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X-Terminator
08-25-2009, 10:51 AM
So I guess this is what it's like when you win the Cup, huh? Not much activity around here lately! :wink02:

Anyway, here's a nice breakdown of the 2009-10 Pens:

LINK (http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=486907)

For 29 NHL teams, the offseason is about figuring out what went wrong. Why didn't we make the playoffs? Why didn't we win in the playoffs? How do we fix our offense? How do we solidify our defense? How can we improve enough to win the Stanley Cup?

The biggest problem for the Pittsburgh Penguins this offseason was making sure the Stanley Cup didn't sink to the bottom of Mario Lemieux's swimming pool.

While that's clearly a well-constructed joke designed to get a laugh, it's also a mild exaggeration of the truth. The offseason for a Stanley Cup champion, while filled with parties and celebrations, can also be very stressful. No one has immunity from the detriments of free agency, and now you're the target for those 29 other teams.

Free-agent defensemen Rob Scuderi and Hal Gill were the targets of two teams – the Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens. Scuderi took four years and $13.6 million from the Kings and Gill signed a two-year, $4.5 million deal with the Habs. Neither will ever be mistaken for Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, but Gill and Scuderi were tremendously valuable in their roles as defensive defensemen.

Scuderi was a plus-23 and blocked 164 shots last season. Gill was effective as well, posting a plus-11 with 112 blocked shots. During the Stanley Cup Final, Scuderi's multiple shot blocks while on his knees in the crease during the final seconds of Game 6 exemplified what his defensive prowess meant for the Pens.

It's not as though Penguins GM Ray Shero wasn't aware of this. It's why he signed defenseman Jay McKee, who fits the mold of a quiet, steady, defensive defenseman that the Penguins need. McKee, an ace shotblocker, will never win a Norris Trophy (sorry, Jay), but he's a veteran presence with 740 career games on his resume.

To fill the other opening, Shero and the Pens will look to youngster Alex Goligoski, who impressed in his rookie season while filling in for the injured Sergei Gonchar. The team liked what Goligoski did so much that Shero signed him to a three-year, $5.5 million deal in July.

With the back line shored up, it's time to the turn the attention to replacing all the forwards the Penguins lost.

That is, if they lose any forwards.

During the offseason following the Penguins' loss to the Red Wings in the Cup Final, all of the attention was on Marian Hossa. Could Pittsburgh re-sign the sniper? How could the Pens replace him once he agreed to a deal with the Red Wings?

One year later, things couldn't be more different.

The biggest loss for the Pens on offense appears to be veteran forward Petr Sykora, who has yet to re-sign. Sykora's 25 goals were third on the team last season, and while he was injured for most of the postseason, he'll be remembered fondly by Pens fans for blocking a shot in Game 6 against the Red Wings that broke his foot.

But Bill Guerin, Ruslan Fedotenko and Craig Adams are all back to provide support for Crosby and Malkin, who won the Art Ross Trophy.

Guerin excelled in the playoffs (15 points) playing mostly with Crosby. Fedotenko is a two-time Cup winner who brings a wealth of experience, and Adams is the defensive specialist every team needs.

All the pieces aren't back for the 2009-10 Penguins, but there's certainly enough to get them to a third straight Stanley Cup Final.

OFFSEASON ACTIVITY

Arrivals: Wade Brookbank, RW, Carolina; Chris Conner, RW, Dallas; Nate Guenin, D, Philadelphia; Brent Johnson, G, Washington; Chris Lee, D, N.Y. Islanders; Jay McKee, D, St. Louis; Mike Rupp, LW, New Jersey, Wyatt Smith, C, Colorado.

Departures: Mathieu Garon, G, Columbus; Hal Gill, D, Montreal; Chris Minard, LW, Edmonton; Janne Pesonen, LW, Ak Bars Kazan (Russia); Rob Scuderi, D, Los Angeles; Jeff Taffe, LW, Florida.

Remaining Free Agents: Philippe Boucher, D; David Brown, G; David Gove, C; Adam Henrich, LW; Connor James, LW; Joey Mormina, D; Jani Rita, LW; Miroslav Satan, RW, Petr Sykora, RW; Bill Thomas, RW; Andy Wozniewski, D; Mike Zigomanis, C.

PROSPECT ROUNDUP

It's never easy cracking an NHL roster, but it's exponentially more difficult to crack the roster of a team that's been to the Stanley Cup Final the past two years.

However, the Penguins are a team that doesn't shy away from going to their AHL club for reinforcements. Just ask defenseman Alex Goligoski, who found his way onto the Penguins' roster last season after Sergei Gonchar was sidelined with a shoulder injury. Goligoski scored 6 goals and 14 assists for 20 points in 45 games and also appeared in two Stanley Cup Playoff games.

So who's the next Alex Goligoski in the Penguins' organization? It's quite possible it could be any of these five prospects:

Eric Tangradi -- The 20-year-old left wing put up monster numbers (38 goals, 50 assists) for the OHL's Belleville Bulls last season. He suffered a hand laceration during an OHL playoff game, but was able to attend prospects camp last month. Finding room on a Stanley Cup champion's roster is never easy, but Tangradi's time could be coming sooner than later.

Alex Grant -- The offensive-minded defenseman has the speed and talent to make it at the next level. Still only 20 years old, Grant put up 13 goals and 37 assists for 50 points in 50 games between his time with the QMJHL's Saint John Sea Dogs and Shawinigan Cataractes last season. He's still a year or two away.

Casey Pierro-Zabotel -- The 6-1, 205-pound center improved by leaps and bounds with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL. After scoring 48 points in 49 games in 2007-08, Pierro-Zabotel piled up 36 goals and 79 assists in 72 games last season. Still, he needs time to develop defensively.

Dustin Jeffrey -- He's not the most offensively gifted player, but he showed the Penguins think he's almost NHL-ready by playing in 14 games with the big club last season. The gritty center will have to show his toughness if he wants to make his next call-up a permanent one.

Luca Caputi -– An NHL power forward waiting to happen, the 21-year-old had 18 goals and 45 points in 66 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the AHL. He should get a chance to win a roster spot out of training camp.

FIVE GAMES NOT TO MISS

Oct. 2, 2009 vs. New York Rangers -- There's nothing like starting a new season by raising a Stanley Cup banner on opening night.

Dec. 5, 2009 vs. Chicagos -- You get the feeling that even though the Pens are Stanley Cup champions, fans will definitely look forward to expressing their feelings toward Marian Hossa.

Jan. 21, 2010 vs. Washington -- Amazingly, the resumption of the Crosby vs. Ovechkin feud won't happen until the 52nd game of the season for Pittsburgh.

March 22, 2010 at Detroit -- The Penguins return to the scene of their Stanley Cup championship last spring in the only meeting of the season between the two finalists.

April 8, 2010 vs. New York Islanders -- It's the final regular-season game at Mellon Arena. The Pens will move into the Consol Energy Center for the 2010-11 campaign.

X-Terminator
08-25-2009, 10:55 AM
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DRAFT RECAP

If a lot of the names in the 2009 draft class of the Pittsburgh Penguins sound familiar, that's because they set an unofficial record for selecting relatives for former NHL players.

Defenseman Phillip Samuelsson (son of Ulf Samuelsson), Alex Velischek (son of Randy Velischek) and Andy Bathgate (grandson of the former Rangers great and original Penguin of the same name) were three of the Stanley Cup champions' seven selections in this year's Entry Draft. But the Penguins don't think these teens are going to get by on name alone.

"I liked his skating and his hockey sense, his puck skills," Penguins Director of Amateur Scouting Jay Heinbuck said of Velischek. "He wanted to carry the bacon, so to speak, in the games I went to. I liked his compete level. He's a fairly thick kid and he will have time to develop into an even better skater. He's got time to develop at Providence College."

Here's a quick look at Pittsburgh's draft class:

Simon Despres -- The 6-foot-4, 205-pound defenseman led Saint John (QMJHL) with a plus-16 rating and was tops among his team's blueliners with 32 points (2 goals, 30 assists). Ranked eighth among North American skaters by Central Scouting, the Penguins might've grabbed a real steal late in the first round.

Philip Samuelsson -- Two picks, two defensemen. The son of Ulf Samuelsson, who played on the Penguins' Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1992, was picked in the second round and is headed to Boston College. The 6-foot-3, 198-pounder didn't score a goal but had 22 assists for Chicago of the USHL.

Ben Hanowski --The right wing set a Little Falls (Minn.) High School record with 110 points in 25 games last season. Of course, that means very little in terms of translating into NHL success. Hanowski, chosen in the third round will try to hone his craft at the college level, as he will attend St. Cloud State.

Nick Petersen -- The 6-foot-2, 186-pound forward was the sixth-leading scorer (90 points in 68 games) in the QMJHL last season. The most likely scenario for the fourth-rounder has him seeing time with the Penguins' AHL affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Alex Velischek -- The second of three legacies drafted by the Penguins, the 6-foot, 200-pound defenseman, chosen in the fifth round was part of Delbarton (N.J.) High School's second straight state championship last season and will attend Providence College in the fall.

Andy Bathgate -- The grandson of the original Penguin of the same name battled through shoulder problems with Belleville of the OHL last season, but still went in the fifth round. The center was held to 4 goals and 12 assists in 44 games.

Viktor Ekbom -- The 6-foot-1, 187-pound defenseman, a sixth-round pick, isn't going to dazzle anyone with his offensive skills, but he could develop into a solid stay-at-home blueliner.

Man, I've definitely been a fan for a long time - I remember when Randy Velischek played, and I remember the Pens playing AGAINST Ulf Samuelsson before he became a Pittsburgh icon, when he was playing for the Hartford Whalers. Easily the dirtiest player I've ever seen (though Dino Ciccarelli and Dale Hunter were right up there) and I hated his guts. Amazing how your attitude changes when he's playing for your favorite team! :chuckle::thumbsup: Guys like Jarkko Ruutu, Sean Avery, Steve Ott and the like couldn't wash Ulfie's jockstrap when it comes to getting down and dirty on the ice.

OneForTheToe
08-25-2009, 07:22 PM
Not so much a Pen Tidbit, but still interesting. I don't really care who is the captain of Team Canada. It is just more evidence to me that Sid has had to deal with more jealousy and resentment than any other superstar I can remember.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/michael_farber/08/25/captain.canada/index.html?eref=sihp


The poll numbers did not skew as favorably for Sidney Crosby, who ended up in the low teens even though he was captain of the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins last June at the tender age of 21. After being left off the team in Turin four years ago, Crosby has proved his bona fides at the NHL level and surely will make a swell captain for his country.In 2014, say.

Despite the groundswell of support for Crosby (outside Calgary) to take his anointed place in the home Games after his glorious NHL spring -- "Nice leadership," Detroit Red Wings (and Canadian Olympic coach) Mike Babprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterpr ofanityfilter said to Crosby when the Penguins captain joined the handshake line at Joe Louis Arena -- he will not be Team Canada's captain in Vancouver.

X-Terminator
08-25-2009, 10:19 PM
Not so much a Pen Tidbit, but still interesting. I don't really care who is the captain of Team Canada. It is just more evidence to me that Sid has had to deal with more jealousy and resentment than any other superstar I can remember.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/michael_farber/08/25/captain.canada/index.html?eref=sihp

I don't think this has anything to do with jealousy at all - I personally don't think he should be captain, at least not yet. It should go to a more established veteran like Iginla or Morrow should he make it. He is just 22 years old - his time will come soon enough.

SteelMember
08-26-2009, 10:53 AM
So I guess this is what it's like when you win the Cup, huh? Not much activity around here lately! :wink02:

Anyway, here's a nice breakdown of the 2009-10 Pens:

LINK (http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=486907)

Ya, I guess so. :chuckle: Nice article.

Here's a tidbit I read this morning.

Consol Energy Center will be topped off on Thursday
By The Tribune-Review Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The final steel beam will be placed atop the Consol Energy Center on Thursday, one day shy of the first anniversary since construction crews broke ground on the new home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Executives from the Penguins and construction manager P.J. Dick/Hunt announced today that they plan to join city and county politicians at a "topping off" ceremony at the Uptown construction site.

The $355 million arena is slated to open in time for the 2010-11 hockey season. It will replace Mellon Arena, the National Hockey League's oldest venue.


http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/penguins/s_637938.html

SteelMember
08-26-2009, 10:56 AM
Here's a little more.

Foundation in place on Pittsburgh Penguins new arena
By Jeremy Boren, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Friday, August 14, 2009

It has taken 7,000 tons of steel and one world championship to put Mario Lemieux's long-term vision for the Pittsburgh Penguins one year away from completion.

"It's the last piece of our master plan to build a foundation for the team, and the city, that meant the team could stay here," Penguins President Ken Sawyer said Thursday. "Now we know we have a home for the Penguins that is second to none in the National Hockey League."

Winning the Stanley Cup in June put the team ahead of schedule on realizing that plan, Sawyer said at a "topping off" ceremony inside the half-finished $355 million Consol Energy Center, where the team will begin playing in fall 2010.

The ceremony marked the end of construction on the 18,087-seat arena's steel skeleton.

"This is a big milestone for us," Sawyer said. "The next big milestone, of course, is opening day about a year from now."

Construction crews installed a beam topped with an evergreen tree for luck and a broom to signify no fatal accidents during construction. They also placed the last of about 8,000 steel beams atop the Uptown arena after Penguins co-owner Lemieux signed it.

Lemieux said he's excited about the swift progress after years of sometimes tense negotiations with local and state politicians over finding a way to subsidize construction of the arena.

Penguins officials long threatened to move the franchise to another city if they didn't receive subsidies to build a replacement for Mellon Arena, the oldest venue in the National Hockey League. The result: $7.5 million a year from local gambling revenues will go toward paying off the arena for the next 30 years.

The Penguins must pay $4.1 million a year, and $7 million a year will come from a state economic development fund.

At a groundbreaking ceremony one year ago, Lemieux said he never intended to relocate the team.

"It's been nine, 10 years to get to where we are today," he said. "This is special for all of us."

Asked if he could relax now that the arena's steel skeleton is complete, Lemieux said, "I've been pretty relaxed since we won the Stanley Cup. It's been a lot of fun."

Workers will enclose the arena's roof and walls by December to protect the interior, Sawyer said.

Mellon Arena is set to be demolished once the Consol Energy Center opens.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who joined Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato at the ceremony, said he doesn't know when the old arena will be demolished.

