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#tbt That one game Brooks Orpik played on the fourth line.

Dateline – [January 29, 2008.] Brooks Orpik played on the fourth line because Michel Therrien was sick of him. Kind of amazing to think Orpik turned it around and has now made about 50 million playing defense. Pens won the game that night. [ When in Rome. Pens win ]


RECAP: Game 48. Disarray in D.C.

Sometimes there is no silver lining. Sometimes there is just a giant mess. Sometimes you just get your ass kicked. The Penguins waltzed into Washington fresh off a nice win against Winnipeg. They leave Washington in maybe their worst state yet. The only word that we can think of to describe this game is this: disarray. By […]

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What the Hell Happened: Penguins get throttled by Caps 4-0.

Wow. The Penguins haven’t scored a goal against the Washington Capitals all season. They have only two wins against the Metro Division in two months. While it isn’t time to hit the panic button, the Penguins’ comfort level in the Metro Division isn’t what it used to be. They are now only three points ahead […]


RECAP: Game 47. The Winds of Change.

The All-Star Game is over, and it’s January 27th, which gives NHL teams over a month to set up their chess pieces in anticipation of the March 2nd Trade Deadline Day. The Penguins Universe finds itself at a really weird stage. The Pens aren’t playing horribly, but they aren’t playing great. The lineups are different […]


Penguins Make Another Trade, Acquire Maxim Lapierre from St. Louis

Jim Rutherford has stayed busy in his first season as Penguins general manager.  Not long after a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night, Rutherford pulled the trigger of his fourth trade since he took over with the Pens back in June.  In a swap of bottom-six centermen, the Pens sent Marcel Goc to St. Louis in […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 27:  Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates a short handed goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the game at Consol Energy Center on January 27, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

What The Hell Happened: Penguins gut out victory without Crosby and Malkin

A few years ago when Kris Letang got knocked out of a game against Dallas with a concussion, it stopped his great season in its tracks. Maybe, after getting knocked out of last Tuesday’s game against the Flyers, the universe reset Letang. Probably not, but holy shit Kris Letang had 5 assists in this game, […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 19:  Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings reacts to a high stick from Jiri Hudler #24 of the Calgary Flames resulting in a penalty during the second period at Staples Center on January 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Should the Pens take a chance on The King of Leadership?

So look who is on waivers: Mike Richards. [ ESPN ] Richards’ contract is completely insane. Richards, who turns 30 next month, has five more years after this season on a deal which carries a $5.75 million cap hit. His deal pays him $7 million this season, $6 million next season, then $5.5 million in […]