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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 four.
Beyond that, well…things get dicey.
Ben Lovejoy and Derek Engelland are back & depending on what part of the season you choose to remember, you’re either OK with that, or you just ran from the room shrieking in terror.
Engelland made strides in his game last year, improving his skating & puck skills considerably and putting up decent statistical numbers (4 goals, 13 assists, +10 rating) in relatively limited minutes (16 minutes per night). Lovejoy battled injuries that limited him to 34 games, but was about all you’d reasonably expect from a lower-pairing defenseman when healthy. Unti...
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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...
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...
Evgeni Malkin's first media availability since returning from the KHL:
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...
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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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