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Penguins Primed for a Freefall

The disintegration of our Pittsburgh Penguins has begun. By my unofficial time table, a season or two early. It isn’t as much a prediction as a statement of fact. With a dismal 1-5-1 record over the past seven games, the Pens are hurtling toward the infernal regions of the NHL standings at breakneck speed. Look out below. How bad could it get? Pretty bad, if I’m reading the tea...
Via PenguinPoop
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Add Sergei Gonchar To The Coaching Staff

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins disclosed Tuesday afternoon that former player Sergei Gonchar, 41, has agreed to join the coaching staff as a defenseman development coach. The Chelyabinsk, Russia native has been assigned to work with the team’s blueliners at the National Hockey League level and throughout the Pens farm system. The former alternate captain will also scout...
Via The PensNation
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins' Gonchar to serve as defenseman development coach

After failing to make the team as a player earlier this season, veteran Sergei Gonchar agreed to serve as a defenseman development coach on Tuesday.In addition to scouting European clubs on the team's behalf, Gonchar's responsibilities also include working with the Penguins' young blue-liners - notably Olli Maatta, Brian Dumoulin and Adam Clendening as well as prospect Derrick Pouliot...
Via Fox Sports
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Sarge and Geno: When Sergei Gonchar Was a Penguin by @ChicksDigHockey

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Via PensInitiative
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens at a glance

MONTREAL CANADIENS LAST SEASON: 50-22-10, 110 points. Won Atlantic Division. Lost to Tampa Bay Lightning in Eastern Conference semifinals. COACH: Michel Therrien, 11th NHL season, ADDED: D Mark Barberio, RW Zack Kassian, RW Alex Semin. LOST: D Sergei Gonchar, C Manny Malhotra, RW P.A. Parenteau, LW Brandon Prust, D Mike Weaver. PLAYER TO WATCH: Alex Semin. Despite finishing a mere...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins release D Sergei Gonchar; rookie Sprong makes club

PITTSBURGH (AP) Veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar's bid to make the Pittsburgh Penguins is over. The team released the 41-year-old Gonchar on Saturday while trimming its roster to 25 players ahead of the season opener next week in Dallas. The four-time All-Star was attempting to make a successful return to Pittsburgh, where he played from 2005-10 while helping the franchise to the...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Link City: Last Ride of the Preseason, “Bickelling,” and Good ‘Ole Fashion Canadian Guilt

Pens Stuff – Happy Birthday Phil! – Pens play at Carolina tonight in the (THANK FREAKING GAWD) last preseason game.  Perron on the 4th line tonight??? Wooooo – Speaking of Perron, chances he finishes the season with the Penguins?  10%?  25%? How about Big Buff in his stead? – How many guys will get a shot with the top line?? Might be a bunch. -Roster cuts coming tomorrow…might...
Via The Pensblog
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Preseason Game 7 – Preseason Never Ends

Red Wings 7  Pens 2 I had some issues with the online stream, so the spreadsheet and penalties definitely aren’t as accurate as I’d like them to be for this game. Goals Sprong (PP) from Perron, Kessel Bennett (PP) from Pouliot, Gonchar PenaltiesGonchar (slashing) – Stupid? (slashes Nosek at the end of the first period as time is expiring)Erixon (high-sticking) – Careless...
Via The Pensblog
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Sergei Gonchar hoping for 2nd stint with Penguins

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) Entering his 21st NHL season, defenseman Sergei Gonchar is focused on earning a second stint with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Gonchar was a defensive leader for the Penguins for five seasons from 2005-2010, including during Pittsburgh's two Stanley Cup Final appearances in 2008 and 2009. Gonchar said when he contemplated continuing his career, he first...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: September 16th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than waking up thinking it’s Friday when it is only Wednesday. Yeah… THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Training Camp starts Friday.  The Pens announced their roster for camp yesterday.  53 players (32 Forwards, 17 defensemen, and 4 goaltenders).  The Pens own the rights...
Via The Pensblog
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: September 11th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s gotta be more fun than watching the Steelers play…right? This is probably the most NFL coverage I’ll do all season. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Seems like most of the gang was all together for some informal skating yesterday.  Phil! commin’ – How many goals will Phil...
Via The Pensblog
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 17th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s better than everyone thinking that you’re crazy. Taking a mental health day to be with the Mrs. and the minion…so I’ll keep this short… THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS SARGE MANIA!!!!!!! – Only one skater has played in more games that was drafted in the 1992 draft than Sarge…Roman...
Via The Pensblog
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign “Sarge” to a Tryout

In his latest in a string of head-turner moves, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford signed veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar to a tryout contract yesterday. One of the most popular and revered players ever to don the black and gold, Sergei’s happy about the prospect of returning to the ‘Burgh. “I just wanted to play for that team,” he said. “It’s not about the money or the years...
Via PenguinPoop
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Bring Back Defenseman Sergei Gonchar

