Pens – Canucks Post Game Observations


Pittsburgh 4 – Vancouver 3 Post-Game Observations *During the preseason the Penguins were technically sound and that continued into the first 25 to 30 minutes of last night’s season opener. The Penguins were aggressive and fast on the puck and really controlled the play for much of the first period. The Penguins were impressive with their ability to push the play out of the gates, jumping out to a 2-0 lead on goals from James Neal and Matt Cooke. Pens – Canucks Dan Bylsma Post-Game Audio “The pace was high, ” head coach Dan Bylsma said afterwards as the game had a playoff feel to it at times. Against a team like the Canucks, you have to avoid getting out of position defensively and that plagued the Penguins during the second half of the game as the Canucks battled back from a 3-1 deficit. On Keith Ballard’s goal at 17:47Read More »

NHL Free Agency Frenzy *Live Updates*


July 2, 2009 1:13 pm – Stars land Penguins target Karlis Skrastins has signed a two year deal with the Dallas Stars. Cap hit of $1.3 million. Pittsburgh was looking at him. Stars have offers on the table to Scuderi and Francois Beauchemen. 1:00 pm – Rangers making late push for Koivu The Wild remain the front runners to sign Saku Koivu but the New York Rangers have made a late push making a three year offer. The Ducks, Kings are also interested. 11:44 am – Thrashers sign Nik Antropov The Atlanta Thrashers have signed Nik Antropov to a 4 year deal worth $16 million. 11:35 am – Bruins re-sign Mark Recchi Mark Recchi will be returning for another season. The veteran winger has re-signed with the Bruins. 10:53 am – Thrashers re-sign Chris Thorburn Thrashers sign Chris Thorburn. Financial details were not available. 10:05 pm – Scuderi waiting onRead More »