ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 8: The St. Louis Blues are introduced before a game against the Nashville Predators at Scottrade Center on October 8, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Colligan: 4 Questions on Blake Comeau, Playoff Seeding, and the St. Louis Blues

This a column by Mike Colligan that appears every week on The Pensblog. You can find more of Mike’s work at his site, (1) Is Blake Comeau healthy? Injuries to Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist forced Penguins coach Mike Johnston to shuffle lines last week. Blake Comeau found himself alongside Sidney Crosby and David […]


Connor Johnson Foundation Memorial Hockey Tournament & Charity

On a non-Penguins note for a second, I wanted to take a personal opportunity to give out information about an important upcoming charity that supports a fantastic cause, gives you the opportunity to win Penguin-related material, and supports local hockey in general. The benefit is April 11, 2015 and the Brady’s Run Ice complex in […]


RECAP: Game 72. The Penguins are a mess. Win 3-1.

The Pens are in trouble. We’re not gonna be rah-rah, the Pens can do anything they set their mind to. With Malkin and Hornqvist out, this is the perfect time for the Pens to see who can step up and make plays. The answer is: NO ONE. How much better would you feel if Max […]

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VIDEO: Bill Guerin agrees that the Penguins whine too much

This interview occurred Thursday afternoon on SportsNet Radio. Some highlights: “Your team whines quite a bit,” MacLean said to Guerin on-air Thursday. “It’s hurt you at times in key situations, and I think it’s hurt you at playoff time.” “It’s definitely an area that we’ve identified as being an issue at times. And you […]


RECAP: Game 70. What the hell just happened? Pens get shut out by the Devils.

Yeah. This isn’t good. Overreactions be damned; you could be the most optimistic Penguins fan in the entire world right now, and there is no way you aren’t concerned. This was an embarassment from start to finish. Yes, the Devils have been playing better lately, but yikes. Rich said it best in the Gameday post when […]

Steve Downie Powerball

The Steve Downie Penalty Powerball – 3-17-2015

Changing it up. Ben Lovejoy probably will never score a goal. How to play: 1. Download our Pensblog App. And send us your guess for the time and period Steve Downie will take a penalty. 2. Or you can tweet your guess (time, period) #SteveDowniepenalty. 3. The format, based on the picture below is as follows: 13:51, 2nd per. Using […]


Colligan: 5 Questions on Derrick Pouliot Concerns and Connor McDavid

This a column by Mike Colligan that appears every Monday on The Pensblog. You can find more of Mike’s work at his site, (1) Will Derrick Pouliot be Playoff-Ready? Pittsburgh’s rookie sensation Derrick Pouliot was demoted to Wilkes-Barre Scranton of the AHL on Saturday. Head coach Mike Johnston said the move was to allow Andrew […]