5:59 AM EST, Sat November 28, 2020
PensBurgh 17 hours ago
Penguins’ World Cup of Hockey: Finals

Penguins’ World Cup of Hockey: Finals

It’s Mario vs. Sid in the finals of our tournament Here’s our latest project to help pass the time until the hockey season comes back, a fictional “World Cup of Hockey” by breaking up players who played for the Penguins to their respective national teams and seeing them vie for superiority and bragging rights. We completed the group stage games last week with some polls, you can catch up with that right here. Group A (Standings are Win, OT Win, OT Loss, Loss) Mario Lemieux’s Team Canada (3-0-0-0)Team USA (1-1-0-1)Team World (0-1-0-2)Team Finland (0-0-2-1) Group...
PensBurgh 23 hours ago
On this date in Penguins history: Paying tribute to the late ‘Badger’ Bob Johnson

On this date in Penguins history: Paying tribute to the late ‘Badger’ Bob Johnson

Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Studios/ The team held a tribute ceremony to the late coach before their game against the Devils on this date in 1991. On this date, 29 years ago, the Penguins held a touching and emotional tribute to the late coach who helped bring the first Stanley Cup win to the city of Pittsburgh in the 1990-91 season. Before facing the New Jersey Devils at the Civic Arena on November 27, 1991, a 10-minute candlelight ceremony was held in honor of the late ‘Badger’ Bob Johnson. In addition the pre-game ceremony, Johnson’s signature phrase...
PensBurgh Nov 26, 2020
The Penguins biggest turkeys of the last ten years

The Penguins biggest turkeys of the last ten years

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Happy Thanksgiving, Pensburgh! We’re thankful none of these players are still playing for the Penguins. Happy Thanksgiving, Pensburgh! It’s likely going to go down as one of the more forgettable turkey days of our lives, so let’s take a look at some of the more forgettable Penguins players over the last ten years. Nothing personal of course as I don’t have ill feelings towards most (but not all) of them. This is all in good fun. If you click the link at each position, it will take you to the NHL’s stat website so you can see for...
PensBurgh Nov 26, 2020
Pens Points: Happy Thanksgiving, Pensburgh

Pens Points: Happy Thanksgiving, Pensburgh

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports To all our American friends, let’s kick off Turkey Day with some Pens Points! Here are some stuffing-filled Pens Points to begin your Thanksgiving... Former NBC Sports broadcaster and hockey announcing legend, Doc Emrick, recently wrapped up his career, riding off into the sunset after finishing the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. Emrick was able to sit down and reflect on his career, in addition to his ties to Pittsburgh. [Penguins] Mario Lemieux will match donations to the Mario Lemieux Foundation up to $500,000 now through December 31....
PensBurgh Nov 25, 2020
Look at this collection of random Penguins hockey cards sitting in my basement

Look at this collection of random Penguins hockey cards sitting in my basement

If you remember some of these players give yourself a tip of the cap for sure. It is the night before Thanksgiving and in normal years I would be sitting in my seat in the media level at PPG Paints Arena watching one of my favorite sports traditions of the year (the Penguins’ night before Thanksgiving home game). Since that is not happening I am doing the next best thing — sitting in my basement watching TV and looking through old hockey cards from my childhood. Come with me on this journey as we remember some players that you probably forgot about it. This is not...
PensBurgh Nov 25, 2020
We will be missing the Penguins this Thanksgiving Eve

We will be missing the Penguins this Thanksgiving Eve

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via For the first time since 2012, the Penguins will not serve as our Thanksgiving appetizer. Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with tradition, from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, to stuffing your face with food, to passing out on the couch while watching the Detroit Lions lose to whatever team the NFL puts in front of them. One such Thanksgiving tradition that Penguins fans have become accustomed to over the years actually takes place on the night before the big feast. It’s the Penguins (almost) annual Thanksgiving Eve game. Since...
PensBurgh Nov 24, 2020
Looking at the Penguins vs. Central Division teams on paper

Looking at the Penguins vs. Central Division teams on paper

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via How do the Pens matchup against their potential new division mates? The 2020-21 NHL season will be a lot different than normal. We still don’t have a set start date, though deadlines tend to make progress and it looks like an agreement by December 11th or 12th could be the magic date to get an agreement to get the ball rolling for a January 1 start. So you can enjoy your Thanksgiving week knowing not much is likely to change now with the timing looming down the line. When the league does start, due to Canadian border...
PensBurgh Nov 24, 2020
These five Penguins are approaching milestone numbers this season

