29 August 2005
28 August 2005
25 August 2005
Just to let all you pens fans know, individual game tickets for the pens go on sale September 17. It's going to be a good year. The pens current roster only has 21 players,which means we need 2 more. We could possibly deal for them or sign who is left, but I think thatatleast one of these slots will be filled by someone from the WBS pens. As of right now, Iknow of no rumors involving the pens specifically. More as I get it...
22 August 2005
All is quiet when it comes to the pens and anyone else for that matter. Nothing much is going on, but expect some good moves later this week by many teams there are still alot of RFA's out their to be sigend and dealt so stay tuned. Just an FYI for everyone tomorrow I am moving back to school so, my posts will be few if any. If something big breaks I will do my best to get it to you.
21 August 2005
20 August 2005
Well, not much new to say the the season draws near. The pens have made some good aquisitions sonce the lockout ended. Here's a look at the pens current official roster. In the order number, name, position, shoots, height, weight.
- #87 Sidney Crosby, C, L, 5-11, 193
- #14 Milan Kraft, C, R, 6-3, 214
- #66 Mario Lemieux, C, R, 6-4, 230
- #71 Konstantin Koltsov, RW, L, 6-0, 206
- #12 Ryan Malone, RW, L, 6-4, 216
- #33 Zigmund Palffy, RW, L, 5-10, 183
- #8 Mark Recchi, RW, L, 5-10, 190
- #36 Andre Roy, RW, L, 6-3, 221
- #37 Ryan VandenBussche, RW, R, 6-0, 205
- #9 Rico Fata, LW, L, 6-1, 200
- #10 John Leclair, LW, L, 6-3, 225
- #11 Lasse Pirjeta, LW, L 6-4, 225
- #55 Sergei Gonchar, D, L, 6-2, 215
- #22 Ric Jackman, D, R, 6-2, 197
- #2 Josef Melichar, D, L, 6-2, 222
- #44 Brooks Orpik, D, L, 6-2, 228
- #? Steve Poapst, D, L, 6-0, 195
- #32 Dick Tarnstrom, D, L, 6-1, 209
- #31 Sebastien Caron, G, L, 6-1, 170
- #29 Marc-Andre Fleury, G, L, 6-2, 176
- #41 Jocelyn Thibault, G, L, 5-11, 169
This looks like a pretty good group of players, that based on what I know, should gel well together. The only thing I think we need is another solid defenseman. Its not a bad group I just think we need another solid D-man, but these guys can proably get the job done. Offensivly I am pleased with our lineup. It's should be good guys.
19 August 2005
18 August 2005
17 August 2005
15 August 2005
The pens have signed John Leclair. i don't think anyone saw that coming. With the additions of Leclair, Gonchar, Roy, and Thibault, and Mario, Recchi, and Crosby, it is starting to seem that the pens could be a force to be reckoned with this coming season.
12 August 2005
10 August 2005
The Pens have acquired goaltender Jocelyn Thibault from Chicago in exchange for a fourth round choice in 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The pens have a #1 goalie. The penguins have definetly made some good moves to better themselves since the lockout ended. This season could be great.
09 August 2005
08 August 2005
Well, we are still hunting for a goalie. Some sources are saying that Cujo is seriously considering taking the Pens offer by then end of this week. Also, we are not yet out of it for trying to sign Burke. No word on whcih way he is leaning as of yet.
07 August 2005
The pens still have an offer on the table with Burke. We are also in the running for Palffy. Mario and the Lemieux roup have decided to retain a majority in the franchise and not only sell the minority stake in the team. Sorry this is so hurried, more later..
05 August 2005
Well, nothing much has been going on. It seems as though the pens have dropped out of the Kariya hunt and that is all I have. I am going away fishing for what i sproabably the last time until spring. I will post again Sunday night or Monday, unless something happens before I leave tonight.
04 August 2005
Nothing more on the rumors about Cujo and Burke, thouogh as far as I know neither have signed with any team as of yet, so they still may be a possibility. I have heard that the pens are in the hunt for Domi. I am not sure who else is interested in him. Otherwise in the world of rumors it has been fairly quiet, ecspecially for the pens.
03 August 2005
The Pens have signed defenseman Sergei Gonchar to a multi year deal, according to a source. Sergei Gonchar is a 2 time all star and at 31 years old his 148 goals, 277 assists and 529 penalty minutes in in 669 career games with the Capitals and Bruins are impressive numbers. Still no news on Kovalev.
02 August 2005
Well, there have been many offers tendered to many players by many teams and a few signs, but nothing that involves our penguins. All has been quiet in the world of the pens. I have not heard of any rumors about offers made to players. My guess is that silence is good. In the past, when it getss quiet Craig Patrick has something up his sleeve and it is normally good. SO, stay tuned as soon as I hear anything I will post it.
01 August 2005
Well, many of you may be cursing my very existince for the fact I abandoned my loyal readers for the draft and some other interesting occurences. Well, I apologize, but last summer when I made these plans, who would have thought the lockout would have lasted that long. If is any consulation I ahd a horrible time not being able to chat during the draft and in turn did not much enjoy that day at the beach. Well, to start off let's talk about the draft. The Pens obviously did well in the draft with the acquisition of fSidney Crosby, but here is a look at all of their picks as posted on NHL.com.
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I hope to have more info on all the pens picks in the comeing week. As of right now, just know that I am quite pleased with what happened in the draft.
Also, Bob Goodenow resigns. Who saw that coming? Hopefully, that will be a good step forward for the NHLPA.
Also now on to the trade rumors and they are plenty. Rumor is that the pens are very interested in quite a few people. First my favorite rumor. It has been heard that throught back channels Alexei Kovavlev has sadi he wants to come back to Pittsburgh adn would accept a deal similar to the one the pens offered him prior to the lockout. It is also said that the pens are interested in Alexei Zhamnov, Adrian Aucoin, Mike Rathje, and Tie Domi (to protect Crosby and of course Lemieux) Craig Patrick is reportedly interested in Scott Niedermayer, but it is rumored he is asking about $7 million which is more than the Pens want to spend, but Scott Niedermayer does not want to return to the devils next year.