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As we've mentioned several times before, one of the toughest things about being a sports fan is trying to change your feelings towards someone because they've changed teams. Tonight, obviously, is a key example of that. Regardless of how you feel about them right now, Max Talbot and Jaromir Jagr have been Penguins heroes in the past. They've been major parts of the Pittsburgh Penguins organization and fan favorites. They've scored huge goals and accomplished great things for the Penguins. They've both lifted Stanley Cups in black and gold. And now they return wearing orange.
As a fan, that's difficult to deal with.
Both men made business decisions in July. They decided, for their own reasons, that they wanted to play for the Philadelphia Flyers. As Pittsburgh Penguins fans, that hurt all of us. Everyone knows about the Flyers/Penguins rivalry, so it only makes sense that, as Penguins fans, we would all see those signings as a betrayal.
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Jan. 1 will mark a year since the Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the Winter Classic -- a highly anticipated event that ended badly for the club as its captain, Sidney Crosby, sustained the first of two hits to the head that went on to sideline him for all but a handful of games in 2011.
Since Crosby exited the lineup again on Dec. 5 -- after experiencing a reoccurrence of concussion...
From the Penguins website:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Jason Williams and defenseman Alexandre Picard to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
This could just be for salary cap reasons. Deryk Engelland will be back from his suspension next game as well.
Sidney Crosby's hockey future remains in doubt. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said on Wednesday that Crosby continues to experience post-concussion symptoms following light exercise and still has no timeline to return to the ice. Crosby has not skated since he left the Penguins game on Dec. 5 against the Bruins after colliding with teammate Chris Kunitz. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...
Simon Despres is creating quite the problem for general manager Ray Shero.
Evgeni Malkin won the NHL scoring title in 2008/09 with 113 points. Since then injuries have prevented him from playing a full season and hence taking another run at the scoring race. It looks like he will be back at or near the top of the race this season. Currently Malkin sits in third place in the scoring race with 42 points in only 29 games played. An early season injury...
Sidney Crosby's situation could be discouraging for anyone. He's back to sitting out practices and games, back to dealing with concussion symptoms. According to others with the Penguins, though, their captain and best player is keeping his spirits up. "Sid knows how to handle a lot," winger Tyler Kennedy said. "He's handling it great.
The Penguins have reassigned defenesman Alexandre Picard and forwad Jason Williams to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.
Penguins center Jordan Staal became the seventh-youngest player in NHL history to reach the 400-game milestone, doing so in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
(AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is participating in light exercise but remains sidelined indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.
Sidney Crosby's concussion symptoms represent the most noted injury, but Penguins coach Dan Bylsma had updates on several others Wednesday after practice at Southpointe. Defenseman Kris Letang, who got a concussion Nov. 26, "is feeling better and progressing," Bylsma said. Letang is not skating, and there is no indication whether he is working out.
– Kevin Nash wrote on Twitter last night that he was fine and should be back in action in a couple of weeks.
– Pittsburgh Penguins hockey player Matt Cooke was in attendance for the RAW live event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last night. He gave WWE Champion CM Punk a tour of the Consol Energy Center and presented him with a hockey stick signed by some of the players.
– On his...
A record was set last night at the Consol Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins recorded a total of 27 scoring chances in their 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, which marks the highest count I have ever recorded for a single team. It could have been an overall record if the Hurricanes had more than 11 total chances but that wasn't the case. Last night's game was mostly...