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Camp log (Day 1): They’ve Arrived, and forward lines.

Fans await the Penguins before the first training-camp practice at Consol Energy Center.

Fans await the Penguins before the first training-camp practice at Consol Energy Center.

Just after noon at Consol Energy Center, and they’ve arrived. (See above.)

= Evgeni Malkin scored quite the cheer from these folks. He arrived in Pittsburgh from Moscow late Sunday and is practicing Monday. Will be targeting the MVP following this practice.

= Jerseys and forwards:

Whites: Eric Tangradi, Malkin, James Neal

Blacks: Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis

Grays: Matt Cooke, Brandon Sutter, Tyler Kennedy

Blues: Tanner Glass, Joe Vitale, Craig Adams

Gold (Yellow): Beau Bennett, Dustin Jeffrey, Jayson Megna

Author: Rob Rossi

Rob Rossi has covered the Penguins for parts of every season that Sidney Crosby has played in Pittsburgh. So, since 2005. He has led the Trib's NHL coverage since 2007, when he became the primary Penguins beat reporter. He joined the Tribune-Review in November 2002. Rossi, 35, is local chapter president of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. He also dabbles in radio, as ClearChannel's "Penguins Insider," and TV, as "NHL Insider" for Root Sports Pittsburgh, and as a semi-regular contributor to The Final Word, a Sunday sports show that airs on WPXI. In 2012, Rossi was recognized nationally by Penn State's John Curley Center for Sports Journalism for his coverage of youth sports for a Trib series that investigated concussion protocol. In 2013, he teamed with Carl Prine for an investigative piece about athletes' charities what was honored regionally. A graduate of West Virginia University and Keystone Oaks High School, Rossi was raised in Crafton and Green Tree and currently resides in Brookline. He is currently working on the authorized biography of Evgeni Malkin. Follow him on Twitter: @RobRossi_Trib

Comments

  1. SJB says:

    At what point are we going to get over the nicety of a new season finally starting and focus on the reality that this is the same team (minus a couple new faces) that imploded like a girl’s junior team in the playoffs last year and still has serious questions surrounding themselves and their ability to do anything much more than just make it to the playoffs.

    I think we need a refresher course on how this team embarrassed themselves and their fans in that last series with the Flyers and haven’t done much of anything post-regular season since 2009.

    Less than a year ago, many people were calling for Bylsma’s head and had some players on their chopping list and rightfully so. Can we pick up where we left off then, or are we going to sweep that ugliness under the carpet with the new season just like Pirates zealot’s and Nutting apologists seem to do every spring.

  2. Jandy says:

    SJB, why is it a girls’ junior team? C’mon, dude get with the program.

    Also, the season has yet to start, we don’t know how this team will even look, and you’re already going to fire everyone? Did someone wiz in your Cheerios?
    I mean, give it a chance man.

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