How long will the Penguins #1 defenseman be out. DePaoli reports on the latest buzz surrounding Sergei Gonchar.
Free Preview: Want the latest Insider reports on the Penguins? Sign up today for an Inside Access Membership for only $19.99. I was told to watch Bill Thomas closely tonight. Thomas is pushing hard for a roster spot and the coaching staff likes what they have seen from him. Look for Thomas to see a lot of ice time tonight and to be used in different situations.
The Penguins have gone through three days of workouts and host their first preseason game Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The roster is pretty much set but there are a few interesting battles that will go on during the preseason. Does Janne Pesonen have the inside track of making the 23 man roster? DePaoli gives you the latest in the Inside Report.
DePaoli’s Inside Report on the Penguins Black – White Scrimmage is posted. White Team Dupuis ‚Äì Crosby ‚Äì Satan Fedotenko ‚Äì Talbot ‚Äì Cooke Stone ‚Äì Beech ‚Äì Godard Minard ‚Äì Jeffrey ‚Äì Wallace Gonchar ‚Äì Orpik Sydor ‚Äì Goligoski Lovejoy ‚Äì Richmond Black Team Staal ‚Äì Malkin ‚Äì Sykora Pesonen ‚Äì Taffe ‚Äì Kennedy James ‚Äì Henrich ‚Äì Thomas Bissonnette ‚Äì Gove ‚Äì Filewich Eaton ‚Äì Letang Scuderi ‚Äì Gill Mormina ‚Äì Engellend
In-depth Analysis of the 1st session The first set of drills centered around some puck moving drills which went into 2-on-1‚Äôs with shots from the point. The skating ability of Ruslan Fedotenko was exceptional today. Fedotenko has started out camp on a line with Max Talbot and Matt Cooke. Fedotenko playing in a third line role is a perfect fit for him. Crosby was flying from the start. You could really tell he was working on his shot during the summer. He went hard in every drill.