Found January 23, 2013 on
From the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins website:
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed defenseman Mark Eaton to a professional tryout agreement (PTO).
Eaton, 35, spent the last two seasons with the New York Islanders, where he posted one goal, six assists and 18 penalty minutes in 96 games.
The fifteen-year pro skated four seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2006-2010 after being signed as a free agent on July, 3, 2006. Eaton compiled 31 points (7G-24A) over 218 games for Pittsburgh. He notched four goals and three assists in the 24 playoffs contests as the Penguins claimed the 2009 Stanley Cup.
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It was the summer of 1992. The PITTSBURGH PENGUINS had just completed two consecutive Stanley Cup victories. Enter a controversial new owner and a controversial new logo. Now, the company that Howard Baldwin hired to design that new mark is taking a look back at how it all came together.
First of all, believe it or not, it wasn't Baldwin...
The shortened season that the NHL has so “graciously” provided us, is going to provide for a quick, fast paced season, and one in which you had better have some star power providing some punch, or this season will fly right on by without you even getting a chance to gain some momentum. Usually a team at this point in a non-shortened season, is learning itself and figuring out...
From The Hockey News' Ken Campbell:
So how does an organization manage expectations when both the immediate and long-term futures look so retina-burning bright? You don’t, according to Penguins GM Ray Shero, who sees that sort of thing as just a bunch of white noise.
“It doesn’t mean a goddamn thing to me,” Shero said. “I don’t think as a group, as a team...
According to Katie Strang of ESPN New York, 2010 fifth-overall pick Nino Niederreiter has seen enough of the Islanders.
#Isles Nino Niederreiter's camp is seeking a trade from the Islanders, a source tells ESPNNY. Unhappy with current situation
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) January 22, 2013
Niederreiter has been the most consistent point producer for the Isles&...
From the Penguins:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired a conditional draft pick from the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenseman Carl Sneep, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
The Maple Leafs’ Colton Orr and Pittsbugh’s Deryk Engelland renewed their pugilistic rivalry last night with one of the better fights in the history of this relationship. You might remember back in 2010 when Engelland knocked out Orr with a single punch to Orr’s face that left the fighter with concussion issues.
Last night it was Orr’s turn to work on Engelland’s face...
Colton Orr and Derek Engelland have a rivalry that dates all the way back to 2000, when they first dropped the gloves as youngsters in the Western Hockey League (WHL), and then later in the AHL and NHL. As you can see from the video above, that rivalry still burns pretty good to this day. Engelland has a history of getting the better of Orr (see here and here) but this latest bout...
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By Christian Arnold (CA_NYHockey)
Road trips are never easy for any team. Playing five games on the road over eight days makes it a bit more challenging, but that’s what the New York Islanders face starting tonight in Toronto against the Maple Leafs.
The team will quickly hop on a flight to Boston right after the game for a contest...
Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1-0) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2-0-0)
ROOT, TSN, RDS2, 7:00 pm/et
CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Home opener time and the Toronto Maple Leafs (and the mass of Toronto media that comes with them) are in town. It's finally a hockey night in Pittsburgh.
If you're going to the game tonight, feel free to post photos or whatever...
Despite leading the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in scoring for the first half of the AHL season, Islander prospect Nino Niederreiter wasn't invited to the team's training camp two weeks ago. Kevin Schultz suspects Isles general manager Garth Snow may not have spoken with Niederreiter about why he was snubbed, prompting the Swiss forward to request a trade:
If I’m a...