"It's a very desirable site close to Downtown, right next to the arena," Ravenstahl said, adding that a mix of housing, retail and hotels could be built in its place. "That site will be used for future development."

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/penguins/s_638203.html

Steel Head
08-27-2009, 10:27 AM
Flash from the past:

This incident where Mike Richards kicked Malkin in the face really bothers me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsRaBdKs3Xk&feature=related

I talked to general hockey fans who most say it was incidental but it looks deliberate to me and is dirty as hell

just wanted to get other opinions of it

X-Terminator
09-03-2009, 03:12 AM
Flash from the past:

This incident where Mike Richards kicked Malkin in the face really bothers me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsRaBdKs3Xk&feature=related

I talked to general hockey fans who most say it was incidental but it looks deliberate to me and is dirty as hell

just wanted to get other opinions of it

Just now seeing this post...

I've probably seen this video 20 times on top of seeing it live, and I still don't think it was deliberate. Mike Richards is not a dirty player - he plays tough and physical for a guy his size (5'11, 185 lbs), but he isn't dirty. I've always liked him - he's a guy I'd love to have in the black and gold.

Now excuse me while I go scrub myself after defending a Flyer...

BTW...I got a letter in the mail yesterday, and as season ticket holders, HTG and I will have a chance to take a picture with the Stanley Cup on October 3! That is going to be so awesome!

HometownGal
09-03-2009, 04:35 AM
BTW...I got a letter in the mail yesterday, and as season ticket holders, HTG and I will have a chance to take a picture with the Stanley Cup on October 3! That is going to be so awesome!

:banana: :banana: :banana:

Steel Head
09-03-2009, 01:36 PM
Just now seeing this post...

I've probably seen this video 20 times on top of seeing it live, and I still don't think it was deliberate. Mike Richards is not a dirty player - he plays tough and physical for a guy his size (5'11, 185 lbs), but he isn't dirty. I've always liked him - he's a guy I'd love to have in the black and gold.

Thanks for the input. I just wasn't sure, that's something you don't see often

X-Terminator
09-05-2009, 09:14 AM
One more week until Pens' training camp opens! WOOHOO!!! :banana: Here's more info - practices are open to the public from the 13-16 at Mellon:

http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=497550

Also, individual game tickets go on sale next Saturday at 10AM as well, for those who want to try to get tickets for a game this year.

And in other news - Philippe Boucher has decided to retire, rather than re-sign with the Pens for one more season. Always nice to be able to go out on top. Also, the Pens will get their day at the White House on Thursday, before the Steelers play the Titans.

steelpride12
09-06-2009, 10:12 PM
Hey guys remember me!? IM BACK! After Steeler season I kinda run away for the offseason, but Im back in business and miss you guys, I mean this is old news, but our PENS WON THE CUP! :) Wow what a crazy playoff race and can't wait to have another season with you guys!

HometownGal
09-07-2009, 07:44 AM
One more week until Pens' training camp opens! WOOHOO!!! :banana: Here's more info - practices are open to the public from the 13-16 at Mellon:

http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=497550

Also, individual game tickets go on sale next Saturday at 10AM as well, for those who want to try to get tickets for a game this year.

And in other news - Philippe Boucher has decided to retire, rather than re-sign with the Pens for one more season. Always nice to be able to go out on top. Also, the Pens will get their day at the White House on Thursday, before the Steelers play the Titans.

Awesome! :banana:

I'm sad to see Boucher go as I thought he added more spunk to the team, but as you said above, he's going out on top. :drink:

SteelCityMan786
09-12-2009, 08:40 AM
Appears the Penguins have a new website. Nicely done by the IT Department.

X-Terminator
09-12-2009, 09:26 PM
Appears the Penguins have a new website. Nicely done by the IT Department.

Yeah, I noticed it this morning. Much nicer than the old site, IMO.

BTW, for those who have NHL Network, they will be airing 3 Pens preseason games this year: Sept. 21 at Montreal, Sept. 22 at Toronto and Sept. 27 at Detroit. I have it, and definitely will be tuning in. I've never understood why the Pens never air preseason games locally.

SteelCityMan786
09-12-2009, 11:14 PM
Yeah, I noticed it this morning. Much nicer than the old site, IMO.

BTW, for those who have NHL Network, they will be airing 3 Pens preseason games this year: Sept. 21 at Montreal, Sept. 22 at Toronto and Sept. 27 at Detroit. I have it, and definitely will be tuning in. I've never understood why the Pens never air preseason games locally.

That's one thing I'd like to know. Not even any of the final games.

HometownGal
09-13-2009, 08:07 AM
Yeah, I noticed it this morning. Much nicer than the old site, IMO.

BTW, for those who have NHL Network, they will be airing 3 Pens preseason games this year: Sept. 21 at Montreal, Sept. 22 at Toronto and Sept. 27 at Detroit. I have it, and definitely will be tuning in. I've never understood why the Pens never air preseason games locally.

We'll be attending our first preseason game this Friday! WOO HOO!!! :banana: :applaudit:

steelpride12
09-13-2009, 10:23 AM
I love how short the offseason is for our Pens. Preseason at the end of the month already woohooo!

SteelCityMan786
09-13-2009, 11:55 AM
Fill-in announcer named for Penguins games
Sunday, September 13, 2009
By Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ryan Mill has been named the fill-in public address announcer for Penguins games while longtime PA man John Barbero recovers from a medical condition.

Mill, 37, will work the team's exhibition opener Tuesday night against Columbus at Mellon Arena. He is a Pittsburgh area native living in Cranberry and a national and local professional voice-over specialist.

Barbero has worked the Penguins PA for more than three decades.

Read more: http://post-gazette.com/pg/09256/997799-100.stm#ixzz0R0Sm5EIj

steelpride12
09-15-2009, 10:13 PM
Great win for the Pens tonight their first pre season game was a 5 to 4 winner in OT. 2 goals by Sid and 2 by Kunitz including the GW impressive.

HometownGal
09-15-2009, 10:16 PM
Great way to start off the preseason! :applaudit::thumbsup: Nice to see Kunitz get a couple of goals, including the GW'er. :hatsoff::applaudit:

X-Terminator
09-16-2009, 12:07 AM
No wonder I was still seeing people coming home from the game on the way to work tonight - LOL! Last I checked, they were down 3-0 going into the 3rd period. Nice job to show off some of that offense that we're going to see this season! :tt02:

Can't wait until Friday night - our first game of the season, and it's against the Laffs! I expect much throwing of hands in that game - lots of tough guys in TO this year. I'm assuming since Malkin didn't play tonight, he'll go on Friday, and Sid will probably sit it out. Doesn't matter - the most important thing is that we get through the preseason with no major injuries.

EDIT: Just listened to the podcasts of the 3rd period and OT on their website - I've gotta say, it's going to take some getting used to with the temporary PA announcer. It sounds so different not hearing John Barbaro give the goal calls.

pittsburghp8baller
09-16-2009, 06:43 AM
Great win for the Pens tonight their first pre season game was a 5 to 4 winner in OT. 2 goals by Sid and 2 by Kunitz including the GW impressive.

nice, someone had to tell me that we were playing tonight, i knew that preseason was coming up but had no idea it was last night.

steelpride12
09-16-2009, 08:09 AM
nice, someone had to tell me that we were playing tonight, i knew that preseason was coming up but had no idea it was last night.

Yeah buddy you can rely on me, ill be here for most of the games! :drink:

HometownGal
09-16-2009, 09:05 AM
nice, someone had to tell me that we were playing tonight, i knew that preseason was coming up but had no idea it was last night.

No worries p8b. Here's this season's Pens schedule which also lists the preseason games. :drink:

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/schedule.htm

pittsburghp8baller
09-16-2009, 01:58 PM
No worries p8b. Here's this season's Pens schedule which also lists the preseason games. :drink:

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/schedule.htm

Thanks HTG, this offseason just seemed to fly by, even more so than the year before it kind of caught me off guard.

Here's to another great season of Penguins hockey!:drink:

Hope you and XT have a great time at the game on friday. i heard from somewhere, probably here, that some of the games are on the NHL network so i will be able to see a couple

Steel Head
09-16-2009, 02:38 PM
Penguins' Malkin not satisfied

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09259/998345-61.stm

good article. I love Malkin

steelpride12
09-16-2009, 03:47 PM
Great article by Malkin, classy guy!
Ok guys well I just wanted to say Cheer and here we go for another up coming season of our beloved Penguin hockey and hey with our Steelers going for #7 why can't we go for #4!
LETS GO PENS LETS GO PENS!!!

X-Terminator
09-16-2009, 06:36 PM
Thanks HTG, this offseason just seemed to fly by, even more so than the year before it kind of caught me off guard.

Here's to another great season of Penguins hockey!:drink:

Hope you and XT have a great time at the game on friday. i heard from somewhere, probably here, that some of the games are on the NHL network so i will be able to see a couple

Three games are on NHL Net: at Montreal on Monday, at Toronto on Tuesday and at Detroit on Sept. 27.

KeiselPower99
09-16-2009, 09:32 PM
Wow its hockey season already. I cant wait to see the Pens at it again.

SteelMember
09-17-2009, 06:38 AM
Penguins cut 10 from roster
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
By Dave Molinari, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Penguins pared 10 players from their training-camp roster today.

Forwards Keven Veilleux, Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Aaron Boogaard and Nicholas Petersen, defensemen Brian Strait, Alex Grant and Lane Caffaro and goalie Jordan Parise were assigned to the training camp of their farm team in Wilkes-Barre, while forward Nathan Moon was returned to his junior team in Kington, Ontario and defenseman Jamie Hunt was released.

The Penguins will play an intra-squad game in Wilkes-Barre Thursday night.



Read more: http://postgazette.com/pg/09259/998540-100.stm#ixzz0RMb6Z8HI

X-Terminator
09-17-2009, 07:16 PM
Penguins cut 10 from roster
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
By Dave Molinari, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Penguins pared 10 players from their training-camp roster today.

Forwards Keven Veilleux, Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Aaron Boogaard and Nicholas Petersen, defensemen Brian Strait, Alex Grant and Lane Caffaro and goalie Jordan Parise were assigned to the training camp of their farm team in Wilkes-Barre, while forward Nathan Moon was returned to his junior team in Kington, Ontario and defenseman Jamie Hunt was released.

The Penguins will play an intra-squad game in Wilkes-Barre Thursday night.



Read more: http://postgazette.com/pg/09259/998540-100.stm#ixzz0RMb6Z8HI

Remember this name - Deryk Engelland. He's a rugged defenseman who's spent the past 4 seasons in the A, but has a real shot at making the team as the 7th defenseman. He'd bring a big physical presence and a crapload of toughness - he's averaged 12 fights his last 3 seasons in the A. You can never have too much toughness, especially with the Flyers in our division.

KeiselPower99
09-17-2009, 10:51 PM
Who are the top Pens players gonna be in Wheeling this year?

X-Terminator
09-18-2009, 10:16 AM
Who are the top Pens players gonna be in Wheeling this year?

Don't know yet - AHL camps haven't started. I'll be keeping an eye out to see who might be there.

Steel Head
09-18-2009, 10:41 AM
Remember this name - Deryk Engelland. He's a rugged defenseman who's spent the past 4 seasons in the A, but has a real shot at making the team as the 7th defenseman. He'd bring a big physical presence and a crapload of toughness - he's averaged 12 fights his last 3 seasons in the A. You can never have too much toughness, especially with the Flyers in our division.

cool, i hope he pans out

how good is Lovejoy?

X-Terminator
09-18-2009, 01:17 PM
cool, i hope he pans out

how good is Lovejoy?

He's looked OK so far, but Engelland is pushing him for that 7th D spot. A lot of people thought he'd be a lock to get it, but Bylsma and Shero like Engelland's toughness and his overall game has been pretty good.

EDIT: I'll give you more of a report on Lovejoy tonight as HTG and I are going to the game, and he is in the lineup.

steelpride12
09-21-2009, 11:30 AM
He's looked OK so far, but Engelland is pushing him for that 7th D spot. A lot of people thought he'd be a lock to get it, but Bylsma and Shero like Engelland's toughness and his overall game has been pretty good.

EDIT: I'll give you more of a report on Lovejoy tonight as HTG and I are going to the game, and he is in the lineup.

Engelland is one tough player. I like him to take the #7 spot because of this and overall he is pretty good and reminds me of a smaller Gill.

steelpride12
09-21-2009, 03:37 PM
Good to see these youngsters get to play for a roster spot and the game will be streaming live on the Pens website tonight at 7:30 EST

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=499189&navid=pit-home-dl


Penguins Lineup for Pre-Season Contest Against Montreal
Monday, 09.21.2009 / 10:00 AM / Features
By Sam Kasan
*Updated 10:52 PM

The Penguins have released their lineup for Monday's pre-season match-up with the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre at 7:30 p.m.

Notable players that will participate are star centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin (the first pre-season game where they both play together), as well as Bill Guerin, Chris Kunitz, Eric Tangradi, Luca Caputi, Brooks Orpik, Sergei Gonchar, Marc-Andre Fleury and 2009 first-round pick Simon Despres.

Below is the full lineup for this evening's game and the line combinations:

Forwards
Caputi-Crosby-Guerin
Kunitz-Malkin-Tangradi
Dupuis-Adams-Wallace
Bayda-Jeffrey-Godard

Defensemen
Lovejoy-Engelland
Despres-Letang
Orpik-Gonchar

Goaltenders
Fleury
Curry


The Montreal Canadiens have released their lineup. In tonight's game for the Canadiens will be:

Forwards
Mike Cammalleri
Brian Gionta
Matt D'Agostini
Maxim Lapierre
Andrei Kostitsyn
Benjamin Maxwell
Max Pacioretty
Gregory Stewart
Eric Neilson
Guillaume Latendresse
Scott Gomez
Tom Pyatt

Defensemen
Jaroslav Spacek
Josh Gorges
Shawn Belle
Yannick Weber
Mathieu Carle
Andrei Markov

Goaltender
Curtis Sanford
Carey Price


The game will be broadcast on the Penguins' new HD radio channel at 105.9 HD2 and streamed live on www.pittsburghpenguins.com. Steve Mears, host of the "Penguins Live" show on the HD channel, will handle the play-by-play with Phil Bourque providing color. (Read more about Mears here)

The game will also be broadcast on television on the NHL Network. The station is picking up the TSN feed from Canada.

