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More Penguins Interviews

Yesterday we posted transcripts of interviews with Ryan Malone and Michel Therrien.  Today, a few more words out of Pittsburgh, this time from Sidney Crosby and the coach.

Complete transcripts of both Q&A’s are below.

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  Tags: michel+therrien, sidney+crosby

No HD For ECF Game 1

Just got off the phone with Versus and game 1 of the ECF will not be broadcast in HD.  They have a commitment to show the golf show from the TPC.

So the Pens/Flyers game will only be in SD, so set your DVRs properly if recording.

added 9:36pm, As a few KK readers pointed out, the Flyers have a schedule up Friday’s game that lists both Versus and MOJO HD.  That will help some folks out, others will not be so lucky.

When I spoke to Versus today, they told me no other channels would be broadcasting the game in HD in the US.

Update 2:18pm ET May 9th: Good news update… HD for the game!

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Malkin Doesn’t Like Those Flyers

From Shelly Anderson at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

After he had a goal and three assists in a 4-3 win Feb. 10 that broke a four-game losing streak to the Penguins’ cross-state rivals, Malkin said he didn’t like the Flyers, playing against them or playing in Wachovia Center, where, he said, fans pelt the Penguins’ bench with popcorn.

Despite gaining that insight on the rivalry, he wasn’t quite willing to repeat that with the playoff matchup looming.

“I don’t like anybody,” Malkin, 21, said in what would have been a snappier retort if it hadn’t had to be cycled through interpreter George Birman. “If I like them or not, we have to play them.”

more…

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  Tags: evgeni+malkin

Take That Pittsburgh

from Andy Vineberg of the Buck County Courier Times,

For you non-hockey fans out there, the Penguins’ Crosby is Sidney, not to be confused with David or Bing. But really, what kind of a name for a hockey player is Sidney? Of course, compared to the first names of the Penguins’ other two top scorers — Marian and Evgeni (the Russian form of Eugene) — Sidney sounds positively manly. Seriously, Sidney, Marian and Eugene?

Sounds more like the starting lineup of a chess team than a hockey team.

I’ll take my chances with Mike, Jeff, Danny and R.J., thank you very much.

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Fighting Still Part Of The Game

from the Philadelphia Inquirer,

The club still glorifies fighting on the video board at the Wachovia Center, but the game has changed dramatically since the Broad Street Bullies captured the hearts of their fans by ripping the hearts out of any team that got in their way.

Bench-clearing brawls have been legislated out of the game, and the third man in on a fight faces a game misconduct. Still, there remains a place in the NHL for the guys who bring that certain element.

The Penguins, the Flyers’ opponent in the Eastern Conference finals that begin tomorrow night in Pittsburgh, have the game’s most feared fighter in Georges Laraque, who carries 245 pounds behind his bad intentions. Laraque’s tough-guy reputation is such that few among the league’s fighters will even take him on. One of them is the Flyers’ Riley Cote.

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Spector Picks…

from Spector at Fox Sports,

The Western Conference finals pit a Red Wings team that finished first overall during the regular season and cruised past Nashville and Colorado in the first two rounds against a Stars club that finished fifth overall in the conference and nearly 20 points back of the Wings.

It’s the “Battle of Pennsylvania” in the Eastern Conference, featuring a Penguins team that finished second overall and quickly dispatched of the Senators and Rangers against a hardworking Flyers team that required a strong finish in the regular season to clinch sixth overall.

While the regular season stats favor the Red Wings and Penguins, both clubs must be wary of their upstart opponents. The Stars advanced to the conference finals by knocking off the defending Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks and the Pacific Division champion San Jose Sharks, while the Flyers bounced the Southeast Division champion Washington Capitals and the conference-leading Montreal Canadiens.

read on

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VERSUS HD Update

Just heard from Versus and the opening game of the ECF between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh is still not in HD.

I will keep you updated as it becomes available.

Update May 8th, 12:35pm: More information available here.

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Conference Calls with the Philadelphia Flyers

Today, the NHL set up a series of conference calls with the media, in part featuring:

  • R.J. Umberger—Philadelphia Flyers, Center
  • John Stevens—Philadelphia Flyers, Coach

The transcripts of their individual Q&A sessions are available below.

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  Tags: interviews, john+stevens, media, nhl+conference+call, rj+umberger

Conference Calls with the Pittsburgh Penguins

Today, the NHL set up a series of conference calls with the media, in part featuring:

  • Ryan Malone—Pittsburgh Penguins, Left Wing
  • Michel Therrien—Pittsburgh Penguins, Coach

The transcripts of their individual Q&A sessions are available below.

Continue Reading »

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  Tags: interviews, media, michel+therrien, nhl+conference+call, ryan+malone

CP Says Pens/Wings

from the CP,

Two powerhouses meet in the West. Two teams on the rise in the East. Two toss-ups.

The NHL’s conference finals could be long ones. A look at both series with predictions: Eastern Conference final - Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Many believed the Flyers would lose to Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals in the first round. Almost everybody was sure Philadelphia would be taken down by Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens in the second round.

Now comes Sidney Crosby and his high-flying Penguins.

continued

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