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 … Continue reading

One. 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 … Continue reading

Ask any professional hockey player who has had the most influence on his playing career, and 99 times out of 100 the answer is: “My parents.”   Almost every hockey player tells tales of mom and/or dad behind the wheel … Continue reading

In the lexicon of athlete-speak, one of the more well-worn concepts is the how pace of the game slows down for players as they gain more experience.  A rookie forced to make a quick decision may cough up a turnover, … Continue reading