So, the Steelers are finally getting rid of that guy? Good. But where's it ordained that they have to get rid of this guy.
I'd barely begun the question for Nick Bjugstad ... "Are you starting to see this team turning and ... ?"
First thought upon seeing Zach Trotman approach a puck deep in the defensive zone, with two forwards in hot pursuit: Dude, just pop it up in the air somewhere.
"He didn't shoot it," one of the Penguins' veterans observed for me. "He passed it. You see that? He passed it." He did. Shea Weber passed it.
It's been a quarter-century since hockey's most fabled franchise raised its record 24th Stanley Cup banner to the roof, riding a babyfaced Patrick Roy to glory in 1993, and yet...
For all the advanced metrics influencing ice hockey across the globe, there remains none to measure the immediate impact of Erik Gudbranson on the Penguins' roster.
People grade these things. I mean, moments after they're done, they give out honest-to-gosh grades.
"Most of that was on me," Matt Murray would muse at his football stall, chin down, barely audible, as if he'd just fumbled at the goal line. Which, actually, he...
Two fans clapped. I distinctly heard them off to the left of the PPG Paints Arena press box, a few sections over and way down below.
The Penguins rotated all four lines to finally beat the Devils, 4-3, Tuesday night at Prudential Center.
"Everybody. That's who had something to say. Everybody." That was Marcus Pettersson.
Evgeni Malkin isn't optional. If the Penguins illustrated one point above all Saturday, it's that they're just another team when he's just another player.
This just in for fans of the Penguins who hate Jack Johnson: He has no idea. This also in: Neither his coaches nor his teammates can comprehend why anyone would.
Joe Musgrove and Steven Brault weren't around for the Blackout, but they watched on TV, as did much of the nation.
A decade ago, on June 27, 2009, Garrett Wilson was drafted by the Panthers. A half-decade ago, on March 23, 2014, Wilson made his NHL debut.
The Penguins don't just make mistakes. They make M-I-S-T-A-K-E-S.