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Tomas Vokoun hadn't been a backup goaltender for more than a decade before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins last spring.
Considering how busy Vokoun might be during the NHL's cramped 48-game schedule, the job might not feel like a second-string job anyway.
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma says he plans to use Vokoun liberally during the season so as not to put too heavy a workload on starter Marc-Andre Fleury. The Penguins will play games on consecutive nights eight times during the season. There are also stretches where they'll pack five games into a week.
Bylsma says he intends to keep both goaltenders fresh so they're ready to go when the playoffs begin.
The 36-year-old Vokoun says he is ready to help in any way he can as he searches for his first Stanley Cup.
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So this actually happened on Sunday:
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The first day of Penguin camp, and we didn't really have to wait for the main storyline to surface. And it's simple: There is a spot open in the top six. The player will be playing...
The headaches that plagued Sidney Crosby for the better part of a year and robbed hockey's best player of nearly two seasons have disappeared.
The Pittsburgh Penguins captain no longer worries about how he'll feel when he wakes up in the morning. The doubts about whether he's really healthy after dealing with concussion-like symptoms for all of 2011 and parts of 2012...
After one whole day, Evgeni Malkin finally spoke to the press so the Beaver County Times can call off it's goons.
Here is the video via the Pens:
Malkin talked about how great it is to be back in Pittsburgh. Pretty boring interview. Sounds like Guy Junker asked a question that Malkin didn't understand. We didn't hear any whiny babies in the background so...
The headaches are gone. Finally. So are the doubts, the ones Sidney Crosby couldn't outrun as he rehabilitated from concussion-like symptoms that robbed hockey's best player from two years in the middle of his prime.
It's no fun waking up the morning after a punishing workout and have your mind immediately drift to whether or not you'll end the day in a quiet room...
Evgeni Malkin's first media availability since returning from the KHL:
The headaches are gone. Finally. So are the doubts, the ones Sidney Crosby couldn’t outrun as he rehabilitated from concussion-like symptoms that robbed hockey’s best player from two years in the middle of his prime.
It’s no fun waking up in the morning after a punishing workout and have your mind immediately drift to whether or not you’ll end the day in a quiet room with...
A conundrum, if you will...
If the Penguins have one major question mark heading into this season, it’s what the team brings back on the blueline. Kris Letang, Paul Martin and Brooks Oprik were 1-2-3 in terms of minutes per game among Pens defensemen last year and they all return. The trade of Zbynek Michalek back to Phoenix bumps Matt Niskanen into the top...
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“I knew exactly what I was signing myself up for. This wasn‘t about being the starting goalie or statistics. This was about the bigger picture. I wanted to come somewhere that had a winning environment. I probably had better individual opportunities with other teams, but this was the place for me. This is a place where you can win.”
-Tomas Vokoun of the Pittsburgh Penguins...
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Shero is taking a wait-and-see approach.
Adam Gretz takes a look at the Pens.
Dejan says Depres ain't ready.
Some AP article about Eric Tangradi.
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