GIF’s on how to remember 2012

What a weird year. By the time this page loads, it will be 2014.     Malkin won MVP with a spectular season.         Root Sports still sucked.     The Civic Arena died.   Kris Letang showed limited composure.     Crosby finally came back, but wasn't himself.   […]

REPORT: Whenever there is hockey again, the Pens may want Gonchar back.

Don't even want to write more than a sentence about anything. But read this. [  Ottawa Sun ] Gonchar was Malkin’s mentor during his first few seasons in the NHL. The two have remained close friends and after being named 2011-12 league MVP last spring, Malkin thanked Gonchar for his guidance.   The Senators will […]

UPDATED:Sidney Crosby played goalie for a Dek Team Friday

According the Internet, Sidney Crosby played goaltender at Dek Star in the North Hills. He played for a team called "Flyers Suck," and his team won 4-0. UPDATED: He played against a team by the name "Flyers suck." Not that it matters, but whatever. The pics: Making a save: We would have roster checked Crosby. […]

‘Twas the Night Before the Lockout

From reader Amy T.  Twas the Night Before Christmas – NHL Lockout Style ‘Twas three weeks before Christmas, and all through the league   What once showed promise, now showed fatigue Players’ stockings were hung by the chimney with care   In the hopes that St. Don would bring paychecks to spare The owners were […]

NHL Games Cancelled Through December 30th

"I'm so completely shocked by this," said no one. The NHL is expected to cancel more games. Goodbye NHL hockey in 2012. We totally agree with Days of Y'Orr on this one: Just cancel the season already.

Crosby Apparently “Fed Up.” Is Europe in his Future?

Today's dose of alarmism and pessimism comes to us via CBS Pittsburgh: “From all three days, to kind of go through all of that and get a response like that is pretty devastating for everyone,” Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said Friday, following the collapse of CBA talks in New York City Thursday. Crosby returned to […]

The Pensblog Podcast – December 6, 2012

We're joined by Jesse from Faceoff-Factor as we talk about the mess that is the NHL lockout and the insane day that was today. Plus, Adam tells a story and some other stuff. No idea. Somehow this is over an hour. If Podbean above isn't working, try Soundcloud below:  

Aaannnddd…. it’s gone!

The NHL has rejected the NHLPA's latest offer and it seems like they've now pulled their own offer off the table. Or something. We're not even sure anymore. Someone help us. It looks like more games will likely be cancelled soon. It's December 6th and they've already cancelled games to the 14th. No way the […]

LATEST From the Labor situation: They brought a Podium back out tonight.

If you aren't following this labor thing on twitter tonight you are missing a hell of show. Journalist on locations are tweeting every move. There has been rumors of back and forths between the Players and Owners. The latest is this:   Hmm. Setting podium back up in media room. — Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika)

REPORT: Bettman wants deal by Friday

Monster piece by David Staples: Former player Nick Kypreos, a Sportsnet broadcaster and staunch supporter of the NHLPA in labour negotations, says NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wants a deal done to end the NHL lockout by Friday.   “Apparently Gary is ready to get a deal done,” Kypreos said. “He wants this thing done Friday. […]