Thoughts: Game 80 – Pens 4 Red Wings 3 (SO)

Pens 4  Red Wings 3 (SO) By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Neal (25) (PP) from Crosby, Martin Neal (26) (PP) from Niskanen, Martin Jokinen (19) from Letang, Niskanen SO Winner: Jokinen Sometimes you’re just lying around and someone rudely slides a puck at you. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Stats Shots: Neal (6) Missed Shots: Crosby, Kunitz, Maatta (2) Blocked Shots: Glass...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins’ #AskNeal Turns Into Hilarious Disaster

Oh, Twitter, how you never cease to entertain us. We’ve seen some bad social media marketing attempts, like the Toronto Maple Leafs “Sea of Blue” disaster, so it’s amazing that people haven’t learned a few lessons by now. Thankfully for us, they haven’t. The Pittsburgh Penguins social media had the bright idea to create an #AskNeal hashtag game, where loving Penguins...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Hang James Neal Out to Dry by @ChicksDigHockey

From time to time NHL teams will loosen their belt and allow fans brief access to a player on social media. Yesterday, the Penguins featured such an event with #AskNeal People were invited to submit questions on Twitter for Neal to then answer during a predetermined period of time.Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Predictably the Penguins twitter #askneal campaign is a disaster

If we had to describe the Penguins twitter account in a phase, it would be “out of touch with reality.” To further that point, the account asked for questions for James Neal. Yikes Have you always wanted to know Nealer's favorite thing about Geno? Ask him this (or anything else) using #AskNeal! pic.twitter.com/fyg3p5wRPR — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 24, 2014...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hard Truth For Pens Fans: James Neal is a Dirty Player by @MadChad412

Hockey is a violent sport played at an extremely fast pace. Hitting and fighting are a part of the game welcomed by the fans and the players. But sometimes the players get carried away and go overboard. You can find numerous examples of this, from Matt Cooke and Shawn Thornton, to Chris Simon and Todd Bertuzzi. As a Pens' blogger and fan, I was getting tired of having to defend...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: James Neal cross checks Red Wings forward in face

Pittsburgh Penguins winger James Neal played in his 400th career game on Thursday night, but his actions during the second period might result in him missing a few of his team’s upcoming contests. Neal was given a minor penalty after cross checking Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening in the head. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety likely will review the hit and determine...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins healthy for a long playoff run

Some surprisingly upbeat news for James Neal fantasy hockey owners came out recently. According to sources, James Neal who was suffering the effects of his second concussion in the past year was given surprise medical clearance to play as early as Tuesday night. Like I said, this is a massively positive injury update for fantasy hockey owners who rely on James Neal to provide nightly...
Via Hockey Fan Land
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Winger James Neal Out Indefinitely With Concussion

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without James Neal for the foreseeable future after the top-six winger was diagnosed with a concussion, the team announced Friday. Neal has been one of Pittsburgh’s best players this season with 22 goals and 27 assists in just 44 games. He’s missed 21 of the team’s 65 games because of injuries. At this point, there is no expected return date...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

James Neal out indefinitely with a concussion

Death, taxes, and injuries for the Pittsburgh Penguins. That’s right, a Penguins top-six that could ill-afford another injury this season is now dealing with just that after it was announced that right wing James Neal would be out indefinitely with a concussion. Neal missed practice Thursday with concussion-like symptoms before being officially evaluated and diagnosed by Penguins...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins' lose forward James Neal to concussion, out indefinitely

Pittsburgh Penguins' forward James Neal has been diagnosed with a concussion, according to coach Dan Bylsma.James Neal saw the doctor Thursday afternoon and has been diagnosed with a concussion, per #Pens coach Bylsma. Out of the lineup now.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 14, 2014This is Neal's second concussion in a calendar year, as he missed eight games last...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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