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JOE VITALE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Questions Facing The Arizona Coyotes

from Davis Harper of NHL.com, How much stronger are Arizona's bottom-six forwards? -- This summer the Coyotes acquired Joe Vitale and B.J. Crombeen, two disciplined and physical forwards, to anchor the fourth line. Antoine Vermette, entering the final year of his contract, looks likely to move down to third-line center where he can display his faceoff and forecheck abilities...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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 »
Via PensInitiative
July 01, 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

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...
Via isportsweb.com
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Announcer gets sprayed in the face with ice by Joe Vitale

Dan Potash was on the Penguin’s bench reporting for Root Sports when Joe Vitale intentionally sprayed him with ice and gave him a snow dusting while on camera. Potash took the snow shower in stride when the Tampa Bay Lightning took on the Pittsburgh Penguins. This isn’t the first time Potash has been blasted by Vitale. It seems they have a running gag between the two. It also...
Via Throw The Flag
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins sign C Vitale to two-year, $1.1 million contract

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed center Joe Vitale to a two-year, $1.1 million contract extension on Friday.Vitale has three goals and seven assists in 44 games for the Penguins this season.The 26-year-old leads the team in faceoff percentage (55.9 percent) and plays a key role on Pittsburgh's fourth-ranked penalty killing unit.Vitale was set to become a restricted free agent in the offseason.
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Penguins sign C Vitale to an extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed center Joe Vitale to a two-year, $1.1 million contract extension on Friday, locking up a 26-year-old who has earned a regular spot in the lineup this season. Vitale has three goals and seven assists while dressing for 44 of Pittsburgh's 51 games, filling a third- or fourth-line role and serving on the Penguins' fourth-ranked penalty-killing...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Penguins give Joe Vitale 2 year contract extension

The Penguins announced today that they have given Forward Joe Vitale a 2 year contract extension through the 2013-2014 hockey season averaging $550,000 a year.  Vitale has 10 points in 44 games this season, 3 goals and 7 assists.  He also leads the team with a 55.9% face-off win percentage.  Vitale was drafted by the Penguins in 2005 in the 7th round but went on to play four years...
Via Bleed Black & Gold
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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