So yesterday marked the last game for two weeks, as a hoard of NHL players headed to Vancouver to partake in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The good news is that we, hockey fans, are in for possibly the best hockey we’ve ever seen. And I mean that.

The bad news is, with the games being played in Vancouver (time zone difference), me having a job (what a drag), and Comcast in my area not carrying MSNBC (gotta love Comcast, eh?), I’ll miss a significant number of the games.

My goal is to write a few interesting stories throughout the Games, and I’ll try to keep up with the schedule and the scores.

But I don’t want to neglect our beloved Penguins.

So, during this time, I have a few gems up my sleeve.

Last year, I had a feature called “Penguins Among League Leaders,” which I’ll bring back for a cameo. We’ll see just where the Penguins’ top players in a slew of categories fit in among the league’s best.

I’ll also take a look at how the departed Penguins are doing with their current teams. Rob Scuderi, Hal Gill, Miroslav Satan, Petr Sykora, and, heck, we just may even look at Ryan Whitney, Marian Hossa, and a few others.

Lastly, I’ve been working with a few friends on a names tournament to determine which NHL players, past and present, have/had the best name. You, the reader, will decide!

Keep an eye peeled, and please feel free to offer suggestions!