The Pittsburgh Penguins disclosed Friday that they signed veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar to a professional tryout contract. Gonchar, 41, spent five seasons with the Black and Gold from 2005-2010. The first time that Pittsburgh enlisted the 6-foot-2, 210-pound free agent was Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005. He was one of the prime components in helping the team capture its third Stanley...
Via The PensNation
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Sergei Gonchar to a Try-Out Contract

In a move that will surprise nobody who has been watching the Penguins roster building this year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have signed 41 year old Sergei Gonchar to a Professional Try-Out Contract. From Rob Rossi: The Penguins are bringing in a familiar face for training camp. Defenseman Sergei Gonchar has signed a try-out contract and will join the team for its training camp in...
Via The Pensblog
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens cut ties with veterans Gonchar, Weaver, Malhotra

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Veterans Manny Malhotra, Sergei Gonchar and Mike Weaver will not be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season. General manager Marc Bergevin says he informed all three on Friday. Bergevin says ''they did great service for our team,'' and ''on the leadership side, these guys really helped with the transition.'' The 41-year-old Gonchar had one goal and 12 assists...
Via AP on Fox
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Montreal cut ties with veterans Gonchar, Weaver, Malhotra

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) Veterans Manny Malhotra, Sergei Gonchar and Mike Weaver will not be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season. General manager Marc Bergevin says he informed all three on Friday. Bergevin says ''they did great service for our team,'' and ''on the leadership side, these guys really helped with the transition.'' The 41-year-old Gonchar had one goal and 12...
Via AP on Fox
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens might want to unleash secret weapon Gonchar in Game 5

Sergei Gonchar might be a few years past his prime, but he has fresh legs, and considering the beating the Canadiens defense has taken throughout this series, fresh legs are a great thing to have ahead of Friday's Game 5. Gonchar also boasts some offensive skill, as he posted 14 points in 45 games this season.According to The Hockey Writers, Gonchar could fit in as a Game 5 replacement...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens search for power-play success against Senators

  Being lousy on the power play didn't stop the Montreal Canadiens from finishing first in the Atlantic Division, and being even worse in the first round of NHL playoffs hasn't prevented them from taking a 3-1 lead over the Ottawa Senators. But it is an area they hope to improve as the games get tighter and the postseason tension mounts. The Canadiens' power play ranked 15th out...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens search for power-play success

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) Being lousy on the power play didn't stop the Montreal Canadiens from finishing first in the Atlantic Division, and being even worse in the first round of NHL playoffs hasn't prevented them from taking a 3-1 lead over the Ottawa Senators. But it is an area they hope to improve as the games get tighter and the postseason tension mounts. The Canadiens' power...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bolts’ Four Second Period Goals Bury Habs

The battle for the top spot in the Eastern Conference was dominated by the Tampa Bay Lightning as they skated to a 4-2 win at the Bell Centre. A four goal second period was enough to beat the Canadiens, who had won six straight and nine out of their last ten. The first period was controlled by the Lightning, but the Canadiens scored the only goal of the period. After holding the...
Via Lightning Shout
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened: Pens sneak by Canes

Kind of weird that the Penguins played without their top-paid offensive defenseman, Kris Letang, and offense from the defense won them the game. Robert Bortuzzo scored this mind bending goal:   Maybe one of the worst defensive efforts in recent history, Carolina. Christian Ehrhoff scores his first as a Penguin Christian Ehrhoff is slowly becoming our favorite dman since Sergei...
Via The Pensblog
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Montreal; McDonagh Update

The New York Rangers (8-7-4) face the league leading Montreal Canadiens (16-5-1) at MSG at 7 pm, tonight. For a preview, click here. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG, NHLN Radio: ESPN Radio 98.7 FM Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus):http://ifirstrowus.eu/watch/299313/1/watch-new-york-rangers-vs-montreal-canadiens.html Probable line-up: Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello...
Via NY Rangers Blog
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday 17: Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens

Pittsburgh Penguins (12-3-1) at Montreal Canadiens (14-4-1) 7:30 PM – ROOT Sports Bell Centre – Montreal, Quebec A pair of first-place teams will be facing off tonight in Montreal.  Pittsburgh, despite numerous offseason changes to the coaching staff, management and personnel, is a team that was expected to be sitting atop the standings.  Montreal, on the other hand...
Via The Pensblog
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings look to spoil Canadiens' winning streak

It hasn't taken long for Sergei Gonchar to make an impact with the Montreal Canadiens, particularly on their improving power play. Gonchar will try to help the Canadiens to their longest winning streak in almost five years Sunday night against the Detroit Red Wings in an Original Six matchup (6:30 pregame, 7 p.m. face-off on FOX Sports Detroit). Montreal (13-4-1) was already atop...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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