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Roberts Will Give Crosby Room

from Robert Picarello at Fox Sports,

This is where Gary Roberts is going to be worth his weight in gold and black to Crosby and the Penguins this April in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The gritty Roberts, who has scored 20 or more goals 12 times in his career, was brought over from the Florida Panthers to play on the No. 1 line with Crosby, hoping the aging superstar could open up some room for the 19-year old and his linemate, Mark Recchi.
“I can’t believe I’m playing with those slugs,” joked Roberts, who had 29 points with the Panthers this season.

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Blame The Gov.

from bob Smizik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

In the past two months, Rendell has behaved more like a dunce than a leader, more like a man interested in obstructing the process of getting a new arena for Pittsburgh instead of furthering it.
Had this been a Philadelphia franchise in peril, rest assured his actions would not have been so cavalier. Should the Penguins leave for Kansas City, and the belief here is that will not happen, Rendell will be the man most responsible.
As the power broker in these negotiations—the only politician with money to spend—Rendell has behaved recklessly in allowing the process to go as far as it has.

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Pittsburgh’s Future Looks “Brighter”

From AP via KDKA.com,

The future of the Pittsburgh Penguins looks a little brighter after a four hour meeting in Philadelphia Thursday evening.
Owners Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux, Gov. Ed Rendell, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman met in Philadelphia for negotiations for a new arena for the team.
The talks ended shortly after 11 p.m., and the sides agreed to meet again next week.
“We had a very constructive meeting where significant progress was made,” the team and elected officials said in a joint statement. “The parties have agreed to meet next Wednesday. They have also agreed that no further comment will be made.”

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Update 12:34 a.m. ET:
Video footage from KDKA televisions news with Penguins fans’ reaction to the situation.

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Stickey Situation For Bettman

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

If the Penguins move after their Mellon Arena lease expires at the end of June, it will reinforce the widely held notion in much of the United States that the NHL is a rinky-dink operation. Imagine what the perception will be if the team folds up its tent days after winning a Stanley Cup.
But here’s the problem for Bettman: What happens if he cannot broker a deal between the two sides and ultimately decides Mario & Co. need to stay put? Does the NHL suddenly find itself in a tug-of-war with one of its greatest players and a Hockey Hall of Famer?

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Penguins Officials Head To Vegas

from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

The Penguins will travel to Las Vegas today to explore a possible move, as state and local leaders try to arrange a meeting with the team to get talks here back on track….
Team officials also are hoping to set up a meeting this week, possibly in Los Angeles, with representatives of Anschutz Entertainment Group, manager of the $276 million Sprint Center being built in Kansas City. They also are trying to set up a meeting in Houston, another city trying to attract a National Hockey League team.

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Penguins Update

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

A meeting will be held later this week in Pittsburgh involving all the interested parties, including NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, whose presence would appear to be two fold….
It appears the two sides have the basis for a deal in place, but there are concerns with the possibility of cost overruns on a new arena and who would be responsible for them.
That’s apparently the sticking point right now.
The smart money suggests that with Bettman prodding both sides, they will come to a workable compromise.

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To Anyone That Will Listen

from Loose Change at the Hockey News,

Dear PETA / FEMA / WWF / NRA,
I am the self-appointed legal representative of an exotic form of unique waterfowl now considered an endangered species on the Sierra Club’s watch list. Realistically this species, known as the Pittsburgh Penguin (makeupyourmindus pleasus), is as ‘endangered’ as a hijacker who holds an unloaded pistol to his own head.

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Not Something I Want To See

A KK reader had some time on his hands and sent me this.
No, I don’t want to see this, ever!
Come on Pennsylvania politicians, enough is enough, get the deal done.
Do you realize what can happen?

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Penguins Will Explore Relocation

from KDKA,

“Facing mounting uncertainty” in their quest for a new arena, Penguins officials say they’ve reached an impasse in negotiations and “will aggressively explore relocation.”
In a letter addressed to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Penguins owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle blasted officials for their failure to reach a deal in a timely fashion.

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added 3:27pm, More from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...

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