Expectations of greatness, of multiple championships, of a modern day hockey dynasty have hung around the necks of Penguins players and fans for years.
The Stanley Cup Final matchup is set and about to get underway. This year, the San Jose Sharks will represent the West and the Pittsburgh Penguins will represent the East in the battle to see who will get to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup.
A U.S. federal court in Minnesota, as part of an ongoing lawsuit over concussions in the NHL, unsealed a mountain of emails from and among league executives. There is a lot of information contained in the emails –not surprisingly, it’s not all flattering. What is surprising, however, is the raw, sometimes cavalier, manner in which league executives discussed head injuries and related issues.
Police arrested Ryan Malone, then of the Tampa Bay Lightning, for possession of cocaine in April of this year. That same month, cops apprehended Jarret Stoll, then of the Los Angeles Kings, and charged him with felony cocaine possession.