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Penguins Update: Murder, Inc.

Back in the day, the Italian-American Mafia and Jewish mob carried out their nefarious activities with the aid of well-established enforcement groups. Headed by notorious gangsters such as Louis “Lepke” Buchalter and Albert “The Mad Hatter” A...
by PenguinPoop on Dec 13, 2016

Penguins Update: Rutherford Named GM of the Year

The National Hockey League confirmed last night what Pittsburgh Penguins fans already knew. Jim Rutherford, who did a masterful job of transforming a shopworn black-and-gold team into Stanley Cup champions, was named General Manager of the Year in a...
by PenguinPoop on Jun 23, 2016

Penguins Stanley Cup Update: Chinks in Murray’s Armor?

We’ve all heard the comparisons. He’s the next Ken Dryden. A sure-fire NHL All-Star for years to come. Maybe even a future Hall of Famer. The plaudits…and excitement…were understandable. Especially given the way Penguins rookie goalie Matt M...
by PenguinPoop on Jun 11, 2016

Capitals Nip Penguins 4-3 in OT

Paced by T.J. Oshie’s first playoff hat trick and a 42-save performance by Braden Holtby, the Washington Capitals drew first blood in their Eastern Conference Semifinals tilt against our Pittsburgh Penguins. Oshie’s game winner at 9:36 of overtim...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 29, 2016

Penguins Playoff Update: The Tom Wilson Dilemma

To respond or not to respond. That is the question. Is it better to turn the other cheek and count on the protection of NHL referees? Or should the Penguins recall Tom Sestito from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the express purpose of pummeling Washington...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 29, 2016

Can the Penguins Conquer the Capitals?

Buckle up, ladies and gents. The thrill ride’s about to begin. Our Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals are set to renew one of the most bitter (and one-sided) rivalries in Stanley Cup history at the Verizon Center on Thursday night. Di...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 27, 2016

Penguins a Special Bunch

It was a milestone game of sorts for our Pittsburgh Penguins. Skating before a raucous sellout crowd at the Verizon Center, the Pens withstood a furious rally by the home-standing Capitals to pocket their eighth-straight win, courtesy of a stunning b...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 8, 2016

Kuhnhackl Thriving With Penguins

As a youngster growing up in Landshut, Germany, Tom Kuhnhackl had some awfully big skates to fill. His dad, Erich Kuhnhackl, was a larger-than-life figure (6’5” 213) who cut a wide swath across his country’s hockey landscape. During a legendary...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 7, 2016

Penguins Get Offensive

It ain’t supposed to happen. Not in today’s National Hockey League. One dominated by gargantuan goalies in oversized pads who take away the bottom half of the net simply by dropping to their knees. Our Pittsburgh Penguins have been positively of...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 4, 2016

Penguins A Cup Contender

After watching the Penguins clinch their tenth-consecutive playoff berth with a 5-0 drubbing of the New York Islanders on Saturday, I couldn’t help but reflect on last year. When we squeaked past a woeful Buffalo Sabres squad on the final day of th...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 2, 2016

Penguins Stun Capitals for Sixth-Straight Win

As I took my seat at the Pennsbury Pub and Grille last night to view the Penguins-Capitals game on the big screen, I felt an odd blend of excitement tinged with trepidation. Scarcely 24 hours earlier, I watched our Pens clobber a very good Flyers...
by PenguinPoop on Mar 21, 2016

Penguins Cap-Sized

The trend, unfortunately, continues. Once again our Penguins fell prey to a key Metropolitan Division rival. A larger, more physical one to boot. The Pens certainly had their moments during last night’s disappointing 3-2 loss to Washington at th...
by PenguinPoop on Mar 2, 2016

Penguins Update: Lovejoy’s Injury May Alter Deadline Approach

Poor Ben Lovejoy. He can’t seem to escape the eye of the storm. A year ago, the veteran defenseman’s arrival at the trade deadline created an unintended stir. Now his upper-body injury—apparently long-term in nature—threatens to do the same.
by PenguinPoop on Feb 24, 2016

NHL Announces Full Rosters For 2016 NHL All-Star Game, Unveils All-Star Game Jerseys

By NHL Public RelationsNEW YORK – The National Hockey League announced today the full roster of players as well as the head coaches for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star celebration, which will be held Jan. 30-31 at Bridgestone Arena...
by StatFace on Jan 6, 2016

The Incredible Shrinking Penguins

One of the most popular Sci-Fi movies of the 1950s was The Incredible Shrinking Man. A businessman vacationing with his wife accidently gets exposed to a radioactive cloud, setting off a chain-reaction in his cells that caused his body to shrink. Hm...
by PenguinPoop on Dec 17, 2015

Penguins Recall Murray, Porter and Sheary

In the wake of injuries to goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and winger Beau Bennett, the Penguins have recalled forwards Kevin Porter and Conor Sheary—along with goalie Matt Murray—from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. After skating through the opening two mont...
by PenguinPoop on Dec 16, 2015

Penguins Update: Old-Time Hockey

It wasn’t a fancy pass. Or a sizzling shot. Or even a dazzling one-on-one move. On the contrary, the pivotal play of last night’s 2-1 Penguins loss to Columbus occurred midway through the second period when Blue Jackets villain Scott Hartnell bar...
by PenguinPoop on Nov 14, 2015

Proud Sports Fans Wear Camo

In honor of Veterans Day, I decided to take a closer look at a military fashion staple that often gets a bad wrap — camouflage. Contrary to popular belief, this print can be chic, but the key is it must be worn in moderation. That means a little go...
by The Style Ref on Nov 11, 2015

Penguins Update: Love for the Reverend

It ranks among the most unpopular—and controversial—deals in recent Penguins history. To such an extent that GM Jim Rutherford felt compelled to absolve himself of sole responsibility, stating that a push for the trade came from above. An organ...
by PenguinPoop on Oct 30, 2015

Penguins Update: The Farnham (and Bailey) Circus

Yesterday was a sad day for Penguins fans who like a little mustard on their hot dog. Bobby Farnham, the crowd-pleasing buzz-saw with the enormous heart, was claimed on waivers by the New Jersey Devils. The move was more symbolic than anything. The...
by PenguinPoop on Oct 27, 2015


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