29 June 2006

Mike Lange Fired by FSN

Hey pens fans,
Longtime Penguins announcer Mike Lange has been fired by FSN, who carries the Pens games locally here in Pittsburgh. He will be replacd by radio announcer Paul Steigerwald. There is speculation that Lange will take the vacancy left by Steigerwald on the radio, but that is not confirmed.

28 June 2006

Hall of Fame

Hey pens fans,
Patrick Roy, Dick Duff, Herb Brooks, and Harley Hotchkiss will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame.

27 June 2006

Qualifying offers

Hey pens fans,
The Penguuins have made Qualifying gOffers to the following players Colby Armstrong, Ryan Malone, Niklas Nordgren, Jani Rita, Brooks Orpik, and Marc-Andre Fleury.

The Penguins did not make offers to Ben Eaves, Andy Hilbert, Krystofer Kolanos, Konstantin Koltsov, Cam Paddock, Tomas Surovy, Petr Taticek, Drew Fata, Alexandre Rouleau, Andy Schneider, and Andy Chiodo, who will all become unrestricted free agents.

25 June 2006

Draft Day part 2

Hey pens fans,
The Pittsburgh Penguins selectd the following players in the 2006 entry draft.
Round 1 (2nd overall) Jordan Staal, c, Peterborough (OHL).
Round 2 (32nd overall) Carl Sneep, d, Brainerd (Minn.) H.S.
Round 3 (65th overall) Brian Strait, d, U.S. National Under-18 (NTDP).
Round 5 (125th overall) Chad Johnson, g, University of Alaska-Fairbanks (CCHA).
Round 7 (185th overall) Timo Seppanen, d, IFK (Finland).

24 June 2006

Draft Day

Hey pens fans,
The Pens chose Jordan Staal withh the second overall pick in this years entry draft. Staal is the brother of Carolina's Eric Staal. More info on the Pens draft day will come later...

22 June 2006

Crosby Misses Out on the Calder/NHL Awards

Hey pens fans,
Well, Sidney Crosby did not win the Calder Trophy, which was won by Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals. The Hart Trophy went Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks. Rod Brind'Amour of the Stanley Cup Champion Hurricanes won the Frank Selke Trophy. The Buffalo Sabres' Lindy Ruff won the Jack Adam's Award. Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff won the Vezina Trophy. Nicklas Lidstrom of the Red Wings won the Norris Trophy. Pavel Datsyuk, also of the Red Wings, won the Lady Byng Trophy. Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne received the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. San Jose's onathan Cheechoo won his first Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy. The Capital's Olaf Kolzig accepted the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

19 June 2006

Canes win the Cup

Hey pens fans,
The staley Cup Champions are the Carolina Hurricanes. This was an exciting series to watch and both teams played well. Congrats to former Pen Mark Recchi for winning the Cup. Now the season is over and the off season is set to be an active one. I will post all transactions and all the rumors, as soon as I hear them. Remember, the draft is on Saturday and I will have a post on how the Pens faired after its over.

11 June 2006

Morozov

Hey pens fans,
Former Penguin Aleksey Morozov is expected to be back in the NHL this coming season after playing in Europe.

03 June 2006

not much/finals

Hey pens fans,
Well, there is not much going on for the pens right now. As for the finals, it is down to edmonton and carolina. I may be getting ahead of myself, but my pick are the hurricanes.
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