David Backes is a giant piece of shit

Phil Kessel murdered the American hockey team like it was an enemy of a Clinton last night. The worthless David Backes got jammed about it: “It’s disappointing,” Backes said. “I understand there’s hard feelings if you weren’t picked for the team or if whatever, but the comments are, I think — as a team guy […]

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 16:  Sidney Crosby #87 of Team Canada skates with the puck during practice at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on September 16, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

WCH 2016: Pens Participants So Far

So, we’ve officially had the start of some exhibition games that don’t mean anything that come before the official tournament games for a made up tournament that doesn’t mean anything begins. Dear God, it’s us. Pittsburgh. Can you hear us? Please don’t let anyone get hurt. Anywho, Patric Hornqvist is leading all scorers through 3 […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 15:  Penguins fans celebrate during the Victory Parade and Rally on June 15, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks to win the NHL Stanley Cup. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Review: The Summer of Stanley

Well, here we are. It’s Labor Day, 85 days since the Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks to claim the franchise’s 4th Stanley Cup. A night that only months before seemed impossible, as we all watched and wondered if the Pens would even make the playoffs. But make the playoffs they did, and proved that […]


Link City: The whites, more KHL weirdness, are we excited about the WCH yet?

Dear god, it’s inching closer. Nothing yet on the start of training camp, but the first Penguins preseason game is Sept. 27 at DET. Last year they started camp 3 days before their first game. We do have those pre-tournament WCH games at Consol, so that’s something. So yeah, there’s been this whole “Weird NHL” […]


Link City: Olympics Edition

Haha…kidding. The Olympics are terrible. Anyhow, what have we missed lately? Oh, right. Patrick Roy is a piece of trash and his actions prove it. Good for Colorado. I’m just happy for Patrick Roy finally going back to doing what he was always good at: throwing tempter tantrums and quitting. — Winging It In Motown (@wingingitmotown) […]


Link City: MAF, Sid, WBS, etc.

The Pirates are imploding and Steelers camp has started, so Pittsburgh sports media is in full glory. Big crowd here to celebrate the


Link City: Dog Days of Bummer

Just helping to contribute to the slag heap of summer hockey blogging. Like this. And also this.   Moving on… Evidently the 2016 Penguins highlight film is pretty good. Glad to hear it’s full of all the highlights. Has the Pens Summer of Stanley postponed any plans to sell the team? Maybe. Or maybe Ron […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 23:  Theodor Blueger, drafted 52nd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins, poses for a portrait during Day Two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Link City: How Long Until Training Camp? Some Division News, Blah

3rd Party, People’s Champ looking at his twitter.) shows a complete lack of understanding of math, how the salary cap works, or what it must be like to be an NHL GM. Welcome to July, folks. Anyway, here’s a nice write up from Ryan Wilson on whether or not the Pens should try to resign […]

Mario Lemieux with penguins

Link City: Well, It’s Almost August…

Because there ain’t no party like a Kessel Cup party. via GIPHY If you’re looking for a place to track all of the players’ days with the cup, there’s a blog for that already. It’s the anniversary of the day the Pens drafted Mario Lemieux and then Mario Lemieux kinda acted like he didn’t want […]

in Game Six of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California.

Fantasy Hockey in 2016

Ever since fantasy football first emerged in the early 1960’s there has been steady growth in both sports involved in fantasy leagues and the number of fantasy sports betting users. The number of sports covered has also grown and today encompasses hockey, football, soccer, baseball, basketball and even NASCAR racing. The principle is simple, you […]

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09:  Jake Guentzel #20 of the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Providence Friars during the third period of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championship semifinals at TD Garden on April 9, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.The Providence Friars defeat the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4-1.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Picks, Prospects and Signees Pt. 2: Follow the Turnpike

This is part 2 of a look at the offseason moves of the Penguins organization. Today we’re focusing on Wilkes-Barre Scranton, and the new faces that might end up in the Penguins’ snazzy new black and gold digs. Chirps From Center Ice has a handy roster tracker for all of WBS’ moves. The Penguins Insider […]

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 12:  Justin Schultz #4 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup after their 3-1 victory to win the Stanley Cup against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Pens re-sign Justin Schultz

1yr/1.4 million. Leaves about $1mil for Cullen. Makes sense for Schultz. Play one year on a winning team with a style that suits him, cash in later. — Jonathan Bombulie (@BombulieTrib)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13:  Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins (c) celebrates his empty net goal at 19:21 of the third period against the New York Rangers and is joined by Bryan Rust #17 (l) and Tom Kuhnhackl #34 (r) at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2016 in New York City. The Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Picks, Prospects, and Signees: Pens Organizational Outlook for 2016-17

Wherein we wander through the desert that is the summer break. So this should take up some space. Over the next couple days, we’ll try to cover most of the major offseason moves, taking a look at the pool of prospect and additions to the minor league system, including all of the super lazy nicknames […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13:  Matt Cullen #7 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in action in Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Link City: Prospect Camp is over, Free Agency continues, CullenWatch?

Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend, ate hot dogs and made America something something… Here’s Some Prospect Camp Stuff Dr. Bombulie with a wrap-up, Seth Rorabaugh talks about Guentzal, more Bombulie talking about that pick everyone said the Pens wasted because he’s not an offensive defenseman and that’s all you need, obviously. Some people are linking […]

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 06:  Tom Sestito #47 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Jordin Tootoo #22 of the New Jersey Devils fight in the first period on March 6, 2016 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Free Agency Day

Penguin related or otherwise interesting. Pittsburgh has signed like 17 jobber AHL D-men. I’ve laughed out loud at least 4 times already today. You know where to find all the big stuff…


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18 Jan 1997:  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and rightwinger Mark Recchi of the Montreal Canadiens take a photo opportunity as Mark is named the Most Valuable Player of the 47th NHL All-Star game at the San Jose Arena in San Jose, California. Mandatory Cre

Link City: Draft, Free Agency, Prospect Camp, Hall of Fame class

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. (He’s new here.) Pens take a goalie So once all those angry Penguins fans that Jeremy Roenick is always talking about got all in a huff over GMJR not moving MAF, we saw them pick Filip Gustavsson with their top pick this year. Seriously, these pictures […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 09:  Fans gather outside Consol Energy Center to watch Game Five of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks on June 9, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The Penguins schedule: Return of the Saturday night home game

It’s hard to even want to talk about the schedule right now. But we’ll do it anyway. Looking at the Penguins schedule the biggest takeaway is this: the Saturday night home game is back. This year the Penguins have six home games on Saturday night. All six start 7:00 or later. Last year only four […]