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August 4, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Grove out; Penguins revamp role, online station

In a desire to turn pregame and postgame hosting duties into a full-time position, one that fits within the revamped structure of Penguins Radio 24/7, longtime Penguins radio host Bob Grove is out of a job. “We’re making a strategic …

August 4, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Close to the ceiling? Yeah, so what?

The Penguins are again bumping their heads on the salary-cap ceiling. It’s a directive from the top that general manager Jim Rutherford spend as much of the $71.4 million salary cap as he needs. He, of course, has shown no …

July 22, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Podcast: Mackey on TribLIVE Radio

Earlier Tuesday I joined Ken Laird and Guy Junker. Here’s the podcast of that appearance. Be GRATEFUL to each other, Mackey

July 21, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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With Adams, Spaling and Winnik gone, who kills penalties?

The Penguins addressed their need for a top-six winger in a big way by acquiring Phil Kessel. Now, defensemen Kris Letang, Derrick Pouliot and Olli Maatta could quarterback power plays, with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kessel, Patric Hornqvist and others …

July 20, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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A linked look back at development camp

Twenty-two stories. Twelve by me. Nine, including a lengthy look-ahead at the Penguins’ ownership situation by my trivia-loving colleague, Jonathan Bombulie. And one by our summer intern, Wynston Wilcox. Plus another from Bombulie coming Tuesday. All, told, it was a good …

July 16, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Catching up with Ty Loney, podcast link

Ty Loney thought about the question for a second, then gazed up at the pictures of Penguins greats that appear above the locker stalls inside the team’s dressing room. “I remember watching all of these guys play,” Loney said. “I …

July 16, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Talking Beau Bennett’s development

The comment has been scrutinized since it left Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford’s mouth at his season-ending press conference. “We made a mistake on Beau Bennett as far as development-wise,” Rutherford said. “I’ll take the responsibility for that. When it …

July 15, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Important return for Sean Maguire

Tuesday felt normal for Sean Maguire, and that’s nothing to shake a stick at. The Boston University goaltender, drafted in the fourth round (113th overall) by the Penguins in 2012, did not log a college game in 2014-15, the result …

July 13, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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The curious case of Chris Kunitz

Photo by Chaz Palla/Trib Total Media Left wing Chris Kunitz did not score goals as frequently as he, his team or Penguins fans would have liked in 2014-15. It’s a simple and fair assessment, one that’s been made several times …

July 11, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Podcast: Mackey on TribLIVE Radio

I joined Guy Junker on TribLIVE Radio — it would appear Ken Laird was actually given a day off; I need to look into this — Friday morning to talk some pucks. Fun as always. Take a listen here. Just makes you long for hockey season, no? …

 
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