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After a ton of speculation, it came to pass this morning. Beau Bennett is up with the Pens.
Bennett, 21, will be looking to make his NHL debut on Friday night at Winnipeg. The rookie forward placed second on WBS with 18 assists and fourth with 25 points in 35 games this season. Last month, he was chosen to represent the Penguins at the AHL All-Star Classic, although he didn’t play in the game due to injury.
Now, no one is expecting Bennett to come up and be the next Ron Francis here, but there are some expectations. Bennett has been very good in his first stint in the AHL.
In the NHL it isn't hard to to figure out who has talent and who doesn't. Eric Tangradi defenders will blame the system and lack of chances. That is *********. The Penguins babied Tangradi. One game with the MVP of the NHL and a 40 goal scorer is enough tell. You either see the skill or you don't. Sorry, Eric Tangradi is a third-line talent.
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NEWS ALERT: #Pens have recalled forward Beau Bennett from @wbspenguins. The rookie F is second on WBS with 18 assists pens.pe/Ygu1Jb
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 14, 2013
Today, the discussion on twitter and around the hockey blogsphere is the hit that Matt Cooke put on Erik Karlsson. You can see the hit on the embedded video posted above.
The NHL’s department of Player Safety has reviewed the play and will not suspend Matt Cooke.
First, I hate Matt Cooke, I think he is a disgusting P.O.S. and if this guy was hurt in a fight or by a check...
Come on people, Erik Karlsson suffered a tremendous injury and yes, Matt Cooke was right in the middle of it all. But do you seriously think Cooke is capable of going after a guy in a way that could indeed end a guy’s career in the NHL? Cooke is in the midst of change, he is trying extremely hard to shake the reputation he built for himself as the NHL’s dirtiest player. He...
Penguins forward Matt Cooke is known for his dirty hits, this hit, however is not a dirty or a malicious hit. Hockey is a physical sport and injuries happen from time-to-time.
Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke has always had a reputation for being a dirty player. Once again, he finds himself at the center of a controversial play that has resulted in serious injury for an opponent.
During a win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, Cooke threw what appeared to be a clean hit on Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson, but the replay revealed that it was more...
Ottawa Senators defenseman Erk Karlsson had his Achilles' tendon cut by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke. Did Cooke injure him intentionally?
Matt Cooke has tried to change the way he plays the game after a handful of dirty hits earned him the label as one of the game’s dirtiest players. But as we found out Wednesday night, the rest of the league doesn’t necessarily see him as a reformed man.
Cooke is in the news again, this time for his role in ending Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson‘s season Wednesday night. Cooke’s...
By now you've undoubtedly seen the footage of Senators star defenseman Erik Karlsson suffering a terrifying laceration to his left Achillies tendon. If not, well, that's what we're here for:
He suffered the injury battling for puck possession along the boards with Pittsburgh forward Matt Cooke. Yes, that Matt Cooke, former bad boy extraordinaire and bane of the NHL...
Craig Adams scored two goals in a game for the firt time since 2006, and Marc-Andre Fleury was nearly flawless as the Pens beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1.
Beau Bennett looked good in his NHL debut as well. James Neal's powerplay goal in the third that put the Pens up 2-0 was the eventual game winner.
The debris from the meteor today in Russia was more...
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Craig Adams won the vote with 18 percent. The penalty killer extraordinaire and hit machine might not get the credit he deserves in the media, but he got it from the voting here. Pascal Dupuis wasnât too far behind at 14 percent. No other Penguin received...
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The Pens are tied in points with the Senators (and the Leafs) and now three points behind the Devils for top spot in the Atlantic Division/Eastern Conference.
Letang and Niskanen have been activated so they could be back tonight. If you missed...
Mike Colligan is making moves again. In his most recent article, he puts the magnifying glass on the Tangradi situation and the Pens' overall organizational management.
Jesse Marshall at Faceoff-Factor chronicles Beau Bennett's journey to the NHL.
And, then, there was the awful situation that unfolded on Thursday with a Philadelphia columnist. Travis Hughes over at...