Tag: Pittsburgh Penguins

Crosby and Stamkos to lead Team Canada’s offence in Sochi

Sidney Crosby, Penguins

In our celebrity obsessed society, it is always interesting when one icon reveals his/her thoughts about another. In Canada, there are few hockey players more popular than Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay…

Sidney Crosby named captain of Team Canada in Sochi

Sidney Crosby, Team Canada's roster.

Less than a month from now, the National Hockey League will send some of its most talented players to Sochi, Russia, to participate in the hockey tournament portion of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Team Canada announced its final roster on…

Pittsburgh Penguins: Team Canada says “yes” to Chris Kunitz and “no” to James Neal

Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh Penguins. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

OK. We’ve had a few days to relax and think things over. Team Canada though. They picked Sidney Crosby’s right-hand man – the beneficiary of his superb talents – yet, superstar James Neal was not chosen. Most Penguins fans I’ve…

Pittsburgh Penguins: Pascal Dupuis suffers knee injury

Pascal Dupuis, Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today that first-line winger Pascal Dupuis will miss significant time with a knee injury. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , the veteran will undergo ACL surgery in two weeks time. Dupuis was having another strong season before…

Boston Bruins: Details regarding Shawn Thornton’s appeal

Shawn Thornton, Boston Bruins.

The entire Shawn Thornton sucker-punch on Brooks Orpik saga has captured the attention of media and fans since December 7th, when a game between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins spiralled out of control. You’re likely well aware of the events…

Boston Bruins: Shawn Thornton punched with 15-game suspension

Seven days after the initial incident occurred – Shawn Thornton’s much publicized, controversial sucker-punching of Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik – the Bruins enforcer was finally sentenced for this actions. Today, after 24 hours of deliberation by the NHL’s chief…

Shawn Thornton suspension announcement will be tomorrow

Shawn Thornton, Boston Bruins.

And so it is, that exactly one week after the initial incident transpired, the NHL will announce the suspension of Boston Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton, tomorrow. League makes it official, saying it will announce the length of Thornton's suspension on…

Boston Bruins: little sympathy for Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins.

By now you’re well aware of the events that transpired Saturday night between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins (watch here). It was a violent game – featured several vicious attacks – there will be many suspensions, and in fact,…

Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal hit with 5 game suspension for knee to head of Bruins’ Brad Marchand

James Neal, Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal has been suspended 5-games by the National Hockey League for his knee to the head of Boston Bruin forward Brad Marchand. The incident occurred in a violent first period Saturday night between the two Eastern…

Pittsburgh Penguins: James Neal faces hearing for knee today

James Neal, Pittsburgh Penguins.

In a wildly violent game Saturday night between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins, James Neal kneed a vulnerable Brad Marchand in the head. Today Neal will face discipline from the league for his actions. Neal hearing Monday…Phaneuf Tuesday…Thornton…