1. B/R NHL Playoff Pool Stanely Cup Round

    Well, this year's playoffs are nearing an end with the Stanley Cup Playoffs coming to a start tonight. We have three finalists remaining and their picks and goals scored...

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  2. B/R Playoff Pool Round Three Results

    Round three came to a conclusion tonight with Detroit eliminating Chicago in five games. We must eliminate the last player in the playoff pool and take the remaining three to the Stanley Cup round...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 62 reads 4 comments

  3. B/R 2009 NHL Playoff Pool: Conference Finals Round

    The conference finals will begin this Sunday with the Detroit Red Wings facing off against the Chicago Blackhawks...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 93 reads 2 comments

  4. B/R NHL Playoff Pool Round 2 Results

    The second round of the playoff completed yesterday and yet again for one of our contestants the road to the championship has ended. Here are the remaining contestants, and the lonely one who is eliminated...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 83 reads 4 comments

  5. B/R NHL Playoff Challenge Round Two

    Well the second round has started, and that means that for those who were able to survive round one will now see if they can survive yet another round and move on to conference finals...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 82 reads 3 comments

  6. B/R 2009 Playoff Pool First-Round Results

    All right everyone, the first round of the NHL playoffs are over, and for some of the B/R contestants they too will be hitting the links along with the eight other teams who were knocked out this round as well...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 155 reads 8 comments

  7. Philadelphia-Pittsburgh: Pack Your Bags Flyers, The Pens Are Taking This Series

    I will give it to the Philadelphia Flyers players in game three. They out played and out skated the Penguins in that game, and deserved to win game three...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 221 reads 23 comments

  8. B/R 2009 Stanley Cup Playoff Pool Picks and Contestants

    Well here are the 13 Bleacher Report writers who have decided to take the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoff Challenge. Here is how it is going to work. After the first round the bottom three people with the lowest total of points will be eliminated...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 268 reads 3 comments

  9. Attention All Hockey Fans: 2009 NHL Playoff Pool

    Hey all BleacherReport hockey fans. I was thinking about running an NHL wide playoff pool. Here is how things will work:We will go round by round, so I only need your round 1 picks for both conferences...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 1,277 reads 10 comments

  10. A Sixth Seed Would Be Perfect for the Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-4. The Penguins are making their third straight trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in hopes to bringing home Lord Stanleys Cup this year...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 252 reads 5 comments

  11. Pittsburgh Penguins: Not The Time to Hit a Slow Point

    The Penguins have been on a tear to say the least for the past 25 games. Things looked to be turning around for them with the hiring of new interim head coach Dan Bylsma, and the acquisition of forwards Bill Guerin, Chris Kunitz, and Craig Adams...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 110 reads 2 comments

  12. Why Sean Avery Is Still the Terrible Player We All Know He Is

    Sean Avery is the pinnacle of a goon...and a bad hockey player. Every team has players like this, but Avery takes it way beyond what is needed...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 357 reads 33 comments

  13. Mario Lemieux To Make Epic Comeback in Playoffs (Humor)

    Breaking news this morning came from GM Ray Shero. Penguins owner Mario Lemieux will be lacing up the skates for this year's playoffs. After this announcement, the media room went wild with people yelling and cheering, and some in complete shock...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 604 reads 7 comments

  14. Pittsburgh Penguins Sprinting to the Finish in the '08-'09 Season

    Well, the least that could be said about this past season for the Pittsburgh Penguins is that it was a rollercoaster of a ride. The Penguins had their ups and downs all year...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 137 reads 4 comments

  15. What If There Was Only One Conference in the NHL?

    In today's NHL, there are 30 teams spread across the country. There are 15 teams per conference, each vowing for one of eight playoff spots...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 230 reads 9 comments

  16. Hats Go Flying in Pittsburgh Even Without a Hat-Trick

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have finally come back home to Mellon Arena for a nice long home stand. The only worrying news however was that they had to start their home stint against the East leading Boston Bruins...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 154 reads 7 comments

  17. Pittsburgh Penguins Hit Stride at Most Important Point of Season

    A few weeks ago, most fans—including myself—were beginning to think the Pittsburgh Penguins just did not quite have it this year...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 520 reads 0 comments

  18. Penguins Trade Whitney For Winger Kuntiz and Prospect Tangradi

    Well it looks like Ray Shero has begun his trade deadline dealings. Today the Penguins traded defenseman Ryan Whitney to the Anaheim Ducks for left winger Chris Kunitz, and prospect forward Eric Tangradi...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 151 reads 3 comments

  19. One Piece of Good News and Two Pieces of Bad News for Penguins Fans

    First the bad news for you Penguin fans. Sidney Crosby had to leave practice early today, according to team officials, with a sore groin...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 242 reads 10 comments

  20. Pittsburgh Penguins, 2008-2009: The Last Chapter

    Well Pittsburgh fans, we are coming down the stretch of another Penguins season. And for us, this year has been the complete opposite of what we witnessed last season from a team that ...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 258 reads 3 comments

  21. Evgeni Malkin: The Epitome of a Pittsburgh Pro Athlete

    Ham. Lambert. Greene. Lemieux. Clemente. Stargell. All these men have worn the black and gold of their respective Pittsburgh franchises. They are all poster-men for what a Pittsburgh athlete ought to be...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 563 reads 7 comments

  22. Michel Therrien Scapegoat for Terrible Play

    It happens in all sports and on all levels. A team struggles and the person that gets blamed is the head coach. The Penguins organization and GM Ray Shero have decided to part ways with Michel ...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 85 reads 3 comments

  23. What the Penguins Must Do To Make the Playoffs

    Well, it is pretty simple for the Penguins if they want to make the playoffs this year, and that is for them to win games. However, this year it has seemed very hard for them to get on winning streaks and keep momentum rolling in their favor...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 305 reads 3 comments

  24. Penguins-Sharks: We Are Going To Need a Bigger Boat

    The Penguins are coming off a bad loss to the defending champion Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. Next, they have to face the Western Conference-leading San Jose Sharks tonight at Mellon Arena...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 134 reads 3 comments

  25. Pittsburgh Penguins' New Rule: No Goalie Allowed Behind the Net

    It is pretty simple to see that the Penguins are just not a playoff caliber team after their performance last night. They are playing with no emotion, no heart, and are just going through the motions out there...

    Matt Hunter Written by Matt Hunter about over 5 years ago 371 reads 5 comments