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The headaches are gone. Finally. So are the doubts, the ones Sidney Crosby couldn’t outrun as he rehabilitated from concussion-like symptoms that robbed hockey’s best player from two years in the middle of his prime.
It’s no fun waking up in the morning after a punishing workout and have your mind immediately drift to whether or not you’ll end the day in a quiet room with the lights off hoping the pain stops. Neither is fending off constant speculation and breathless rumors about your health.
Those days, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain insists, have vanished. They disappeared over the summer, when Crosby began his annual summer ritual back home in Canada of pushing himself beyond his limits in an effort to regain the form that made him the most dominant player on the planet before a pair of hits to the head in January 2011 seemed to put his career in jeopardy.
“I’d be lying if I said the first couple weeks I wasn’t evaluating that a bit but through the first few workouts, as long as...
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The headaches are gone. Finally. So are the doubts, the ones Sidney Crosby couldn't outrun as he rehabilitated from concussion-like symptoms that robbed hockey's best player from two years in the middle of his prime.
It's no fun waking up the morning after a punishing workout and have your mind immediately drift to whether or not you'll end the day in a quiet room...
Tomas Vokoun hadn't been a backup goaltender for more than a decade before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins last spring.
Considering how busy Vokoun might be during the NHL's cramped 48-game schedule, the job might not feel like a second-string job anyway.
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma says he plans to use Vokoun liberally during the season so as not to put too heavy...
Full recap in the morning.
Orpik looks like he has a chip on his shoulder:
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After one whole day, Evgeni Malkin finally spoke to the press so the Beaver County Times can call off it's goons.
Here is the video via the Pens:
Malkin talked about how great it is to be back in Pittsburgh. Pretty boring interview. Sounds like Guy Junker asked a question that Malkin didn't understand. We didn't hear any whiny babies in the background so...
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From the Pens' website:
Fans are invited to the Penguins’ “Black & Gold” Game Wednesday at 7 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center.
Admission is free, and doors at the Trib Total Media gate will open at 6 p.m. Parking is free at CONSOL Energy Center surface lots on a first-come...
Evgeni Malkin's first media availability since returning from the KHL:
A conundrum, if you will...
If the Penguins have one major question mark heading into this season, it’s what the team brings back on the blueline. Kris Letang, Paul Martin and Brooks Oprik were 1-2-3 in terms of minutes per game among Pens defensemen last year and they all return. The trade of Zbynek Michalek back to Phoenix bumps Matt Niskanen into the top...
We've got some bigtime news at PSAMP. A local favorite, and I mean "local" in the weirdest sense of the word, has returned to bless the Penguins with a few wishes of his own. You know, I was so close to accepting a lost NHL season that the recent end to the lockout and imminent start to Pens season has me so fired up that I felt I needed to do something big.
With the start of the 2012-13 NHL season finally here, TSN has unveiled the National Hockey League's Top 50 players as selected by a panel of experts. And for the third year in a row, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is on top of the list.
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“I knew exactly what I was signing myself up for. This wasn‘t about being the starting goalie or statistics. This was about the bigger picture. I wanted to come somewhere that had a winning environment. I probably had better individual opportunities with other teams, but this was the place for me. This is a place where you can win.”
-Tomas Vokoun of the Pittsburgh Penguins...
Every season, TSN puts out a list of the top 50 players in the National Hockey League.
Just like last season, Pittsburgh Penguins' captain Sidney Crosby tops the rankings. He's followed by teammate Evgeni Malkin in this edition, with another familiar face coming in third.
That's right; the guy who decked Crosby in the playoffs last season comes in at third place in this...