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LINK CITY: Weekend with the Fehr’s

The NHL and NHLPA met for a long time Saturday night and the NHL made a newish kind of offer. [ TSN.ca ] The league amended a proposal made last month to shift the cost of the NHL-designed 'make whole' provision from the players share over to the owners side. The concept of "Make Whole" […]

Goodbye Winter Classic

Well…. it's about to happen. The NHL is going to cancel the Winter Classic in Michigan. Sure, it's just a regular season game, but the Winter Classic is always fun. Not to mention the fact that it's a huge event for the NHL, so cancelling it sends a big signal. It doesn't look like the […]

Are These The Teams and Owners Driving The Lockout?

Via Elliotte Friedman's always excellent "30 Thoughts" column: The commish has three groups of owners: the ones who want to play; the ones in the middle, including Tampa and Nashville, who want a better collective bargaining agreement but recognize not playing is worse; and the hardliners. It would be a mistake to underestimate the last […]

Everyone vote for the Animal Rescue League

Such a great cause here. Like many of you, we have several animals and we love them dearly. The Animal rescue league in Pittsburgh asked us to spread the word that they need votes to win $25,000 for their shelter. [ ARL ] All you have to do is vote here. Here is a slideshow […]

GAMEDAY: Sandy UPDATED: Pittsburgh area out of the path.

The path of the storm can be tracked here. [ TWC ] Based off of this model the storm will be coming close to our area around 2am in the morning: No clue what any of this means. Good luck. UPDATE: Pittsburgh area out of the path for now:

The Winter Classic Could Be Salvaged… Will It?

There are rumors that the NHL Winter Classic could be cancelled as soon as Monday. However, as Sean Gentille on Twitter points out: "Nov. 3 is the first Classic deadline, and it'd cost the league 1/5th of a fourth-liner. They'd overshoot that by six days? Not buying it." Is the report that the Winter Classic […]

Pittsburgh Business losing 2.2 million every time a game isn’t being played

Yikkkkkes. From the Pittsburgh Business Times: The National Hockey League's lockout is costing Pittsburgh about $2.2 million for every game that isn't played. That word comes from the CEO of Visit Pittsburgh. He laid it out clearly in an interview with KDKA: Davis says a lot of that money comes from fans of Sidney Crosby […]

It Looks Like The Islanders Are Moving to Brooklyn

According to the Islanders website, there's going to be a "major announcement" at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn today involving the New York Islanders. All of the important Islanders officials will be there, so it could be a relocation announcement. The Islanders lease at the Nassau Coliseum expires in 2015. We hope this somehow leads […]

NHL Games Cancelled Until November 1

You won't be watching any NHL hockey until after Halloween at the earliest. The NHL has cancelled another group of games. The earliest games could be played now would be after November 1st and, realistically, that's probably not going to happen. In addition, the league gave the Players' Association an October 25 deadline to allow […]

A complete look at the NHL’s offer to the NHLPA

The NHL posted the entire proposal it offered to the NHLPA. You can read it here. [ NHL.com ] Travis Hughes over at SBnation has Donald Fehr reaction: The NHLPA isn't thrilled with the NHL's latest CBA proposal, according to a letter executive director Don Fehr sent to his union membership on Tuesday. Excerpts of […]

Why the NHLPA Will Likely Reject This Offer & The Lockout Will Continue

As soon as rumblings about the lockout started to be heard, both the NHL and the NHLPA immediately started public relations efforts to make their side look better. Whether it was a "heartfelt" video from the players or an NHL focus group that ultimately determined that – shockingly –

NHL steps up with a major “New Offer”

Could this be the season saver? Via TSN.ca: The NHL put a new offer on the bargaining table for the NHL Players' Association on Tuesday morning, which includes a 50/50 split of hockey-related revenue across the board and contingent on an 82-game season beginning Nov. 2. "We hope we've given our best shot," NHL commissioner Gary […]

More NHL Game Cancellations Expected This Week

According to pretty much everyone on Twitter who knows what they're talking about, the NHL is expected to announce more game cancellations this week. A lot more. According to Chris Botta, "NHL went easy with soft first cancellation of games. Had no impact. League will go big this week."

Gameday 1 – New York Islanders

New York Islanders (0-0-0) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (0-0-0) 7:00 pm/et TV: ROOT, MSG Plus 2 Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Sorry.  

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SEASON PREVIEW: 2010-2011

For the last six years we've written a season preview about the Pens. ( Obviously) We have to fill a void somehow so we'll just post old season previews today, and the rest of week. :::::::::::::::::::::::::   2010-2011 preview, posted October 6, 2011.         "In every adversity there lies the seed of […]

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SEASON PREVIEW: Swagga Like Us. 2009-2010 Season Preview

For the last six years we've written a season preview about the Pens. ( Obviously) We have to fill a void somehow so we'll just post old season previews today, and the rest of week.   ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 2009-2010  Season preview orginally posted October 2, 2009.         It's been our own personal mantra […]

SEASON PREVIEW: It’s All Part Of The Plan. 2008-2009 Season Preview

For the last six years we've written a season preview about the Pens. ( Obviously) We have to fill a void somehow so we'll just post old season previews today, and the rest of week. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 2008-2009 season preview, posted Friday, October 3, 2008.     Late into the night of June 4, 2008, the […]

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