"Puck Talk With Popchock" - Can't Spell 'Developmental Camp' Without 'D'The Arena Football League's Pittsburgh Power, part-time occupants of CONSOL Energy Center, were neither anywhere near playoff contention nor anywhere near the city this particular Saturday, but that didn't prevent uptown traffic from slowing to a crawl.
"Puck Talk With Popchock" - Pens' Remaining Stars Must Illuminate Dark PeriodOkay, we can all breathe a sigh of relief...James Neal is healthy after all. But we won't experience true relief until he and the Pens' other offensive leaders look like their old selves.
"Puck Talk With Popchock" - Don't Underestimate Letang's ValueHopefully Sidney Crosby is okay after his latest mishap, but the loss of Kris Letang is equally significant to the Penguins...
"Puck Talk With Popchock" - Pens, NHL Win By A NoseJustice was served on Saturday when Kris Letang's goal beat the Canadiens, and on Tuesday when the one who rearranged Letang's nose was punished.
"Puck Talk With Popchock" - Bylsma Says S.O.S. (Same Old Sid)Head coach Dan Bylsma addressed the media after Sunday evening's announcement that his captain will return to action Monday after a ten-month absence from the NHL.
"Puck Talk With Popchock" - Some West for the WearyThe Avalanche have come to town, and despite their impressive road record, the Penguins have proven they welcome all Western Conference challengers...
"Puck Talk With Popchock" - Superb Goaltending Can Sustain Pens
"Puck Talk With Popchock" - Time to Re-Analyze NHL AnalystsVersus analyst Jeremy Roenick called out the Penguins for their handling of Sidney Crosby's situation. I'm calling out Roenick, and any other NHL broadcaster who puts passion ahead of prudence.
"Puck Talk With Popchock" - Politics & Niskanen Still Make A DifferenceTwo of the things that stood out during a successful season-opening road trip were the presence of Matt Niskanen and the ongoing presence of politics in player discipline.
"Puck Talk With Popchock" - 2011-12 Penguins: Crosby or Not, Here They ComeEven with their franchise player still on the mend, the Penguins have what it takes to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup for the second time in four seasons.
"Puck Talk With Popchock" - Shanahan Saving the Hockey World, One Brain At A TimeDon't look now, but the NHL has hired a new dean of discipline who might be saving the game of hockey as we know it.
"Puck Talk With Popchock" - Good MorrowAlthough he didn't make the Penguins' opening night roster, teen defenseman and 2011 draftee Joe Morrow has left quite a positive first impression on his new club.