First off, we can’t thank Rick enough for all of his help over the years. He was that weird Canadian friend we always wanted. Great human. He will be missed. He was the only one that ever used tags for posts, so good luck finding anything now. With Rick’s keyboard, mouse, and Zune hanging in the […]
Rick retires from the Pensblog.
This was tucked away inside of Mark Madden’s latest piece Evgeni Malkin met with new Penguins coach Mike Johnston in Russia, and Malkin was reportedly not impressed. Hmm. If this is true, this sounds awkward.
An article that explains why statistics, analytics and “fancy stats” are important.
It is August, but this is noteworthy:
Seven years ago, we randomly stumbled across Ron Newcomer, and his endless collection of photos. We even did a Q&A with him because we were in awe. We thought Ron had faded into the Internet,
Brandon Sutter re-signs with the Pittsburgh Penguins for two years.
Huge news. One of our biggest problems with Letang was his haircut. The status quo has changed.
A really great read on analytics from the New Jersey Devils blog Fire and Ice. This quote by Lou Lammoriello really says it all: “It’s an evolution, but statistics only go so far in the game: character, sense, who you play with, when you play, when you do what you do at what time,” Lamoriello […]
From DKOnPittsburghSports: Anyone who thought the Capitals overpaid for Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik or both, know this: Both were offered more money by other teams, Niskanen by the Red Wings, Orpik by the Avalanche. The common denominator in bringing them together in Washington was Todd Reirden, their defensive coach in Pittsburgh. Really popular figure with all those guys. […]
There is a place for advanced stats in the NHL. There is no question about that. But are they relevant after a player changes teams? Are they the final word? Nick Spaling signed with the Penguins for $2.2 million for two years on Thursday, and people raged.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have avoided salary arbitration with Nick Spaling. Via the Pens: “The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Nick Spaling, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2015-16 campaign and has an average annual value of $2.2 […]