ICE Report

 

*Happy Fathers Day* I would like to say Happy Fathers Day to all of the fathers out there, including my father who has played a significant role in my life and has helped me grow as a person throughout the years. Updated Free Agent Chart – Tough rugged winger on the Penguins radar?; Sens winger Chris Neil seeking a 4 year deal? The ICE Report There continues to be a movement for teams moving towards an up-tempo system as the Minnesota Wild hired Todd Richards this week and Flyers GM Paul Holmgren indicating that the Flyers will move towards a more aggressive system with an emphasis on hunting the puck at all times At mid-season, Pittsburgh and the New York Rangers were the latest examples of teams making coaching changes and moving away from a conservative approach and becoming more aggressive in the neutral zone, offensive zone. *The Atlanta ThrashersRead More »

What others are saying

 

The National media is sounding off on the Penguins struggles. King Drowning Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal writes, ‚ÄúThe Pittsburgh Penguins are reeling after losing 10 of their last 14 games. When you get blown out 6-1 by the Florida Panthers for a fifth straight loss at home, there are serious problems. Sidney Crosby is obviously starting to feel the heat of being captain of a ship taking on water. He blew his stack and jumped Brett McLean, of all people, as he bent over in the faceoff circle for his second NHL fight (Andrew Ference was the first). Sources say Crosby misses Ryan Malone and Jarkko Ruuttu to look after the talking in the Pittsburgh room while he leads on the ice, and he’s more upset about the Penguins not signing Marian Hossa than he’s letting on. While it’s obvious they miss defenceman Sergei Gonchar (shoulder surgery, butRead More »

NHL: Gonchar out 4-6 months?

 

ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reports a source has told him Sergei Gonchar will be sidelined 4-6 months. The Penguins announced last week that Gonchar would be out indefinitely with the prognosis ranging from 6 weeks to 6 months if Gonchar needed surgery. No official word from the Penguins yet. Source: ESPN