15 years ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins called “The Next One” to the draft floor first overall. That player was Sidney Crosby from the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (OHL). Need we say any more? Fast forward to 2020, and it looks as though yet another Oceanic player is poised for prime-time (and super-stardom). Enter Alexis Lafreniere, the consensus number one pick at the upcoming 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Lets’s dive in and examine just how special Lafreniere is and how he’s ready to take the NHL by storm.Continue reading →
Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang. Not only are these three all future Hall-of-Famers, but they also represent the core of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. When hockey fans think of the Penguins, their first thought is usually that of Sidney Crosby (aka Sid the Kid), and why wouldn’t it be? Crosby is an integral part of the city of Pittsburgh, and one of the most respected and celebrated players in the National Hockey League. Simply put, there’s been something special about the Pens since Crosby entered the league 15 years ago. Continue reading →
The calendar has flipped over to March which means we have only about a month of the regular season left. The action is only going to intensify from here on out so buckle down and enjoy the ride. Tonight is a typical full schedule. My focus will be on three teams who line up really well in their respective matchups. If you’re ready, join me to make some selections for today’s Ice Picks! Continue reading →
A decent slate awaits us for this Friday, January 31st. Tonight the focus will be squarely on a couple of home teams in advantageous spots. The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Philadelphia Flyers while the New York Rangers host the Detroit Red Wings. Get out your pens and pads to make some notes, it’s time for some Ice Picks! Continue reading →
Week five of the NHL Weekly Roundup is here! This week we saw teams near the bottom of the league starting to pick up the pace and put together win after win, and some of the teams higher on the boards showing their weaknesses and dropping in the rankings. Continue reading →
Welcome to the second edition of The NHL Weekly Roundup. If you took my advice last week on what to watch you should have had a great hockey experience. Game of the week, Arizona Coyotes at the Buffalo Sabres was a fantastic game that ended up having to go all the way to a shootout!
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 →
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 just eight games remaining in the season the Penguins are one of those teams you shouldn’t hit the panic button on just yet. In their last four games, three of them have gone into overtime (Philadelphia, Carolina, and Nashville.) Out of those three two of them ended in a loss one in a shootout the other with 3 seconds left in overtime. There were two running themes in all three.