October 27, 2010

Wingin' it with the Pittsburgh Penguins

There have been two storylines over the past few years regarding the Pittsburgh Penguins that have become a never-ending discussion. Both, oddly enough, are tied to one-another.

The first is the ongoing search for a consistent winger to play alongside Sidney Crosby. In his five-plus years in the NHL, the only player that meshed perfectly with Crosby was Marian Hossa. Of course, he was only a Pittsburgh Penguin for a little over three months. Sandwiched around Hossa's brief time in Pittsburgh, Crosby has played with guys like Colby Armstrong, Pascal Dupuis, Bill Guerin (who wasn't such a bad choice), Ryan Malone, Petr Sykora, Mark Recchi, Chris Kunitz, Miroslav Satan, Matt Cooke, Tyler Kennedy, Ruslan Fedotenko, and so on. And those just some of the names since the Penguins started winning. I don't even want to look back at the 2005-06 and '06-07 seasons just because Michel Ouellett, Jani Rita and Nils Ekman give me nightmares.

More after the jump ...

October 26, 2010

I'm back ... kinda

Hi there. Been a while, right? Yeah, so I haven't written anything here in almost two years, but after thinking about it, it'd be a good thing to have a place to throw all of my thoughts that wouldn't fit on Puck Daddy.

There's no schedule of when I'll post here. Whenever I have some droppings I need placed, I'll put them here -- whether it's regarding the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL or a general hockey topic.

The first post will be something that's been bugging me for a while now regarding the Pens. It's a well-known topic du jour whenever someone discusses the team and their Stanley Cup chances.

So with that, welcome back. Thanks for coming back. It should be fun.