"I went to an Eagles game last week and I connected with some fans," he said. "They said we're glad to have you on our side. Hopefully I can still build something like I had in Pittsburgh because it was pretty special. When the fans like you, you know you're doing something right."
Bizarre read over at NHL.com:
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Links that hope the Pens have a moment of silence all lined up for Kenny.
Cool vids from Penguins.com on James Neal and Kris Letang training for the season.
Neal has been training at the Gary Roberts High Performance Center this summer.
“He’s just a guy who knows the game so well,” Neal said of Roberts, who also trained teammate Jordan Staal this summer. “He knows what the everyday regimen of an NHL player is and he knows what it takes in the summers and during the year. It’s great. He gives us the rest we need, then he pushes us at the pace we need to be pushed at to give us the ability to be strong throughout the whole season.”
Here is the vid:
We also have Kris Letang's workout video, Concussion Watch, and Dustin Byfugljoke...
From reader Pittsburghler:
My father, being the hoarder that he is, bid on a bunch of crap from The Igloo during one of the auctions. Among his winning bids were some office chairs from the Penguins boardroom, some player lockboxes and a file cabinet from Ray Shero's office. However, the lockboxes and file cabinet were locked, with no keys provided, so we had to hire a locksmith to open them and cut new locks.
As we opened the top drawer to King Shero's file cabinet, my face almost melted off.
The inventory is as follows:
- 3 White legal pads
- 1 Yellow legal pad
- 2009 Official Guide and Record Book
- 2010 Official Guide and Record Book
- 2009 Official Rules x2
- 5 packs of eclipse wintergreen gum
- 1 PowerBar
- 2 Bottles of Purell Hand Sanitizer
- 1 Box of highligters
- 1 Universal Remote
- 1 DirecTV Remote
- 1 Blue pen
- A bunch of Penguin logo notecards
- A stack of Game Observation sheets with the retro 90's Penguin logo.
And he sent more pics...
Every Thursday afternoon, we will be taking time to reflect on the past week and hand out the Jobber of the Week award. It is named in honor of Jake Wheatley, since he is a jobber. "Jobber" actually doesn't even have a definition. It is what it is.
This week, we take a look at a Minnesota dad who tried to perform the ol' twin swap.
This happened a few weeks ago, but it's not exempt.
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Links that can't believe it is September.
We have to face it. Now that September is here, the word "concussion" is going to be a part of our daily lives. You can count on Link City to be your official Concussion Watch center.
Even A.O. is worried about Crosby. [ Puck Daddy ]
"God willing it won't be true. Right now Crosby is one of the best hockey players in the world. If he leaves, it will be a huge loss for people and for the sport in general. I will be very upset."
In another interview, David Steckel had this to say to the Washington Examiner:
“Yeah, I see the ticker and it’s unfortunate. I had no intention,” Steckel said. “I feel just as bad as anybody because I don’t want to see anybody out of the game for that long. It’s bad enough with everything that’s going around with other guys in the head. It’s just so uncertain and I feel bad and I wish him the best. First and foremost, I wish for anybody’s recovery. But I hope by now he knows I didn’t mean to do it at all. Hopefully he’s ready to go because he’s a tremendous player.”
Dick. But then again, anyone with a brain can look at the hit and see it wasn't a "blindside cheap shot."
Coming up, some revealing quotes Semin, killer bees, and Matt Cooke...