Sunday Morning Quick Hits

 

The Penguins practice this morning at 11:30 a.m. Although the Penguins are coming off of an embarrassing 6-1 loss to the Panthers and are in the midst of a four game losing streak, don‚Äôt expect the Penguins to endure a long grueling practice this morning. The team has four games this week. Miroslav Satan has four goals in his last 26 games and has been non-existent during that stretch. Satan was dropped to the fourth line on Saturday. Therrien has proved in the past that he won‚Äôt play players in roles that they were brought in for, if they are not producing. Nils Ekman is a good example of that. Therrien‚Äôs hand has been forced in regards to Satan but it‚Äôs only a matter of time until Therrien takes Satan completely off of the top two lines. When that happens how can you even consider keeping him around? It becameRead More »

Kennedy to play on 1st Power Play Unit

 

Michel Therrien promised personnel changes to the power-play units after a 0-for-4 effort in a loss Saturday against Vancouver. Sources tell me Tyler Kennedy who has 5 goals – 8 assists in 20 games this season will play on the first power play unit when the Penguins play the New York Islanders Wednesday night. The Lines in practice today were as follows Talbot – Crosby – Satan Dupuis – Malkin – Sykora Cooke – Staal – Kennedy Fedotenko – Zigomanis – Godard MALKIN, SABOURIN, ZIGOMANIS LEAD NHL IN KEY CATEGORIES AT QUARTER POLE