REPORT: Crosby will look to play in Europe if NHL lockout “goes long.”

First Malkin, now Crosby. According to this report in the PG, Crosby will look to play in Europe if the NHL lockout  "goes long." "If, at one point, there's a lockout and the lockout goes long … Sidney wants to play hockey," Brisson said. "Of course he would consider alternatives."   In addition to a […]

Tangradi, Strait, Bortuzzo and Grant all Re-sign with the Penguins

Ray Shero tied up some loose ends by re-signing a few players today. From the Penguins' official website: All four players received two-way deals. Tangradi’s contract is worth $726,000 at the NHL level; Strait will earn $605,000 at the NHL level; Bortuzzo’s and Grant’s deals are both worth $525,000 at the NHL level. Tangradi, Strait […]

Paul Alexander suspected of DUI

Via the PG: Paul Alexander, the host of KDKA's The Fan Morning Show, was taken into police custody Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence after he struck another car and failed to stop on the Parkway East, according to Pennsylvania State Police said. Trooper Robin Mungo said a trooper spotted the collision, […]

Hockey Kicks Cancer Event

Great event here from High Heels and Hockey.   The Pittsburgh sports blogging community will be holding a charity kickball tournament on October 6th to celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer Month. Proceeds will be donated to our local chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which Hockey Fights Cancer benefits. Please join Crosby FTW, High Heels & Hockey,  The […]

Reliving the 2012 playoffs: GAME SIX

Originally posted April 23rd. SD         The haunting sound of Flyer fans chanting," nah nah nah hey hey hey goodbye,"   That will stay with us for awhile.   Most playoff loses hurt. This one will resonate for awhile. This series will be in your head the next few years […]

Reliving the 2012 playoffs: GAME FIVE

Originally posted Saturday April 21   What a move by these guys.     The Pens had their 7th man on Saturday night, err Friday.  The beaten and battered CONSOL Energy Center atmosphere was bloodied and crumpled up on its stool in the corner.  But it answered the bell and came out swinging.  Unlimited tweets/comments […]

Reliving the 2012 playoffs: GAME FOUR

Pens avoid the sweep — Originally posted April 19       The Philadelphia Daily News photoshopped a picture of Sidney Crosby as the Cowardly Lion from the "Wizard of Oz" on Wednesday. We have no idea if that will come back to haunt them. But the thought of the Wizard of Oz inserting itself […]

Lockout looking more likely after today’s meetings.

Via Travis Hughes: "We believe we are paying the players more than we should be," commissioner Gary Bettman told the media following the day's meetings. Bettman also attempted to shift the blame to the players, saying that the NHL's side was ready to begin talks "in January" while Fehr took time to meet with players […]

Reliving the 2012 playoffs: GAME THREE EXCREMENT

Oh Jesus.  This was bad.  Originally posted April 16th. Just go watch all these YouTubes. @Ozman51 On Saturday: “We’ll see the true face of our team,” said Letang. “And I think we’ll see if guys have character, and we’ll prove a lot.” On Sunday: The only person on the planet right now with less composure […]

Reliving the 2012 playoffs: GAME TWO

OH MY HOLD GOD Original recap posted on Saturday April14 It almost seemed like it wasn't real. It can't be. We've all watched the Penguins all season long.  Not even at the lowest point of their season did they look as bad as they did on Friday night.  This was a 50-win team. […]

Reliving the 2012 playoffs: GAME ONE

With a lockout looming, no other course to take other than to torture ourselves. Recap originally posted Thursday, April 12th.   Brutal. Via @broadstreethockey   One of the best parts about the regular season was the lack of historic meltdowns.  Nothing sticks out, at least in our heads, in terms of the Pens […]

A.J. Burnett and the GIF of the summer

via SBN:   Here is what happened via SBN Pittsburgh: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett wasn't too pleased Thursday afternoon when Dodgers infielder Hanley Ramirez posed a bit after homering off him in the fourth, then gestured to his teammates while running the bases. So when Burnett struck Ramirez out to end the sixth, he had […]

NHL is bizarre: Philly signs Wayne Simmonds for 6 years

How bizarre is the NHL?  And better yet, how bizarre is the Philadelphia Flyers franchise? With the owners and players staring at each other across the table like Cobb and Saito, the Flyers decide to sign Wayne Simmonds to a 6-year, $24-million deal. A couple of observations Wayne Simmonds sucks balls.  He's had maybe 7 […]

Taking a look at Gary Bettman’s role

  The boys over at Crosby FTW dissect exactly what's going on and who's doing what in the current CBA negotiations.   Solid read.      

Everything that happened today with the NHLPA’s counter offer to the Owners

Crosby overdressed in our opinion. Busy day of news as the NHLPA countered the Owners July 13th proposal. Start here From PHT: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wasn’t revealing much after receiving the NHLPA’s proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement — but he did say it was thorough. “It’s clear to me that they didn’t put […]

On September 15, the NHL will lock out the players if no deal is reached.

Not the greatest of news delivered via Travis Hughes at SB: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman left little room for doubt on that Thursday, telling the assembled media after a short bargaining session in New York that the league will not play another season under the current agreement. If Sept. 15 comes and there's no deal […]