Goalie Interference?

Ondrej Pavelec was on his game tonight for the Winnipeg Jets, stopping 28 of 29 Pittsburgh shots. At 18:22 of the second period, the Penguins scored their only goal of the game on a point shot from defenseman Zybanek Michalek. It is arguable that Pavelec should have earned a shutout as it was questionable whether […]

Posted by Michael Remis in Pittsburgh Penguins,Winnipeg Jets on October 18, 2011

Pittsburgh Penguins 2009-10 Season Preview

  Defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.  How does that sound?  Well if you are the city of Pittsburgh it sounded pretty good this summer but the 2008-09 season is over and it is time to focus on defending your title.  Now the Pens are looking to become the first team since the Detroit Red Wings […]

Posted by David Minuk in Columns,Pittsburgh Penguins,Season Previews on September 24, 2009

On the Beat: Phil Kessel still unsigned and Alexei Kovalev wants Dany Heatley to stay

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Boris Valabik has re-signed with Atlanta for multiple years.  No word yet on the term, or dollars but the massive defenseman could become an effecive player with more seasoning. Phil Kessel is the only remaining RFA the Bruins need to sign.  A trade still seems most likely, however, it […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlanta Thrashers,Boston Bruins,New Jersey Devils,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins on July 21, 2009

Play Sidney Crosby at least 25 minutes tonight

I don’t have to tell those of you reading this that tonight is Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.  The last game of the season; meaning, there is lots of time to rest after tonight’s game.  Therefore, I think tonight is the perfect spot for Dan Bylsma to give Sidney Crosby at least 25 […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Pittsburgh Penguins on June 12, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Friday Edition): Game 7 is the difference between never and forever, reaction to Marc Crawford hiring and Heatley would be perfect fit for Oilers

Stanley Cup Final Detroit Red Wings (2) versus Pittsburgh Penguins (4) Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart says it is “kind of surreal” to have your season success determined by just one game.  Wings GM Ken Holland says that in this situation, you cannot let your mind wander off.  Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma really doesn’t remember […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlantic Division,Central Division,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,NHL Morning Papers,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,Teams,Western Conference on June 12, 2009

On the Beat: Wings lines and reaction from Dave Tippett

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Stanley Cup Final Penguins fans are calling this “The Shift 2,” courtesy of Brooks Orpik.  The Penguins’ entire defense corps really is underrated. Here are the lines from the Wings’ last practice of the season.  Datsyuk still with Zetterberg. Everyone else Mike Heika has Dave Tippett’s reaction […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlantic Division,Buffalo Sabres,Central Division,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Northeast Division,On the Beat,Pacific Division,Pittsburgh Penguins,Teams,Western Conference on June 11, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Thursday Edition): The experts like Detroit, a closer look at Judge Baum and Dany Heatley’s issues with Senators run deeper than just the coach

Stanley Cup Final Detroit Red Wings (2) versus Pittsburgh Penguins (4) Writing for USA Today, Jacques Demers likes the Wings in Game 7.  (Writer’s note: Kelly Hrudey also picked the Wings last night on the IllegalCurve.com Radio Show.)  (Second writer’s note: You figure if Demers is submitting a piece to USA Today, they could at least […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlantic Division,Central Division,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,NHL Morning Papers,Pacific Division,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,Teams,Western Conference on June 11, 2009