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Penguins Wrap Up - Free Agent Frenzy - Day One

July 1st has come and gone and the Penguins, like the other chosen teams on Zach Parise’s short list, are waiting to find out if they have the bar that contains the Wonka Golden Ticket – who will land this year’s biggest fish?

In following the hunt throughout the day the consensus is that the Penguins have a great shot at landing Parise. He received a very lucrative offer from the team that contained huge money and long term, he was courted by both Sidney Crosby and Paul Martin and there is a very positive feeling surrounding the entire situation. TSN’s Bob McKenzie has said that the decision will come in late morning or early afternoon, so at least the world will be able to escape the clutches of #PariseWatch before dinnertime on July 2nd.

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  Tags: dylan+reese, riley+holzapfel, ryan+suter, sidney+crosby, tanner+glass, trevor+smith, warren+peters, zach+parise

Alex Semin to the Penguins? I’ll Take a Pass…

Today started like many other days in the Metzer household. My alarm went off at 6:15am; I hit snooze seven or eight times before finally getting up and then dragged my wary bones to the shower.

I tend to have 93.7 the Fan’s morning show blaring as I get ready and I don’t know why, since it usually leaves me barking at the radio and complaining about the fact that one of more of the hosts shouldn’t be talking hockey – one of them in particular, but that is a story for another day.

Today’s soup du jour was soon to be former Capitals’ forward Alex Semin.

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  Tags: alex+semin, bruce+boudreau, dale+hunter, matt+bradley, sidney+crosby

Looking at Some Moves that Could Happen on or Before the NHL Entry Draft

With the Stanley Cup finally being awarded to the Los Angeles Kings and the NHL Awards and Draft lurking just around the corner, it is time that we ramp up coverage here at FTP.

Though we have provided some quick hits since the season ended and one big one in the form of the Philippe Dube’ Reebok/CCM piece, we have largely been in hiding since the Penguins were eliminated back in April – if you want to call making several radio appearances on Penguins Live, TribLive Radio and NHL Home Ice per week being in hiding that is…

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Getting Real with CCM-Reebok General Manager Philippe Dube’

On March 22, 2012, a diverse group of journalists, bloggers, and radio personalities were handpicked by the Fan v Fan Network to participate in an exclusive conference call with CCM-Reebok general manager, Philippe Dube’.

It was a unique opportunity to question one of the brightest minds in the hockey equipment industry on everything from player safety, upcoming product offerings, research and development and those who use the equipment, the players themselves.

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  Tags: ccm, corey+crawford, js+giguere, marc+andre+fleury, nhl, philippe+dube, reebok, reepump, roberto+luongo, sidney+crosby