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Coyotes' Vitale hopes position switch helps him find his game

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Perhaps no one explicitly told Joe Vitale about his position switch. Maybe that's why the Coyotes forward cracked wise Tuesday when asked about a move that was all but sealed when the Coyotes signed three free-agent centers this summer in Antoine Vermette, Brad Richardson and Boyd Gordon. "You're the first one who has told me," Vitale said, smiling. "That's usually...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Minutes in the Box with Joe Vitale

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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes: Grading free agency

With a free agent pool whose biggest names were Ryan Miller and Paul Stastny, 2014 was already destined to be a slow offseason. Take all that indifference and combine it with a shoestring budget and you get the Arizona Coyotes offseason. Or at least, that’s what the moves suggest.When your biggest signings are a backup goaltender and a fourth-line center, there is very little to...
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Update: Joe Vitale to the Arizona Coyotes

Another free agency domino falls and another once Penguin is now former as Joe Vitale heads to the desert.Go ahead, read the rest »
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s the worst play of the Penguins’ season

Joe Vitale’s garbage play in Game 7: We can’t get over this. The crowd was cheering for this extended shift by the fourth line, but they should’ve stopped and calmed their **** because the line didn’t even get a shot on goal. Their best chance was when Vitale was fed the puck behind the net with the Rangers scrambling and out of position. What does Vitale do? He actually...
Via The Pensblog
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Vitale fell 6 times in Game 2

We were curious, so we went back and watched all of his shifts. Only took like 45 seconds. wtf. no one even touched him. you’re in the nhl. Keep an eye out for him tonight. May have to make up some kind of Joe Vitale Bingo Card.    
Via The Pensblog
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins' Joe Vitale injured in knee to knee collision

 Joe Vitale of the Pittsburgh Penguins may regret not being a more accurate checker following a downright vicious knee on knee collision with Columbus Blue Jackets' Blake Comeau.After being leveled by a hit from Comeau in the third period of Monday's game, Vitale skated towards Comeau for a retaliatory check when he seemed to misjudge the angle and ended up colliding knees instead ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

TPN RADIO: Pens/Blue Jackets Preview with Josh Yohe

Tune in at 10:00 tonight and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Nick, @HockeyMeesh, @PensNation_Andy, @PensNation_K Guest: @JoshYohe_Trib   The Topics (Les Sujets) Pens/Blue Jackets preview with Josh Yohe NHL First Round predictions The return of Evgeni Malkin and Joe Vitale NHL news and notes (Trotz, MacDonald, Mason, Bishop)
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Joe Vitale

By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)   Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images   Throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Joe Vitale.      Joe Vitale, a 28-year-old forward, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the seventh round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Vitale isn’t the type of guy...
Via The PensNation
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins bottom-six still team’s weak spot

Joe Vitale   Depth wins championships. It is one of the most overused and overwritten tropes in all of sports, however when it comes to the NHL, it could not be more true. And it’s something that’s been giving the Pittsburgh Penguins problems for quite some time, most notably in the playoffs. Brandon Sutter I’ve said it before, but with the exception of Brandon Sutter, Pittsburgh’s...
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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