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From the Toronto Globe and Mail's Roy MacGregor:
Crosby now firmly believes that player safety is hockey’s major issue, and that responsibility runs all the way from Timbits hockey to the NHL. While the league has made some movement on the dreaded and dangerous head shots, there are still far too many concussions in the game. He knows more change will have to come.
“I think it starts when you’re younger,” Crosby says. “That’s definitely where you learn all your habits and all the things that you’re going to grow up and do. But that being said, I think the NHL is obviously what everyone watches, so there’s got to be a balancing act there.”
The NHL, he also believes, has to allow its players to go the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. He wants, once again, to represent his country, but the league has yet to confirm that NHLers will be released.
“It’s coming fast,” he says. “I’ve only played I think maybe 80 or 90 games since the last Olympics, so it’s coming up pret
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Too soon to make too much out of this. Could very well be simply that Kris Letang's "lower body" (read: groin) injury is worse than originally anticipated. Matt Niskanen has been skating the past couple of days, but may not be ready to return to the lineup soon.
Interesting: #Penguins have recalled 2011 first-round pick Joe Morrow, a defenseman.
Pens (8-3, 6-1 Road) at Devils (6-1-3, 4-0-1 Home), 1:00 pm ET, Prudential Center, ROOT Sports
Countdown to Pens-Devils Saturday afternoon in the Prudential Center
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Pittsburgh Penguins (8-3-0) @ New Jersey Devils (6-1-3)
ROOT, MSG PLUS, NHLN-US - 1:00 pm/et
Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
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New Jersey Devils (7-1-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (8-4-0)
NBCSN, RDS - 7:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
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Tomas Vokoun will be in net for the Penguins The Devils will start...
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Match-up - New Jersey Devils (7-1-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (8-4-0)
Road/Home records - 2-1-2 -------------- 2-2-0
TV - NBCSN, RDS
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
Season series - Tied 1-1
Last 10: Devils 6-1-3 / Penguins 6-4-0
Projected starting goalies - Johan Hedberg (NJ) vs. Tomas Vokoun (PIT)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Pittsburgh - 3.25 / 2.42
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