NHL News: The Sucker Punch Heard ‘Round the World

In last night's preseason action, one of the new Montreal Canadians, Max Domi, got involved in a questionable play with Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad. With the Canadians on the power play, Max Domi and Aaron Ekblad got mixed up a bit in the corner.  There were some cross-checks thrown by both players, however, Domi … Continue reading NHL News: The Sucker Punch Heard ‘Round the World

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Pre-Game Thoughts for Preseason Game 2: Penguins @ Detroit

A few quick comments on last night's game versus Buffalo first: I only saw the last 5 minutes of the game, so I don't have a lot to say until I watch the replay later. Sprong will be in the lineup again tonight, and probably needs to have a disciplined game.  He had a bad … Continue reading Pre-Game Thoughts for Preseason Game 2: Penguins @ Detroit

Pre-Game Thoughts for Preseason Game 1: Penguins @ Buffalo

Here are a few things heading into tonight's first preseason game against Buffalo.  The game is supposed to be televised on NHL Network tonight.  If it is, I'll have some live feedback going during the game. For the Penguins, they are expected to dress the following players: Goaltenders:  DeSmith, Jarry Defense:  Ruhwedel, Maatta, Elliott, Riikola, … Continue reading Pre-Game Thoughts for Preseason Game 1: Penguins @ Buffalo

Quick Hits: Penguins Camp Day 4

Finishing out the scrimmage tournament today, here are a few more thoughts on how things may be shaping up heading into preseason games this week: Forwards If I had to make my guess on forward lines to start the season, they would likely be as follows, when the team is 100% healthy: Guentzel-Crosby-Sprong ZAR-Malkin-Kessel Hagelin-Brassard-Hornqvist … Continue reading Quick Hits: Penguins Camp Day 4

Penguins Camp Summary: Days 1-3

I was away with family this weekend, so I didn't get to keep an eye on camp as much as I would have liked, but, there were several interesting developments: The Penguins top 2 lines for the majority of camp featured Guentzel-Crosby-Sprong and Aston-Reese--Malkin--Kessel.  Those groupings were rarely apart, and, going into early pre-season games, … Continue reading Penguins Camp Summary: Days 1-3

Prospects Tournament: Sabres vs Penguins, 12:30pm

Since this game is being streamed live via Sabres.NHL.com, I'll try and offer some feedback on the game as I can.  Can't watch everything, and not necessarily looking to give live feedback on the score, but more on particular players. Live Updates: 12:40pm: FYI, Rasmus Dahlin, the #1 overall pick this year, is not playing … Continue reading Prospects Tournament: Sabres vs Penguins, 12:30pm

Prospects: Penguins vs Bruins, 3:30pm

I'm not there in Buffalo.  So far, only Buffalo has said they will stream their games (Pens prospects play Buffalo Monday at 12:30pm).  So, I'll rely on passing some information on that has come from other sources over Twitter to post some updates today on what is being said about the players and games today. … Continue reading Prospects: Penguins vs Bruins, 3:30pm