Found January 12, 2012 on
From the Trib:
"We're making the playoffs, put it that way," Shero told the Tribune-Review on Thursday afternoon. "Anything less is unacceptable."
The Penguins, losers of six straight games, have fallen to ninth in the Eastern Conference playoff field with 40 games remaining. Only the top eight teams qualify for the postseason.
"Just making the playoffs is never our goal," Shero said.
Confidence, or foreshadowing of possible trades to come?
According to Shero, he likes the Penguins as they are when healthy:
"I like the team we have now," Shero said. "We have good hockey players. We just need to play better. And hopefully I have all those guys back by the trade deadline so I don't have to make a deal."
At this point it doesn't make sense for the Penguins to mortgage the future or give up key assets unless management feels that the team can make a serious run for the Cup. That sort of...
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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has resumed skating for the first time in more than a month.
Crosby skated for 27 minutes Friday at the end of the Penguins morning skate. Pittsburgh, which has lost six straight, faces the Florida Panthers later Friday.
Out with lingering concussion symptoms, Crosby hasn't played since Dec. 5. He was sidelined for nearly 11 months...
James Neal's 21 goals weren't enough to get him into the All-Star Game. NHL was probably mad that the Penguins were getting people to vote for Sidney Crosby for some reason.
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The weirdest part is that only five goalies are listed on the Roster page, including only two Eastern Conference goalies. (UPDATE...
Sidney Crosby skated for nearly a half hour on Friday, marking his return to the ice for the first time in more than a month.
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Byslma used the team's Twitter account earlier in the week to announce that Crosby would join the team on its road trip. No timetable has been set for his return to game action, however.
Plagued by lingering concussion symptoms...
The Penguins got some good news yesterday morning when they learned that their crack medical team misread the X-ray on James Neal’s foot; turned out to be just a bruise and not a break that would’ve kept him out for a month.
Neal manned up and said since playing on it couldn’t make things worse, why not give it a go…that’s hockey. It’s just too bad the Pens aren’t...
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So what happened?
Are the wheels off of the wagon at this point? The Pens were the victims of more bad luck as Simon Despres left with what looked like a leg injury of some kind. Every other defenseman had to play over 21 minutes. That may have played a role in the lack of defenseman jumping into the play for the Pens.
The Pens did carry the play for much of the first...
Penguins general manager Ray Shero doesn't know when his team's six-game losing streak will end, but he is certain of one thing.
Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma said that Sidney Crosby would skate with the team on its current road trip, which ends Sunday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Penguins have removed forward Dustin Jeffrey from the injured-reserve list and put defenseman Simon Despres on it.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby resumed skating for the first time in more than a month Friday.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is ready to resume skating.
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Hockey players are a superstitious bunch, but Friday the 13th was lucky for the Penguins. Whether they realized it or not. "I don't know what day it is. I don't know what date it is. But maybe that's what we needed, a little luck," goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury said after making 25 saves in a 4-1 win against the Florida Panthers at BankAtlantic Center.
SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Penguins halted a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers tonight at BankAtlantic Center.