do. Tyler Kennedy We made fun of Tyler Kennedy a lot over the years and, in many cases, it was warranted. No one could hit a goaltender's chest quite like...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pens Swept In 4 By Boston: Now What...???

((HT: NHL on NBCSN/CBC)) For the first time in over thirty years, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been swept in a playoff series- losing 1-0 in Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Boston Bruins. Tuukka Rask only gave up two goals in the four games in the series. And the Pittsburgh Penguins seemed stymied (and that's putting it lightly) when their high-flying offense...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Playoff Thoughts: Game 1 vs Bruins

Conference Final Game 1: Bruins 3 Pens 0 Bruins Lead Series 1-0 Goals none | TPN Recap | Stat Leaders Shots: Malkin (5) Blocked Shots: Iginla (3) Hits: Dupuis & Morrow (4) Takeaways: Dupuis & Kunitz (2) Giveaways: Murray (2) Ice Time: Letang (25:34) … Adams (8:19) *Cooke (5:32) due to penalties Faceoffs: Jokinen (6/10) … Adams (0/4) The Good Stretch Armstrong couldn...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Playoff Thoughts: Game 5 vs Senators

Semifinals Game 5:  Pens 6  Sens 2 Pens Win Series 4-1 Goals Morrow (2) from Eaton, Cooke Neal (4) (PP) from Letang, Crosby Letang (3) from Kennedy, Orpik Malkin (4) from Neal Neal (5) unassisted Neal (6) from Malkin, Letang | TPN Recap | Stat Leaders Shots: Letang (6) Missed Shots: Eaton & Neal (2) Blocked Shots: Adams, Cooke, Martin, & Niskanen (2) Hits: Cooke (5) Ice...
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

are we god now?

We've said it all about this series. All that's left is to let the team speak. And some really bold ESPN statements. ORLY LET'S FIND OUT. Mattie Cooke undresses the D, Mark Eaton is a gorgeous human and makes a pass that flashes 08/09 when his knees stopped exploding, and Morrow takes it and gets it in off of his skate maybe a little. There's really no motion...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Alfredsson loses a skate blade during Game 4 versus Pittsburgh (VIDEO)

YouTube You hear of hockey players losing “an edge” all the time.  Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson lost both edges Wednesday night in Ottawa as his skate blade fell off during Game 4 against the Penguins. Alfredsson hit Pittsburgh’s Mark Eaton behind the net when the heel of his skate got wedged between the ice and the boards.  The blade was knocked right out of his skate...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Alfredsson loses skate blade, hops on one leg to bench

Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson was forechecking in the Pittsburgh Penguins zone when he collided with defenseman Mark Eaton and his foot slammed into the boards.  The force caused the steel of his skate to pop out and resulted in some comical video of Alfredsson falling on the ice and then hopping to the bench.  Alfredsson had no clue the steel had popped out of his...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Playoffs: R2G3 – Penguins at Senators

The Pittsburgh Penguins hope to continue momentum after a Game Two tilt that saw Pens captain, Sidney Crosby notch his second career post-season hat trick. Pittsburgh will once again be going with Tomas Vokoun between the pipes. The Senators are adding a spark to their lineup, as they will have Jason Spezza back for tonight’s game. Spezza missed most of the regular season with...
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May 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Preds in the playoffs

(Photo by: Post Gazette) Since the Nashville Predators are out of the playoffs, many fans, including myself, like to observe the progress of former-Predators to see if they have become better players or not. After one round of hockey complete, there remains two more rounds and the Stanley Cup Finals before the best team of the NHL raises the coveted Cup for their fan...
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May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Playoffs: A Tale of Two Teams

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness….” This opening line of “A Tale of Two Cities” was quite possibly written for the 2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins playoff team. At times the Penguins were the dominant team that everyone expected them to be, and other times they looked like they were overwhelmed and...
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May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Free Agents for Upcoming Off-season

Pittsburgh Penguins Free Agents for 2013-14 Current Salary Cap: $70,200,000 2013/14 Salary Cap: $64,300,000   Unrestricted Free Agents Name/Current Salary Jarome Iginla 35 yr  $7,000,000 Brenden Morrow 34 yr $4,100,000 Matt Cooke 34 yr $1,800,000 Pascal Dupuis 33 yr $1,500,000 Craig Adams 35 yr $675,000 Douglas Murray 33 yr $2,500,000 Mark Eaton 35 yr  $725,000 [...]
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 44 - Boston Bruins

Pittsburgh Penguins (33-10-0) @ Boston Bruins (26-11-5) ROOT, NHLN-US, NESN+ - 12:30 pm/et TD Garden - Boston, MA [Via Dana Heinze on Twitter] The last few days have showed us what's really important in life, and it's not the outcome of a hockey game. However, it's nice that things are getting back to normal again and that the Bruins are...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 38 - New York Rangers

Pittsburgh Penguins (28-9-0) @ New York Rangers (17-15-3) NBCSN - 7:30 pm/et Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY The first of a home-and-home between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Blue Jackets. The Pens look to start a new streak tonight while New York is fighting for its playoff life. Mark Eaton is sick and won't play. Also, the Pens...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Paradise in Pittsburgh

Fans across the middle of Pennsylvania woke up Thursday morning with more than a smile on their face. They most likely were beaming at the fact that GM Ray Shero pulled off another masterful trade in time for a playoff push. From the man that reeled in Marian Hossa, Pascal Dupuis, and Bill Guerin, S hero managed to trade this year for former Dallas captain Brenden Morrow, big-bodied...
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March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

we be bakin'

Adding to this streak would really just be like, icing on the life cake right about now. It's been a long winter, but really, this streak has us breezin' through it.  If you're thinking about the "but what about when..." shut up. Never think those thoughts again. I might be fevered, so stick with me through this.  BEST HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA FIGHT...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings

[caption id="attachment_59150" align="alignnone" width="620"] The Minnesota Wild are streaking and are looking to earn a playoff berth.[/caption]     It's time once again for NHL Power Rankings. Let's go!     1. Blackhawks: You thought these guys might get unseated this week, didn't you? Well, not so fast. The Hawks have to remain at...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

RECAP: UndefEaton. PENS WIN.

  The Penguins are making the rest of the Eastern Conference look like a joke. They're winning high-scoring games, low-scoring games, and blowouts. They're winning games against the top teams and the bottom-dwellers.   They've now won 9 straight, a streak that started with the Brandon Sutter game up in Montreal. That was also the first game Mark Eaton dressed...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Eaton at Home on Penguins’ Defense

The Penguins didn’t hold a special press conference to announce his signing. Nor did his arrival on February 25 create a huge media buzz. Yet when the final puck drops on this lockout-shortened season the addition of defenseman Mark Eaton may well be regarded as one of GM Ray Shero’s savviest moves. Eaton isn’t the type of player who sticks out on the ice. You don’t see him...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins-Maple Leafs Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins have prevailed in a number of close games during their season-high win streak, including last weekend's visit to the Toronto Maple Leafs. With Evgeni Malkin likely out for a third straight game, the Penguins will try to get past the slumping Maple Leafs again and earn a seventh consecutive victory Thursday night. Pittsburgh (19-8-0) has won by one goal...
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

RECAP: A Clockwork Orange. PENS WIN.

  There are wins. Then there are big wins. This game: ******* huge win. Maybe Dan Bylsma flipped out after the first period; maybe he didn't say anything. Whatever he did, it was the right move. The Pens now leave Philly knowing they can beat this Flyers team, and the importance of that can't be put into words.   It took the Penguins about 14 games over two...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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