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PENGUINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Playoffs Be Damned, Fleury Is Having a Banner Season by @ToonsBrian

It has been said repeatedly - and accurately - that Penguins' goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is the most polarizing athlete in the city of Pittsburgh. As a fan, you're either firmly in "MAF Camp" or you're just waiting for that next soft goal, that next miscue behind the cage or that next bad night to come to point out his negative tendencies.If you're in that second group, this is...
Via PensInitiative
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Penguins defenseman ridicules decision to fire Dan Bylsma

Defenseman Matt Niskanen had some harsh words about the Pittsburgh Penguins and their decision to fire head coach Dan Bylsma back in June. Now with the Washington Capitals, Niskanen was open with his remarks and revealed that he thinks that – to be blunt – that the decision was a poor one. Niskanen’s comments, as seen on Trib Live, were pretty candid regarding Bylsma’s firing...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 32 – Hockey and Panthers make Downie go crazy in Pens 3-1 win

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Pens 3  Panthers 1 Record: 22-6-4 Goals Spaling (5) from Downie, Goc Pouliot (1) from Downie, Spaling Crosby (10) from Letang, Despres Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Harrington (high-sticking) – Careless (tries to lift his stick...
Via The PensNation
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Willie Mitchell hit Kris Letang with his own helmet

Willie Mitchell wasn’t content to let things end once officials stepped in between him and Kris Letang so he decided to take things one step further. Mitchell was able to rip off Letang’s helmet and then tried to hit him in the head with it.
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

At Last....Derrick Pouliot! by @ChicksDigHockey

The Pens' blue line is hurting....literally.Christian Ehrhoff is out with a lower body injury. Jason Mackey of the Trib is reporting Ehrhoff no longer had a nameplate on a locker inside the Penguins' dressing room, although no corresponding roster move has been made. Not sure what, if anything, that means. Paul Martin has an undisclosed injury although coach Johnston has said there...
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins spoof 'Christmas Vacation' in holiday e-card (Video)

The Pittsburgh Penguins wished their fans a happy holiday season with an e-card spoof of the classic holiday movie "Christmas Vacation". We must compliment the video editors for the nice job they did splicing the Penguins players and front office personnel into the actual scenes of the movie. We just hope no one else came down with the mumps during the making of this video.Video...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Penguins ‘Christmas Vacation’ Parody Is Hilarious

It’s always awesome when teams do stuff like this to lighten the mood and get people in the mood for the holidays. The Penguins parodied ‘Christmas Vacation’ for their Holiday E-Card and it was simply phenomenal. Hell, even Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin got in on the action. [Eye on Hockey] The post The Pittsburgh Penguins ‘Christmas Vacation’ Parody Is Hilarious appeared...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pittsburgh Penguins did an amazing Christmas Vacation parody

The other 29 teams around the NHL can give up now. The Pittsburgh Penguins have won the Holiday season with their incredible Christmas Vacation parody. Just wait for Evgeni Malkin’s contribution. Pittsburgh Penguins holiday video. It’s the gift that keeps on giving throughout the entire year. https://t.co/0wJrfyg0tu — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 19, 2014
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Comeau scores in OT as Pens, Fleury shut out Avs in Crosby's return

  Blake Comeau scored 2:24 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots, registering his sixth shutout of the season just hours after the Penguins thought their starting goaltender had the mumps. Fleury, who recorded the 34th shutout of his career, was tested after missing Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened: The more Mumps they come across, the more wins they see

Marc-Andre Fleury didn’t have the Mumps. But he ended up making the AVs sicks. Fleury and Colorado goaltender Calvin Pickard, who sounds like the name of a marginal villian in a Jean Claude Van Damme movie, battled to a 0-0 tie in regulation. In a game that featured a ton of action for a scoreless affair, the Penguins mostly dominated. But Pickard played out of his mind, and kept...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PGH Bobblehead Theatre – Ep 3 – Taking Precautions with Fleury

PITTSBURGH BOBBLEHEAD THEATRE – EP. 3 Marc Andre Fleury missed practice and tested negative for the mumps. What do these precautions look like? Pittsburgh Bobblehead Theatre has an idea.    
Via The PensNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Comeau is good again

It wasn’t exactly a trending topic when the Penguins signed Blake Comeau to a one-year contract on the first day of free agency this past July.  Comeau, who had only netted 11 goals in parts of the last two seasons, was at best seen as a guy who would primarily be filling a role in the bottom-six.  His name not being Tanner Glass or Deryk Engelland was perhaps his best...
Via The Pensblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mumps outbreak hurting NHL’s image?