The game in Montreal will be the first of four pre-season games the Penguins play on the road, including three contests in the next four nights. The Penguins travel to Toronto Tuesday, Columbus Thursday and Detroit Sunday

Fire Haley
09-21-2009, 04:31 PM
Sept 21 Pittsburgh @ Montreal

You can watch all NHL games online shortly after the TV broadcasts are completed. TSN games on demand.

Sept 22 Pittsburgh @ Toronto

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?id=684

X-Terminator
09-21-2009, 05:14 PM
Tonight and tomorrow night's games are on NHL Network, if anyone has them.

Interesting lineups, though. The Pens are bringing the grit and toughness with Guerin, Kunitz, Tangradi, Godard and Engelland in the lineup, but the Habs...sheesh, only the Wings have a softer lineup. No Hal Gill, no Georges Laraque, and the average height of the forwards is like 5'9". Anyway, hopefully the Pens get through it without any injuries.

HometownGal
09-21-2009, 06:33 PM
I'm a little shocked at the Habs lineup for tonight's game and hopefully, the Pens can pull off a W and the youngins in our lineup will prosper.

LETS GO PENS! :banana:

X-Terminator
09-21-2009, 07:41 PM
Gionta scored in the first for the Habs, but Gonchar ties it in the second...and Malkin just gave the Pens the lead! 2-1 in the second so far. Malkin's goal came right after a penalty had ended, set up beautifully by Ben Lovejoy.

Stat of the night - the Pens actually finished 8th in the league in PK last season, which was a HUGE jump considering how bad they were for most of the season. Credit Bylsma and Tom Fitzgerald for that.

pittsburghp8baller
09-21-2009, 07:48 PM
This is just me, but i think Tangradi could be a good fill in with Cooke and Staal. i know that he is a potential top line winger but if we are looking for a spot for him now, i think he might fit well with Cooke and Staal. i love his forecheck and his play behind the net.

It also looked like Despres and Letang are building some quick chemistry.

Curry is also playing REAL good.

pittsburghp8baller
09-21-2009, 07:50 PM
Gionta scored in the first for the Habs, but Gonchar ties it in the second...and Malkin just gave the Pens the lead! 2-1 in the second so far. Malkin's goal came right after a penalty had ended, set up beautifully by Ben Lovejoy.

Stat of the night - the Pens actually finished 8th in the league in PK last season, which was a HUGE jump considering how bad they were for most of the season. Credit Bylsma and Tom Fitzgerald for that.

did not know that, that is a HUGE step forward from where we were

pittsburghp8baller
09-21-2009, 07:52 PM
This is just me, but i think Tangradi could be a good fill in with Cooke and Staal. i know that he is a potential top line winger but if we are looking for a spot for him now, i think he might fit well with Cooke and Staal. i love his forecheck and his play behind the net.

It also looked like Despres and Letang are building some quick chemistry.

Curry is also playing REAL good.

screw that, i liked how Malkin and Tangradi are playing together.

im probably suffering from preseason overhype though

X-Terminator
09-21-2009, 07:54 PM
This is just me, but i think Tangradi could be a good fill in with Cooke and Staal. i know that he is a potential top line winger but if we are looking for a spot for him now, i think he might fit well with Cooke and Staal. i love his forecheck and his play behind the net.

It also looked like Despres and Letang are building some quick chemistry.

Curry is also playing REAL good.

Yeah, I can get behind that. I know Dupuis will get the nod once the season starts, but I've been impressed with what I've seen from Tangradi so far. You can see that once he gets more experience, he's going to be real good - maybe not Kevin Stevens good, but very good nonetheless.

LOL - just saw your edit. I wouldn't mind that either!

steelpride12
09-21-2009, 07:57 PM
Is this streaming online anywhere im stuck at college with no TSN or FSN!?

pittsburghp8baller
09-21-2009, 08:02 PM
Is this streaming online anywhere im stuck at college with no TSN or FSN!?

atdhe.net has it, dont know the quality

steelpride12
09-21-2009, 08:30 PM
Shoot 3 to 2 Habs, Pens blow the lead again. Wheres the defense. What a scramble for that last puck nice try Curry.

X-Terminator
09-21-2009, 08:30 PM
And the Habs come back to take the lead. SHG by Gomez, then Latendresse gives the Habs the lead. Lovejoy and Engelland were victimized on the last one, and the SHG was just a perfect play, though the defensive coverage wasn't very good. Ah well, I'm not looking for wins here, just at certain players and how they perform.

X-Terminator
09-21-2009, 08:32 PM
4-2 Habs. Engelland and Lovejoy not looking real sharp tonight - they've been on the ice for 3 of the 4 goals against. Gomez and Gionta are playing like it's 2005 all over again...

steelpride12
09-21-2009, 08:33 PM
Wow 4 to 2 lead. Habs have alot of skill in that trio wow.

X-Terminator
09-21-2009, 08:41 PM
Wow 4 to 2 lead. Habs have alot of skill in that trio wow.

Problem is that's really all they have. They are really going to struggle to score goals this year after that line, unless Plekanec and A. Kostitsyn can repeat their play from 2 seasons ago.

steelpride12
09-21-2009, 08:48 PM
Billy Guerin 4 to 3 now! Lets go Pens!

X-Terminator
09-21-2009, 08:49 PM
Billy G's presence alone will make the PP better this season.

steelpride12
09-21-2009, 08:54 PM
Wow is Montreal playing most of their starters all game? and tough loss Pens, but the youngsters are learning.

X-Terminator
09-21-2009, 11:36 PM
Wow is Montreal playing most of their starters all game? and tough loss Pens, but the youngsters are learning.

Yeah, Martin was definitely shortening the bench toward the end of the game, which I'm not sure is a good idea in preseason. You're supposed to be evaluating bubble guys and young talent, not playing your top line for nearly half the game.

Anyway, wins and losses mean nothing in the preseason. I'm just happy that none of our regulars were injured. Engelland and Lovejoy definitely looked like rookies - they were caught flat-footed on 2 of the 3 goals against and looked overmatched at times by the speed of the Habs' top line. At this point it has to be a dead-heat as to who will end up winning the 7th D-man job, but I'm hoping like hell it's Engelland.

X-Terminator
09-22-2009, 02:02 AM
BTW, I am glad that I have hockey to talk about now, because reading the Steelers forum is going to cause me to go insane.

steelpride12
09-22-2009, 07:54 AM
BTW, I am glad that I have hockey to talk about now, because reading the Steelers forum is going to cause me to go insane.

Exactly. Goodness after one hard fought loss the sky is falling around here and it's pretty annoying. Nice to see we have another game today against the Leafs it will give us more talking time while the trolls bash their own team! :banging:

HometownGal
09-22-2009, 10:16 AM
while the trolls bash their own team! :banging:

And each other. Hasn't been fun these last couple of days for us Mods either. :horror:

I am so pumped up for the first regular season game on October 2nd! XT and I will be there to see the banners raised! :banana:

LETS GO PENS!

steelpride12
09-22-2009, 01:06 PM
And each other. Hasn't been fun these last couple of days for us Mods either. :horror:

I am so pumped up for the first regular season game on October 2nd! XT and I will be there to see the banners raised! :banana:

LETS GO PENS!

Ahh that would be nice. Me and my buddy Joe are just thinking of stubhubing some tickets to go because that crowd will blow the roof off! I can't wait! :thumbsup::popcorn:

steelpride12
09-22-2009, 04:07 PM
The game will being airing live again on the NHL Network starting at 7 EST.
The lineup looks like no Crosby or Malkin tonight. A big game with the youngsters lets see what they got.

X-Terminator
09-22-2009, 04:49 PM
And each other. Hasn't been fun these last couple of days for us Mods either. :horror:

I am so pumped up for the first regular season game on October 2nd! XT and I will be there to see the banners raised! :banana:

LETS GO PENS!

Speaking of the game, you've got mail! :wink02: We have a big Penguins week next week - the luncheon next Wednesday, the game Friday, and taking our picture with Lord Stanley's Cup next Saturday! I can't wait!!!

Here are the lineups for tonight's game. Lots of beef in the lineup if you like fights! The potential pugilists are highlighted. It's also a very important game for Lovejoy and Guenin in their three-way battle with Deryk Engelland for the 7th D spot. Same for Jeffrey, Conner and Bayda for the extra forward slot while Talbot is out.

Forwards
Cooke-Staal-Kennedy
Conner-Jeffrey-Fedotenko
N.Johnson-Rupp-Pushkarev/Bayda
Bissonnette-Smith-Brookbank

Defensemen
McKee-Goligoski
Eaton-Bortuzzo
Lovejoy-Guenin

Goaltender
B.Johnson
Curry

Toronto's lineup for tonight's game:

Forwards
Jiri Tlusty
Lee Stempniak
Wayne Primeau
Christian Hanson
Jamal Mayers
Colton Orr
Jay Rosehill
Nikolai Kulemin
Tyler Bozak
Nazem Kadri
Victor Stalberg
Mikhail Grabovski

Defensemen
Luke Schenn
Ian White
Mike Komisarek
Tomas Kaberle
Francois Beauchemin
Carl Gunnarsson

Goaltenders
Joey MacDonald
Vesa Toskala

steelpride12
09-22-2009, 06:11 PM
Brian Bayda great back hander. The Pens looked good on that sequence and I really like how Goligoski managed the puck!
Pens up 1 to 0

steelpride12
09-22-2009, 06:26 PM
Chris Conner break away money! Band hand through the wickets!
Pens up 2 to 0

X-Terminator
09-22-2009, 10:05 PM
3-2 SO loss. I'll have to watch the game later - was out tonight. Can someone give me a scoop on Guenin and Lovejoy, and how they played tonight? What about McKee?

pittsburghp8baller
09-23-2009, 07:18 AM
3-2 SO loss. I'll have to watch the game later - was out tonight. Can someone give me a scoop on Guenin and Lovejoy, and how they played tonight? What about McKee?

i didnt get to see the whole game, but what i saw from McKee he looked real good. Made some Rob Scuderi type of plays, not flashy but him just being in the right position.

pittsburghp8baller
09-23-2009, 07:23 AM
BTW, I am glad that I have hockey to talk about now, because reading the Steelers forum is going to cause me to go insane.

yea thats how i feel, i know this is a steelers site but i honestly spend more time in here, the Pirates forum and some in the NCAA

steelpride12
09-23-2009, 09:46 AM
3-2 SO loss. I'll have to watch the game later - was out tonight. Can someone give me a scoop on Guenin and Lovejoy, and how they played tonight? What about McKee?

Guerin did not play tonight and pretty positive Lovejoy didn't either and if so it was not much time.
McKee looks great. I love this guy and hoping he can takes Scuds roll well and if he plays like he did tonight our defense will resume where they left off!

HometownGal
09-23-2009, 09:51 AM
I absolutely LOVE Paul Bissonette and hope he makes the cut! :thumbsup: :hope:

I didn't get to listen to the game as another family emergency cropped up, but from what I've read, they played hard but fell a bit short. No problem - Dan will have 'em ready to roll come next Friday! :banana:

X-Terminator
09-23-2009, 10:00 AM
Guerin did not play tonight and pretty positive Lovejoy didn't either and if so it was not much time.
McKee looks great. I love this guy and hoping he can takes Scuds roll well and if he plays like he did tonight our defense will resume where they left off!

I meant Nate Guenin, not Bill Guerin. Guenin and Lovejoy were supposed to be partnered last night, unless they changed the lineup at the last minute.

Glad to hear that McKee is looking good. If he can stay healthy, we won't miss Scuds at all - McKee plays the same game, but is much more physical than Scuds. He also loves open-ice hits, so we should see a couple beauties from him this season.

And I agree HTG - I love Biz Nasty's game and hope he does make the cut. He has a legitimate chance, especially if the rumors are true about Dupuis possibly being dealt. That would open up 2 forward spots with Talbot being on IR, and you can never have enough tough, gritty guys.

steelpride12
09-23-2009, 11:02 AM
I meant Nate Guenin, not Bill Guerin. Guenin and Lovejoy were supposed to be partnered last night, unless they changed the lineup at the last minute.

Glad to hear that McKee is looking good. If he can stay healthy, we won't miss Scuds at all - McKee plays the same game, but is much more physical than Scuds. He also loves open-ice hits, so we should see a couple beauties from him this season.

And I agree HTG - I love Biz Nasty's game and hope he does make the cut. He has a legitimate chance, especially if the rumors are true about Dupuis possibly being dealt. That would open up 2 forward spots with Talbot being on IR, and you can never have enough tough, gritty guys.

Bissonnette is a beast! He is a tough fighter and a good gritty forward we could always use! Wow im not caught up at all since last season, what happened to Talbot that he is on IR and when will he return?

X-Terminator
09-23-2009, 03:31 PM
Bissonnette is a beast! He is a tough fighter and a good gritty forward we could always use! Wow im not caught up at all since last season, what happened to Talbot that he is on IR and when will he return?

He had shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in early July, and he's out until mid-November at the earliest, early December at the latest.

Fire Haley
09-25-2009, 06:14 PM
A tidbit

Lord Stanley's Cup resides in Mario's pool

Come and git it beotches

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_hZuoTjvh1kc/SkJJUHZCHPI/AAAAAAAAB4w/Gub7S4LApHA/s400/Stanley+Cup+pool1.jpg

SteelCityMan786
09-25-2009, 10:47 PM
A tidbit

Lord Stanley's Cup resides in Mario's pool

Come and git it beotches

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_hZuoTjvh1kc/SkJJUHZCHPI/AAAAAAAAB4w/Gub7S4LApHA/s400/Stanley+Cup+pool1.jpg

I think that cup wants to move back in their next Summer.

X-Terminator
09-26-2009, 12:36 AM
With the team the Pens will be putting on the ice this year, the Cup going for another swim in Mario's pool is a distinct possibility. The only challenge they will get will be from the Flyers and Bruins, and I think the Pens are better than both.

Keep it where it belongs, boys!

LET'S GO PENS!!!! :tt03:

pittsburghp8baller
09-26-2009, 12:52 PM
With the team the Pens will be putting on the ice this year, the Cup going for another swim in Mario's pool is a distinct possibility. The only challenge they will get will be from the Flyers and Bruins, and I think the Pens are better than both.

Keep it where it belongs, boys!

LET'S GO PENS!!!! :tt03:

Hell Ya! Kess than a week to go till the season starts.

steelpride12
09-27-2009, 10:36 AM
With the team the Pens will be putting on the ice this year, the Cup going for another swim in Mario's pool is a distinct possibility. The only challenge they will get will be from the Flyers and Bruins, and I think the Pens are better than both.

