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Hip Surgery Sidelines Pens' Comrie for 3-4 Months

After a mere 16 games in the iconic black and gold, Mike Comrie's 2010-11 season, and time as a Pittsburgh Penguin, may already be over. The club released a statement Wednesday announcing that Comrie had undergone surgery in Vail, Colorado to help mend an ailing hip injury, originally suffered in the Penguins’ second game of the season on October 9th against the Montreal Canadiens, and is expected to be sidelined for a period of 3-4 months. Playing in just 14 games since the aforementioned contest against the Habs, Comrie became a frequent fixture on the Penguins’ list of scratches, missing the team’s last 15 games, whilst causing many observers to speculate that the Edmonton, Al...

Round One

If there ever was a night to crack open an Iron City, eat a few pierogies and make some of Mama Malkin's Borscht , tonight is the night. The Penguins take on the Capitals in D.C. in one of the most hyped regular season games in some time. It takes place 10 days before the two teams square off in an even more hyped regular season game on New Year's Day. Oh yea and the 6 time Super Bowl Champion Steelers play tonight too. More than a few Iron City's will be downed in the Steel City....... The Capitals seem to have steered the train back on the track, winning their last two games and ending a brutal 8 game losing streak. While Ovechkin has less goals than Nikolai Zherdev, Ren...

All Good Things Must Come to an End..........

........but did it have to be to Philly? Regardless of what is said on Flyer blogs and around the hockey media world, the Stanley Cup was not won last night, nor was the Atlantic division, nor was a playoff series or even a playoff game, a playoff spot wasn't clinched. What was won was game 32 of 82, played in December. Did the Versus broadcast team of Joe Beninati and Andy Brickley just mention this was a fight between two heavyweights.....again.....16 hours after the game ended? The Flyers earned this game, Philly took control early and cashed in on a late powerplay to take three of the first four games from the Penguins this year. In reality Marc-Andre Fleury kept this game ...

Penguins Go Streaking

The Pittsburgh Penguins are on a streak that hasn't been matched in the Steel City since Super Mario, Rick Tocchet, Ron Francis and Double J laced them up in 1992-93. Tonight they put their 12 game winning streak and 15 game points streak on the line against their cross state rival in Philadelphia. So what can you say about this streak, Sid has been out of his mind (but thats been talked about a lot), Fleury has silenced his critics (for now at least), Martin & Michalek have settled in at the blue line and an unconventional third line has developed in Pittsburgh. Buzzers Line For the last three years the key to the Penguins success has been their ability to role out three very pr...

Injury Update: Malkin, Staal Heading In Opposite Directions?

The saga surrounding Jordan Staal's injury woes has apparently taken yet another startling turn. According to various reports on Friday evening, X-rays on Staal's broken hand, suffered after being hit by a wayward puck in practice while on the verge of returning from his much talked-about foot injury in last season's playoffs, revealed yet another break to a different bone. Some sources also reported that there wasn’t an injury to a different part of the hand, but in fact the previously broken bone was instead broken again. Penguins’ coach Dan Bylsma refuted these claims however, assuring surrounding reporters that there was in fact no setback and that Staal’s recovery was still ...

Bill Guerin Retires as a Pittsburgh Penguin

After a distinguished 18-year NHL career spanning eight different cities, Bill Guerin has decided to hang up the skates. Citing his ultimate wish to retire as a Pittsburgh Penguin, Guerin announced his retirement at a tearful press conference this morning at CONSOL Energy Center. Guerin played in 1,263 games over the course of his NHL career, recording 429 goals and 856 points for the New Jersey Devils (1992-1998), Edmonton Oilers (1998-2000), Boston Bruins (2000-2002), Dallas Stars (2002-2006), St. Louis Blues (2006-2007), San Jose Sharks (2007), New York Islanders (2007-2009) and of course, the Pittsburgh Penguins (2009-2010). Of note, Guerin is the only player in National Hockey League...

Sidney Crosby's Viral Stickwork - Fact or Fiction?

Throughout his distinguished hockey career, Sidney Crosby has showcased his ability to single-handedly lead his team to victory with skill, grace and astounding finesse. This week, he has single-handedly sent the blogosphere and internet alike into a frenzy with a series of videos in which he casually performs staggering on-ice "trick shots", the likes of which most would consider impossible (and as some may agree, probably is, and could simply just be a marketing ploy). Nevertheless, it certainly gives you some food for thought. Available to view on Reebok Hockey's YouTube channel, there are two videos in which "Sid the Kid" shows off his seemingly inconceivable strength and accuracy on ...

Jordan Staal Suffers Setback

Jordan Staal's return to the Pittsburgh Penguins will have to wait for the forseeable future, after he was hit with an errant puck at practice this morning, breaking a bone in his hand. After initially severing a tendon in his foot against Montreal in Game 1 of the Conference Semi-Finals last year, Staal was unable to work out during the summer or suit up in any games once the season got underway due to a nagging infection in the same injured foot. After a lengthy rehabilitation, Staal was finally slated to rejoin the lineup on Wednesday night against the Dallas Stars, before the untimely incident at practice. Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma noted Staal was understandably distraught about his s...

Penguins Send Down Tangradi, Hutchinson

In anticipation of Arron Asham's return from a shoulder injury suffered during the pre-season, and with Jordan Staal now skating on his own regularly, the Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that they have assigned forward Eric Tangradi and defenseman Andrew Hutchinson to the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. After a strong training camp which earned him a spot on the opening night roster, Tangradi's production dropped once the regular season began, recording only a goal and an assist in 9 games of NHL duty. At the relatively ripe age of 21, he is arguably better served playing top-line minutes in the minors rather than periodic checking shifts in...

Penguins Unveil 2010-11 Roster, Four Freshmen Make the Cut

The Pittsburgh Penguins concluded training camp and revealed their opening night roster for the 2010-11 season on Wednesday, a very respectable crop of players which includes no less than four promising youngsters experiencing full-time NHL duty for the first time in their careers. Left winger Eric Tangradi, centerman Mark Letestu, and defensemen Deryk Engelland and Ben Lovejoy all made the team, giving the Penguins a youth quartet to be reckoned with to go along with their collection of seasoned veterans. While Tangradi and Lovejoy were legitimate pre-season favorites to crack the roster, Letestu and Engelland were rewarded for excellent showings during camp, Letestu’s spot partly than...