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New Jersey Devils: Martin Brodeur’s Test Will Come Against Washington Capitals

November 11th, 2011
Martin Brodeur’s career as the New Jersey Devils franchise netminder is drawing to a close, and the last few seasons have seen him struggle with injury and something else he’s not used to: being outplayed by his backup goaltender. Last season, he had the first losing year of his career, ...

Pittsburgh Penguins: James Neal Needs to Stay Hot in Contract Year

October 21st, 2011
By now, every Pittsburgh Penguins fan knows the story of winger James Neal. Neal was traded to the Penguins from the Dallas Stars last season in a deal that also brought defenseman Matt Niskanen to Pittsburgh. In return for the two players, the Penguins sent offensive defenseman and power-play quarterback ...

Baby Penguins Banter: WBS Penguins News and Notes: Oct. 21, 2011

October 21st, 2011
Tonight, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins kick off a four-game road trip, their first extended journey of the season. They will start off in Springfield for a rematch of last Friday’s game with the Falcons, then travel to Hershey and play the Bears on Saturday night. Want to know what’s going on ...

Baby Penguins Banter: WBS Penguins News and Notes: Oct. 14, 2011

October 14th, 2011
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins opened their 2011-12 season last weekend with games against the Hershey Bears and Connecticut Whale. After traveling to Rochester on Thursday to face the Americans, the team is back home on Friday and Saturday to take on the Springfield Falcons and the Binghamton Senators, the defending Calder ...

Ottawa Senators and the Best Throwback Uniforms in the NHL

October 14th, 2011
The Ottawa Senators unveiled their new throwback jersey in Thursday night's home opener against the Colorado Avalanche. The jersey was originally worn by the Senators during their first stint in the NHL from 1917-1934 and is affectionately known as "the barber pole jersey."Throwback uniforms have been all the rage in ...

NHL Player Deaths: What Fans Can Learn from Boogaard, Rypien and Belak Tragedies

September 2nd, 2011
Let’s make two things clear: I am not here to discuss in depth the problems these three NHL players had leading to their deaths. I am also not here to talk about what the league can do to prevent more problems in the future. Those topics have already been extensively ...

Baby Penguins Banter: AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Free Agency Update

July 9th, 2011
Although the majority of attention is on NHL teams as they sign free agents, American Hockey League teams also have roster spots to fill, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are no exception. Last year’s regular season champions have lost some big pieces, but they have also re-signed some good players from ...

Baby Penguins Banter: WBS Penguins Win AHL Regular-Season Title

April 4th, 2011
On Saturday night, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins captured the first American Hockey League regular-season championship in franchise history by defeating the Rochester Americans 4-3 in overtime. Defenseman Corey Potter opened the scoring at 4:35 of the first period with his sixth goal of the season. Paul Thompson, an undrafted forward recently signed ...

Pittsburgh Penguins: Why Matt Cooke Should Lose His Alternate Captaincy

March 21st, 2011
Can Matt Cooke ever learn his lesson? Cooke has already been suspended once this season after a board on Fedor Tyutin of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Once he received a four-game ban, head coach Dan Bylsma spoke to Cooke and told him that he has to change his game. I don’t pretend ...

NHL Arena Review: Consol Energy Center, Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins

March 14th, 2011
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