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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Diagnosing the Penguins

Sidney Crosby has mumps.  Poor Beau Bennett has the mumps.  Fleury, Bortuzzo, and Maatta are being tested for the mumps.  It's going around the NHL like a plague.  Shockingly, no NHLer has gotten the plague.  Yet.  The Penguins, though, have come down with some odd maladies that are being covered up by the team doctor.

New team doctor

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mike Johnston's Newest Test

Injuries keep piling up.  Suspensions hit the team.  A line up is depleted.  What ever will the Penguins do?  That's up to coach Mike Johnston.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Down on Downie

As dramatic change swept over the Penguins this off season, one signing stood out amongst certain fans: that of former Flyer, Lightning, and Avalanche pest Steve Downie.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Podcast: Case and Point 11/21/14

In the long awaited return of Case and Point, host Nick Case updates you on his whereabouts, tells you what it's like to work in TV, the rewarding grind of working in sports, tells you his disgust over the latest in the Adrian Peterson saga, and tells you what he likes about the new college football playoff system.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

It's Okay to Like Rob Scuderi Again

When "The Piece" was re-signed two years ago people rejoiced.  A cared of figure in the Penguins Cup run of '09 was returning!  Unfortunately, after an injury derailed his season, he became a lightning rod of criticism and the face of what was wrong with the Shero/Bylsma era.  It's time for that to change.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Podcast: Radio:PI 11/7/14

After an... interesting game night against the Winnipeg Jets, Mike "Buzz Saw" Asti and Nick Case took to the air to talk the game, Fleury's extension, and the Penguins a dozen games deep.  



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Beau Bennett's Bad Breaks

Poor Beau Bennett.  The Penguins ultimate x-factor never gets a chance to show off his ability.  Seemingly always injured, the flashes of brilliance never go beyond that.  He's been labeled as injury prone but the truth lies in just plain bad luck.



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Podcast: 412 Sports Talk 10/22/14

412 Sports Talk returns to the air with one of their favorite guests: SteelCityBlitz.com's Steel Dad.  Mike Asti was joined by Nick Case to share their collective thoughts on what ever the hell the Steelers are in the 2014 season.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Image is Everything

Tonight, as Pittsburgh take on the Flyers, the Penguins will finally wear their gorgeous new third jerseys.  The jerseys invoke a time of great success for the team, a time when everything was new, was fun, and was fresh.  It's yet another move in the rebranding of the Pittsburgh Penguins.



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Case and Point Podcast: 10/7/14

Last night on Case and Point host Nick Case discussed the weird year for NCAA and NFL football, tried to watch the MLB Playoffs, and looked at the homeless 2022 Olympics.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Give Us Stories

Thursday.  Thursday the humdrum ends.  Thursday it all begins again.  Thursday the season starts anew for the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Thursday can't come soon enough.



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Where is Evgeni Malkin?

Many questions hang in the air surrounding the Penguins after a season of front office upheaval.  While no one is sure how things will play out until the puck finally drops next week there is one question that needs answering now:

Where is Evgeni Malkin?



Case and Point Podcast: 9/30/14

The Case and Point Podcast returned last night on National Podcast Day!  Discussed on the podcast: the NFL's Dark Days, talked the MLB Post Season with James Santelli of MLB Daily Dish, and a look back at the Penguins off season moves.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bring Back the Fun

The pieces are in place, aside from a tinker here and there, and we finally have an idea of what our 2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins will look like.  They'll be deeper, younger, and lacking some very familiar faces.  The main goal, as always, for the new group may remain win the Cup but there's a secondary goal for this squad of Penguins:

Bring back the fun.


Monday, June 23, 2014

SOURCES: Penguins Assistant Coaches Already Hired

Huge rumor coming from an unnamed source within the Penguins themselves regarding the Penguins coaching search.  Click "Read More" for the info.



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Who Is Bill Peters?

As word leaks out that a decision in a new coach will come soon, sources (like Josh Rimer) say the man in the crosshairs is Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Bill Peters.  That's great, but who is he?

Peters, left, with the Red Wings

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

No Bylsma, No Cure All

The time has come.  Even the most ardent Dan Bylsma defender can see it.  No matter his coaching ability it's time for a change behind the bench.  Changing the coach, however, will not fix everything.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pick Your Poison

It's a Game 7, one of three tonight in the NHL.  What makes this special?  It determines who the Penguins play in second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Who do you want?  Well... it's not that easy.

(Associated Press)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Learn From It

Monday night the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled off what seemed to be one of the most improbable playoff wins in franchise history.  Dead in the water for the first 39 minutes of game action, an unlikely hero emerged and the Penguins fought back to win 4-3 in a stunning display of offensive burst.

Is that good?

