Stick Taps: Olli Maatta hates coffee, & Barry Trotz is saying crazy things.

Published on January 10th, 2014


With Jaromir Jagr recently tying former teammate Mario Lemieux, Hooks Orpik over at PensBurgh took a closer look to see what the chances of Sidney Crosby ever catching Le Magnifique would be.

The guys at the PensBlog have noticed some recent trends as they broke down the Penguins last ten games.

Ray Ferraro loses his coffee thanks to Olli Maatta and Benn Ferriero during Tuesday night’s game. Maatta’s stick hits Ferraro’s coffee cup and somehow the cap stayed on the cup, well, at least until it hit the ground and exploded.

Puck Drunk Love takes a look at the ten best lines in hockey so far this season.

On The Forecheck has noticed that Barry Trotz has been saying some crazy things lately. If #PredatorHard isn’t trending in Nashville, humanity has failed us all.

Hard times right now in Florida. Not only are the Panthers one of the worst teams in the NHL, but they’re bleeding money at an unprecedented pace. The Panthers say they lose $20 million per year and ask Boward County for money. #PantherHard?

Speaking of “hard,” Is Sidney Crosby hard to play with? After Chris Kunitz made Team Canada as a probable winger for Crosby, you would have thought this topic would go away. But it hasn’t, and our friends at SBNation dives in head first. #CrosbyHard? #WingerHard? 

The Great One’s daughter, Paulina Gretzky has apparently taken up golfing.