Pens close on Parise, eyeing Suter?

With the Penguins unable to sign Jordan Staal, who just signed a deal with Carolina that was identical to the one he refused from Pittsburgh, it immediately became clear that New Jersey forward Zach Parise was the Penguins top priority this offseason.  But the Penguins aren’t the only team with the top 3 forward on […]


Malkin and Crosby “dirtiest players” according to Flyers assistant coach

The aftermath of the fight between the Flyers and the Penguins is almost worse than the actual fight.  There has been constant talk from both sides since Sunday, and even some people not involved with the organizations.  Let’s review and then we’ll get to the new stuff from today.

First there was the fight on […]


Crosby cleared for contact

Sidney Crosby announced Tuesday at practice that he has been cleared for contact by physicians.  This confirmed my speculation that Crosby was close to a return after a rare quiet trade deadline for GM Ray Shero and the Penguins.

There is still no timetable for a return but Crosby did describe this as a “good step”.  And that is […]


Pens push towards the post-season

With the post-season about a month away, the Penguins have really started to hit their stride.  They moved into 4th in the East while holding the second highest point total in the Conference behind the Rangers and their special teams rank among the top five in the NHL for both the PP and PK.  The […]


Is Tangradi the Pens best bargaining chip?

With the NHL trade deadline just weeks away, there is only one thing you can be sure of –a lot of players will be wearing new uniforms.  The NHL trade deadline is always the most active of all the American sports because teams are always looking to add that extra presence to their roster or the upcoming playoff […]


Sidney Crosby Update

Sidney Crosby and General Manager Ray Shero met with the media for about 15 minutes today to give a brief update on Crosby’s health.  Honestly I’m more confused now than I was earlier today.  Over the last couple days there have been reports that Crosby had fractures in his C1-c2 vertebrae.   But today after some […]


Crosby visits spine specialist in California

Last week Sidney Crosby went to work with doctor Ted Carrick whom he worked with prior to his comeback earlier this year.   Following his work with Carrick in Atlanta he flew out to California to meet with a neurological spine specialist Dr. Robert S. Bray.  According to the Tribune Review Crosby’s current problems are […]


Struggling Penguins Have No Help in Sight

This years’ season can be summed up in one word for the Pittsburgh Penguins…injuries.

Injuries.  It’s like nails on a chalk board to the fans of probably the league’s best team from top to bottom.  The Penguins haven’t been able to shake them for over a year and it has gone from bad to worse.  Joining […]


Pens’ Solid Start: Review of the First 10 Games

With two of the most recognizable names in the hockey world on the Penguins daily injury report, many fans in Pittsburgh were concerned with how well the Penguins would do in the first month of the season.  Well, in short, the Penguins have played some of the best “team” hockey I’ve seen since the rule changes several years […]


Penguins Preview: 10 Things to Look For in 2011

With regular season hockey just around the corner, we here at BB&G decided it was time for a preview for the Penguins in 2011.  I know that Pens fans have a lot on their minds with their 2 big stars returning from major injuries, but the buzz around the hockey world is that they are […]


Crosby says he’s “likely” to play this season

After watching the almost hour long press conference with Sidney Crosby, General Manager Ray Shero and Sid’s two doctors, Dr. Michael Collins and Dr. Ted Carrick, I came away feeling no different than I was before I watched it.  It was encouraging and disappointing at the same time.  There is no timeline for Crosby’s return, […]


Sidney Crosby rumors very troubling

So, I’m reading ProHockeyTalk and see this article about Coach Dan Byslma talking about the Crosby situation and that basically he has no clue what’s going on with Sidney.  This is one of the quotes:

“There are things I would normally talk about with Sid and those are the captain’s stuff like scheduling with the […]


Amidst reports, Shero says Crosby still on track

Over the weekend reports surfaced that Sidney Crosby has been experiencing symptoms and has had to cut back his workouts and will not be ready for the start of the season.  So, in other words with the season upcoming we are right back the ‘will he, won’t he’  speculation.  I’m sure Ray Shero and Dan […]


Jaromir Jagr will not be joining the Penguins this year

After 3 days Penguins don’t have to wait any longer to find out of Jaromir Jagr will be skating in Black and Gold this year.  The Penguins have withdrew their offer to Jagr with this statement:

“We made what we thought was a very fair contract offer to Jaromir on Tuesday, based on his stated […]


Still no word on Jaromir Jagr

So, after spending all day yesterday on “Jagr Watch” there has still been no word from the Penguins or Jagr’s camp.  I feel like we are reliving the LeBron James saga from last year.  So help me if Jagr does an hour long special on ESPN and then tells us that he’s taking his talents […]