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Pens and Erreything Else: June 17th, 2015

    Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s more fun than TP-ing Joel Quennville’s house THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – The Penguins have announced that Scouting Coach Jacques Martin has been promoted to super-secret-double-probation-my-mom-says-I-am-special assistant to head coach Mike Johnston. Jacques Martin, 62...
Via The Pensblog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins move assistant Martin to new role

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jacques Martin has a new job with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team announced Tuesday that Martin will serve as special assistant to head coach Mike Johnston. The 62-year-old Martin, the NHL's Coach of the Year in 1999 while leading the Ottawa Senators, spent last season in an advisory capacity with the club. Martin will spend games watching from the press box and...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

HotTake Tuesday: Mike Johnston and The N00bs

We’re serving up the HotTakes a little differently this week. It’s kind of a HotTake mix and mash. We’ll cover some topics in the beginning of the post and get to your questions in the latter half. Regardless of how they’re done, they’re always piping hot. So grab a nice hot cup of coffee, sit back, dig in, and enjoy this week’s serving of HotTakes. Show Me Your N00bs...
Via The PensNation
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Mike Johnston is ready for the season

Here is Mike Johnston acknowledging the people that will run him out of town one day.   What a point.  
Via The Pensblog
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Falls for the Mike Johnston taser story

It was funny when the Score fell for it. But ESPN.COM? Over the weekend theScore got burned by this fake tweet: wow RT @penguins: new Head Coach Mike Johnston says that “any players who dump the puck in while practicing will be hit with a taser” — Mike Darnay (@MikeDarnay) September 18, 2014 Four days later ESPN’s Katie Strang was none the wiser: All eyes are on Johnston...
Via The Pensblog
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins To Hire Mike Johnston as Head Coach

Source: Don Healy, Leader-Post The Pittsburgh Penguins are expected to announce Mike Johnston as the 21st Head Coach in franchise history today at a news conference at 12:30 PM. Johnston joins the Penguins after having success as the head coach/general manager of the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks. Johnston also has experience as an assistant coach in the NHL where he spent time with...
Via The PensNation
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Johnston To Be Named Pittsburgh Penguins’ Head Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins finally have found their new bench boss. Mike Johnston will be named the Penguins’ new head coach on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports Johnston’s contract is a three-year deal, and the Pens are expected to make the move official on Wednesday afternoon. Mike Johnston expected to officially ne named coach of the Penguins...
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Crosby Has His Baton Again; Mike Johnston vs. Ron Wilson for Pens Coach?

By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Some awards, a little free agency, and perhaps an end to the coaching search soon? Crosby Isn’t a Complete Loser This is Claude. Claude is sad. He dropped his baton. — Erin L (@Pixburgher66) June 25, 2014 This is Sidney. He picked up the baton. He loves his baton. Claude is still sad. ...
Via The PensNation
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Interesting points on Mike Johnston

Still don’t like the thought of a junior coach runnning the show, but hey, it is better than no coach. The PG dug up some coaching philosophy that Mike Johnston deploys. According to most, he is the favorite to get the Penguins job. Here are some of his talking points: SIX KEYS TO OFFENSIVE SUCCESS 1. Be a First Pass Team • Defense needs to look for the smart play • Allow...
Via The Pensblog
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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