(Russell LaBounty/USA Today)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No One Has Ever Liked Pierre McGuire

No matter the side you fall on when it comes to Cygate, if you will, there's one universal truth: No one likes Pierre McGuire.  This is a tradition that goes back decades according to this great, old article from The Hartford Currant.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Trust Kris Letang

It was announced earlier today that Kris Letang would be returning to game action tonight for the first time since going on the DL after suffering a stroke earlier in the year.  Many were happy about this.  A few were worried.



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Case and Point Podcast: 3/31/14

Last night on Case and Point Nick discussed series finales, MLB opening day, the Final Four and more!




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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Case and Point Podcast: 3/17/14

Last night Case and Point returned to the air to talk about the Stadium Series, dumb hockey twitter, and discuss the NCAA Tournament.

Want to join the Case and Point bracket challenge?  Click here, search for group number 148653, enter the password casepoint, and you're in!



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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Are These the New Pens?

Outshot, outchanced, but not outscored.  These have been the ways of the world for the Penguins for the majority of their last few bouts against opponents.  Are these the new Penguins?


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Outside Hockey Part 4: The Fan

This is the final part in a four part look at the various views of outdoor hockey.  Parts One, Two, and Three can be viewed with the links.

Part Four: The Fan

It was my first time in Chicago.  My first time in Soldier Field.  I wasn't here to watch the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers.  Instead I was here to watch two of the best teams in the NHL face off in the middle of the hallowed walls of the Windy City's finest football stadium.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Outside Hockey Part 3: The Insider

This is Part Three of a four part look at the different views of outdoor hockey.  Part One and Part Two are found here.  The following is a repost from caseandpointsports.com.

Part Three: The Insider

In 2011 I was fortune enough to snag a media pass to attend the NHL's premier event, the 2011 Winter Classic in Pittsburgh, PA.  This was my view from the dry seats.



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Case and Point Podcast: 2/24/14

Last night on Case and Point host Nick Case discussed Jason Collins' place in history, the NHL fan's inferiority complex, Olympic overload and gives you his Oscar picks!



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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Outside Hockey Part 2: The Participant

This is the second in a four part series on the different views of outdoor hockey.  Click here for Part 1.

Part 2: The Patricipant

I did it backwards.  I was born in Pittsburgh, PA.  I grew up outside of Harrisburg, PA.  I was 18 when I started playing ice hockey.  In Charleston, SC.  I never had the chance to play pond hockey growing up in the game.  I never knew if I'd had the chance but I longed for the opportunity.

Finally the chance came.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Outside Hockey Part One: The Outsider

This is part one of a four part series in the different views of outdoor hockey games.

Part One: The Outsider

I could have been there.  Instead I had to pass.  The day before New Years Eve I received a text from my good friend The Steve, "We have a free ticket.  Drive up to Pittsburgh and it's yours.  We'll take you to Buffalo."  Living in Charleston, SC this wasn't going to happen as my bank account was much closer to $0.00 than the amount needed to drive up to Pittsburgh.  I'd have to sit and watch at home.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Outside Hockey: Prologue

Over the next month I'll be writing four pieces on outdoor hockey, a view from each way I'll have experienced it:

As an outsider
As a participant
As an insider
As a fan

You guys can help me, too!



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Case and Point Podcast: 2/3/14

Last night on Case and Point host Nick Case looked back at the Super Bowl, delved into Peyton Manning's legacy, discussed the hidden disaster of the 2014 Sochi Games, and looked at the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman.




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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Case and Point Podcast: Super Bowl Spectacular

Last night on Case and Point, host Nick Case gave you everything you could ever want about the Super Bowl.  He talked Richard Sherman, looked back at what got the Seahawks and Broncos to this point, tells you why both teams may not have much time at the top, and gives you his prediction for the game.




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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Pump the Brakes on Thomas Vokoun

We all saw the news and became excited: Tomas Vokoun is off of blood thinners and is skating again.  Last year's playoff savior has arrived just in time to right what has been a rough, sinking ship!



Not so fast, my friends.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Everything Old is New Again

With the announcement of the Stadium Series Penguins jersey being one and done (while other teams like the Islanders opt to keep theirs as their third jersey) the Penguins are on the hunt for a new third sweater.  According to rumors has the concept already been used?


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Case and Point Podcast: 1/13/14

Last night on Case and Point Nick Case examined Major League Baseball's rough patch, looked back at the NFL's Divisional Round and gave you his, hopefully better, picks for the AFC and NFC Championship Games.


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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Case and Point Podcast: 1/10/14

On a special Friday edition of the Case and Point Podcast Nick looked at the end of the BCS, recapped last week's NFL playoff action, and gave you his predictions for the Divisional Round.



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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dont Blink, Don't Even Blink

The lesson I learned last night is just that.  Don't blink.  Not for one second.

I foolishly gave up last night.  I packed it in.  I turned off the game and went to sleep.

That was a mistake.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at Case and Point!



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