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The condensed post-lockout NHL schedule will force teams to rely more heavily on their second goaltender. Back-to-back games will be commonplace as the league wedges 48 games in before the postseason begins.So newcomer Tomas Vokoun should play a vital role for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Starting Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury collapsed during the playoffs last season and the team wants to keep him fresh this season.Enter Vokoun, a long-time starter with 48 NHL shutouts to his credit. He signed as a free agent to fill the back-up role on a Stanley Cup contender.Vokoun did stellar work in Nashville and Florida before his unhappy stint in Washington, which was marred by a groin muscle injury.“Whatever chances I‘m going to get to play, that is probably totally up to me and how I play and how confident they feel in me,” Vokoun, 32, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “My decision (to sign with the Penguins) was based on I don‘t have that many more years to play and I want to be in a ...
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Tomas Vokoun must really love the number 29. He must love it so much that when faced with a new teammate already wearing the number, he decides to flip it to #92, the weirdest goalie number of all time possibly.
So, what's with Vokoun's affinity for 29? MAF's usage of the number most likely has something to do with Canadiens goaltender Ken Dryden wearing the...
In order to make amends for the lockout, the Penguins will be offering free selected concessions and half-off all merchandise inside the arena during the first four home games.
from Scott Cullen of TSN
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A healthy Sidney Crosby paired with reigning MVP Evgeni Malkin makes the Penguins the team to beat, but they will need their complementary players to perform well and, after Marc-Andre Fleury's playoff flop, Tomas Vokoun could be a valuable insurance...
#Pens will offer FREE selected concession items & “half off” all merch at the team’s first four games @consolenergyctr pens.pe/UQ5jm2— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 10, 2013The Pittsburgh Penguins made what might be the most fan friendly and owner savvy move in post-NHL lockout history. They decided to give all fans attending the first four home games at the...
There's been a lot of talk recently about what the NHL or individual NHL teams will be giving to fans to welcome them back after the lockout. The Penguins Twitter feed just mentioned what the Pens will be doing.
#Pens will offer FREE selected concession items & “half off” all merch at the team’s first four games @consolenergyctr pens.pe/UQ5jm2
And brace yourselves.
Is the blood boiling yet?
The Penguins haven't played since April 22, 2012. If the reports hold true as of this evening and the regular season begins on January 19, 2013, that means just about nine months will have passed between Penguins games.
Sure, we had the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Sure, we had...