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Fleury Thought Goal

from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Late in the third period, Fleury moved out of the crease to his right and found himself with the puck and a clear path to the Coyotes’ vacant net.

He smelled a goal.

“That was the first time I got to try to shoot,” Fleury said. “And we were two goals ahead. You don’t want try it with one goal. It was the perfect time.”

He didn’t get the chance.

“Then [defenseman Darryl] Sydor came back and he took it,” Fleury said.

more including Recchi may be on recall waivers very soon.  I am sure a team or two will put a claim in for him.

Update12:50pm ET: TSN now reports, “The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed veteran winger Mark Recchi on re-entry waivers.”

 

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  Tags: darryl+sydor, marc-andre+fleury

Better Be Nice

from Loose Change at the Hockey News,

He’s come bearing gifts.

He can be quite jovial.

He has the initials S.C.

I’ll assume your answer is Santa Claus simply because you’re predictably idealistic and frankly you don’t really try too hard at things like this. I will give you half credit, but no, there will be no bonus round for you.

read on

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  Tags: sidney+crosby

If Crosby Is Gretzky, Malkin Is Messier

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

“I think he does fly under the radar,” said Penguins general manager Ray Shero. “Sid’s the one who has to do all the press conferences. Yeah, we’re pretty fortunate to have two guys like them.”

Malkin is a massive man, just like Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks. But he’s faster. He’s also a better shooter, but not as a silky smooth a set-up man as Jumbo Joe, but still very clever.

“Very creative. He could make plays in a phone booth,” said Penguins winger Gary Roberts.

“Gino (Malkin) doesn’t get as much attention as Sid,” said former Oilers forward Petr Sykora, his linemate. “But on any other team he’d be the guy.”

more

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  Tags: evgeni+malkin, gary+roberts, sidney+crosby

Recchi Still A Top Six Forward

from the Globe and Mail,

Roberts, who signed with the Penguins last season after getting a call from Recchi, let his feelings be known on the release of his friend. Recchi cleared waivers Wednesday and the Penguins now have the option to send him to the AHL or negotiate a buyout of his $1.75-million (U.S.) contract.

“He brought this team together last year,” Roberts said. “I think he’s still a top-six forward on any team. Unfortunately, they [the Penguins’ management] didn’t think so.”

more on the Crosby show in Edmonton…

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Sid Is Everywhere

from the CP via TSN,

Log on to the Facebook social networking website and there are 500-plus newsgroups dedicated to the 20-year-old from Cole Harbour, N.S.

One is dedicated to counting down the days until Crosby leaves Pittsburgh as a free agent to join the team of his childhood love, the Montreal Canadiens.

There’s an “I Hate Sidney Crosby” group, complete with his head pasted on a pink flower print dress. The antidote is the “I Hate Crosby Haters” group.

more

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  Tags: hockey+fans, pittsburgh+penguins, sidney+crosby

Best Entertainment On New Year’s Day

from Eye Weekly,

At least, on Jan. 1, the NHL’s televising that outdoor hockey game in Buffalo, that “Winter Classic” between the Penguins and Sabres — because, the way it stands right now, watching Syd the Kid skate through a snowstorm is looking like superior New Year’s Day entertainment than anything college football’s gonna provide.

you can read on, but it is all NCAA Football talk & we give them a pass on “Syd”.

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Recchi On Waivers

via RDS  (translated sort of),

The Penguins have placed the name of Mark Recchi to tie. L’attaquant de 39 ans avait été rayé de la formation lors de six derniers matchs. The attacker 39 year old had been removed from the training during the last six matches.

added 1:07pm, via TSN,

The Pittsburg Penguins have placed forwared Mark Recchi on waivers.

Recchi, 39, has had a difficult year - playing in only 19 of the Pens’ 26 games this year and has registered just two goals and six assists. Recchi has been a healthy scratch in seven of the last eight games.

Ironically, Monday was “Mark Recchi Bobblehead” night in Pittsburgh.

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Here Comes Crosby

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

“Who would have thought it would be his third year in the league before he went to Western Canada? It would have been special the first year. But this makes it extra special, especially for Sid because he is so respectful of the game and the traditions.”

From the minute Crosby lands here, he’ll be an event.

First he’ll proceed to a special press conference at the team hotel this afternoon. He’ll also have special pre-game and post-game press conferences tomorrow as well.

It’ll be the same drill in Calgary and Vancouver minus the hotel press conference to launch the closest thing there is to a royal visit in hockey in the new millennium.

more

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Crosby Heads West

from Tim Wharnsby of the Globe and Mail,

Crosby will likely be climbing the walls by the time his trip to Western Canada concludes. His passion runs high for playing games in Canada, but his time away from the rink is spent keeping a low profile. In other words, Crosby won’t be found looking for a postgame pint on Electric Avenue in Calgary.

“Probably a little busier, more interviews,” the reigning NHL MVP said when asked about the difference between playing in Canada and the United States.

more

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  Tags: media, pittsburgh+penguins, sidney+crosby

All Winter Classic

from the Buffalo News,

Who’s holding a “viewing party” for thousands of Buffalo Sabres fans unable to score a ticket for the Jan. 1 NHL Winter Classic in Ralph Wilson Stadium?

Will fans attending the game be able to park their campers or RVs at the stadium a day or two beforehand for a festive New Year’s Eve party?

When will the ice be put down?

continued... all the information you will need about the game…

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