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September 19, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: Maatta a pleasant surprise

Olli Maatta wasn’t wearing a red jersey, as the Penguins opened training camp at Consol Energy Center Friday. But Maatta was wearing an ear-to-ear smile, his surgically repaired shoulder causing him no pain or limiting him in any way. “Shoulder’s …

September 19, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: Penguins training camp groups

Here’s how the Penguins have split the team for practices through Sunday. Today, Group A will practice from 9-10:15 a.m., Group B from 10:30-11:45. On Saturday — which is free and open to the public — Group B will practice …

September 18, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: Some web extras from Thursday

Forward Chris Kunitz has played 659 NHL games for three teams — the Ducks, Thrashers and Penguins. Not once, however, has he seen an offseason like the Penguins recently experienced. “It’s the first time in my career I’ve had coaches …

September 17, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: Some introspection from London

LONDON, Ontario — We’re all kids. Yes, I know I’m only 30 years old, young for a beat guy, still a new parent, practically still a kid myself. I get it. What I’m talking about here is, when it comes …

September 16, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: Kuhnhackl’s connection; Pens prospects drop finale

LONDON, Ontario — The Penguins have the market cornered on German hockey players. Which is why it should come as no surprise that, at a retirement party for former NHL player Marco Sturm over the summer, Penguins prospect Tom Kuhnhackl …

September 16, 2014
by Josh Yohe


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Yohe: 10 Penguins observations entering camp

Greetings, hockey fans. Thought you might like some tidbits as we enter training camp.   The Penguins have been working out informally for the past couple of weeks at Consol Energy Center and Southpointe, respectively. Attendance has been strikingly good, …

September 15, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: Meet the Pens’ new speedster

LONDON, Ontario — Matia Marcantuoni is fast. Really fast. Almost Brian Gibbons or Luis Mendoza fast. Marcantuoni insists he never raced the former Penguins speedster, but it’d certainly be interesting to see who would win in a race. As for …

September 14, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: Catching up with Stephen Johns

LONDON, Ontario — The Chicago Blackhawks played here Saturday night and dropped a 4-2 decision to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Budweiser Gardens. They face the Penguins at 2 p.m. today, then play the Ottawa Senators at 7 p.m. Monday …

September 14, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: ‘It’s fun to play right now’

Offseason surgery limited Penguins forward Anton Zlobin at the beginning of last season, but the Moscow native has recovered nicely — his shoulder, sure, though more so his game. Eight goals and 19 points in 46 regular-season games during 2013-14 …

September 12, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: McNeill seeing stars

Reid McNeill has yet to make his NHL debut. That hasn’t stopped him from having his name mentioned along with several prominent defenseman. While playing with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League in 2011-12, McNeill’s regular defense partner …

 
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