The Pens Gave the Blue Jackets Boxing Lessons

The Columbus Blue Jackets came into their series with the defending Stanley Cup Pittsburgh Penguins as the rugged heavy-hitters, the team that could cut off the ice with their dogged forecheck and herd the Penguins’ defensemen in their own end. Continue reading The Pens Gave the Blue Jackets Boxing Lessons

You Don’t Know Dumo: Brian Dumoulin’s Value to the Pittsburgh Penguins

Journalists and broadcasters alike are junkies for statistics and streaks. They illustrate talking points, provide context, and fill up copy space and broadcast time alike. But in Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin, a particular stat hung a phantom monkey on his back during the regular season.

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Stiffen Up, Pens Fans.

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We’ve been spoiled, Pittsburgh. Last year’s Stanley Cup run has turned a portion of the Penguins’ fan base into Augustus Gloops from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We wanted our sweep of the Columbus Blue Jackets and we wanted it right there and then on Tuesday night. Continue reading Stiffen Up, Pens Fans.

Comedy and Writing

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I won’t lie. When I was a kid, I would spend mornings popping in DvDs of episodes from The Three Stooges and Tom & Jerry. A few minutes in, I would be holding my stomach and shaking my head with laughter. My mom would often pop her head into her living room, getting a kick out of the hysterics.  Continue reading Comedy and Writing