In the past five years, the Penguins’ fanbase has gotten bad at times. We’ve all been guilty of it. The Penguin organization has been bad. The team itself has been bad. But if you want a look at a truly miserable situation, look no further than the Toronto Maple Leafs. From the coach, to the […]


QUICK CAP: Pens cruise again. 5-2 win in Toronto.

In the grand scheme of hockey news, the biggest story coming out of this game will be the Leafs and their constant battle with the fans and media. A fan threw their jersey onto the ice during the third period and then walked out. Someone might burn Randy Carlyle’s house down. Meanwhile, everything is in […]


TWEETCAP: Hockey Is Back

Nights like these are the best nights on the old Twitter machine. Every now and then, the stars in the sports universe align and turn social media into an event of itself. This happened last night.



No one had any idea what to expect from opening night. Then they introduced Mike Johnston:   You don’t do something like that unless you are one solid son of a bitch. Welcome to the Mike Johnston era.

NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins

QUICK CAP: Principal Johnston and the Penguins win their opener

If first impressions mean anything, this season is going to be one wild ride. Up 3-0, the Penguins mangled the lead, only to come storming back. When it was over, the Penguins won 6-4, and this may sound weird: hockey was really fun to watch again. Seriously, the Penguins haven’t played that entertaining of a […]


Gameday 1: Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins

Anaheim Ducks @ Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00 PM – ROOT Sports Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Tonight the Penguins officially turn the page and embark on a new era. A lot has changed since the last time the Penguins played a game that actually meant something. New management, new coaches, some new players, even new […]


Our predictions for 2014-2015

Another season. Another 82-plus games of Hell. More long nights battling strangers on the Internet after every goal MAF lets in. More arguments about who should be on the right wall on the power play. We all do this willingly. We are all idiots.


Shiny New Toys: Three Things To Watch For In The New System

The Mike Johnston era has arrived in Pittsburgh. Throughout the offseason, we’ve heard the buzzwords “high-tempo” and “puck-possession” repeated ad nauseam in reference to how the Penguins are going to play this year. But what does that mean, exactly? In this post, I hope to quantify (with high-quality MS Paint portraits!) what this new system […]