Found November 18, 2011 on Puck Daddy:
Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • "It was at that point when FutureJoe Thornton knew his time traveling had paid off, having the chance to relive his goal against the Red Wings in 2011 as a fan…" • David Perron of the St. Louis Blues has been cleared for contact. This is the best news of the day, far as we're concerned. [STLToday] • Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby has been ruled out of Saturday night's game against the Florida Panthers. The Pens return home for three games after that. Happy Thanksgiving, hockey. [Trib-Review] • Said Dan Bylsma: "In terms of Sidney Crosby, just to clarify and minimize the speculation, we will continue to give updates the day before a game on whether he will be playing or not," Blysma said on the Penguins Web site. "He will not be playing in Saturday night's game. It's...

Barry Trotz Reacts to Craig Smith's Over the Net Roof Job (Videos)

Craig Smith made the ultimate rookie mistake trying to be "a little fancy" on an empty netter on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. Here's what happened...Trotz did not find it to be a laughing matter and indicated that he would learn from it and that it was something that "I'm sure he will not do ever again."The biggest faux pas in the incident could...

Trotz displeased with Smith’s botched empty-netter

With 1:20 remaining in the third period of Thursday’s game and the Predators leading 3-1, forward Craig Smith had a chance to salt away the victory with an empty-net goal. He indeed hit the net, but not the one he was aiming for.Despite the two-goal lead and the fact that Matt Halischuk eventually scored into the empty net, Predators head coach Barry Trotz was not pleased with...

Predators Forward Craig Smith Misses Empty Net on Breakaway, Fires Puck Over Crossbar (Video)

Predators rookie Craig Smith was closing in on his team-leading eighth goal of the season on Thursday night. All the 22-year-old had to do was slide a puck into an empty net but the Wisconsin native tried to get a little flashy and went for an uncontested roof job, instead. The result? See for yourself in the video below.

Crosby on trip; won't play tonight

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been ruled out of the game tonight at Tampa Bay. Beyond that? "Any speculation further away is not going to happen at this time," coach Dan Bylsma said Wednesday. "He will be with us on the trip." The Penguins also will play Saturday at Florida before they have a three-game homestand next week.

He’s back: Sidney Crosby returns to Penguins’ lineup Monday

Last night was the 61st straight regular season game that Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has missed. On Monday, after all the rumored comebacks and "retirement" talk, Crosby Watch 2011 will finally come to an end as he re-joins the Penguins' lineup when the host the struggling New York Islanders. Through 20 games this season in Crosby's absence, the Penguins...

Lightning defenseman still talking Crosby hit

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman's hit from behind against Penguins center Sidney Crosby on Jan. 5 was hardly menacing, but it has been historical.

Crosby to return on Monday

Sidney Crosby is back. The Penguins announced Crosby will play Monday, marking his first game since Jan. 5. He missed the last 61 regular-season games with concussion effects.

The Morning After Round-Up: Predators 4, Leafs 1

Last night's Nashville Predators win over the Toronto Maple Leafs was not pretty to watch but was a necessarily evil in the long slate of 82 games that make up the NHL regular season.After watching a game on Tuesday against Washington that had to make most folks top ten Preds' games, the game with the Leafs was very ugly by comparison. The first period was dull as dirt...

POTG Predators Seven Stories: Robot Polar Bear Cures Snoring Edition

Will David Legwand return to the Predator's lineup against Columbus? Amanda DiPaolo thinks that he will.Josh Cooper spoke with Craig Smith about "the miss" on Friday after he was MIA after the game on Thursday. Barry Trotz was right about ending up on all the highlight reels including Deadspin.Corey Erdman catches up with new Predators owner W. Brett Wilson for a Q...

Gameday 19 - Lightning

Pittsburgh Penguins (11-4-3) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (8-7-2) 7:30 pm/et TV: ROOT, NHLN-US St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL The last time Sidney Crosby played an NHL game it was against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The last time the 2010-2011 Pittsburgh Penguins played a game it was against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Steven Stamkos, Ryan Malone, Martin St...

POTG NHL Seven Stories: Meth-Head Skins Bobcat and Eats It Edition

Yesterday on RLD Hockey Talk we had Caps play-by-play guy Joe Beninati and's Dan Rosen as our special guests covering a wide range of topics. Check it out here.Those that waited up late last night were treated to a great game at Staples Center as the Kings beat the Ducks 2-1 in a skills contest. The Kings cross over to the Duck Pond tonight for a rematch (NHL Center...


So uhhh...Not only is it cold outside, the internet is being douchey, I just happened to close my internet window after writing this entire post the first time without saving it, AND this game happened.****.Sometimes bad nights happen. Sometimes bad weeks, months, and years happen. We can't get too bent out of shape about them. Everything gets better. We'll win the Stanley...
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