These five Penguins are approaching milestone numbers this season

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Sidney Crosby in particular is close to two very important milestones. When the 2020-21 NHL season begins a few key members of the Pittsburgh Penguins organization will have a chance to reach some pretty significant career milestones. We love nice round numbers in sports, and Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel, Bryan Rust, and Kris Letang are all closing in on some important ones for themselves. Let’s take a quick look! Sidney Crosby — 1,000 games Here is a fun fact: No player in Penguins history has ever played 1,000 games...
PensBurgh Nov 23, 2020
The Penguins’ best trade deadline days in team history

The Penguins’ best trade deadline days in team history

Photo by Ryan Yorgen/NHLI via An important day in NHL history is the trade deadline. It’s been pretty good to the Penguins The NHL trade deadline day is one of the most exciting days of the season on the hockey calendar. Teams are gearing up for the playoffs if they think they can make a run, or they are shedding off veteran players and loading up with younger assets if they need to shift gears and look further into the future. Trade deadline moves can fortify teams and add the needed extra ingredients to go on long playoff runs. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been the...
PensBurgh Nov 22, 2020
Penguins’ World Cup of Hockey: Semifinals

Penguins’ World Cup of Hockey: Semifinals

Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP via It’s Mario vs. Geno and Sid vs. Jagr in a very star-studded semifinals of our World Cup style tournament Here’s our latest project to help pass the time until the hockey season comes back, a fictional “World Cup of Hockey” by breaking up players who played for the Penguins to their respective national teams and seeing them vie for superiority and bragging rights. We completed the group stage games last week with some polls, you can catch up with that right here. Group A (Standings are Win, OT Win, OT Loss,...
PensBurgh Nov 21, 2020
The Penguins’ longest current trade tree continued to grow this offseason

The Penguins’ longest current trade tree continued to grow this offseason

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via It all goes back to Jeff Norton. Even though he only played 32 forgettable games as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins 20 years ago, the current roster still has a tie to Jeff Norton. You probably do not remember Jeff Norton, and that is okay. He is a classic “remember that guy?” type of player, and one that made a minimal impact in his extremely brief time with the team. But two players on the current roster — defenseman Mike Matheson and forward Colton Sceviour — are still connected to his Penguins career. Let’s dive in to...
PensBurgh Nov 21, 2020
Pens Points: What next?

Pens Points: What next?

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Still lots of questions regarding next season. But at least we’re one day closer now. Penguins News Let’s start off with something refreshing for the first time in a long time. Mario Lemieux unveils the new Reverse Retro jersey and it looks great n’at. But everything looks great in that trophy room. What a snapshot of how dominant of a player he was. The embodiment of a classic jersey. pic.twitter.com/XJtw3oHWJs— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) November 18, 2020 The Penguins are fortunate to have several great cap hits for great...
PensBurgh Nov 20, 2020
Would it be a competitive advantage for the Penguins to switch divisions in 2020?

Would it be a competitive advantage for the Penguins to switch divisions in 2020?

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Is it better for the Penguins to stay with familiar rivals in the East, or jump over to the Central next season? Yesterday we had a little fun spitballing and thinking up different scenarios for how the NHL might align their divisions for 2020-21. Graphic design is my passion to crudely draw out division splits and lines. Deep down though, I think everyone just thought or expected the Penguins to stay more or less where they’ve always been, where they belong with their usual tried and true rivals. Well, here’s a vintage Lee Corso...
PensBurgh Nov 20, 2020
2020 Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #1 John Marino

2020 Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #1 John Marino

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via We finally reach the conclusion of our countdown of the best young players in the Penguins’ organization. It can’t be a shocker, the king this year is none other than John Marino! Our annual, 2020 version of the top players under the age of 25 in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. 2020 Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: Graduates and Departed#25: Radim Zohorna#24: Judd Caulfield#23: Will Reilly#22: Jan Drozg#21: Sam Miletic#20: Lukas Svejkovsky#19: Jonathan Gruden#18: Niclas Almari#17: Clayton Phillips#16: Jordy Bellerive#15: Anthony...
PensBurgh Nov 20, 2020
Samuel Poulin dazzles with nice goal at Team Canada World Junior training camp

Samuel Poulin dazzles with nice goal at Team Canada World Junior training camp

Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via The Penguins prospect will play for Team Canada in the upcoming World Junior tournament. While the NHL is in the heavy lull of its offseason following a season that was paused due to the Coronavirus pandemic, not all in the hockey world is at a halt. In Red Deer, AB, Team Canada is holding a four-week training camp bubble in advance of the upcoming 2021 World Junior Championships, which will be held in Red Deer and Edmonton. Among the players participating in the camp for Team Canada is Penguins winger Samuel Poulin, who the...

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