Joe Starkey

Starkey: Remembering a long-forgotten Penguins hero

At some point, lower in this space, we'll talk about how the original captain of the Philadelphia Flyers became an all-time Penguins hero, albeit a ...

Starkey: Unbelievable win doesn't solve Pirates' issues

Clint Hurdle tossed out a question after a 1-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday. One he said he shared with his players, ...

Starkey: Penguins blessed with line of standout general managers

A quote from Jim Rutherford leapt off the page after the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. "I want to thank Ray Shero for his contribution, and ...

Starkey: Sadly, it's time to trade Fleury

Ideally, the Penguins would keep Marc-Andre Fleury and split the goaltending duties between him and Matt Murray next season. The two would form the NHL's ...

Starkey: Another chance of a lifetime for Penguins

One chance. Do you know what countless hockey players, coaches and fan bases across history would have given for one chance to win the Stanley ...

Starkey: What does Toronto think of Kessel now?

TORONTO — Phil Kessel doesn't seem like the kind of guy who gloats or seeks revenge. So if the Penguins win the Stanley Cup, he ...

Starkey: Penguins living and winning by Sullivan's 'just play' motto

Barely a year ago, fairly or not, the Penguins were perceived as a whiny, often-combustible bunch of underachievers. And they knew it. Take their treatment ...

Starkey: Underrated 'D' keys Pens' 'crazy fast' style

A couple of radio interviews opened my eyes Tuesday. I conducted one, talking to former Penguins winger Colby Armstrong about the club's unique approach. "The ...

Starkey: This Game 7 will be different 

If you know anything about Penguins history, you know Game 7s at home have not gone well. Not well at all. Really, really not well. Did I ...

Starkey: Penguins' postseason a thrill ride to embrace

The Game 4 snapshot I can't seem to shake: Trevor Daley, unable to stand after injuring his leg in the corner, crawling back into the ...

Starkey: Ryan Malone, retired, watches from afar

Nearly a thousand miles from the din of Consol Energy Center, as his two favorite teams traded goals in the first period Monday night, 36-year-old ...