PostHeaderIcon Pittsburgh Penguins All Decade Team 1970- 1979

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the most storied and successful teams in all of the National Hockey League, and their wide and diverse fan base is as passionate as any. Many fans who are old enough have been following the team since the glorious 1970s, a decade in which the Penguins muscled their way into the playoffs the majority of the time, laying the foundation for a stable franchise in a large and appreciative city. Here’s Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Pittsburgh Penguins All Decade Team 1980- 1989

The Pittsburgh Penguins storied franchise began to take shape after drafting Mario Lemieux in 1986, yet the team became a dominant force in the NHL during the early 1990s. The Pens won their first Stanley Cup ever in 1991 and came back the following year to win it all again. With the likes of Mario Lemieux, Mark Recchi, Jaromir Yagr, Kevin Stevens, and Paul Coffey doing the dirty work, the Pens were a force to be reckoned with, even during their leaner performances. The 1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins squad earned the right to stand above the rest as Stanley Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Pittsburgh Penguins All Decade Team 1990- 1999

The Pittsburgh Penguins, a long-time suffering franchise turned the corner during the decade of the 1990s. Led by the likes of all-star players Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr, the Penguins hoisted two of Lord Stanley’s Cups, and were in contention to bring the hardware back to the Steel City each and every season during the 1990s. Below are the very best players at each position for the 1990s Pittsburgh Penguins teams:

Centers/Forwards: Phil Bourque, Bob Errey, Ron Francis, Jaromir Jagr, Alexei Kovalev, Robert Lang, Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Exploring Pittsburgh

It’s NHL season and you know what that means! Whether you’re watching the Canes on Directv North Carolina or you’re planning a trip to Pittsburgh to see your favorite Penguins in action you’ve got to have some other activities planned. Man cannot exist on hockey alone!
The National Aviary – The Penguins aren’t the only birds in Pittsburgh – the National Aviary is one of a kind and filled to the brim with rare and exotic species. Take the kids or just yourself for a wonderful afternoon stroll through the grounds.
Andy Warhol Museum – You don’t have to be a lover of the renaissance to appreciate Warhol – he appeals to everyone’s senses! The museum dedicated to his works is a sight to behold and it’s a great day trip to get your mind off of sports for a while.
Mt. Washington – Take a ride on the Inclines to the top of Mt. Washington – you’ll be hard pressed to find a better view of the city or a more terrifying way to get from point A to B. It’s a totally uniquely Pitt experience!

PostHeaderIcon Pittsburgh Penguins All Decade Team 2000- 2010

Throughout the past decade the Pittsburgh Penguins have been one of the most feared teams in the NHL. They have won Stanley Cups, MVP awards, Vezina Trophies and have set many records. Finding an all decade team of just five players and a goalie is virtually impossible when looking at all of the talent and skill that has gone through Pittsburgh. However, when looking at the impact that some players have and how valuable they have been, there are a few players that are good enough to make Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Top Players in Pittsburgh Penguins History

Since they were first founded in 1967 one of the most successful NHL hockey teams has been the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins have won three Stanley Cup titles and are frequently in competition to win their division championships. Much of the Penguins’ success is attributable to the fact that they have had numerous exception players throughout their history.

Of all of the players to play for the Penguins, the best of all time may be Mario Lemieux. Lemieux played for the Penguins Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Coaching History of the Pittsburgh Penguins

The professional ice hockey team from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania known as the Pittsburgh Penguins was created as one of six new leagues in 1967 during the NHL expansion. Since that time many coaches have come and gone.

George “Red” Sullivan was the first coach for the team and was himself a hockey player. Unfortunately, the team finished fifth two years in a row during the playoffs and Sullivan was fired.

Red Kelly took over for Sullivan and was able to guide the team into the playoffs in his first season and again in his last year coaching the team. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Facts about the 2010-2011 Pittsburgh Penguins season

Going into the 2010-11 NHL season the Pittsburgh Penguins looked like one of the best teams in the NHL and appeared to be a favorite to win their division and compete for the Stanley Cup Championship.

While the Penguins had one of the most talented rosters in the NHL, they were widely impacted by injuries all season. The Penguins lost their star forward Sidney Crosby for 41 games and lost their star center Evgeni Malkin for 39 games. Without these two players, and a variety of other players who missed time Read the rest of this entry »