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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Legacy Re-Written

When Marc-Andre Fleury was handed the Stanley Cup on June 11th, 2016 there was a sadness in his eyes.  He quickly passed it off as his expression read, "This isn't mine, I don't deserve this."  On June 11th, 2017 his expression was different.  This Cup?  This was his.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

It Ends Tonight

It's been 18 years.  We all know that by now.  After tonight, when the final buzzer sounds, the clock resets to 0.  The series ends tonight and the Cup returns to Pittsburgh for the second year.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Time to be Better than Lucky

Outshot, outworked, outplayed and it didn't seem to matter for the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Somehow they managed to come out on top all the way to the Stanley Cup Final.  It may be time for a change of approach.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The (Black and) Golden Age

It was late.  Exhaustion and tension, at home and in PPG Paints Arena, were high as eyes were peeled on the action.  And then it erupted.  Kunitz scored.  An unheralded cornerstone instantly rewrote his history.  The Penguins were back to the Cup Final.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

SOURCES: Sabres to Hire Botterill as GM

While it should come as no surprise, sources tell Pens Initiative that the Buffalo Sabres will hire Penguins Associate General Manager Jason Botterill as their new General Manager.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

These Things Are Fleury's Fault

After last night's 5-4 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, fans are quick to jump on Marc-Andre Fleury for the loss.  Let's take a look at the things that are Marc-Andre Fleury's fault:

Monday, April 17, 2017

It's His Net Now

Matt Murray is a very good goalie.  Matt Murray is the future of this franchise.  Matt Murray is an elite level goaltender.

But the net belongs to Marc-Andre Fleury.