Malkin’s Slump

In watching the Pittsburgh Penguins face off against the Vancouver Canucks and getting decidedly trounced for their efforts, I started to wonder about Evgeni Malkin. He wasn’t much of an offensive force, despite scoring a goal, and his dangerous hit on Willie Mitchell left me thinking that something must be eating the sniper. Sure enough,Continue reading “Malkin’s Slump”

Ovechkin Fined for Slew Foot

While Alexander Ovechkin might have avoided a suspension for slew-footing Thrashers’ forward Rich Peverley on Thursday, he was fined an “undisclosed” amount of money. There was also a minor penalty on the play that drew parallels to a recent similar play in which Anaheim’s Evgeni Artyukhin was suspended three games for slew-footing Dallas Stars’ defencemanContinue reading “Ovechkin Fined for Slew Foot”

Pittsburgh Penguins Win Stanley Cup

In true heart-pounding fashion, the Pittsburgh Penguins rose to the challenge and defeated the favourite Detroit Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup. That they did so without the services of Sidney Crosby for more than half the game was remarkable, too, but for the most part this win was about character and heart. WinningContinue reading “Pittsburgh Penguins Win Stanley Cup”

Playoff Matchups – Stanley Cup Finals

The season is drawing to a close and we are now faced with the Stanley Cup Finals! This year’s matchup is a rematch from last year’s Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings matchup, marking the first time since 1984 with the Edmonton Oilers faced the New York Islanders a second time. The Oilers took theContinue reading “Playoff Matchups – Stanley Cup Finals”

Penguins Sweep Hurricanes

Well, looks like I blew the prediction after all. The Pittsburgh Penguins completed their sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. The young Pens disposed of the Canes led by a driven and determine Sidney Crosby, unquestionably leading his team to the Promised Land again for a series that could very well be aContinue reading “Penguins Sweep Hurricanes”