After a holiday hiatus, the Penguins Podcast is back this week with Anthony Peters swinging by. Obie and Nick have a great conversation with Anthony as they learn about the goaltender's battle back from a car accident that left him bed-ridden for two months; the dynamic between two brothers who are both goalies and his favorite father-son moment.
With three games in the next four nights, Mike O'Brien and Nick Hart serve up the appetizer for your Thanksgiving feast with this edition of the TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE.
Fresh back from his trip to the Karjala Tournament in Finland, a tired and jet-lagged Christian Thomas gutted out a podcast appearance with Obie and Nick. They get in depth on alien abduction, top 3 arena appearances and skating on either side of the WBS/Hershey rivalry.
Nick and Obie also take stock of the Penguins as the team extends its point streak to 10 games.
Mike O'Brien and Nick Hart take a quick look back at Wednesday night's win over the Toronto Marlies, and a look ahead to this weekend's action, in another edition of the TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE.
Great podcast this week as veteran defenseman Chris Summers swings by to talk with Obie and Nick. They discuss the make-up of the Penguins blueline, living the Ann Arbor dream and hiding Halloween candy from the kids. Chris also doles out his best broadcast voice sign-off.
Obie and Nick take a look back at recent #WBSPens action, and look ahead to our midweek opponent – the Toronto Marlies – in this edition of the TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE.
Nick Hart and I take a look at our opponents from Connecticut in this week's edition of the TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE
When Mike Sullivan went out of his way to bestow the moniker of “Buzzsaw” upon Josh Archibald, one could correctly surmise that the head coach, then of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, was a fan of the forward’s style of play.
When Sullivan ascended to become the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, one might have also assumed that an NHL call-up would soon follow for Archibald.
But Archibald was not part of the group elevated from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton soon after Sullivan took over in Pittsburgh. The 2011 6th-round pick instead was forced to watch as teammates, such as Conor Sheary and Scott Wilson, found permanent homes in the NHL and eventually lifted the Stanley Cup.
But patience paid off for Archibald.
Nick Hart joins me as we focus in on the Syracuse Crunch and Binghamton Devils in this edition of the TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE
That was the total number of defenseman taken by the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2014 and 2015 NHL Entry Drafts.
The dearth of blueliners selected was the consequence of several factors: the Penguins had traded away a number of picks in trades which helped the Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cups; following the formula of opting for the best player available when Pittsburgh was on the draft clock; and perhaps a slight organizational philosophical lean to help build up the forward prospect pipeline.
In recent drafts, the Penguins have since shifted their focus to the backline once again, with eight defensemen chosen over the last two drafts.
That one selection though – taken with pick number 203 in the seventh round of the 2014 draft – looks ready to make an impact on the Penguins starting this season.