Rick Tocchet Is Behind The Penguins’ Bench, Like It Or Not

from John Mehno at the Times Online, Tocchet's inclusion on the staff was apparently mandated by ownership, part of the organization's stated goal to increase its level of grit after five years of playoff disappointment. Tocchet's hiring appeared to be non-negotiable, and it reportedly became a deal breaker for at least one potential coaching candidate./// But...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Once Upon A Time In Pittsburgh by @ChicksDigHockey

Once upon a time, I looked at hockey in Pittsburgh with wide-eyed innocence. Hockey is my sport and the Penguins are my team. I saw the Penguins through rose-colored glasses. I looked at the team as a reflection of my sports hero, Mario Lemieux. His story captivated me from the moment I heard it. The tall, handsome Canadian who, for me, personified hockey has always loomed large...
Via PensInitiative
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dupuis Expects to Be Ready for Start of Season

Pascal Dupuis wanted to be playing in the postseason more than anything. And Sidney Crosby’s preferred right winger and beloved locker room presence, sidelined since December with a knee injury, was sorely missed both on the ice and off. But as much as Dupuis wanted to be on the ice with his teammates, there wasn’t anything he could do about his situation other than continue...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Old Penguins

from Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Of the 20 Penguins who participated in Game 7 against the New York Rangers, eight are 30 or older. Two other 30-somethings, defenseman Brooks Orpik and right wing Pascal Dupuis, likely would have been in the lineup had they been healthy. Once the league's fresh-faced team, the Penguins should be searching for youthful...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweet Georgia Brown: Penguins on Shaky Ground

During each of the past three seasons the Pittsburgh Penguins have rocketed through March and April, only to pull an el foldo in the playoffs. This year Dan Bylsma’s crew seems to be trying a totally different approach—play as poorly as possible in the stretch run and hope to heat up in the postseason. With a 5-4-2 record since the Olympic break, the Penguins clearly have accomplished...
Via PenguinPoop
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

A Super Duper Replacement by @ExcitedBobErrey

Pascal Dupuis wasn't having the greatest season when tore his ACL against Ottawa in December.  After posting a career high in goals with 25 in the 2011-12 season then following that up with 20 goals in 48 games (a 34 goal pace over a full season), Dupuis only managed to score 7 goals in 39 games (a 15 goal pace over a full season).  After scoring 59 points and 38 points (65...
Via PensInitiative
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins' Dupuis promises return to 100 percent

Pascal Dupuis defiantly predicted he will make a full recovery from right knee surgery. The Penguins right wing Thursday spoke with the media for the first time since tearing an ACL in December. He said he also tore his MCL but wanted that ligament to heal naturally, which is why his surgery was delayed until Feb. 12. However, the MCL did not improve on its own, forcing him to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

TPN RADIO: The Three Center Model

Tune in at 10:00 tonight and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Nick, @CaseyR82 Guest: Mike Colligan @MikeColligan The Topics (Les Sujets) Should the Pens revive the “three center model”? Pens Trade Deadline needs. Pascal Dupuis and Kris Letang updates.
Via The PensNation
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Good Reads: Martin, Shero, Downgoesbrown plays Reddit

Solider Field coming along. Via  [ @@NinaFalcone ] - Paul Martin broke his hand. Out four-to-six. [ cbs ] - Good recap from Shero's presser today. [ EmptyNetters ] "In terms of trying to replace Pascal Dupuis with a top-line winger, I think that’s going to be a bit far fetched." - Some good reading here. Downgoesbrown does an AMA on reddit. [ REDDIT ]  
Via The Pensblog
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pascal Dupuis Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis underwent successful knee surgery today on his torn right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Dupuis suffered the injury in a game against the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 23.
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Trading for Penguins

Pittsburgh GM, Ray Shero, is one GM that you can count on to never be quiet as the NHL trade deadline approaches, and the situation looks like it’s going to be no different this year in Pittsburgh.Fans who regularly bet on NHL know that questions need answering at a Penguins franchise that has lost Pascal Dupuis to a knee injury, has question marks over both of its goal tenders...
Via Talk Hockey
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 56 – Three Observations Heading Into the Penguins-Senators Game

By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82) Please take our anonymous survey and tell us how we can improve ourselves. Sid Needs a Right Winger Since the injury of Pascal Dupuis on New Year’s Eve, Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz have been trying to keep the first line together with duct tape and bubble gum.  In the last 10 games Crosby and Kunitz have skated at even strength with, among others...
Via The PensNation
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins give young right wingers a chance