            The NHL sent out a league-wide memo Tuesday on information about curtailing mumps and preventing further transmission, reports ESPN.com. From the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention website: “Mumps is a contagious disease that is caused by the mumps virus. Mumps typically starts with a few days of fever, headache...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MUMPS IN THE ROOM: Who is to blame?

By:  Ken Will (@PensNation_K) With the mumps sweeping across the dressing room of the Pittsburgh Penguins, it’s fair that we’re all asking questions about the team’s medical staff and their policies for dealing with the virus: Why weren’t the Penguins more proactive when they knew this is an issue in the National Hockey League? I’ve seen this one a lot. It is certainly...
Via The PensNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Mumps’ The Word On Canucks Next Move

The Canucks just finished up owning the Pittsburgh Penguins which we all know now was because of the mumps. It didn’t take long before games against the Leafs, Sens and Canadiens gave Canucks nation a scare, not a mumps scare, but we got a bit worried. The line blender saw its debut on the Eastern […] The post ‘Mumps’ The Word On Canucks Next Move appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs trade player to Penguins

Toronto Maple Leafs have traded defenseman player 1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins for player 2
Via The Hockey Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Beau Bennett has the mumps; concern as he visited Children’s Hopsital

Beau Bennett may have the Mumps. And this could turn even worse, because Bennett made a trip to Pittsburgh’s Children Hospital last week as a part of the Penguins annual charity. #BREAKING Pens say Beau Bennett might have mumps. He visited kids at Children's Hospital last week. Those kids are now being tested. — DebG_WPXI (@WPXI_DebG) December 15, 2014 What a nightmare. Here...
Via The Pensblog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Longtime goalie Tomas Vokoun plans to retire

Longtime goalie Tomas Vokoun has decided to retire, according to the Czech publication Sport. Vokoun, 38, most recently played for the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2012-13 season, when he went 13-4 with a 2.45 goals-against average and a 91.9 save percentage in 20 games. He was limited to two games with the Penguins' AHL affiliate last season because of blood clots in his pelvis...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Announce Sidney Crosby Has Mumps, Will Continue To Be Monitored Daily

Sidney Crosby is the latest NHL player to be diagnosed with the mumps. TSN’s Bob McKenzie first reported Crosby’s diagnosis Sunday morning. The team confirmed the news in a news release shortly thereafter. Crosby will be monitored daily, and specialists indicated he should be through the infectious period by Monday, the team said in the statement. He’ll...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (12/13/14) vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Jackets squeak by the Penguins this evening with a 4-3 OT win. The result was by no means pretty but with it the Jackets have now won six straight. Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly   The Good: Boone Jenner Boone Jenner had himself a game out on the ice tonight. While he didn’t dominate the corsi battle this evening (37% even strength) his process so far has been one...
Via BS Hockey
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins analyst makes an awful “I Can’t Breathe” joke

Stan Savran is going to want this one back. During the first intermission between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets, Savran was trying to explain how the Penguins were being completely overwhelmed by the Blue Jackets. The analogy he went with was an uncomfortable comparison to the protests over the Eric Garner “I Can’t Breathe” death in New York. Jay Caufield...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penguins commentator makes poor 'I can't breathe' joke

That’s Stan Savran of ROOT Sports with one horrible swing and a miss during the first intermission of Saturday night’s Penguins-Blue Jackets game. While talking about the Penguins’ ineffectiveness during the opening period, Savran attempted to make a joke (or something) about the throng of athletes who have shown support for Eric Garner by wearing Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby undergoing tests for the mumps

A serious mumps outbreak has affected several players on various teams across the NHL this season. Sidney Crosby claims he is not one of them. Yet, for some reason, the entire right side of Crosby’s face is swollen. We’re not calling him a liar, but go ahead and google “mumps” and see what you find....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending Brandon Sutter as a Second Line Center

The Pittsburgh Penguins have gotten some of their best play lately from the unlikely pairing of Evgeni Malkin and Brandon Sutter. The two have been so good together that Ryan Wilson, one of the absolute “must read” Penguins writers out there, proposed that the team may be best served to leave the two together, at […] The post Defending Brandon Sutter as a Second Line Center...
Via Two Pad Stack
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pouliot Proving in WBS Why He Remains Penguins Top Prospect

Rookie defenseman Derrick Pouliot has been confirming why he remains the top player in the Pittsburgh Penguins prospect pool. Pouliot was selected in the 2012 draft in the 1st round, 8th overall by the Penguins. In his last season with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League, he impressively posted 70 points in 58 games. Pouliot joined the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins...
Via Beyond The Benches
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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