CD‚Äôs for Soldiers at the Mall in Robinson Just wanted to mention that 105.9 WXDX is accepting any new /used CD‚Äôs or DVD‚Äôs at the Mall in Robinson today. The CD‚Äôs and DVD‚Äôs will be sent to troops overseas. The Penguins just concluded their practice which began around 11:00 a.m. today. They will depart for Philadelphia this afternoon. The team has been mum on why Kris Letang was a healthy scratch last night. Letang was paired with Ryan Whitney in the morning skate and skated in the pregame warm-ups. The plan going into the pregame skate was for all seven defensemen to skate and then Coach Bylsma would make a decision. When your running an uptempo system why do you scratch one of your best puck moving defensemen? Not like a ton of scouts were in the building last night that could be looking at Hal Gill or Mark Eaton.Read More »
No shakeup on the lines in Dan Bylsma’s first practice today which began around 11:35 a.m. Don‚Äôt look for the Penguins to name a permanent coach in Wilkes Barre/Scranton this season. They are expected to leave the position open possibly for Bylsma or Mike Yeo after the season. The Lines in practice were Dupuis – Crosby – Fedotenko Satan – Malkin – Sykora Cooke – Staal – Kennedy Thomas/Minard – Talbot – Godard Any notion that Bylsma was going to move Minard up to one of the top three lines won’t be the case for tomorrow when the Penguins host the Montreal Canadiens. Minard skating with the fourth line again actually caught some people by surprise today. Bylsma who was a coach for the Islanders when Miroslav Satan scored 35 goals in the 2005-2006 season, has indicated if Satan is in the lineup, he will be on one of theRead More »
A quick Penguins News and Notes for this evening I‚Äôve been told the Penguins cancelled practiced today so the new coaching staff could get accustomed to being in Pittsburgh and develop a plan for Wednesday. Assistant coach Tom Fitzgerald flew straight to Boston following yesterday‚Äôs game to get things from home. He wasn’t even around today. Fitzgerald was working primarily from Boston prior to being named assistant coach on Sunday. Mike Yeo was kept around because he is well liked by the players and Bylsma requested that Yeo remain with the staff. The two are close Dan Bylsma has played a strong factor in Paul Bissonnette‚Äôs development as a forward since last season. Wouldn‚Äôt surprise me to see him with the big club sometime in the near future again. It is not expected that a deal will get done with
It has been no secret that the Montreal Canadiens have been actively shopping forward Alexei Kovalev around the league for the past month. The tension between Kovalev and the Canadiens has taking another turn as Kovalev will not accompany the Canadiens on their recent road trip to Washington and Pittsburgh. Kovalev has been told by GM Bob Gainey to stay home while they explore their options. Gainey has told the Montreal media that Kovalev is not on the same page as the coaching staff. Gainey has been in discussions with two Eastern Conference teams and one Western Conference team according to a source.