Pittsburgh covets 2011 All-Star Game; Expected to make bid for 2013 Game

 

Sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports, the Pittsburgh Penguins covet the 2011 NHL All-Star Game, if the Phoenix Coyotes were to relocate. The team has also notified the NHL of their desire to host the 2013 Game, if the 2011 Game doesn’t open up. Pittsburgh will open the Consol Energy Center in the fall of 2010 and have not hosted the NHL All-Star game since 1990. If the Phoenix Coyotes were to relocate, Pittsburgh would make a bid immediately for the 2011 Game. Other Franchises vying for the 2013 Game are the Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets and St. Louis Blues. The Blues have already notified the league of their interest to host the 2011 game, if the Coyotes relocate. Currently the Phoenix Coyotes are scheduled to host the 2011 All-Star Game with Ottawa expected to host the 2012 All-Star Game. Due to the NHL’s participation in the 2010 Olympics, theRead More »

NHL: Penguins won’t charge seat licenses for new arena

 

Season Ticket holders will receive some good news in the mail on Tuesday. According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, in a letter mailed to season ticket holders yesterday, Penguins President David Morehouse said team owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle had decided against selling personal seat licenses in the Consol Energy Center, which will open in 2010. The Pirates and Steelers charge seat licenses.

Monday’s Practice Report

 

The Arena Naming rights became offical today when CONSOL Energy Inc and the Pittsburgh Penguins announced today a 21-year deal for naming rights to the new Pittsburgh multi-purpose arena. Practice Report The Penguins held a optional practice today. Forwards Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis , Tim Wallace, Evgeni Malkin and Eric Godard skated. Defensemen Kris Letang, Alex Goligoski, and Ryan Whitney also skated A lot of the other players were in the facility working out. Ryan Whitney is slowing improving every day. His skating is still not 100% but he is close. Marc Andre Fleury was wearing new Reebok goalie pads Petr Sykora named second star of the week: Sykora¬†recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) in four games. Bruins forward Phil Kessel (three goals, five assists) and extended his point streak to 15 games as the Bruins went 3-1-0 was named the NHL’s first star of the week.