Keep it where it belongs, boys!

LET'S GO PENS!!!! :tt03:

Every game against the Flyers this season will be exciting as ever. They have re amped their defensive game and will be better. Im ready to watch these two teams go neck and neck and the Pens once again show them why the Flyers will always be on the losing end of things! :thumbsup:

X-Terminator
09-27-2009, 12:48 PM
Every game against the Flyers this season will be exciting as ever. They have re amped their defensive game and will be better. Im ready to watch these two teams go neck and neck and the Pens once again show them why the Flyers will always be on the losing end of things! :thumbsup:

Pronger will be a big help to them, no doubt. But they're still woefully weak in goal. Neither Ray Emery nor Brian Boucher scare me in the least.

steelpride12
09-27-2009, 01:09 PM
Pronger will be a big help to them, no doubt. But they're still woefully weak in goal. Neither Ray Emery nor Brian Boucher scare me in the least.

Ray Emery, go figure a guy with his type of reputation would end up in Philly. I agree.:thumbsup:

X-Terminator
09-27-2009, 07:28 PM
Man, Friday night can't get here soon enough...

steelpride12
09-27-2009, 10:14 PM
I can't wait for Friday this site is under attack!

X-Terminator
09-28-2009, 02:46 AM
I can't wait for Friday this site is under attack!

As much as I love the Pens and hockey in general, I still never thought I'd see the day when I'd be looking foward to the start of the season this much. And it wouldn't have mattered if the Pens hadn't won the Cup. I've been that put off with all of the negativity around here since football season began. I'll really lose it if I see the same crap about the Pens should they get off to a slow start or not repeat as champs.

steelpride12
09-28-2009, 08:33 AM
As much as I love the Pens and hockey in general, I still never thought I'd see the day when I'd be looking foward to the start of the season this much. And it wouldn't have mattered if the Pens hadn't won the Cup. I've been that put off with all of the negativity around here since football season began. I'll really lose it if I see the same crap about the Pens should they get off to a slow start or not repeat as champs.

Ive always been the Steeler game over Pens game first mainly because football is 16 games so missing one really stinks, but I don't even wanna be around here like this and yes I just hope when all is bad here the Pens are doing good so ill have something to talk about and enjoy!:thumbsup:

X-Terminator
09-28-2009, 11:46 AM
Ive always been the Steeler game over Pens game first mainly because football is 16 games so missing one really stinks, but I don't even wanna be around here like this and yes I just hope when all is bad here the Pens are doing good so ill have something to talk about and enjoy!:thumbsup:

I really believe the Pens are on the verge of another great season. I'm not expecting another trip to the Final or another Cup, but they'll have a solid season. And if they don't, that's OK. They've given us a ton of thrills the past 2 and a half seasons and delivered us our 3rd Cup. I'm not going to be a fairweather fan, certainly not after what we're enduring now with the Steelers "faithless."

steelpride12
09-28-2009, 12:24 PM
I really believe the Pens are on the verge of another great season. I'm not expecting another trip to the Final or another Cup, but they'll have a solid season. And if they don't, that's OK. They've given us a ton of thrills the past 2 and a half seasons and delivered us our 3rd Cup. I'm not going to be a fairweather fan, certainly not after what we're enduring now with the Steelers "faithless."

Im 18, been a Pens and Steelers fan since I was 6 so ive seen the worst def. from the Pens. No matter what always faithful and proud of our Pittsburgh sports yes even the Pirates I like. I think the Pens will have a pretty good season. Lost a few key defensmen, but we still have our superstar anchors! :drink:

X-Terminator
09-28-2009, 02:43 PM
Im 18, been a Pens and Steelers fan since I was 6 so ive seen the worst def. from the Pens. No matter what always faithful and proud of our Pittsburgh sports yes even the Pirates I like. I think the Pens will have a pretty good season. Lost a few key defensmen, but we still have our superstar anchors! :drink:

2001-06 was definitely the worst I've endured - came on board as a fan 2 years after the 1983-84 season, which was by far and away the worst season ever for the Pens. They won just 13 games that whole season. I know HTG remembers it quite well. Of course, they were rewarded with St. Mario in the 1984 draft, and the rest, as they say, is history. :thumbsup:

steelpride12
09-28-2009, 02:49 PM
2001-06 was definitely the worst I've endured - came on board as a fan 2 years after the 1983-84 season, which was by far and away the worst season ever for the Pens. They won just 13 games that whole season. I know HTG remembers it quite well. Of course, they were rewarded with St. Mario in the 1984 draft, and the rest, as they say, is history. :thumbsup:

Well as much as we miss Super Mario, that past is over with and that sad 83-84 season and where now in the future that I think we will be a playoff team for the next decade or so. Lets hope! Friday come on!:popcorn:

KeiselPower99
09-28-2009, 04:20 PM
I agree with yall with all the negative Steeler threads on here the last 3 weeks(mostly by people with under 100 posts) I cant wait to see the Pens play again.

X-Terminator
09-29-2009, 02:01 PM
And in the "WTF are you doing, Shero?" file, I present this:

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=500240&navid=DL|PIT|home

Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Defenseman Martin Skoula to One-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Martin Skoula to a one-year contract, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Skoula adds nine years of NHL experience, including a Stanley Cup championship in 2001 with Colorado, to the Penguins’ roster. He has played in 724 career games and 79 playoff contests during stints in Colorado, Anaheim, Dallas and Minnesota.

Skoula, 29, has posted career totals of 41 goals, 144 assists, 185 points and a plus-13 rating, as well as 14 post-season points (1G-13A). The reliable blueliner has appeared in at least 78 games in each of his nine seasons.

Skoula broke into the league in 1999, seeing action in 80 regular-season games and 17 post-season matchups at just 19 years old after the Avalanche selected him in the first round (17th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

At the age of 20, Skoula totaled 25 points (8G-17A) in 82 games and five points (1G-4A) in 23 post-season games to help Colorado capture the Stanley Cup title in 2001.

The Litomerice, Czech Republic native played the last three-plus seasons with Minnesota.

Great. Just make our defense even softer than it already is. The fact that this guy sucks donkey balls and couldn't make the friggin' Blue Jackets (they released him from his tryout yesterday) just adds to it. Were Engelland, Lovejoy and Guenin that unimpressive?

Also, one day after the Pens signed Ryan Bayda (http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=500198), he was put on waivers today, along with Chris Conner, Guenin, Engelland (BOO!) and Bissonnette (BOO!).

Oh well. I was hoping for some more toughness to match up better with the likes of the Flyers and Leafs, but it is what it is. The Skoula signing though...UGH. Tough for me to get behind that one.

steelpride12
09-29-2009, 02:28 PM
Ahhh what!? Skoula is a bum! Wow Bissonnette, Engelland, and CONNER!?
Wow I was Conner to get a roster spot and we would keep Bissonnette and Engelland for the toughness factor. Im really hoping Skoula is not man #7 because that would kill our soft defense even worse. Im dissapointed right at the moment.

X-Terminator
09-29-2009, 03:27 PM
Ahhh what!? Skoula is a bum! Wow Bissonnette, Engelland, and CONNER!?
Wow I was Conner to get a roster spot and we would keep Bissonnette and Engelland for the toughness factor. Im really hoping Skoula is not man #7 because that would kill our soft defense even worse. Im dissapointed right at the moment.

Skoula was signed to be the 7th defenseman. And apparently the Pens had tried to sign him earlier in the summer, but couldn't reach a deal. This will now be his 3rd team in 2 weeks.

Someone must have spiked Shero's coffee this morning.

And speaking of Bissonnette...rumor has it that he will be snatched up by either the Isles or Leafs as soon as he's officially put on waivers. Nice. A depth guy who adds grit and toughness, and they can't find a spot for him?

steelpride12
09-29-2009, 04:30 PM
Skoula was signed to be the 7th defenseman. And apparently the Pens had tried to sign him earlier in the summer, but couldn't reach a deal. This will now be his 3rd team in 2 weeks.

Someone must have spiked Shero's coffee this morning.

And speaking of Bissonnette...rumor has it that he will be snatched up by either the Isles or Leafs as soon as he's officially put on waivers. Nice. A depth guy who adds grit and toughness, and they can't find a spot for him?

SO in your opinion what do you think our offensive and defensive lineups will be at the start of this season?

X-Terminator
09-29-2009, 04:46 PM
SO in your opinion what do you think our offensive and defensive lineups will be at the start of this season?

Guerin-Crosby-Kunitz
Kennedy-Malkin-Fedotenko
Dupuis-Staal-Cooke
Godard-Rupp-Adams

Gonchar-Orpik
Letang-Eaton
Goligoski-McKee
Skoula

Fleury
Johnson

Talbot, Lovejoy on IR to begin season

BTW, it's been confirmed that Conner, Bissonnette, Bayda, Guenin and Engelland have all been waived to be sent down to WBS:

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=500309&navid=DL|PIT|home

steelpride12
09-29-2009, 05:32 PM
Guerin-Crosby-Kunitz
Kennedy-Malkin-Fedotenko
Dupuis-Staal-Cooke
Godard-Rupp-Adams

Gonchar-Orpik
Letang-Eaton
Goligoski-McKee
Skoula

Fleury
Johnson

Talbot, Lovejoy on IR to begin season

BTW, it's been confirmed that Conner, Bissonnette, Bayda, Guenin and Engelland have all been waived to be sent down to WBS:

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=500309&navid=DL|PIT|home

I hope to see Conner and Bissonnette come up!

Shea
09-30-2009, 12:24 AM
Championship rings, looks good!
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/Tinkas82/200909penguins1_500.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/Tinkas82/chmapring.jpg

X-Terminator
09-30-2009, 12:40 AM
Damn, that thing is almost as big as the Steelers' rings! Looks great though!

HometownGal
09-30-2009, 04:36 AM
The ring looks awesome!!! :thumbsup::applaudit: There is so much bling there, it hurts my eyes to look at it - LOL! :chuckle:

SteelMember
09-30-2009, 08:34 AM
Shero sets Penguins' roster at 21
Former Wild defenseman Skoula signed
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
By Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The group of players who skate at Southpointe this morning will have a different look from the 23 who practiced there yesterday after the Penguins finalized their roster for the regular season.

Three days before they open at home against the New York Rangers, the Penguins set their roster at 21 players. The group features the minimum 12 forwards -- including star center Sidney Crosby, who returned to practice and reported improvement in his sore groin -- and a seventh defenseman who never has skated with the club.

The Penguins signed veteran Martin Skoula, a reliable, mobile defenseman who will join the team today. Also expected to practice is the club's other top center, Evgeni Malkin, who sat out yesterday for what coach Dan Bylsma called a "maintenance day."

Placed on waivers with the intent being assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League were forwards Ryan Bayda, Paul Bissonnette and Chris Conner and defensemen Deryk Engelland and Nate Guenin. Other teams have until noon today to claim them.

Bylsma revealed that Bayda, who came to camp on a tryout and signed a one-year, two-way contract Monday, has been dealing with injuries to both groins for about a week.

It was thought that Bayda, Bissonnette and Conner were competing for an extra forward spot, but general manager Ray Shero said he had no qualms about opening the season with 12 forwards.

Not among the dozen is Max Talbot, who is starting the season on injured reserve after having left shoulder surgery July 7. He skated on his own for the first time yesterday.

On defense, Guenin or Engelland seemed on the verge of grabbing the seventh spot, but Shero opted for more experience with Skoula.

"I explained to Guenin and Engelland that they both did a very good job and opened some eyes, but it's a long year and a long grind," Shero said.

In August, Shero attempted to re-sign veteran Philippe Boucher, who served as the team's seventh defenseman during their Stanley Cup run, but Boucher chose to retire. Skoula, 29, was available after he had tryouts this preseason with Florida and Columbus but was released. He signed for one year.

"He can move the puck well, and he'll be ready to play since he was in a couple camps, so it's just adding more experience to our group," Shero said.

Skoula, 6 feet 3 and 226 pounds, has 185 points in 724 NHL games and has played a minimum of 78 games each of his nine seasons. He won a Stanley Cup with Colorado in 2001 and played with the Avalanche under Tony Granato, now a Penguins assistant.

The NHL allows up to 23 players during the regular season, but salary-cap considerations and the notion that prospects can be better served by playing in the AHL than being healthy NHL scratches persuaded Shero to stick with 21.

Bylsma said that, for him and his staff, training camp ended after a 4-1 loss Sunday at Detroit -- which left the Penguins 1-4-1 in exhibition games -- and, that after a day off Monday the regular season started yesterday.

"In terms of practice and work and pace of practice, our team was very, very good," Bylsma said. "Winning one time is not a great feeling, but practice-wise, detail-wise, system-wise and work-wise, our players were very, very good."

The team's six regular defensemen are Sergei Gonchar, Brooks Orpik, Mark Eaton, Kris Letang, Alex Goligoski and Jay McKee.

In addition to Crosby and Malkin, the forwards are Bill Guerin, Chris Kunitz, Ruslan Fedotenko, Tyler Kennedy, Jordan Staal, Matt Cooke, Pascal Dupuis, Craig Adams, Mike Rupp and Eric Godard.

Brent Johnson will back up goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

The only players among the 21 who were not on the Stanley Cup team last season are McKee, Skoula, Rupp and Johnson.

Crosby, who left a preseason game Friday at Columbus because of groin soreness, had been skating on his own before lasting the hour-plus practice yesterday.

"I feel better," Crosby said. "I'm not where I want to be, but it's progressing and, hopefully, by Friday it's something I won't have to worry about."

Talbot was on the ice a half-hour before practice. He skated with light stick-handling and shooting.

"I feel great, mentally more than physically, to be out there, touch the ice and feel the puck," he said.

"I still need to be careful. It's a slow process. I still have a lot of time in front of me."

Talbot said he is considered to be on schedule, meaning he could return in November or December.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09273/1001847-61.stm#ixzz0Sb50egIl

steelpride12
09-30-2009, 08:37 AM
Wow, those rings look awesome! Huge I couldn't even imagine how much each ring costs with all that bling!

X-Terminator
09-30-2009, 09:39 AM
Wow, those rings look awesome! Huge I couldn't even imagine how much each ring costs with all that bling!

I don't know, but it would have to be damn close to what the Steelers' rings cost. It has 4.5 carats of diamonds on top of 100 grams of gold. Dayum is all I can say about that!

