Why The NHL Lost Control Of Its Mumps Outbreak

This is the most baffling sports medicine story of the year: Thirteen NHL players and two referees have been diagnosed with mumps—a potentially severe and exceedingly viral infection that classically causes fever, body aches, malaise, and in about half of cases, parotitis (a painful swelling of the salivary glands). I » 12/15/14 10:31am Monday 10:31am

Dan Bylsma Was Doomed By His Roster, Not His Coaching

Changes are coming in Pittsburgh but they're not going to be the right ones. After the Penguins punted a 3-1 series lead and home Game 7 to the Rangers, you can bet any amount of money you like that coach Dan Bylsma will be fired. Only because it's easier to fire a coach than it is to find six decent forwards. » 5/14/14 9:48am 5/14/14 9:48am

Why Sidney Crosby Got Booed In Pittsburgh

Let's mince no words here in saying that Sidney Crosby, the greatest active hockey player in the universe, is the reason that the Pittsburgh Penguins are not currently playing their home games in Kansas City. He is beloved in his adopted hometown, but when you're as good as he is, love only gets you so far. Ahead of… » 4/28/14 3:59pm 4/28/14 3:59pm

Not Content Merely To Win, The Bruins Are Traumatizing Franchises

The Boston Bruins will welcome the winner of the Chicago-L.A. series to the Stanley Cup Final because of their utter dismantling of the Pittsburgh Penguins. In that series, the Bruins were able to stonewall a Pittsburgh team that won 75 percent of its regular season games and led the league in scoring by a healthy… » 6/08/13 9:06pm 6/08/13 9:06pm

Penguins Keep Getting Trolled, Can't Catch A Goddamn Break

It was bad enough that the Pittsburgh Penguins are getting completely, systematically dismantled by the Boston Bruins in the NHL's Eastern Conference finals, and that Sidney Crosby, who has been completely shut down for the first two games of the series, got trolled from afar by a random JetBlue pilot today. But this… » 6/05/13 12:05am 6/05/13 12:05am

Yahoo's Hockey Scribes Have Finally Cracked Under The Strain Of The NHL…

The NHL lockout is a man-made catastrophe with many victims. Montreal poutine vendors, Boston bar-puke moppers and Vancouver glaziers all stand to take a bath this year without the NHL stimulating the local eat/drink/smash economies. Even a third-rate alleged professional league such as the NHL keeps several dozen… » 12/22/12 9:50pm 12/22/12 9:50pm

Sidney Crosby Played Goalie In A Dek Hockey Game The Other Night

Had there been no NHL lockout, the Pittsburgh Pensguins would have had a travel day Friday after a road game in Boston on Thursday and another one in Winnipeg on Saturday. As it was, Sidney Crosby had some time to kill, and since Justin Bieber had already swagged his way through Pittsburgh, Crosby quietly put on the… » 12/18/12 9:55am 12/18/12 9:55am

Swaggy Bro Sidney Crosby Was At The Justin Bieber Concert Last Night

It didn't go well the last time Bieber Fever struck an NHL venue, as a Rick Rypien memorial outside of Rogers Centre in Vancouver was defaced. Wary of escalating tensions, hockey has dropped goodwill ambassador Sidney Crosby into the fray—Bieber's tour stop at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh last night. » 11/21/12 9:25am 11/21/12 9:25am