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The New NHL Realignment and Playoffs

My goal in publishing this article is to get you to understand the NHLs new realignments and playoff rules.  There are 4 divisions and 2 conferences.  A better way to think of it is that a division represents a specific region of America such as the Northeast, etc.  The actual divisions are named:  Atlantic, Metropolitan,…

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Canadiens de Montréal

Can you speak French?  Well, you don’t have to know French to realize that the Penguins got blown off the ice last night.  While Marc-Andre Fleury is still our best goaltender, he is often criticized for giving up soft goals.  Will this spark the Penguins to put Zatkoff in goal like they did with Tomas…

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Flame Thrower

Well, my prediction for the Wild vs. Penguins was not even close.  I predicted 3-2; however, the Penguins annihilated the Wild last night by a final score of 5-2 at Consol Energy.  The Penguins will take the day off today (i.e. Friday) but will host the “plummeting” Calgary Flames on Saturday afternoon.  The Flames (13-16-6)…

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Winning Isn’t Everything; It’s the Only Thing

Winning Isn’t Everything; It’s the Only Thing According to the late Vince Lombardi, “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”  The Pittsburgh Penguins have certainly taken Mr. Lombardi’s advice by winning the last 10 out of 12 games.  I am sure you could guess that those two losses were to those “pesky” Boston Bruins.  Since…

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Zap Zatkoff

In just one game, the Penguins went from a 1.0 goals against average (GAA) to a 2.3 goals against average (GAA).  I know it is just one game; however, I am not overreacting. Zatkoff looks like a “deer in headlights.”  See the picture below.  LOL!   I mean, this is the NHL, if you are giving up 6 goals every time you…

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Rest and Recooperation

The Penguins need a much awaited 3 days off to rest and recooperate.  In the last three games, the Penguins have scored a dismal 1.3 goals per game average. SABRES 4 PENGUINS 1 RANGERS 6 PENGUINS 1 PENGUINS 2 RANGERS 1 (SO) Though the Penguins still ranked third in the NHL in goals per game…

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360

What?  The Penguins have done a complete 360.   The Penguins went from an amazing 15 game winning streak to getting blown out not once, but twice.  The sad part is that this happened on back-to-back nights. TUE, APR 2: SABRES 4          PENGUINS 1 WED, APR 3: RANGERS 6       PENGUINS 1 The second half of…

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Match-Up: Penguins vs. Sabres

The Penguins are going for their 16th win in a row, while the Sabres have lost four in a row.  The Penguins will be without “Sid the Kid”; however, they are riddled with superstars.  Although it may be a game time decision, Fleury is expected to play.  Is this a good decision, or should we…

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Lean on Me

Bill Withers wrote the song “Lean on Me,” which was used in the 1989 movie about a crazy principal who used unorthodox methods to get a urban school to change.  In the song states: Lean on me, when you’re not strong  And I’ll be your friend  I’ll help you carry on  For it won’t be…

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The Final Countdown

In the 1986, the band, Europe, released the hit song song, “The Final Countdown.”  We are on the brink of the final countdown between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers.  Thus far, the advantage has gone to the road team.  However, this game will be much different because the Penguins are going for their twelfth…

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