Also, the Pens have gotten the Cup back from the HHOF with their names inscribed on it:

http://cdn.nhl.com/penguins/images/upload/2009/09/cupnames-1.jpg

steelpride12
09-30-2009, 10:34 AM
No misspells, Im impressed!

KeiselPower99
09-30-2009, 12:35 PM
Will the cup be in the Mellon Arena when the banner is raised Friday?

KeiselPower99
09-30-2009, 01:14 PM
Penguins Claim Forward Chris Bourque Off WaiversWednesday, 09.30.2009 / 1:34 PM / News The Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed forward Chris Bourque off waivers, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.

Bourque, who is the son of Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque, will be added to the Pittsburgh Penguins roster.

Bourque, 23, spent the previous five seasons in the Washington Capitals organization after Washington selected him in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He has appeared in 12 games for the Capitals, recording one goal.

Bourque (5-8, 180 pounds) played four seasons with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, Washington’s top minor-league affiliate. Bourque was a member of two Calder Cup championship teams in Hersey in 2006 and 2009. In 270 games with the Bears, he posted 82 goals, 148 assists and 230 points.

Last season, Bourque totaled 21 goals, 52 assists and 73 points in 69 games, while adding 21 points (5G-16A) in 22 post-season games to help lead Hershey to the Calder Cup title.

The Boston, Massachusetts native played one season of college hockey at Boston University, recording 10 goals and 23 points in 35 games.

steelpride12
09-30-2009, 02:04 PM
Im so excited Friday me the girl and a close buddy are heading to the big screen for the game. Gonna go eat at the Souper Bowl(excellent food) and enjoy our Pens for another exciting season. Were gonna get tickets, but F sections start at 139.00, no Way!

SteelMember
09-30-2009, 02:20 PM
I guess this answers why we signed Bourque...

Penguins lose a left wing, claim a left wing
Buzz up!By Rob Rossi, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Penguins retained four of five players placed on waivers yesterday, but lost left wing Paul Bissonnette, who was claimed today by Phoenix. The Penguins claimed left wing Chris Bourque from Washington.

Staying with the Penguins and assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League are wingers Ryan Bayda and Chris Conner and defensemen Nate Guenin and Deryk Engelland.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_645750.html

SteelCityMan786
09-30-2009, 05:33 PM
Will the cup be in the Mellon Arena when the banner is raised Friday?

It should be, after that it's back to Toronto.

X-Terminator
09-30-2009, 08:00 PM
Will the cup be in the Mellon Arena when the banner is raised Friday?

Yep. Season ticket holders will also get to have their picture taken with it this weekend. After that, it goes back to the HHOF.

Im so excited Friday me the girl and a close buddy are heading to the big screen for the game. Gonna go eat at the Souper Bowl(excellent food) and enjoy our Pens for another exciting season. Were gonna get tickets, but F sections start at 139.00, no Way!

It's ridiculous what people charge for tickets. I can see that for D level, but F level? No way. Someone will buy them though, and I'm sure the scalpers will be out en masse.

I guess this answers why we signed Bourque...

Penguins lose a left wing, claim a left wing
Buzz up!By Rob Rossi, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Penguins retained four of five players placed on waivers yesterday, but lost left wing Paul Bissonnette, who was claimed today by Phoenix. The Penguins claimed left wing Chris Bourque from Washington.

Staying with the Penguins and assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League are wingers Ryan Bayda and Chris Conner and defensemen Nate Guenin and Deryk Engelland.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_645750.html

Losing Biz Nasty does not make me happy, but I hope Chris Bourque can bring something to the table.

SteelCityMan786
09-30-2009, 08:42 PM
I don't know, but it would have to be damn close to what the Steelers' rings cost. It has 4.5 carats of diamonds on top of 100 grams of gold. Dayum is all I can say about that!

Also, the Pens have gotten the Cup back from the HHOF with their names inscribed on it:

http://cdn.nhl.com/penguins/images/upload/2009/09/cupnames-1.jpg

That has to be one of the best looking pieces of the cup I've ever seen. :thumbsup:

X-Terminator
10-02-2009, 05:52 AM
Here's a better picture of the rings:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2494/3971057548_70bbf53a11.jpg

Well folks, tonight's the night! The banner gets raised to the rafters and the Pens kick off their final season in the Igloo. It's going to be absolutely electric tonight - I can't wait! The only bummer is that it's supposed to rain most of the day and evening, which means they'll likely cancel the planned fireworks show after the game. I hope the rain keeps the crowd outdoors watching on the Trib Tron lighter, so that it'll be a little less of a pain in the ass to get up there.

X-Terminator
10-02-2009, 10:02 PM
Wow...I guess nobody else realized that we had a game tonight, and that we won...

OneForTheToe
10-02-2009, 10:57 PM
I watched the game save for the first half of the third period. Stupid satellite kept going down so I watched some of the Pitt game. Funny how much the Pens and Steelers play similarly in their much different sports. Neither generally blows their opponents away, they just keep grinding away. That also means each team is very hard to put away.

SteelCityMan786
10-02-2009, 11:09 PM
I had to be in Lewistown for a Football Game. Otherwise I would've watched.

So 2 wins in 1 night. Not bad at all.

pittsburghp8baller
10-03-2009, 06:35 AM
Wow...I guess nobody else realized that we had a game tonight, and that we won...

it sounded like tha majority of the people here were either going to the game or werent going to be around there computer for the game.

Eaton looked a little shaky, could of been first game gitters. Fleury played real good, not much he could of done on either goal, at least in my opinion.

gotta get to bed in a little so i can get up for the Notre Dame game today and then the Pens game right after

SteelCityMan786
10-03-2009, 06:47 PM
Crosby with goal number 2 of the season. 1-0 Penguins with 8:26 in 1st Period.

5 on 3 for the Isles coming.

Fire Haley
10-03-2009, 07:17 PM
Isles score

1-1 after a sloppy 1st - Fleury is still a God

Did Fedotenko hurt his shoulder?

RunWillieRun
10-03-2009, 09:24 PM
Crosby wins it in the shoot out.

Pens 2-0 to start the season.

Not the prettiest of wins but a W is a W. PK was a little ugly with Mckee out due to instigator/game misconduct. I did learn something new though. McKee was back for OT so apparently a game misconduct only counts for regulation.

X-Terminator
10-03-2009, 09:42 PM
Crosby wins it in the shoot out.

Pens 2-0 to start the season.

Not the prettiest of wins but a W is a W. PK was a little ugly with Mckee out due to instigator/game misconduct. I did learn something new though. McKee was back for OT so apparently a game misconduct only counts for regulation.

No, he got a misconduct, not a game misconduct - he was back late in the 2nd period. He wouldn't have been allowed to participate in the shootout had he gotten a gamer. He didn't deserve the misconduct to be honest, but apparently sticking up for your teammates is verboten under Bettyman. You can't allow your top players to take hits like Tank did tonight, and thankfully he wasn't seriously hurt.

Hey, I'll take the W. I knew the Isles would come to play considering it was their home opener and John Tavares' first game. They likely won't be a playoff team, but they're going to be tough to play against.

Fire Haley
10-04-2009, 08:34 AM
It was a beautiful win. Pens woke up in the the 3rd and turned up the heat. Fleury made a great game-saving glove hand stab late.

Letang and Sid with the quick hands - their goalie was helpless in the SO.

Tavares looks like a keeper.

steelpride12
10-04-2009, 09:49 AM
Sorry I have not been around I was at game one (ceremony was just freaking amazing) and at a Pens party for game two. Both great wins and not the prettiest, but some new players are taking on new rolls and learning Bylsma style of play. It will all come together soon.

Game two great to see Mckee already stepping up for his teammates when Fedo got slammed and Rupp also getting a little dirty.

Crosby is looking sharp already two goals, and In game one did Fluery win that game or what. He made a flashy save and some. Im liking what I see early in these two games, not the best play, but its early and hey were 2 and 0.

Tavares looks like he will add alot of power and offense to that Isle team and was nice to see a sellout is that sorry made arena. His goal was not fancy or anything, but he scored and congrats on his first!
Go Pens! Great start

P.S. Cant wait for Talbot to return.

KeiselPower99
10-04-2009, 09:51 AM
2 very good games the last couple days.

Fire Haley
10-04-2009, 10:38 AM
I whined again about no Versus so DirecTV sent me 3 free months of the Sports Package - have to hunt around for a channel,but - free hockey.

cool

X-Terminator
10-04-2009, 11:43 AM
Yeah, Tavares is going to be a good one. He didn't look out of place at all. Now, if they would just get that Lighthouse Project going up there and give the Isles a new arena...

steelpride12
10-04-2009, 12:18 PM
Yeah, Tavares is going to be a good one. He didn't look out of place at all. Now, if they would just get that Lighthouse Project going up there and give the Isles a new arena...

Not only is that arena old, but dangerous. The ice is in terrible condition and some games youll see players trip or fall randomly because of the ice condition. Isles improve this season and get some funding for a new arena.

X-Terminator
10-04-2009, 04:07 PM
Not only is that arena old, but dangerous. The ice is in terrible condition and some games youll see players trip or fall randomly because of the ice condition. Isles improve this season and get some funding for a new arena.

They have the worst ice surface in the league, hands down. It's very dangerous, but at the same time it gives them a competitive edge in that it slows down teams like the Pens who rely on speed. If that game is played at Mellon last night, the Pens probably score 6 or 7 goals on them despite Roloson playing well. When Mellon closes next year, Nassau Coliseum will become the oldest building in the league - even the current MSG is younger than NVMC. I hope the fans bitch enough to get the politicians behind the Lighthouse Project, because that team deserves to stay on the Island.

SteelCityMan786
10-04-2009, 05:11 PM
They have the worst ice surface in the league, hands down. It's very dangerous, but at the same time it gives them a competitive edge in that it slows down teams like the Pens who rely on speed. If that game is played at Mellon last night, the Pens probably score 6 or 7 goals on them despite Roloson playing well. When Mellon closes next year, Nassau Coliseum will become the oldest building in the league - even the current MSG is younger than NVMC. I hope the fans bitch enough to get the politicians behind the Lighthouse Project, because that team deserves to stay on the Island.

Or else they could be KC's newest team. And we all remember AEG and how fun it was to give them the bird.

X-Terminator
10-04-2009, 06:29 PM
Or else they could be KC's newest team. And we all remember AEG and how fun it was to give them the bird.

That's a distinct possibility, because their owner Charles Wang has said that if the project doesn't get approval this year, he is going to sell the team, and that he would include those who would move the team. If that happens, expect Jim Bald-silly to make yet another attempt to buy the team and move it to Hamilton, even though the league and owners have pretty much barred him from ever owning a team.

steelpride12
10-05-2009, 06:14 PM
Cooke is one of my favorite players. Not only is he a tough and underestimated player, but he is one of our top penalty killers. Def. against the Rangers he just did a great job diving and blocking the puck anyway possible. Great start from him.

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=501109&navid=DL|PIT|home

Monday, 10.05.2009 / 2:47 PM / Features
By Jason Seidling
Matt Cooke has long been known for pestering the opposition. It’s been that way since he broke into the league with the Vancouver Canucks back in the 1998-99 campaign. But since arriving in Pittsburgh he has shown that his game is more than getting under the skin of his opponents.

In addition to his role as one of the top penalty killers on the Penguins’ roster, Cooke has settled nicely on a line with Jordan Staal and Tyler Kennedy.

“Right from the point where we were put together last year, we felt like we jelled and played well together,” said Cooke of his chemistry with Staal and Kennedy. “Staalsy and I have been penalty killing together for the better part of a year now, so we have a pretty good familiarity out on the ice.”

That chemistry has picked up right where it left off in the 2009-10 season, as the trio has accounted for two points, 19 shots on goal and a plus-3 rating through the first two contests.

A major reason for the line’s early success is the in-your-face-style Cooke brings to the rink.

When asked to describe Cooke’s early season play, linemate Staal replied: “Cookie has had a great start. He is skating real well and making great plays. He is playing smart. He is always a spark to our team with big hits that get the team going.”

Kennedy also had a positive outlook on the early play of the team’s shutdown line.

“We are doing pretty well,” Kennedy said. “I thought we skated well and moved the puck. We are pretty good at communicating and that helps out there.”

Cooke made a great play when Kennedy scored the eventual game-winning goal in the season-opening victory over the New York Rangers as he drove to the net and provided a screen on Henrik Lundqvist, preventing the Swedish netminder from getting a good look at a right-point shot from Alex Goligoski that was tipped home by Kennedy in the high slot.

One night later against the New York Islanders, Cooke and his linemates continued their strong play with Cooke tying for the team lead with six shots on goal.

“Usually if I get six, I’m hoping one goes in the net,” Cooke remarked after practice on Monday at Mellon Arena. “I hope it’s just a matter of time before those start going in.”

Those pucks should start going for Cooke, who last season scored 13 goals and added 18 assists in his first year with the Penguins after splitting the previous season between Vancouver and Washington. Cooke has scored into double digits in each of his past seven full seasons, and the one season he did not, he still scored eight times in only 45 games in 2005-06 for the Canucks.

As mentioned, Cooke is also a valuable member of the Penguins’ penalty killing unit, and was a huge reason the Penguins were able to kill off all four Rangers power-play attempts Friday night.

Cooke said his contributions when his team is shorthanded can be more important than when playing five-on-five.

“I think more importantly for me, I have to make sure our penalty kill is at the top of the league. I just want to help this team be successful in any way I can.”

The Penguins were successful on both nights during their season-opening weekend. Despite that, Cooke wants to see himself and the other players in the dressing room take their game up another notch when the Phoenix Coyotes visit Mellon Arena Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

“I don’t think we are completely happy with where we are at yet,” Cooke said. “We had a good game against the Rangers, I felt, but we still had a couple breakdowns. I understand it is the start of the season and back-to-back (games).

“We came out strong in the third period on Long Island, but I know we have better. We expect more from ourselves.”

While Cooke expects a lot out more out of the team, which can be a tall order when you consider they are 2-0 and carried the play for long stretches at a time each night, he tries to keep personal expectations a little more modest.

“You always want to improve and get better,” Cooke said when asked what kind of numbers he is aiming for this season. “You’d like your numbers to go up every year.”

Based upon the number of chances he, Staal and Kennedy have created through two games, Cooke appears poised to have a chance to build off the statistics he posted in 2008-09. Staal certainly agreed with that assessment.

