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The Pittsburgh Penguins entered 2009 with some issues in their
organization. The 2008 Eastern Conference Champions never really approached
conference dominance that next season. Saturday, February 14 of ‘09 typified
their short comings of the season. The Pens went up 2-0 in Toronto and looked like they were going to
win with relative ease. Instead, they folded like a cheap umbrella in a storm,
allowing six unanswered goals in a 6-2 loss to the Leafs. The next day, head coach Michel Therrien paid for the lack
luster season with his job. The Pens knew they couldn’t get back to the
playoffs if they didn’t turn things around. Dan Bylsma, who had been coaching
the Pens' AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre took over as head coach.
That wasn’t the only move the Penguins would make that
winter. Looking for a veteran presence for their locker room and some
experience on the Ice, the Penguins acquired Bill Guerin from the Islanders on
March 4, 2009. At 38 years o...
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JAKE GUENTZEL INVITED TO U.S. JUNIOR CAMP
USA Hockey invited 40 forwards and defensemen to the National Junior Evaluation Camp taking place August 3-10, in Lake Placid, N.Y. On that list is Jake Guentzel, the Penguins 3rd round draft choice in the 2013 NHL Draft. Guentzel will have an opportunity for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team. Guentzel was named the 2012-13 USHL Rookie...
Marc-Andre Fleury’s fall from grace hit a new low this week.
The once-highly touted netminder was left off Canada’s five-goalie invite list to participate in its August Olympic orientation camp.
The snub may have been the straw to break the camel’s back seeing as Fleury is now committed to seeing a sports psychologist according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Before becoming Penguins player development coach Bill Guerin played a little bit of hockey. And he played it very well. For that USA Hockey has named him to their very own Hall of Fame.
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Thursday afternoon it was announced that Bill Guerin, who spent seven seasons with the New Jersey Devils, has been elected into the 2013 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class.
Here are some notes on that was well as some other Devils topics:
- First and foremost, I want to congratulate Guerin on the honor. He had a remarkable NHL career...
This year’s U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class is a doozy.
Headlining this year’s group to be honored are former NHL stars Bill Guerin and Doug Weight. Both are Stanley Cup winners (Guerin twice Weight once) and each played in three Olympics for Team USA. Overall Weight represented America at nine international events while Guerin did so at seven.
Both players were also college...
Paul Grant has been doing a series, looking at players and asking "Can you do that again?"
Today he looks at Ray Emery,
Why it will be tough to repeat: C'mon, a highly touted and capable goalie coming to the Flyers? How could that possibly go wrong? Plus, challenging for the No. 1 gig and actually being given the No. 1 gig to start the season are two different...
Doug Weight, Bill Guerin, Peter Karmanos, Ron Mason and Cindy Curley are headed for the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.
USA Hockey made the announcement Thursday.
Guerin was a two-time Stanley Cup champion and four-time NHL All-Star during his career. He and Weight helped the U.S. win silver at the 2002 Olympics. Weight won a Stanley Cup and was a four-time NHL All-Star.
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
There are two numbers that reveal much about the future of Ilya Bryzgalov.
The first is 23, as in the millions of dollars the Philadelphia Flyers are paying him not to play for them.
The second is 0, as in the number of goaltending jobs currently available in the National Hockey League.
Add ‘em up and the sum suggests that...
The longer Brenden Morrow remains unsigned on the UFA market, the more likely it becomes that the longtime Dallas Stars captain will head back to the Big D next season after going over to Pittsburgh near the trade deadline next season.
Morrow is a consummate pro and he understands that the Stars have become Jamie Benn's team to lead into the future. He accepted a reduced...
In a forgettable season for both the Philadelphia Flyers and its Adirondack Phantoms farm team, the play of left winger Tye McGinn was one of the few bright spots. McGinn quietly showed improvement from his rookie professional season, and he did not look out of place in 18 games with the big club.
McGinn, who will turn 23 next Monday, is a classic late-blooming forward. Cut by...
As bad a sophomore slump as Sean Couturier had this past season, that was no excuse to sign early as an RFA.
Sure, RFAs have little leverage but his agent did him no favors on a two-year, $3.5 million extension with a modest bump in salary of $400,000.
All this has achieved is that it makes Couturier that much more attractive in a trade and the FLyers will go into next season...
Ilya Bryzgalov reportedly has an offer to play for Admiral Vlaidvostok of the Kontinental Hockey League according to Russian news outlet Sport Express.
Based on a Google translation of the piece Admiral’s president — longtime NHLer Alex Mogilny — says the ex-Flyers netminder has been invited to join his expansion club (Admiral will begin its first season of KHL play in 2013...
Ranking the Top 10 Playmakers in Flyers History
Throughout their 46-year history, the Philadelphia Flyers have boasted some of the best setup men in the game. From early era puck wizard Andre Lacroix to current-day captain Claude Giroux, one thing the Flyers have rarely lacked is top-notch playmakers.
On a cumulative statistical basis, the top 10 assist men in franchise history...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Cindy Curley (Hudson, Mass.), Bill Guerin (Worcester, Mass.), Peter Karmanos, Jr. (Raleigh, N.C.), Ron Mason (East Lansing, Mich.) and Doug Weight (Warren, Mich.) have been selected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2013, USA Hockey announced today. The date and location of the induction event will be announced later this summer.
The Philadelphia Flyers have made their second off-season addition to their scouting department. In June, the club hired recently retired goaltender Antero NiittymÃ¤ki to scout goalies in Europe and, eventually, to track players of all positions. This month, the Flyers hired Swedish scout Joakim Grundberg to scour his native country for talent.
Ever since the organization...