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Ray Shero's signing of Tomas Vokoun might be one of the most important moves he's ever made. Teams with a solid 1-2 punch between the pipes are gonna have a decided advantange, as all teams will be staring 3- and 4-game weeks in the face, not to mention the likely possibiity of double-digit back-to-back situations, and every game is going to carry importance.
Then you got to look at the simple wear-and-tear of a regular NHL season...then throw that onto the Music Express at Kennywood. Players will have less time to recuperate from injuries, meaning each team will need a copious amount of AHL pluggers on speed dial.
We were curious, so we took a look at the Pens' 1994-95 campaign. That season ended up being 48 games. It started on January 20th. Sound familiar? It ended on May 3rd.
Other tidbits from that '94-'95 schedule:
-There were only 9 back-to-back situations.
-Pens kicked things off in January with 5 games in 10 nights.
BEST OF MAXIM
We've been playfully making fun of Kris Letang for going to the KHL for like 6 minutes.
MAF did that today and it is great.
Based on Fleury's reaction you can tell that Letang is going to get made fun of for a while.
h/t to Freakshow
Sidney Crosby and nearly a dozen of his Penguins teammates worked out at a suburban Pittsburgh ice rink on Monday, just as they did during the four-month NHL lockout.
Only this time, the players were wearing their familiar Pittsburgh practice sweaters instead of jerseys promoting the NHL Players Association. It was a welcome return for the Penguins following the lockout's end...
The Penguins issued a statement on the lockout today:
To our Penguins Fans and Community:
We offer our apology. There is nothing we can say to explain or excuse what has happened over the past four months.
However, now that the NHL is back, we want to assure you that the Pittsburgh Penguins will do everything we can to regain your trust and show how much we value your...
If there's one thing that's annoying about Sidney Crosby, it's his innate ability to churn out meaningless quotes every time someone asks him a question. By the end of his second year in the NHL, we were already skipping his quotes in anything we were reading. Snore fest. We know why he is the way he is, but it just got old really fast.
Over the weekend, we...
We'll start this one by saying we can't even remember who the Pens' "enforcer" was last year. Steve McIntyre? It might have been Eric Godard. Not really important. Arron Asham played the role, as well.
The Pens have decided to change things up a bit and, instead of going for an ooga-ooga type of enforcer, they've gone for somebody that...
Tomas Vokoun must really love the number 29. He must love it so much that when faced with a new teammate already wearing the number, he decides to flip it to #92, the weirdest goalie number of all time possibly.
So, what's with Vokoun's affinity for 29? MAF's usage of the number most likely has something to do with Canadiens goaltender Ken Dryden wearing the...
Another great video by Benstonium
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By Wil Goldsholl
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