“It’s been two games but T.K. has one (goal) under his belt and I’ve had a few chances,” Staal said. “We like to play in their end and create offensive chances. The more we do that, the more we will score.”

4xSBChamps
10-05-2009, 06:25 PM
~ Regarding Matt Cooke ~

just before Jordan Staal scored his all-important short-handed goal in the Finals last year, some jawing was going-on between the benches, with Red Wing players saying that Pittsburgh 'didn't have anything for them':
this short clip is 'supposedly' Cooke telling Detwah

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/MattCooke-ITSCOMING.gif

"... IT'S COMING!!!"

4xSBChamps
10-06-2009, 05:48 PM
..... with Thursday's game against the Philthadelphia Phlyers around the corner, who's gonna watch those Square-Heads play the Crapitals tonight on VERSUS ?

steelpride12
10-06-2009, 05:55 PM
..... with Thursday's game against the Philthadelphia Phlyers around the corner, who's gonna watch those Square-Heads play the Crapitals tonight on VERSUS ?

I just got directv and now there contracts ended im so upset!

4xSBChamps
10-06-2009, 06:02 PM
I just got directv and now there contracts ended im so upset!

'splain' to me DTV, and what is offered..... I'm in Floriduh, I've never had digital-cable, OR a satellite-dish (so I don't have a friggin'-CLUE what I'm talking-about), and I am looking to watch all Penguin games, preferably on FoxSports/Pittsburgh:
is this possible, and do I need to go with a digital cable package, or a dish?
:noidea:

(we'll probably keep our basic/expanded cable package, too, as they provide DSL for our InterWeb hook-up)
:wink02:

Thanks-in-advance!

steelpride12
10-06-2009, 06:22 PM
'splain' to me DTV, and what is offered..... I'm in Floriduh, I've never had digital-cable, OR a satellite-dish (so I don't have a friggin'-CLUE what I'm talking-about), and I am looking to watch all Penguin games, preferably on FoxSports/Pittsburgh:
is this possible, and do I need to go with a digital cable package, or a dish?
:noidea:

(we'll probably keep our basic/expanded cable package, too, as they provide DSL for our InterWeb hook-up)
:wink02:

Thanks-in-advance!

Cheaper than comcast at least in my area. Yes it is satellite, but trust me when the weather gets bad, its goes out. And re configuring it can takes day because they are always busy and i had to wait 3 days recently. The channels are sweet and if you wanna get FSN-P all you have to do is ask them and pay a little extra im pretty sure. I miss comcast personally.

X-Terminator
10-06-2009, 08:28 PM
'splain' to me DTV, and what is offered..... I'm in Floriduh, I've never had digital-cable, OR a satellite-dish (so I don't have a friggin'-CLUE what I'm talking-about), and I am looking to watch all Penguin games, preferably on FoxSports/Pittsburgh:
is this possible, and do I need to go with a digital cable package, or a dish?
:noidea:

(we'll probably keep our basic/expanded cable package, too, as they provide DSL for our InterWeb hook-up)
:wink02:

Thanks-in-advance!

You will need digital cable, and will have to buy NHL Center Ice if you want to watch the Pens on FSN Pittsburgh. They are offering it for $40.95 per month for 4 months if you want to buy it and are currently running a free preview until October 23. If you don't want to do that, get DirecTV and ask for FSN Pittsburgh to be included in your package for an extra fee.

BTW, your clip of Cooke was awesome! I didn't like him when he first came here, but he's really started to grow on me. Yeah, we have something for you all right, Dead Things...and when you come to Mellon, it'll be right over your head!

4xSBChamps
10-06-2009, 08:59 PM
OK..... so I can go with a digital cable package from my local provider, and if I buy the NHL/Center Ice plan, I can watch all 80+ regular season Penguins games, plus other, out-of-town games (if I understand the Center Ice deal correctly, I get every regular season game?), too.....

~ OR ~

I can go with DirecTV, get FSN/Pittsburgh, and watch with Steigy & Errey, also get their pre-game & post-game shows (Potash & Caufield), and see minor league baseball (Pirates) 6 months a year, too, correct?

:noidea:

X-Terminator
10-06-2009, 10:43 PM
OK..... so I can go with a digital cable package from my local provider, and if I buy the NHL/Center Ice plan, I can watch all 80+ regular season Penguins games, plus other, out-of-town games (if I understand the Center Ice deal correctly, I get every regular season game?), too.....

~ OR ~

I can go with DirecTV, get FSN/Pittsburgh, and watch with Steigy & Errey, also get their pre-game & post-game shows (Potash & Caufield), and see minor league baseball (Pirates) 6 months a year, too, correct?

:noidea:

Yes to the first one, however the blackout rule applies to games that are shown on national TV (there are 12 this season - 8 on Versus and 4 on NBC). All of the other games will be shown...however there's no guarantee that you will get the FSN Pittsburgh feed.

Yes to the second, and honestly I'd prefer that to Center Ice if you are not a huge hockey fan and just want Pens games.

4xSBChamps
10-07-2009, 04:48 AM
Yes to the first one, however the blackout rule applies to games that are shown on national TV (there are 12 this season - 8 on Versus and 4 on NBC). All of the other games will be shown...however there's no guarantee that you will get the FSN Pittsburgh feed.

Yes to the second, and honestly I'd prefer that to Center Ice if you are not a huge hockey fan and just want Pens games.

My fiancee works primarily 2nd-shift, and with hockey being played 5-7 night a week across the League, I'd prefer seeing as-many games as-possible:
I 'had' been told that the digital-cable/Center Ice deal showed only a selected 2-3 games per-night, but not-necessarily the games you'd want to watch, so I was leaning towards a dish, because I understood it would allow me to see the Guins.

I received a coupon for $100-off from DirecTV yesterday, and from what I can read on-line, their 'PREMIIER' package includes 13 various FSN stations, including FoxSports/Pittsburgh:
I have sent an e-mail to my cable-provider to see what the NHL/Center Ice package actually consists of

:noidea:

X-Terminator
10-07-2009, 06:17 AM
My fiancee works primarily 2nd-shift, and with hockey being played 5-7 night a week across the League, I'd prefer seeing as-many games as-possible:
I 'had' been told that the digital-cable/Center Ice deal showed only a selected 2-3 games per-night, but not-necessarily the games you'd want to watch, so I was leaning towards a dish, because I understood it would allow me to see the Guins.

I received a coupon for $100-off from DirecTV yesterday, and from what I can read on-line, their 'PREMIIER' package includes 13 various FSN stations, including FoxSports/Pittsburgh:
I have sent an e-mail to my cable-provider to see what the NHL/Center Ice package actually consists of

:noidea:

I'm getting all of the games right now through Center Ice's free preview, so I'm assuming it won't be any different if you sign up. You also get NHL GameCenter Live, their online version of Center Ice, included in the deal. The one bugaboo with it is that you do not get any of the games in HD, so that sucks for people who have HDTVs. Other than that, the blackouts and the occasional game that isn't on TV anywhere (that actually happened last night for TB/Carolina), you shouldn't have much trouble getting games - they advertise 40 games per week as part of the package. That, BTW, also includes games televised nationally in Canada on either TSN or CBC.

That DirecTV deal sounds pretty good, and depending on which FSN stations get other than FSN Pittsburgh, most of those are also affiliates with other NHL teams. So you'd get additional games that way as well. It depends on what you want to do and what would be the most cost-effective in the long run.

SteelMember
10-07-2009, 07:21 AM
Yes to the first one, however the blackout rule applies to games that are shown on national TV (there are 12 this season - 8 on Versus and 4 on NBC). All of the other games will be shown...however there's no guarantee that you will get the FSN Pittsburgh feed.

Yes to the second, and honestly I'd prefer that to Center Ice if you are not a huge hockey fan and just want Pens games.

I can attest to this.

3-4 years ago, I wanted to get Pens games via Fox Sports Pittsburgh, which at the time cost an extra $9.99 a month for the sports package. They remotely opened the channels, and I had about 45 minutes before the drop of the puck. So I'm watching Savran on the pre-game show, and as soon they cut to the game....Blackout. I called back minutes later and explained my disgust, but they said they did not control blackouts. Anyway, they deactivated it and didn't charge me anything. So needless to say, I have had the center ice package from that moment on. Guaranteeing I would get all the games...until the playoffs anyway.

This year I didn't have the $160 for it, but I might call back and pull a Killer :wink02:. Basically tell them I would LOVE to have their package, but with the recession....

That's basically what I did for my Sunday Ticket this year. Saved about $125 and got the SuperFan (for HD) thrown in for free.

I guess they look at it as "something is better than nothing". :hunch: Which is fine by me. I'll stay on the phone with some random customer service person and cry my sob story for a discount everyday, but that's just me. Save about $225 for about 15-20 minutes...well, ya.

:tt03:

KeiselPower99
10-07-2009, 01:54 PM
Johnson starting tonight in Goal

4xSBChamps
10-07-2009, 01:56 PM
Johnson starting tonight in Goal
Smilie will be rested *FOR* tomorrow evening in Philthadelphia

:thumbsup:

steelpride12
10-07-2009, 01:58 PM
Johnson starting tonight in Goal

Well need Fluery for tomorrow.

Fire Haley
10-07-2009, 05:44 PM
Penguins Report: Game Day vs. Phoenix


Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma informed Johnson last week that he would get the nod for Wednesday night’s game.

“This is a chance that he knew was coming,” Bylsma said. “He’s been planning for it. He’s done a great job in practice at being sharp, getting extra work and getting ready. He’s known for a week that he was getting this game. This is his first chance to play for the Penguins and backstop us. I’m looking forward to seeing him.”

The other possible change will be a game-time decision, and involves playing speedy forward Chris Bourque. Bourque took a few shifts at Pittsburgh’s morning skate.

“There’s a chance he could play,” Bylsma said. “We’ll go game-time but more than any other game, this one is a chance for him to get in.”

Here were morning skate combinations and pairings:

Forwards

Kunitz-Crosby-Guerin
Dupuis-Malkin-Fedotenko
Cooke-Kennedy-Staal
Rupp-Adams-Godard/Bourque

Defense

Orpik-Gonchar
Eaton-Letang
McKee-Goligoski

Netminder

Johnson

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=501338&navid=DL|PIT|home

steelpride12
10-07-2009, 06:31 PM
Alright Pens lets keep up with Flyers in the division and lets cheer on Johnson to his first Pens start!
LETS GO PENS!

steelpride12
10-07-2009, 06:53 PM
1 to 0 Coyotes early. Too many stupid penaltys for the Pens.

steelpride12
10-07-2009, 06:56 PM
Brent Johnshon with a sweet glove save on Done. Coyotes have momentum early.

steelpride12
10-07-2009, 07:13 PM
End of the first, score is 1 to 0 Coyotes.
No rythm or anything from the Pens early because they had to kill off 8 minutes work of silly penalties and one 4:00 minuter that went it. Brent Johnson easily made a perfect glove save on Doan or it would be 2 to 0.

X-Terminator
10-07-2009, 07:31 PM
It's going to take a few games for the Pens to really get their game going. Right now they look sluggish and they aren't skating, but it's not a big deal. Hopefully they'll come out in the 2nd period with a little more spring in their step.

steelpride12
10-07-2009, 07:49 PM
2 to 0 Coyotes on their 6th PP. Pens just playing with no emotion or discipline tonight. No forecheck.

X-Terminator
10-07-2009, 07:58 PM
You know, I kinda had a feeling that the Pens wouldn't be sharp tonight, and so far I've been right. Maybe they're thinking ahead to the Flyers tomorrow, I don't know, but this hasn't been a good game for them at all.

Fire Haley
10-07-2009, 08:59 PM
There are no gimmies.

3-0 shutout


Pens were sleepwalking all night.
Too many penalties, Malkin fans on an open net.

ugh

X-Terminator
10-07-2009, 10:30 PM
There are no gimmies.

3-0 shutout


Pens were sleepwalking all night.
Too many penalties, Malkin fans on an open net.

ugh

Malkin didn't fan on that shot, it was tipped away at the last second by the Coyotes' defenseman. If he doesn't, Malkin buries it.

Yes, they took way too many penalties tonight, and they couldn't get any flow going as a result. But eh, you have nights like this sometimes. I think maybe they got caught looking ahead to tomorrow night, but Phoenix did play a very good game, so you have to give them credit. I suspect they'll be ready to go tomorrow - it's the Flyers, and you know the intensity will be turned up several notches. And to be honest, I am expecting them to get off to a slow start after playing more than 220 games in the past 2 seasons with a grand total of 6 months off. Once they get a few games under their belt, they'll get their game going and start rattling off win after win.

And I have to give the fans a big thumbs down tonight. What the hell, people? The Pens could have used your help tonight; instead, you were sitting on your hands. I understand it's Phoenix and nobody cares about them even in Phoenix, but still...you could find more excitement in a morgue than there was in the arena tonight.

Fire Haley
10-07-2009, 11:06 PM
Oh drop the pom-poms.

It was a boring game for the fans, they had nothing to cheer about and a frustrating game for Sid.

X-Terminator
10-07-2009, 11:44 PM
Oh drop the pom-poms.

It was a boring game for the fans, they had nothing to cheer about and a frustrating game for Sid.

Whatever dude. They're supposed to be fans...get behind the team when they're down. We shouldn't have to wait until the playoffs to create some atmosphere in the building.

And I'm really, REALLY getting sick and tired of being told to "drop the pom-poms" when I dare say that the fans should be more supportive of the team, whether it's the Pens or the Steelers.

pittsburghp8baller
10-08-2009, 04:35 AM
i guess im a little happy i fell asleep during the game then if we looked that bad. Ill watch the Pens through whatever but i needed to catch up on some sleep and unfortunately it was during the Pens game.

Sounds just like a bad night, every team has one, no reason to panice or start going after other people on here.

In other news,

Pittsburgh Penguins Sign 2009 First-Round Draft Pick Simon Despres
http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=501416&navid=DL|PIT|home

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed their 2009 first-round draft pick Simon Despres to a three-year entry level contract, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Despres, 18, will continue to play this season with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). The 6-4, 205-pound defenseman, who was selected by Pittsburgh with the 30th-overall pick in the June NHL Entry Draft, has three points (1G-2A) in five games with Saint John this season.

