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Pacioretty Hit: When Is Enough Enough When It Comes to Investigating?

March 10th, 2011
The big controversy in the NHL this season has been head shots and, once again, it has come to the forefront with a hit on Montreal’s Max Pacioretty by Boston’s captain Zdeno Chara. The hit left Pacioretty with a severe concussion and a fractured vertebra that has him out indefinitely. Chara didn’t ...

Is the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Two-Loss Streak the Best Thing To Happen to Them?

December 18th, 2010
This time last week, Penguins fans were riding on a wave of wins.  This week, the team who won 12 in a row has been brought back down to the level of all other teams.  Or have they? The game against the Flyers was a battle of the two best teams ...

Pittsburgh Penguins: More Join Injured List and Staal Has a Set Back- UPDATED

November 1st, 2010
Another bump in the road for the Penguins happened this morning when Jordan Staal left the ice with an upper-body injury only half an hour into practice.  It had been rumored Staal would be making his season debut within the next few weeks, possibly even on this week’s road trip.  ...

1st Loss for the Toronto Maple Leafs Is Not a Season Breaker

October 20th, 2010
This isn’t last year’s team, and one loss doesn’t spell doom for all Leafs fans this year.One of only two teams going into Monday undefeated, the Leafs lost in overtime to the Islanders after making a late-game charge. Last year, the loss would have been expected, but the new season ...

After Slow Start to Season, Pittsburgh Penguins Come Back Stronger Than Ever

October 20th, 2010
This time last week, Pittsburgh fans were watching their team flounder with a record of 4-1-3-0 and no wins in the new arena.    The slow start had fans and players alike wondering what was going on as they were defeated by teams they should have handily won against. Even ...

Jordan Staal Returns To Practice For The Pittsburg Penguins Wednesday

October 13th, 2010
Photo credit: pittsburghpenguins.com On the morning of the fourth game of Pittsburgh's season, a welcome sight skated onto the ice. Jordan Staal, who was injured in the playoffs last year but continued to play, suffered some setbacks which required surgery on his injured foot during the summer. First reports before the season said ...

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Season Opener Important for Rest of the Season

August 31st, 2010
The NHL is starting the Penguins’ season off with a bang by pairing the team with their cross-state rival for the season opener.  If you are a Pens fan like me, you are trying to forget that the Flyers made it to the finals while we were eliminated by the ...

Alex Ovechkin vs. Maxime Talbot: The New Rivalry in Town

July 29th, 2010
Penguins fans, forget about the Flyers.  It’s time to focus on our quickly developing rivalry with the Capitals.  If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, the Winter Classic will be held on Heinz Field in Pittsburgh against the Capitals.  Let the roaring Crosby v. Ovie debate ...

Defenseman Zbynek Michalek Signs Five-Year Deal With Pittsburgh Penguins

July 1st, 2010
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed former Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek to a five-year deal less than an hour after losing Sergei Gonchar to the Ottawa Senators soon after free agency began. Michalek is a 6’2" 27-year-old from the Czech Republic who has been touted as one ...

OHL and WHL Dominate First Round of NHL Draft

June 26th, 2010
When hoping to make a career out of the sport you love, you must step into the most competitive amateur and junior leagues to catch the attention of scouts. At the first round of the NHL draft on Friday, the WHL and OHL proved to be the two leagues ...