Sure, Ray Shero said, there would be a risk. Plug an unproven young player into a prominent role in your lineup — say, the one that opened when first-line right winger Pascal Dupuis had a season-ending knee injury in December — and there’s no assurance he will elevate his game to the level of his upgraded responsibilities. There also is no guarantee the player won’t, which...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Wilson: An Under The Radar Trade Target For The Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins will eventually have to make a deal for another forward because of the Pascal Dupuis injury, that much we know. What we don’t know is how Ray Shero will go about finding this forward. Will he make a huge splash with high end assets to acquire a top 6 forward? Will he go after a high end 3rd line guy like Steve Ott? Or will he grab an under the radar...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mini Pony of the Day 1-24-14

Thanks to the Pascal Dupuis Appreciation Society for this. They say: Hey, psamp! Found a mini-pony for you! Leads good, lol They sent this over last night and I immediately let it jump the LONG line of submissions because Craigslist postings can go down at any moment and I wanted to make sure I didn't lose this over time. Oh, and because this mini...
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Trade For Top Winger May Decide Dupuis Future

If you listen to the chatter around the hockey people who are “in the know” you will hear unlimited speculation regarding the replacement for Pittsburgh Penguins injured top liner Pascal Dupuis. Matt Moulson, Evander Kane, even Jaromir Jagr have been mentioned in trade rumors, but it may not be as simple as just going out […]
Via Hyped Up Hockey
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Some French guys says the Pens are going to make a move after the Olympics

Interesting tweet today from a usually solid source:   Penguins are going to try to replace Pascal Dupuis via a transaction. Plan is to look at what's out there and make a move after the Olympics — Renaud Lavoie (@LavoieRenaud) January 6, 2014 That timeline puts us back at the trade deadline, presumably Shero wants to see how the landscape changes after...
Via The Pensblog
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pyatt Acquired to Offset Team Attractiveness in Eventual Letang Trade (feat. pictures)

Black and Gold may be a bad change. (Credit: By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Shero paid for that hair on the ice, not off of it. (Credit: With the flowing locks of Kris Letang spending a significant amount of time on the IR this season and family man Pascal Dupuis undergoing surgery for an ACL injury, General Manager Ray...
Via The PensNation
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Penguins pursue Max Talbot?

You cannot underestimate role players. The guys who make a significant contribution to a line or a hockey club, but don't get much praise on the stat sheet. The Pittsburgh Penguins have an enormous amount of talent they can spread around their team, but the guy they chose to play right wing on Sidney Crosby’s line has been Pascal Dupuis for four-plus seasons -- a rugged,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey World Talk

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, - The Pittsburgh Penguins need a third-liner with some bite, but with Pascal Dupuis out with a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament, they also need a top-six winger. The Calgary Flames’ Mike Cammalleri, an unrestricted free agent, fits that bill. He doesn’t check as well as Dupuis, but he has a better scoring touch. - Has anybody...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

How the Dupuis’ Injury Impacts Pittsburgh Both Now and Later

By :  Joe Depto (@JoeDepto) When Pascal Dupuis’ knee buckled in a multi-player collision during Pittsburgh’s 5-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Monday night, the Penguins’ immediate fear was to hear the most dreaded three letters in most athlete’s lexicon when it comes to lower body injuries : ACL. Today, as the Penguins announced Dupuis’ need to undergo ACL surgery,...
Via The Hockey Guys
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins F Dupuis could miss rest of season with knee injury

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma says top-line forward Pascal Dupuis could miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Bylsma said Friday after the team's game-day skate that Dupuis will have surgery ''in a couple of weeks'' to repair his anterior cruciate ligament. Bylsma says he has no timetable for Dupuis' return and it's ''likely...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Dupuis could miss rest of season with knee injury

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma says top-line forward Pascal Dupuis could miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Bylsma said Friday after the team's game-day skate that Dupuis will have surgery ''in a couple of weeks'' to repair his anterior cruciate ligament. Bylsma says he has no timetable for Dupuis' return and it's ''likely...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Pascal Dupuis suffers knee injury

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today that first-line winger Pascal Dupuis will miss significant time with a knee injury. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , the veteran will undergo ACL surgery in two weeks time. Dupuis was having another strong season before…Read more →The post Pittsburgh Penguins: Pascal Dupuis suffers knee injury appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Via The Hockey Daily
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Pascal Dupuis to have ACL Surgery, Likely Out For the Rest of The Season

Welp, we expected bad news about Pascal Dupuis and boy did we get it. The Pittsburgh Penguins' winger will most likely miss the rest of this season as he will need ACL surgery to repair his knee. Dupuis. The 34-year old forward has a huge role with the Pens' team, playing on the top line alongside Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz, and also is a key component to the team'...
Via PensInitiative
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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