Despres posted 32 points (2G-30A) and a team-high plus-16 rating in 66 games with Saint John last season, adding four assists in four playoff games. He recorded 14 points (1G-13A) and a plus-18 rating in 64 games as a 16-year-old rookie after being selected first overall in the 2007 QMJHL Draft. Despres earned a selection to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team.

The Laval, Quebec native represented Team Canada as an alternate captain at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships in Fargo, North Dakota and was a member of Canada’s gold-medal team at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament in 2008. Despres participated in the 2009 CHL Top Prospects game and represented the QMJHL in the Canada/Russia Challenge.

4xSBChamps
10-08-2009, 05:08 AM
Guins just looked flat from the git-go, while the Coyotes brought their lunch-buckets, went to work, and out-played Pittsburgh, so they should be congratulated:
when I realized the game would be shown on the NHL Network, I ended-up going to a local sports-bar that carries that channel, so I could have a kangaroo-burger & watch the game, but with no volume, I couldn't tell if the crowd was fired-up or not.....
:noidea:

Hope they can beat the Rendellphians tonight!
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/beforeafter---Phlyer-to-Penguinsjer.jpg

Fire Haley
10-08-2009, 07:22 AM
Whatever dude. They're supposed to be fans...get behind the team when they're down. We shouldn't have to wait until the playoffs to create some atmosphere in the building.

And I'm really, REALLY getting sick and tired of being told to "drop the pom-poms" when I dare say that the fans should be more supportive of the team, whether it's the Pens or the Steelers.

The Pens just didn't have it - of course the fans didn't have much to cheer about - they got SHUT OUT - you want them to be happy and jump up and down?

Oh I bet NOBODY is as good a fan as you....rah rah siss boom bah

I really really hate all the holier-than-thou "true fans" that think they're better than everyone else.

HometownGal
10-08-2009, 07:38 AM
The Pens just didn't have it - of course the fans didn't have much to cheer about - they got SHUT OUT - you want them to be happy and jump up and down?

Oh I bet NOBODY is as good a fan as you....rah rah siss boom bah

I really really hate all the holier-than-thou "true fans" that think they're better than everyone else.

Hey K - seriously - no one thinks they're better than anyone else around here. I've mentioned the same thing numerous times in the past and I have to agree with XT here with regard to the "fans" in the arena last night. Get behind your team when they're down and energize them instead of sitting on your hands. Many players have remarked that the louder the fans, the more it charges them up and they desperately needed charged last night. I think a lot of the problem is that some of these "fans" in the arena are kids and people who just hopped up on the Pens bandwagon the last two seasons and wouldn't know what a puck is even if it hit them in the noggin. They only know the Pens score when the red light comes on and fans around them jump up and cheer. XT and I see it first-hand at the games we attend. It's pathetic imho.

Fire Haley
10-08-2009, 07:52 AM
Oh - my - gawd - not another one.

So now it's "those bandwagon fans" who are the problem. If only "they" were as good a cheerleader as me. Stop it. Fans react to the team's play, not the other way around.

People pay good money to be entertained - it's not their fault the team didn't show up.


Only 79 games more games to go.

RunWillieRun
10-08-2009, 08:00 AM
I'm not sure what else the fans could have done. I recall multiple 'lets go pens' chants when they were down 0-2 and 0-3.

The players are supposed to be professionals and they clearly mailed it in last night. They should be giving the fans something to cheer about but the pathetic performance last night was an insult to the fans.

steelpride12
10-08-2009, 08:04 AM
Well we knew the Guins wouldn't go 82 and 0. Just came out flat footed tonight and had 4 minors in the first period and around 10 in the game. That is no successful game plan and it took the crowd out early.
The Coyotes defense reminded me of the 2008 Red Wings, the ones we lost to in the final, they played physical like us and stuffed you in the neutral zone, which worked to perfection when it was 5 on 5.
Well the Pens don't get a break they are heading into Philly tonight against an improved defense and still tough offense. Im not afraid of Emery though so lets get plenty of shots and take this one!
LETS GO PENS!

The_WARDen
10-08-2009, 08:04 AM
I'm not sure what else the fans could have done. I recall multiple 'lets go pens' chants when they were down 0-2 and 0-3.

The players are supposed to be professionals and they clearly mailed it in last night. They should be giving the fans something to cheer about but the pathetic performance last night was an insult to the fans.

yeah some people think it's like high school...these guys are pros.

Anyway, hockey has started? Wow! See ya in February...when the players start to care and the games start to mean something.

Fire Haley
10-08-2009, 08:16 AM
yeah some people think it's like high school...these guys are pros.

Anyway, hockey has started? Wow! See ya in February...when the players start to care and the games start to mean something.

They had some shots of Talbot in the pregame show - shooting and skating around - hey - he's on the ice! Our youngins didn't have much last night. Kennedy would go busting balls in the corner, fighting and clawing - and no support.

No support - they mentioned that quite a few times last night. Just couldn't get it up for the Coyotes, I guess - who came to play.

X-Terminator
10-08-2009, 09:32 AM
The Pens just didn't have it - of course the fans didn't have much to cheer about - they got SHUT OUT - you want them to be happy and jump up and down?

Oh I bet NOBODY is as good a fan as you....rah rah siss boom bah

I really really hate all the holier-than-thou "true fans" that think they're better than everyone else.

You know something dude? You need to get an effing grip. All I was TRYING to say was that MAYBE a little more cheering for the team when they were down could have helped. THAT'S ALL. Why the hell would you go to a game and sit on your damn hands all night, and ESPECIALLY when you pay all that money? You go there to cheer for your team, whether they are ahead or behind. It didn't have a damn thing to do with being a good fan or a bad fan...it had everything to do with being a FAN.

But whatever. Believe whatever the hell you want.

X-Terminator
10-08-2009, 09:37 AM
I'm not sure what else the fans could have done. I recall multiple 'lets go pens' chants when they were down 0-2 and 0-3.

The players are supposed to be professionals and they clearly mailed it in last night. They should be giving the fans something to cheer about but the pathetic performance last night was an insult to the fans.

I don't disagree that they played poorly last night. I believe I already said that. Still though, I would have liked to see a little bit more enthusiasm in the building last night. Can you or Killer tell me what the hell is so wrong about that?

It's ONE game in an 82 game season, a season after they WON THE STANLEY CUP. Game number three. I think they've earned a little bit more leeway than that. But I can see that if they get off to a slow start...which I'm predicting will happen...it'll be like the Steelers forum in the last 3 weeks around here.

EDIT: OK look guys, I'm willing to bury this if you are. Let's just move on to the Flyers game. I have full confidence that the team will bounce back and play well tonight - there is mucho hatred between the two teams, and that emotion alone will have them ready to go.

Fire Haley
10-08-2009, 11:49 AM
Stop kicking my chair and I'll stop putting gum in your hair.

Hey - that rhymed.


After last year I can't get too excited about the early play, till, at least January.

Just no major injuries please

KeiselPower99
10-08-2009, 12:11 PM
Sky is falling!!!!! Pens were shut out against the Coyotes. NO!!!!!! Seasons over. Trade Malkin! Trade Crosby! Time to rebuild. Wow. Sorry about that I mustve been reading some of them Week 2 & 3 Steelers threads.

Fire Haley
10-08-2009, 12:25 PM
lookie

more parrots


bawk

OneForTheToe
10-08-2009, 01:25 PM
Definitely not on their game last night. At one point I thought maybe there was a poll to see who could get the most penalty minutes. Oh well, onto the next game.

Fire Haley
10-08-2009, 01:55 PM
The last time they met - Game 6
04/19

http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?hlg=20082009,3,146

OneForTheToe
10-08-2009, 02:18 PM
The last time they met - Game 6
04/19

http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?hlg=20082009,3,146


Nice .... hate me some Flyer.

X-Terminator
10-08-2009, 05:10 PM
Well, it looks like the Flyers are dressing all of their tough guys tonight. That's fine.

Bring it on, bitches!

SteelCityMan786
10-08-2009, 06:16 PM
1-0 on a Power Play Goal by the Pens.

Adams already dropped the gloves and won.

SteelCityMan786
10-08-2009, 06:21 PM
Hey guys, guess what chant came back? Something about Crosby.

SteelCityMan786
10-08-2009, 06:35 PM
Danny Beriere Ties it.

28 Seconds Later


STAAL MAKES IT 2-1!!!

SteelCityMan786
10-08-2009, 07:10 PM
Looks like Pronger got away with Tripping. Philly on PP

SteelCityMan786
10-08-2009, 07:12 PM
Danny B makes it 2-2.

steelpride12
10-08-2009, 07:13 PM
Shoot 2 to 2 Flyers tie it up Briere on the PP. We can't make silly penalties anymore the Flyers will capitalize!
LETS GO PENS!

steelpride12
10-08-2009, 07:16 PM
Bill Guerin on the breakway when the Pens catch the Flyers on a change and he goes 5 hole on Emery. Pens again lead 3 to 2 now! We need to go up 2!
LETS GO PENS!

SteelCityMan786
10-08-2009, 07:23 PM
NICE JOB CARTER YOU BUM!!!!

steelpride12
10-08-2009, 07:24 PM
GOOOOALLLLL! Fedotenko was fighting for the puck on the boards and Coburn hit it out and hit Emery in the goal!
Pens take a crucial two goal lead with the score 4 to 2 Pens with 11:00 remaining in the second.
LETS GO PENS!

steelpride12
10-08-2009, 07:33 PM
Fluery is seeing the puck like a beachball tonight and is playing high caliber hockey this early in the season, but I guess Fluery always plays good against the Flyers!
LETS GO PENS!

steelpride12
10-08-2009, 07:41 PM
Stupid 5 on 3. Pens are killing themselves and giving the Flyers a chance to win. 5 on 3 goal for Flyers easily by Carter. Now 4 to 3 Pens with another Penalty to kill.

SteelCityMan786
10-08-2009, 07:41 PM
Jeff Carter with Philly's 2nd Cheap Goal tonight.

4-3.

SteelCityMan786
10-08-2009, 07:44 PM
Stupid 5 on 3. Pens are killing themselves and giving the Flyers a chance to win. 5 on 3 goal for Flyers easily by Carter. Now 4 to 3 Pens with another Penalty to kill.

That Penalty on Staal looked pretty sketchy to me.

HometownGal
10-08-2009, 07:50 PM
Good game thus far which is typical of Pens/Cryers matchups. Emery looked bad on that last Pens goal standing there looking like a dope with his legs spread. :laughing:

steelpride12
10-08-2009, 07:57 PM
Good game thus far which is typical of Pens/Cryers matchups. Emery looked bad on that last Pens goal standing there looking like a dope with his legs spread. :laughing:

He is the key reason why we can dominate the Cryers this season and if so beat them in the playoffs AGAIN. Emery was good with the Sens, but his peak is over and he is just not a great goalie. Biron was no god either, but IMO Emery was a poor pickup.
Pens need to play smart in the third and get another two goal lead!
LETS GO PENS!:drink:

HometownGal
10-08-2009, 08:17 PM
TK scores and makes it 5-3 Pens with a little over 12 left in the game! :banana:

HometownGal
10-08-2009, 08:18 PM
Pens getting a PP here - let's take advantage of it and go up by 3. :hope:

steelpride12
10-08-2009, 08:18 PM
GOOOOOALLLLL!!! Tyler Kennedyyyyyy off of a turnover gives the Pens a huge 2 goal advantage with 10:00 left and the Pens on a PP! Looking great!
LETS GO PENS!

HometownGal
10-08-2009, 08:33 PM
Scott Hartnell is a DIK.

That is all.

steelpride12
10-08-2009, 08:37 PM
Late goal by Carter his second of the game cuts the lead to 4 to 3 Pens with 41 seconds to go and no Emery. LETS GO PENS! Finish them here!

HometownGal
10-08-2009, 08:37 PM
Ruh roh. Cryers just made it 5-4 with 41 secs left. Hang on Pens! :hope: :hope: :hope:

HometownGal
10-08-2009, 08:38 PM
Late goal by Carter his second of the game cuts the lead to 4 to 3 Pens with 41 seconds to go and no Emery. LETS GO PENS! Finish them here!

I think you missed a couple of scores there Steelpride. :wink:

HometownGal
10-08-2009, 08:40 PM
Freakin' jagoff Richards deliberately slammed into Fleury. :mad: :mad: Letang hurt - ughhhhh.

steelpride12
10-08-2009, 08:40 PM
Frick the Flyers! This ending is a mess and Letang is seriously cut! I can't stand Hartnell and Pronger never had my respect! I hate the Flyers, but hey THANKS FOR THE WIN!

HometownGal
10-08-2009, 08:43 PM
:upyours: Hartnell. He's the one who hurt Letang's hand in that melee - knowing that cheap bastard, he probably bit him. :upyours:

HometownGal
10-08-2009, 08:44 PM
IT's OVER!! Pens win 5-4 and now the Cryers are trying to start shit with the Pens. SORE FREAKIN" CRYBABY LAHOOOOOSERS.

steelpride12
10-08-2009, 08:45 PM
Well the Pens won boys and Do i ever love kicking some Cryer ass! WOOOOHOOO! I hope Letang is OK! The Cryers are so dirty I hope this is reviewed after tonight because that was terrible for Hartnell to start with 1 second left in the game.
Well whatever the Pens put up 5 goals and other than more penalty trouble owned all around. Great win pens!
LETS GO PENS!

Pittsburghfan
10-08-2009, 08:50 PM
What do you guys expect? It is Philly . Hartnell is a scumbag.

SteelCityMan786
10-08-2009, 08:56 PM
Anyone catch the Flyers fan throwing up the Bird?

You Stay Classy Philly.

steelpride12
10-08-2009, 09:07 PM
Anyone catch the Flyers fan throwing up the Bird?

You Stay Classy Philly.

Guess that fan forgot the score was 5 to 4 Pens lead. Hmmm Philthadelphia never seems to surprise me!

4xSBChamps
10-08-2009, 10:53 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/RonaldMcHartnellmini-golfing.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/Phlyerphan-CrosbyisaP-word.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/godhatesflyers.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/PenguinfanwithRockystatue.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/MissPhilthadelphiaPhlyer.jpg

even Betsy Ross knew the deal

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/BetsyRosssewingPenguinlogointoflag.jpg

as-does the typical paste-eating kid

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/FLYERSSUCK.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/UncleSamsaysPHLYERSSUCK.jpg

X-Terminator
10-08-2009, 11:30 PM
Didn't get to see the game until the very end when Richards ran Fleury and Hartnell being the scumbag that he is. There's not much question that he bit Letang, but with the camera angles, it's impossible to tell.

