Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday Warrior: Gotta Start Somewhere

Life is hard. We all have jobs to do, families to take caring of, classes to pass or maybe even some mixed of all three. Each week brings a new plea in some way, figure or form. At Pens Labyrinth, we know accurately how we feel given we are right there with you, and we’re here to help. Introducing The Wednesday Warrior, a weekly participation beam combined exclusively for a Pittsburgh Penguins fan.

This array aims to move a ideal mixed of Pittsburgh Penguins and NHL news, history, lifestyle and some-more in an bid to assistance we get over that dreaded midweek hump.
So lay back, relax, flow another crater of coffee and make certain a trainer isn’t looking. Let’s go.

News

I’ll be totally honest with you, I’m no publisher and we won’t be violation any crazy, new Pittsburgh Penguins news. However, with that being said, we devise on bringing we a biggest Pens news of a week so we can keep adult during H2O cooler speak and demeanour cold during work.

2017 Draft

So, a NHL Draft has come and left this weekend. Here’s a discerning outline of what happened for a Pittsburgh Penguins.

The night started with a Pens giving adult their opening turn collect to St. Louis for right-winger Ryan Reaves. Hopefully, a 6’1″ 224-pound winger can seaside adult an offense that, if things go sour, could remove a absolute participation in defenceless giveaway agent, Chris Kunitz.

Then, in a second round, a Stanley Cup champions comparison 18 year-old Zachary Lauzon out of Rouyn-Noranda in a QMJHL. The lefty defenseman was a 51st altogether collect in a draft. While he does not seem to be a outrageous descent object (he scored usually 3 goals in 63 games final year), his physicality and youthfulness could be usually what an injury-prone behind line needs.

In a third round, a Penguins picked nonetheless another defenseman in 17-year aged Clayton Phillips from a USHL. At usually 5’10”, Phillips might be small, though his mobility could infer useful as a Pens find to urge on their quick character of play.

To turn out a rest of a draft, a Penguins went on to name Jan Drozg (LW), Linus Olund (C), Antti Palojarvi (D) and William Reilly (D). This defense-heavy breeze looks to be a approach to safeguard that a group will be means to have options come time a unavoidable damage bug hits a Penguins. we demeanour brazen to saying these guys get some ice time and mature as players.

Mark Recchi to Hall of Fame

On Monday, former Penguin Mark Recchi was inducted to a Hockey Hall of Fame.

First drafted by a Penguins in 1988, a winger was a member of 7 opposite NHL teams during his 22 year-long career. He would play for a Pens on 3 apart occasions. He totaled 7 years, 154 goals and 385 points with a team. Recchi was a partial of a storied ’91 and ’92 championship teams.

Currently, Recchi serves as a executive of actor growth for a Penguins. He binds this position after portion as a actor growth manager given 2014.

Stat of a Week

Stats are cool. They insert a array to any aspect of a diversion and concede us to review any actor from any epoch of a game. Stats can operation from a apparently critical (goals, assists, etc.), to the more problematic (shifts per game). Each week, we will take a demeanour during a sold stat difficulty and learn a little bit about a story for a Penguins and a joining as a whole. You’ll kill it during trivia night after reading this any week.

Goals

It’s a initial book of The Wednesday Warrior so we figured I’d start with a stat that matters a most. Goals. You try to get a puck in a net some-more times than a other group and we win. It sounds elementary enough. Some teams are improved during it than others, some players are improved during it than others. Whether they come from a slap shot, wrister, route or usually pristine luck, goals are a many critical stat in a game. For this week, we will demeanour at regular season idea scorers.

  • All-Time Individual Leaders:
    • Wayne Gretzky (you might have listened of him) — 894
    • Gordie Howe — 801
    • Jaromir Jagr — 765
  • Penguins Individual Leaders:
    • Mario Lemieux — 690
    • Jaromir Jagr (when he was with a Pens)– 439
    • Sidney Crosby — 382
      • No shot he ever catches adult to Mario though he will strech second place comparatively soon.
  • All-Time Season:
    • ’83-’84 Edmonton Oilers — 446 (wow)
      • The 1980s Oilers also reason a 2-5 mark for authorization goals with 400+ any deteriorate (guess a Gretzky man was flattering good).
  • Penguins Season:
    • ’92-’93 Pens — 367
      • One of a all-time best teams to not win a Stanley Cup. Absolutely imaginary descent performances that exaggerate tip 5 places in mixed other statistical categories for a Penguins season. Just couldn’t lift off a three-peat…can a ’17-’18 Pens do it?

Required Viewing

Reading blogs is fun and all, though sports are meant to be watched. This partial of a array aims to move we visible calm for we to enjoy. Great goals, interviews, documentaries about a Pens and more. We’ve got we covered.

Pittsburgh is Home: The Story of a Penguins

For this week, I’ve motionless to share my all-time favorite documentary on a Pittsburgh Penguins. It covers a beginnings of a authorization in a Steel City and follows it by a good times and bad. This extensive story of a Pens facilities interviews from players from any epoch of a group and is a must-watch for any loyal fan.

All tools are accessible for giveaway from a NHL, here.

eBay Find of a Week

The fandom surrounding sports memorabilia is an engaging one. Combine that with a bizarre and smashing universe of eBay, and we have yourself an unconstrained source entertainment. Each week, we will be bringing you a singular preference from eBay for we to giggle at, be undetermined by or maybe even purchase.

Get a FanSided App

This week, a featured eBay object is 2016 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS CHAMPIONSHIP Ring Hip Hop Band Style. For usually $15.55, we can squeeze this totally legit and square of championship history. Shipping from a hockey collateral of a world, Hong Kong, this ring is accurately what we need to infer to whoever you’re perplexing to stir during a bar that we are really an tangible Penguins actor — we might have to do some explaining as to since it’s plastic. Hurry, there’s usually 9 left in stock.

Song of a Week

Martin Luther once said, “Next to a Word of God, a eminent art of strain is a biggest value in a world.” Kind of clumsy but, whatever, it gets a indicate across. Music is important. Each week, we will share with we one strain for your listening pleasure. More mostly than not, it will describe to hockey somehow. It’s certain to get we in your groove.

Freddie Mercury in concert. we consternation if Phil Kessel could stone that outfit. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Freddie Mercury in concert. we consternation if Phil Kessel could stone that outfit. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Song:

We Are The Champions

Artist:

Queen

Why:

I know I’m about dual weeks late with this but, to be honest, it’s still sweet. The Penguins are champions for a second year in a quarrel so, naturally, this classical from Queen creates sense. Play it on repeat in a automobile on a approach to work. Belt it during a tip of your lungs in a shower. Savor this deteriorate while we still can because, if a ’92-’92 season taught us anything, completing a three-peat is tough, even for a best Pens group in history.

Final Thoughts

Hey, we finished it to a end. Thanks for adhering it out and reading all a approach through. Full avowal for y’all, this is my initial blog post that I’ve ever finished so bear with me. When we was brought on to minister to Pens Labyrinth, we knew right divided that we wanted to make calm that was opposite from your run-of-the-mill news and rumors. This array is for a common fan to review and suffer during work, in category or wherever we might find yourself on a Wednesday. Like we pronounced during a really commencement of this post, life is hard. But The Wednesday Warrior is here to help.

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See we subsequent week and Let’s Go Pens!

-MG

 

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