Found January 09, 2013 on
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 number in his playing days. But Vokoun is from the Czech Republic.
As fate would have it, Vokoun was originally drafted by the Canadiens in the 1994 Entry Draft. He played one game for them in 1996. He obviously couldn't wear 29 because Montreal has retired basically every jersey number.
Spanning his entire playing career, including stops in Nashville, Florida, and Washington, he has worn 29. He also wears it for the Czech Republic in international competition. We have no idea where this attachment to the number 29 has come from. Maybe he's just used to the numbers and wanted to keep...
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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...
We've been playfully making fun of Kris Letang for going to the KHL for like 6 minutes.
MAF did that today and it is great.
Based on Fleury's reaction you can tell that Letang is going to get made fun of for a while.
h/t to Freakshow
We'll start this one by saying we can't even remember who the Pens' "enforcer" was last year. Steve McIntyre? It might have been Eric Godard. Not really important. Arron Asham played the role, as well.
The Pens have decided to change things up a bit and, instead of going for an ooga-ooga type of enforcer, they've gone for somebody that...
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...
Ray Shero's signing of Tomas Vokoun might be one of the most important moves he's ever made. Teams with a solid 1-2 punch between the pipes are gonna have a decided advantange, as all teams will be staring 3- and 4-game weeks in the face, not to mention the likely possibiity of double-digit back-to-back situations, and every game is going to carry importance.