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Have Penguins Cutback On ‘Student Rush’ Tickets

from Empty Netters,

In this release by the Penguins which brags about how they had a renewal rate of 99 percent from their season ticket holders for next season, there’s one little item that’s somewhat buried.

“The club also plans to select four games for special “Student Rush” promotions. For those games, college and high school students will be able to purchase discounted tickets for $20. A total of 400 tickets will be available for each of the four games.”

We wanted to contact a team official to find out if that absolutely means there will only be four games where student discounted tickets but we spent the better part of our day yesterday in a pool. Sorry, we’re lazy. We’ll try to get word by Monday.

read on for a breakdown of the Penguins October schedule…

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Therrien’s Value

from Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

Now, coming off a trip to the Stanley Cup final and with the roster apparently set, it’s time to take care of the coach in a fair and reasonable manner.

Therrien has one year remaining on his deal. The sides are negotiating an extension. He made $675,000 last season, well below the highest-paid NHL coaches, and is slated to make $750,000 this coming season. That still isn’t close to the best-paid men in his profession. Many are way past the $1 million mark….

So, what’s fair for Therrien, who still has worked only three NHL seasons start to finish but has enjoyed tremendous success over his two full years here?

A two-year extension worth around $1 million per season sounds right.

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  Tags: michel+therrien

The Best NHL Player Is…

from Japers’ Rink,

One less reason to waste your time watching when they air the garbage (ESPY Awards) on Sunday night.

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Penguins Sign Kris Beech, Bill Thomas, Ryan Stone

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Kris Beech to a one-year contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. 

Beech posted 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 25 NHL games during the 2007-08 season.

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  Tags: bill+thomas, kris+beech

Pittsburgh Won’t Forget Laraque

from Empty Netters,

Laraque was unlike anything we’ve seen here in Pittsburgh. He was a black hockey player of Haitian heritage who had corn rows, spoke two languages and dominated just about any fight he was a part of. He was so dominant of a fighter, many opposing goons just simply weren’t all that eager to drop the gloves with “BGL.” And when Laraque did get a chance to go at it, more often than not his fights were fairly boring due to Laraque’s immense strength.

Our first chance to see Laraque ply his craft came in a game against the Rangers March 10, 2007. Colton Orr was the brave soul who decided he wanted to test Laraque:

more with many fight videos…

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  Tags: georges+laraque

How Conklin Saved Pittsburgh

from Empty Netters,

Performances like that led to many wondering if Conklin was really the Penguins’ true MVP. Some even wondered if Conklin should’ve been considered as the league’s MVP. Others even questioned if Conklin should be the Penguins’ starting goaltender regardless of Fleury’s health. Fans embraced Conklin due to the fact he came on board through the most humble of fashions for someone in the NHL yet found a way to dominate games at times as if his name were Brodeur or Luongo.

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  Tags: ty+conklin

Matt Cooke To The Penguins

from Empty Netters,

The Penguins have signed Capitals agitator Matt Cooke to a two-year deal.

Cooke is an agiator in the mold of Sean Avery, Jarkko Ruutu or Steve Ott. In addition to that “skill” he’s also a fairly decent penalty killer.

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The Best Team In The East

from Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

What’s left?

Only the best team in the Eastern Conference.

What’s left?

Only a club whose elite young core is nearly secured - Jordan Staal being the final item on the to-do list - for the next several years at unbelievable bargain rates.

So, please, spare us the wailing over Hossa. Spare us the fretting over Ruutu and Conklin.

read on

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Penguins Sign Satan and Fedotenko

RDS (French) is reporting that both Miroslav Satan and Ruslan Fedotenko have been signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins—Satan for $3.5 million and Fedotenko for $2.25 million. 

Update 1:51pm ET: TSN confirms with the same details.

Update 2:38pm ET: Press release from the Penguins, re. Fedotenko, is below.

Update 3:15pm ET: Press release on Satan, also now added below.

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  Tags: miroslav+satan, ruslan+fedotenko

Fleury Signs 7-Year, $35 Million Contract with Penguins

TSN:

Sources tell TSN Marc-Andre Fleury has signed a 7 year, 35 million dollar extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Update 3:39pm ET: Press release from the Penguins is below…

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  Tags: marc-andre+fleury

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