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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 Jonathan Bombulie


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The case for Beautiful Bobby Farnham

You know how Sen. Bob Casey said something last week about Pittsburgh being America’s hockey capital? I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I think it might be America’s hockey Twitter capital. How else could you explain the No. …

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? …

July 10, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Lovejoy: ‘It eats at me’

Ben Lovejoy has spent this summer enjoying his lakeside cottage in New Hampshire. Not a bad gig, one would think. Although Lovejoy hasn’t gotten much of a respite from how the 2014-15 season ended. “Every day,” Lovejoy answered when I …

July 9, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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What’s Mike Johnston been up to?

Penguins coach Mike Johnston isn’t really a day-off kind of guy. He told us as much on locker-cleanout day. Which is why, in his first offseason as an NHL head coach, Johnston isn’t exactly spending the summer on a beach …

July 7, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Development Camp Roster

From Angello to Zlobin, here are some brief scouting reports on the 37 players the Penguins invited to development camp. The camp begins Tuesday, July 14 and ends with a controlled scrimmage at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Two quick …

July 7, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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TribLive Radio Podcast 7/7

I talked to Trib Live Radio’s Guy and Josh this morning about a bunch of Penguins topics — who I’m looking forward to seeing at development camp, what happens when 40 percent of a team’s cap space is invested in …

July 5, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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No arbitration for Penguins

The deadline for NHL restricted free agents to file for salary arbitration came and went at 5 p.m., and no Penguins players filed. Here’s a list of the 23 players league-wide who did, headlined by Arizona’s Michael Boedker, Washington’s Braden …

July 5, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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What would you pay for Plotnikov?

Hope everyone had a Happy (and safe) Fourth of July. I’m going to be off for the next week, so make sure to follow my colleague, Jonathan Bombulie (Twitter: @BombulieTrib), for any news. I will likely only be tweeting about …

 
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