Bidding Farewell to Penguins Puck

By Troy Pfaff

Well, there’s some good news and there’s some bad news:

The bad: Your favorite Pittsburgh Penguins blog, Penguins Puck, will be down beginning some time after midnight tonight. The length of the downtime is to this point unknown. It could be a few hours, or it could be a few days. I won’t be able to post any new content for the next few days regardless of how long the site is actually down.

UPDATE: I just received word that the site will not actually be down, I just won’t be able to access it or post anything for a few days.

The reason? That’s the good news: Rant Sports is doing a complete overhaul of their blogging network. I can’t really go into too many details, considering I don’t really have many, but, basically, here’s what’s happening:

Penguins Puck will no longer exist. Instead, I’ll be the lead writer for Rant Sports’ Pittsburgh Penguins webpage. Kinda sad, considering what I’ve put into this blog, designing the color scheme, banner, even coming up with the super-awesome site name.

But apparently it’s good for Rant Sports as a whole. It’ll help promote the brand, yada yada yada. I’m not a big deal in this company – I just write for it – so I won’t ask too many questions or give too much of my opinion on the big overhaul.

How about some good news for you readers? It’ll be quicker and easier for you all to access other teams, sports, rumors, news etc from the new There will also be a Rant Sports Forums section, where you all can talk with me and my fellow writers on daily happenings.

There’s actually some more good news: I’m moving up. I’ll still be Rant Sports’ lead Pittsburgh Penguins (and Pittsburgh Pirates) writer, but I’m also getting two columns on the new site.

I was asked to write my own weekly column on whatever I want. Kinda like Bill Simmons. That’ll be fun. I’ve also been given a column to create different kinds of witty and pun-filled Photoshop edits.

So I guess this overhaul will be good for me in the end. I’ll get some more exposure, some more space to write, and, hopefully, some more pay. It’ll be hard to say goodbye to Penguins Puck, but I know all of you readers will make the jump over with me.

By the way, visiting will redirect you to my new site, so no worries there.

Now, you can have your Pittsburgh Penguins questions answered by Penguins Puck at the all-new Penguins Puck Mailbag.

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