Expect negotiations to begin soon on a extension with the Penguins and rookie Mark Letestu.Andy Strickland via Twitter Interesting. Looking down the list of FAs next season, I would have expected Dupuis to be the top priority. This is great news, nonetheless.
Evgeni Malkin is "significantly better as we had hoped and planned, and he will be on the ice with us (Saturday) for morning skate," according to head coach Dan Bylsma.Pens Report Great news. This rest should've helped Geno out a lot.
The Official Winter Classic Commercial. I kind of don't like it.
Forward Maxime Talbot left the team’s Friday practice at Southpointe after being hit with a shot. Talbot was bruised by the shot and needed assistance off the ice. Head coach Dan Bylsma said he will need further evaluation, but didn’t rule out Talbot playing in Columbus against the Blue Jackets Saturday night....When asked if Talbot still has a chance to play Saturday, Bylsma responded: "Definitely."Pens Website
Brooks Orpik said the first thing Crosby did when he got in the locker room tonight was apologize for losing a faceoff with seconds to go.Mike Colligan via Twitter
I was in the NHL video room last night and they watched several Crosby-Callahan replays. Consensus seemed to be no slew foot.Chris Johnston
The updated All-Star voting results (click here to see larger pic). Sid is in first by a mile for forwards, Geno is in 8th. Letang has climbed the standings for defensemen; considering that he's had to be a write-in, that is very impressive. Meanwhile, MAF has also climbed to a third place spot for goaltenders.
A new Sidney Crosby RBK video. I really hope it's real. And by real, I mean the shooting.
Let the conspiracy talks begin....(Here's a link to a bigger pic) So I go to cast my All-Star ballot, I put all my players in place and click "vote." Guess who comes up twice and replaces Thomas? Yeah. I guess Sid has been a goalie in the past, but... And yes, I did cast my vote anyway!
Sid Testing Out His New Stick This was posted by Reebok yesterday, but I have no idea whether or not it's the stick he started using last year; I just hope that it's the stick he's using in game now. All I know is that it's bombs away at the 0:23 mark and forward. Wow.
So, me and fellow Pensburgher Alighieri (welcome home, by the way!) were direct messaging on Twitter before the season started. Somehow, the conversation took a turn towards Sidney Crosby and the...
With a goalie, you've got to give him time. He's got to play four or five games maybe to prove that, but to sit here and question his psyche doesn't really give him a chance.Sidney Crosby It's nice to see Sid actually state his own, firm opinion on something. It just so happens that his opinion differs vastly from the opinion of the head coach, so, of course, Rossi makes a bigger deal out of it than it actually is. Still, it's really refreshing to see Sid, as the captain, vouch for a teammate in the press despite the head coach seeing it differently.
temporary spelling problem. Pretty much a pointless fanshot, but I thought it was funny. The Pens have had a few spelling errors on their website lately.
Geez...this kid (name: Mathias Emilio Pettersen) has a 10 year old Sid's skating ability as well as a 10 year old Geno's puck handling skills all rolled into one. Watch out 2018 NHL Draft. Watch out.
Since there seems to be a lot of negativity going on around here, I figured that I'd post something fun and positive. Post Preview: This guy is an absolute BEAST!