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August 25, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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London Rookie Tournament Roster

Miles Liberati’s timing looks to be pretty good. The Cheswick native has earned a look from his hometown team at a time when they could really use his services. Liberati, a 6-foot, 195-pound defenseman, is coming off a career year …

August 24, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Burned Down

In its 2015-16 NHL prospects rankings, ESPN.com had the Penguins dead last in the league. Corey Pronman wrote that there wasn’t even anyone close to the Penguins when he was deciding who should be in the bottom spot and that the …

August 24, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Podcast: Mackey on TribLIVE Radio

On Monday at noon I joined Ken Laird, Guy Junker and Tim Benz to talk about my story from Sunday on Sidney Crosby. You can listen to the podcast here. Be GRATEFUL to each other, Mackey

August 21, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Sergei and the Tryouts

When the Penguins announced last week that they were inviting Sergei Gonchar to training camp, it got me thinking about tryouts. By my count, 70 players with NHL experience were invited to camps on tryout contracts last season. I included the …

August 21, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Teasing the Crosby Sunday story

Chaz Palla/Trib Total Media The following is an excerpt from my story on Sidney Crosby, reported around Nova Scotia, that will appear in your Sunday Tribune-Review: Gaetan Tremblay, 49, also of Cole Harbour, met Crosby when the latter was a …

August 20, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Dominate the state

When it comes to producing NHL players, Pittsburgh is kicking the heck out of Philadelphia right now. This realization came to me while watching the Penguins’ informal preseason skate at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex this morning. Four Pennsylvania-born players …

August 19, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: Bubble hockey with Crosby

Chaz Palla/Trib Total Media ENFIELD, Nova Scotia – Walk down the steps to Sidney Crosby’s man-cave of a basement, turn left, and there’s one of everyone’s favorite childhood memories – including his – there to greet you. A Super Chexx …

August 18, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Plot Summary

While it was good to catch up with Tyler Kennedy at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex this morning, another player joining the team’s informal voluntary preseason workout roster today will probably have more of an impact on the Penguins this …

August 15, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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What events could the UPMC Lemieux Complex host?

If you’re an NHL player, the appeal of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex is obvious. It’s a state-of-the-art practice facility. If you have a sports injury that needs diagnosis and rehab, same thing. It’s a top of the line place …

August 14, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Can Sergei Gonchar still play?

The Penguins announced today that they’ve signed 41-year-old defenseman Sergei Gonchar to a tryout contract. I’m headed up to Cranberry for a tour of the new UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, but I wanted to write a quick post to explore one …

 
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