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 […]


Third uniforms look nasty on the ice

MAF’s yellow pads and the tribute to Barrasso’s mask are nice touches. This might be the greatest uniform to come out in sports since the San Diego Chargers brought back those powder-blues.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins

Fleury Versus The League Average

Goaltending in the NHL can be a difficult thing to quantify. Let’s face it, some teams just have a garbage defense. If you need an example of that, just take a look at what the Oilers have done the last few seasons. So with one of this summers stories being the lack of a contract […]