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Are the Pittsburgh Penguins Ready for a Dynasty?

July 21st, 2010
There are 63 days until the first preseason game for the Pittsburgh Penguins on September 22nd.  Yes, I'm counting. This has been the strangest offseason I have ever seen since becoming a hockey fan. The anticipation of the new season is growing strong and now it's time to discuss who will show up ...

The Questions From a Penguins Fan Answered

July 12th, 2010
I follow fans of the Penguins on Twitter and have read countless articles as well as Q&A's from fans about the "revised" Penguins.    Now as a fun use of free time, I'm going to give my opinions on questions a lot of Penguin fans want to ask.    Why does Shero want to ...

Zbynek Michalek and Paul Martin Help the New Pittsburgh Penguins Get Defensive

July 2nd, 2010
When about 15 minutes after noon went by, I refreshed twitter at work and saw about eight tweets discussing that Sergei Gonchar had been traded to Ottawa for a three-year deal.  My immediate thought was "Our season is over."  When the season ended, I immediately realized how many free agents we had. ...

Sidney Crosby Snubbed on NHL Awards Night

June 24th, 2010
The NHL Awards were last night and if you're a Penguins fan, you were disappointed in how little Sidney Crosby was involved.  For him to lead the league in goals (tied with Steven Stamkos), finish second with 109 points, and yet still have his name be absent from the awards list ...

Week Of Trades: Pittsburgh Penguins Style

June 21st, 2010
  It is probably the best week of summer if you're a hockey fan.    This week is the week of every hockey fan's fantasy.     It's time for the trading to begin and I, for one, am extremely excited.   After the year that ended with the Chicago Blackhawks, a team that was chosen at ...

Dion Phaneuf Is New Maple Leafs Captain: Good or Bad?

June 15th, 2010
I may be biased, but is everyone seeing the trend in naming a young player the new captain of the team? Is it not bizarre that when Sidney Crosby became the youngest captain in the NHL at the tender age of 20 and found success by winning the Stanley Cup, soon ...

A New Building for the Pittsburgh Penguins: But What About a New Team?

June 14th, 2010
The first game to ever be played in the Pittsburgh Penguins' new home, the Consol Energy Center, will be against the Philadelphia Flyers.  Typical, right? It isn't surprising that the Pens and Flyers will play the first game in the arena, but what will be a surprise is whether the Flyers will ...

Will the Penguins Benefit From NHL’s Off-Season Changes?

June 14th, 2010
  The Flyers making it to the Finals was the most bizarre story for the Cup Finals in a very long time.   They had to beat the Rangers in a shootout just to get into the playoffs before ousting the Devils, the Bruins and finally, the "dream team" Canadiens.  That is one ...

Patrick Sharp Will Not Be a Blackhawk Next Season: Where Will He Go?

June 10th, 2010
The Chicago Blackhawks will enjoy this win, as they should, for about two weeks before the nerves start to kick in. The organization was criticized for trying to build a franchise too fast. For example the dilemma with the Blackhawks right now is who will be in a Blackhawk jersey next ...

Colby Armstrong to Pittsburgh Penguins: Yay Or Nay?

June 10th, 2010
When the Montreal Canadiens ousted the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, fans started asking questions as to what the organization need in order to win the Stanley Cup again. Well the obvious choices were wingers and defensemen. I looked back at my old articles to see who I think ...