Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Known for its Three Sisters Bridges, “Steelerstown”, and the 5-time Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Mario Lemieux, Ron Francis, Jaromir Jagr, and of course Sidney Crosby, are just some of the famous names who have donned the famous uniform in The ‘Burgh. After winning back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017, the die-hard fans in Pittsburgh have rather unpleasantly seen their beloved Penguins endure consecutive postseason appearances end much earlier than expected. Hey, as they say, you can’t win em all. But with 71 and 87 getting into their mid-to-late 30s, the time is now for the Penguins to push and hopefully raise Lord Stanley one more time. Continue reading →
The NHL Free Agency opens up today, July 1st, and with the trading in a frenzy right now, hockey fans can expect the pace for free agency to be equally as fueled. Some of the personnel expected to be high on the list of sought-after players have been traded, but the list still remains quite impressive. What follows is an opinion-based list of the 10 most skilled players available in the Free Agency and who they are expected to sign with. This list will focus primarily on players not expected to return to their current teams. Continue reading →
On April 23rd, 1988, the dream of hoisting a Stanley Cup in St. Louis became closer to reality, but nobody knew it. This was the day Pat Maroon was born. In the time before Maroon could play hockey, the Blues were met with success as well as failure. Let’s break down how Pat Maroon and his St. Louis Blues brought the cup home, looking from the Blues and then Maroon’s perspective.
82 games have gone and past and the Pittsburgh Penguins are in the Stanley Cup playoffs. With a record of 44-26-12 and a total of 100 points, they are set to face the New York Islanders in the first round of the playoffs.
The Pittsburgh Penguins. That name in Pittsburgh, when brought up, brings special memories. With 5 Stanley Cups coming from 90-91, 91-92, 08-09, 16-17, and 17-18 this city has been blessed with a multitude of fantastic players. I have compiled a list of the top 10 players. Making this was extremely difficult.
With the Penguins morning skate report, it looked to be business as usual until you got to the defensive pairings. Zach Trotman was paired with Brian Dumoulin on the top line. The usual pairing is Kris Letang and Dumoulin, so everyone begged the question where is Letang?