NHL’s Three Stars for Friday Night: Okposo, Neal, Miller
NHL Three Stars of the Night for Friday 1. Kyle Okposo, New York Islanders | 4 Goals, +3, 6 SOG, 18:15 | – Okposo netted his first career hat trick with a four goal night in a 6-3 win over the Penguins. Okposo’s big night included scoring 3 goals in the third period. Okposo scored
Latest Pens Buzz: Would Cam Ward at a decreased cap hit be a step forward or backwards for Penguins?
HURRICANES WILLING TO PICK UP SOME OF WARD’S SALARY A top priority for Hurricanes GM Ron Francis is to get the salary of Cam Ward off the Hurricanes books. Ward who carries a $6.3 million cap hit, has $13.5 million left on his contract over the next two years. There is lots of talk in
Examining James Neal’s future in Pittsburgh & Three Trade Scenario’s
Inside Pittsburgh Sports has polled scouts and executives on 5 players from the Penguins NHL roster that are top trade candidates this summer. On who has the most trade value? James Neal won the poll receiving 3 of 5 votes with Paul Martin coming in at second, receiving 2 of 5 votes. Talk among executives
James Neal out indefinitely with a concussion
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be shorthanded in the top-6 for this weekend’s home and home series vs the Philadelphia Flyers and possibly longer. Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma revealed after today’s practice that James Neal was diagnosed with a concussion Thursday afternoon and is out indefinitely. As with any player with a concussion, Neal could
Morning Pens Buzz: There’s certainly disappointment inside the organization that Neal didn’t take responsibility for his actions on Saturday
MORNING PENS BUZZ The Pittsburgh Penguins have been among the teams at the forefront over the past couple years in pushing for a ban on head shots. Penguins GM Ray Shero proposed a zero tolerance rule on banning head shots at the 2011 General Manager Meetings, a proposal that didn’t get much traction, but nonetheless,
James Neal suspension Video
Here’s the explanation from the NHL Department of Player Safety on James Neal being suspended for five games. Among the key points: NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan says Neal has plenty of time to avoid Marchand. “With a clear view of Marchand and plenty of time to avoid him, Neal skates directly through Marchand’s head with
Neal could return to practice on Friday
Penguins winger James Neal who hasn’t played since October 3rd, participated in the Penguins morning skate this morning in New York, though he’s not an option to play tonight. Neal is in the 5th week of what sources have called a six week injury. Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma told reporters after the morning
Morning Pens Buzz: Penguins six opponents so far this season are a combined 10-23-8; Neal has a 4-6 week injury, source says
MORNING PENS BUZZ The Pittsburgh Penguins are off a 5-1-0 start, have the look of one of the most balanced teams in the NHL and they are playing without their best defenseman in Kris Letang and their top goal scoring winger James Neal.
James Neal is going to miss some time
James Neal played just 3:49 vs the New Jersey Devils and is now considered out indefinitely. “It’s more week-to-week than day-to-day,” Bylsma said of Neal’s injury. Bylsma said a number of players could see time in Neal’s spot but the injury to Neal is likely to lead to Beau Bennett moving up to the second
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