Oh well, the Flyers can continue acting like goons, their fans can chant "Crosby sucks" all they want, and the Pens will just keep racking up win after win after win.

For the first time this season...

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/photos/2009-10-08/1007spens-a.jpg


PHUCK FILLY.

Fire Haley
10-09-2009, 03:07 AM
I watched it all. That was a great game, the energy level was cranked up all game. The biggest goal was the one they put in off their own goalies skate - it turned the tide. ha ha

Screw Hartnell - I told you he was a punk last year - Bylsma brought the refs over to look at Letangs bleeding biten hand on the bench. On the post-game show Fleury was all smiles and oblivious to being run into and everythng that happened at the end.

4xSBChamps
10-09-2009, 05:40 AM
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/photos/2009-10-08/1007spens-a.jpg

PHUCK FILLY.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/PhuckFilthy.gif

SteelMember
10-09-2009, 08:09 AM
Didn't get to see the game until the very end when Richards ran Fleury

Some post game discussion on whether he should be fined/suspended for that. Richards is the leader on that goon squad, and he looked like he was doing his best "I got pushed in" acting job while laying in the net. I have no problem with the goalie taking some contact in a close game, but he looked to be at 90% full speed when going in front, and with the rush of other players had no out once he made the decision. The thing I didn't like is that fact that he did it with only a few tics left when it really had no purpose.

As far as Hartnell...He's a sh!tb@g! What's worse is, he enjoys playing that role.

4xSBChamps
10-09-2009, 08:25 AM
Richards is the leader on that goon squad...

"..... leading the League in leadership in leading his team....."

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/PierreMaguireadmiresMikeRichards-1.jpg

..... to-date, all Richards had done is 'LEAD' his team to the golf-course every Spring after losing to the Guins in the playoffs.....

The_WARDen
10-09-2009, 08:28 AM
I would like to thank the Pens for beating those frauds...yet again...certainly makes my life easier out here.

Been making lotsa comments today like "Biting? Seriously? What is this now 3rd grade?"

I get the usual grumble grumble... but Cindy is still a p*ssy.

Losers!

X-Terminator
10-09-2009, 09:35 AM
I would like to thank the Pens for beating those frauds...yet again...certainly makes my life easier out here.

Been making lotsa comments today like "Biting? Seriously? What is this now 3rd grade?"

I get the usual grumble grumble... but Cindy is still a p*ssy.

Losers!

That's funny, because all that "p*ssy" has done is own their team his entire career. He's scored more points against the Flyers than any other team. The Pens have won the season series 3 of his 4 seasons in the league. They've ousted them from the playoffs 2 straight years. Oh yeah, and he has some big ass bling on his finger and his name on that big, shiny thing.

Suck on that, Flyers fans!

X-Terminator
10-09-2009, 09:38 AM
Some post game discussion on whether he should be fined/suspended for that. Richards is the leader on that goon squad, and he looked like he was doing his best "I got pushed in" acting job while laying in the net. I have no problem with the goalie taking some contact in a close game, but he looked to be at 90% full speed when going in front, and with the rush of other players had no out once he made the decision. The thing I didn't like is that fact that he did it with only a few tics left when it really had no purpose.

As far as Hartnell...He's a sh!tb@g! What's worse is, he enjoys playing that role.

No, he won't be, and I don't think he should be. The answer to that would be to have Rupp or Godard run their wannabe tough guy goalie Emery, or someone step up to Richards and make him drop the gloves. Honestly though, I'm surprised he'd do that, because I actually like Richards and he's usually a tough but honest player.

The_WARDen
10-09-2009, 09:42 AM
That's funny, because all that "p*ssy" has done is own their team his entire career. He's scored more points against the Flyers than any other team. The Pens have won the season series 3 of his 4 seasons in the league. They've ousted them from the playoffs 2 straight years. Oh yeah, and he has some big ass bling on his finger and his name on that big, shiny thing.

Suck on that, Flyers fans!

I point that out on a regular basis too.

:chuckle:

4xSBChamps
10-09-2009, 09:59 AM
That's funny, because all that "p*ssy" has done is own their team his entire career. He's scored more points against the Flyers than any other team. The Pens have won the season series 3 of his 4 seasons in the league. They've ousted them from the playoffs 2 straight years. Oh yeah, and he has some big ass bling on his finger and his name on that big, shiny thing.

Suck on that, Flyers fans!

PHILTHADELPHIA

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/SidGenoasDegenerationX.jpg

..... we got 2 words for you!!!!!

steelpride12
10-09-2009, 10:30 AM
Mmm lets Philthy play dirty and do there thing to try and please the crowd because the boo's are so loud. I mean how dirty can you get to totally go after the whole team with literally 1 SECOND left!?
And When i saw it was Hartnell who started it and bit Letang? How ridiculous is that, but in the end I sit here and laugh as the Cryers try to start fights while the Pens head to the locker room with 2 more points than before the game.
THANKS CRYERS!

SteelMember
10-09-2009, 11:00 AM
No, he won't be, and I don't think he should be. The answer to that would be to have Rupp or Godard run their wannabe tough guy goalie Emery, or someone step up to Richards and make him drop the gloves. Honestly though, I'm surprised he'd do that, because I actually like Richards and he's usually a tough but honest player.

I agree with that. I think he let the emotion get to him a little, but like I said earlier, when you skate that hard to the front and have no outlet, you've got nowhere else to go but into the goalie. :noidea:

All I can say is there is some real hatred there, and the next one should be good. Almost too bad we have to wait until December.

Edman
10-09-2009, 11:41 AM
Another game, another chant-fest, another Pens ownership of the Philthy Cryers. Irrelevant since 1975.

The Pens are so deep into their heads it's not even funny, no as a matter of fact, it IS funny.

Fire Haley
10-09-2009, 02:57 PM
HARTNELL AVOIDS SUSPENSION AFTER ACCUSATION OF BITING

Due to a lack of evidence, Philadelphia Flyers winger Scott Hartnell will not face any supplementary discipline for an alleged biting incident in Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"I think he [Hartnell] knows what he did," Letang told reporters after the game.

Upon hearing Friday's decision, Letang would not comment on the incident, saying he did not want to focus on what happened but rather focus on Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

While Hartnell denied biting Letang, he told reporters "a lot of stuff happens on the bottom of the pile. He had his hands in my face doing the facewash and we're rolling around. I can't say what happened."

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=294310

OneForTheToe
10-09-2009, 03:52 PM
HARTNELL AVOIDS SUSPENSION AFTER ACCUSATION OF BITING

Due to a lack of evidence, Philadelphia Flyers winger Scott Hartnell will not face any supplementary discipline for an alleged biting incident in Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"I think he [Hartnell] knows what he did," Letang told reporters after the game.

Upon hearing Friday's decision, Letang would not comment on the incident, saying he did not want to focus on what happened but rather focus on Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

While Hartnell denied biting Letang, he told reporters "a lot of stuff happens on the bottom of the pile. He had his hands in my face doing the facewash and we're rolling around. I can't say what happened."

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=294310



Somebody needs to test the bite marks on Letang's finger and do a comparison. My Idea: :wink02:

http://www.takehimwithyou.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/csimiami.jpg

4xSBChamps
10-09-2009, 04:09 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/HartnelllookingorderLetangatMcDonal.jpg

..... I think I broke my tooth on his Stanley Cup ring.....

Fire Haley
10-10-2009, 09:43 AM
Make him wear a no-biting mask

http://i37.tinypic.com/2mn50kn.jpg

4xSBChamps
10-10-2009, 10:22 AM
Make him wear a no-biting mask

http://i37.tinypic.com/2mn50kn.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%202009-2010/RonaldMcHartnelafterbitingLetang.jpg

SteelCityMan786
10-10-2009, 06:20 PM
Godard beats Orr.

SteelCityMan786
10-10-2009, 06:26 PM
Goal by Cookie Monster makes it 1-0. and Staal got hurt.

4xSBChamps
10-10-2009, 06:28 PM
Goal by Cookie Monster makes it 1-0. and Staal got hurt.

am watching Lightning pre-game (vs Carolina), so I was unaware of Staal's injury:
any status/update is appreciated.

:drink:

SteelCityMan786
10-10-2009, 06:37 PM
Goal by Gonchar makes it 2-0. 2 Fights tonight.

No word yet on Staal.

SteelCityMan786
10-10-2009, 06:43 PM
Toronto will have a few game misconducts before long.

OneForTheToe
10-10-2009, 07:18 PM
Crosby. I'll tell ya that guy is not too bad

OneForTheToe
10-10-2009, 07:24 PM
Staal is back

4xSBChamps
10-10-2009, 07:31 PM
"..... your out-of-town scoreboard, brought to you by 'Sandy's'.....

at the end if one period, Carolina no-score, Tampa Bay no-score....."

SteelCityMan786
10-10-2009, 08:15 PM
5-2 Pens and the Leafs are playing as if they're the Flyers.

4xSBChamps
10-10-2009, 08:18 PM
5-2 Pens and the Leafs are playing as if they're the Flyers.

am listening-in between periods of Lightning game on local TV:
end of two, Carolina 2 (Staal, Brind'Amour), Tampa Bay 2 (Ranger, Malone)

OneForTheToe
10-10-2009, 08:24 PM
5-2 Pens and the Leafs are playing as if they're the Flyers.

If your not good enough to win the Stanley Cup get in touch with your inner goon.

SteelCityMan786
10-10-2009, 08:37 PM
If your not good enough to win the Stanley Cup get in touch with your inner goon.

Which is evident with the Leafs.

Fire Haley
10-11-2009, 06:24 AM
I watched the Hockey Night in Canada show with Don Cherry - what a goofball.

Yeah - Pens are embarassing "Canada's Team" on national Tee-Vee - let's pick on Letang - calling him a whining little girl for getting biten.

ha ha!

Yeah - that tough guy team in Toronto sure looks like a winner - hey - let's get some fighters to go along with that slow, porous PK unit - yeah - that's the ticket.

Sid and Malkin were flying circles around the pylons yet again.

steelpride12
10-11-2009, 09:45 AM
Great win by the Pens last night sorry I was not around I was watching it at a friends house! The Pens are just destined this season so have another strong season and hopefully take this division.
Staal truly is looking great early and seeing him with two goals after 5 games is not bad at all, and its always a good night when Cookie scores a goal. Malkin and Crosby look their typical amazing selves dominating in every aspect.
Off to a great start to the season and other than the Coyote game the Pens look unbeatable and with Detroit struggling early I like our chances.
LETS GO PENS!

Fire Haley
10-11-2009, 10:10 AM
I only care about the East.

We don't even play Detroit till 31 Jan.

steelpride12
10-11-2009, 10:15 AM
I only care about the East.

We don't even play Detroit till 31 Jan.

Im not even impressed with Detroit early. Just losing Franzen for 4 months and No Samulsen after last season. They do have great depth and the youngsters stepped in great, but there not last seasons team thats for sure.

SteelCityMan786
10-11-2009, 10:17 AM
How about taking care of business against Ottawa first?

4xSBChamps
10-11-2009, 10:21 AM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/Guerin-OBAMACANTBAILYOUOUTTHISTIMED.jpg

..... it's soooooo cold in da D.....

I agree about TCB with the Senators first..... looking to Philthadelphia cost the team Wednesday, and while they can't be expected to win every game, attention-to-detail is what got 'em the Cup last year

Fire Haley
10-11-2009, 10:27 AM
Ottawas is looking good so far.

We don't even play the Caps till the 21st of Jan.

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/schedule.htm

steelpride12
10-11-2009, 10:40 AM
The Pens are physically and mentally ready for this season. No Stanley Cup hangover so far and Bylsma is doing a great job keeping the team prepared and ready to repeat this season.
Sens will be a great match-up im excited for Monday!

4xSBChamps
10-11-2009, 10:50 AM
..... and Bylsma is doing a great job keeping the team prepared and ready.....


I've already heard him quietly repeat his soft-spoken, somewhat vague but truthful mantra from last year that "we need to do the things that we need to do..... play the way that we need to play..... to be successful", so Lt. Dan is on-message.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/PensfinesthourcrossingDelawareRiver.jpg

I'm hoping to make the game in Sunrise just-before Thanksgiving, and the game on 2 January this season:
my fiancee says she knows if the Guins ever play the Lightning in the post-season, that I'll just live under a bridge on dahntahn Tampa when the Pens are in-town.

:noidea:

X-Terminator
10-11-2009, 03:54 PM
If your not good enough to win the Stanley Cup get in touch with your inner goon.

Yeah, but goons make the game fun!

I watched the Hockey Night in Canada show with Don Cherry - what a goofball.

Yeah - Pens are embarassing "Canada's Team" on national Tee-Vee - let's pick on Letang - calling him a whining little girl for getting biten.

ha ha!

Yeah - that tough guy team in Toronto sure looks like a winner - hey - let's get some fighters to go along with that slow, porous PK unit - yeah - that's the ticket.

Sid and Malkin were flying circles around the pylons yet again.

Consider who the GM of the Leafs is now - Brian Burke. He loves the tough guys...not that there's anything wrong with that. Our own GM loves tough guys - hell, the Pens are one of only 2 teams that carry 2 legit heavyweights on the team in Godard and Rupp, and the Baby Pens are full of tough guys. The Leafs are just short on talent, although they should get a boost when Kessel gets back.

Ottawas is looking good so far.

We don't even play the Caps till the 21st of Jan.

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/schedule.htm

Ottawa has been good, but I still think the Pens will handle them. I'm not worried.

KeiselPower99
10-11-2009, 10:21 PM
Ottawa may be better now since they got rid of Heatley and picked up Cheechoo. Either way it should be a good game.

steelpride12
10-12-2009, 09:22 AM
Should be an excellent game tonight, but our Pens can pull through.

steelpride12
10-12-2009, 08:26 PM
Pens leading 3 to 1 into the third period looking great so far.
two goals from TK and one from Guerin!

OneForTheToe
10-12-2009, 08:30 PM
Almost a shorty by Sid.

OneForTheToe
10-12-2009, 08:36 PM
SCORE ....... see ya Elvis

steelpride12
10-12-2009, 08:37 PM
GOOOALLLL! Jordan Staal his third goal in three games and the Pens put the nail in the coffin leading 4 to 1 with 9:45 to go.

OneForTheToe
10-12-2009, 08:50 PM
Killing a 5 on 3. Sweeeeeeet.