Found July 02, 2012 on The Sin Bin Sports Blog:
Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July. There is very little that Pittsburgh Penguins star, Evgeni Malkin, can not do. Last season, he won the Art Ross Trophy as the league's scoring champion, the Ted Lindsay Award from the NHLPA members as the NHL's best player and won the Hart Trophy pegging him the NHL's most valuable player.In a season where Malkin lit the lamp 50 times and recorded 109 points these awards are deserved in every way, and when you see how he scored some of his goals it solidifies his star status even more.Much like this goal scored against the Colorado Avalanche, and I say the Colorado Avalanche because I doubt the whole team could stop Malkin if it came down to it. (Video after the jump) James Neal has to love his life in this scenario. Malkin does the dirty work on the forecheck, Neal picks up the puck, gives another little drop pas...

Pens Sign Matt Niskanen to a Two-Year Deal

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Time-lapsed demolition of Penguins' old arena

It took workers nine months to make the Civic Arena, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ former home affectionately nicknamed “The Igloo,” go from this… …to this, a big pile of dirt and rubble and emptiness. Now, no one would be expected to sit through nine months worth of video or photos of each stage of demolition, because really, who has the time or want to undertake such...

Penguins Wrap Up - Free Agent Frenzy - Day One

July 1st has come and gone and the Penguins, like the other chosen teams on Zach Parise’s short list, are waiting to find out if they have the bar that contains the Wonka Golden Ticket – who will land this year’s biggest fish? In following the hunt throughout the day the consensus is that the Penguins have a great shot at landing Parise. He received a very lucrative offer...

Arron Asham Signs with Rangers

Arron Asham signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the New York Rangers over the weekend. The Pens re-signed him last June at a rate of $775,000 for one year of service, but the front office did not offer him anything this offseason. During his two year tenure with the Penguins, he tallied 10 goals and 17 assists. Asham  had previously played for the Islanders, Devils, Canadiens...

Penguins sign pair of forwards

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The Penguins are on Parise's short list, but that means nothing. Sifting through the ********

  Parise will mull over offers tonight, and make his decision tomorrow. [ PuckDaddy ]   Please watch this Bob Mckenzie vid:   As Bob Mckenzie states there is a low offer of 10-year 80 million and maybe as high of an offer as 100 million dollars for Zach Parise. The Penguins, Flyers, Wild, Red Wings, and even the Devils are the reported teams on Parise...

Crosby reaches out to Parise, officially

It was rumored but not it is official: Told that Crosby reached out to Parise as part of Pittsburgh pitch — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2012 The Penguins did not send a team to meet with Parise's team of agents. What that means? No idea. Buckle up, it was a slow first hour, but moves start to happen in the second hour.

Google Thinks Geno Is Jewish

[full-size here] Ironically, my bud usbzoso found this. Ironic because it's his image. Google has this pretty cool improvement where if you search for a well-known public figure, a picture and accompanying stats pop up alongside the search results. So if you Google Evgeni Malkin, a picture of him in a yarmulke and payot (the hair curls, for us non-chosen ones) pops up. Wait...
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