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September 29, 2010
by Rob Rossi


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Rare closed practice at Southpointe

The Penguins will return to practice Thursday. Some quick hits to tide over dear readers: • PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED. Though standing-room-only crowds have become the norm for Southpointe sessions, this practice will be closed to the public because of …

September 28, 2010
by Rob Rossi


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USA Today power poll with some PGH love

Quick in-game note, dear readers. I’ll post some stuff after this exhibition tilt: • I’m honored to have been asked to contribute to USA Today’s weekly rankings for this season. Some respected scribes are part of the group, led by …

September 26, 2010
by Rob Rossi


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Birthdays galore and Geno having some fun

First, a happy 50th birthday to my uncle, Bill Oliverio. It was at his house that I watched in horror as the Penguins dropped Game 7 of the 1993 Patrick Division final to the Islanders.

September 25, 2010
by Rob Rossi


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Crosby expected to play tonight in “Ultimate Home Game”

Just a few quick hits from the Penguins’ AM practices: • HC DAN BYLSMAsaid C SIDNEY CROSBY will play tonight against Columbus at Consol Energy Center. Crosby did not finish an exhibition game Wednesday night because of a sore hip. …

September 22, 2010
by Rob Rossi


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Semi-instant postgame stuff

Live (kinda) from the Consol Energy Center media room, which I’d prefer be named after Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Mike Lange, but… • C SIDNEY CROSBYdid not seem too concerned about having to leave this game with a sore hip flexor, and coach …

September 22, 2010
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An AM update before the first game at Consol.

Greetings, dear readers. Some notes as I watch a bizarre drill around noon: = C JORDAN STAALwas again re-evaluated by team doctors today and will not speak until Thursday. The original play was for Staal to make his first public …

September 20, 2010
by Rob Rossi


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Thoughts from Pens (and me) on Shero.

Due apologies for the late post on this first Monday of hockey season, but I’ve been trying to piece together a package for Tuesday’s print editions regarding GM RAY SHERO’s five-year extension.

September 19, 2010
by Rob Rossi


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Pondering D pairings after Day 2.

Some notes and tidbits from Sunday’s practice at Consol Energy Center:   = I was kicking around defense pairings with radio broadcaster PHIL BOURQUE. If DERYK ENGELLAND makes the squad I’m intrigued what he might look like next to back-end …

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