LINK CITY: Pens Make Cuts, No TV Game Tonight, HBO, Babcock Cries

Links that aren't on TV tonight.
No Link City yesterday.
New rule: No Link City on recap days.  Game.
Pens made some cuts on Thursday. [ Penguins ]

Joining Wilkes-Barre/Scranton are forwards Jesse Boulerice, Chris Collins, Joey Haddad, Nick Petersen, Ryan Schnell, Zack Sill, Alex Smigelski, Keven Veilleux and Geoff Walker, defensemen Jason DeSantis, Derek Peltier and Carl Sneep and goaltender Patrick Killeen.

Forward Tyler Brown (Plymouth, Ontario Hockey League) and goaltender Alex Pechurskiy (Tri-City, Western Hockey League) were returned to their respective junior teams.

Let's put it this way: If Keven Veilleux had to skate to Wilkes-Barre, it would take him 5 years.
The Pens also released their lineup for tonight:

10 Mark Letestu
14 Chris Kunitz
15 Dustin Jeffrey
17 Mike Rupp
18 Chris Conner
19 Mike Comrie
24 Matt Cooke
25 Maxime Talbot
27 Craig Adams
28 Eric Godard
38 Nick Johnson
45 Arron Asham

3 Alex Goligoski
5 Deryk Engelland
6 Ben Lovejoy
7 Paul Martin
20 Steve Wagner
41 Robert Bortuzzo
47 Simon Despres

1 Brent Johnson
36 John Curry

Too bad no one gets to watch it.  No TV tonight.
Game will be broadcast on The X, though.
If you're gonna be at the game, a quick writeup of the game would be appreciated by all.
Send it to The hype machine is full speed ahead for the HBO Penguins/Caps thing.
The Pens are pumped about it. [ Penguins ]
“I think this is going to be good for hockey,” Asham said. “It’s going to give us a little more exposure. I think between last year’s Winter Olympics and the Winter Classics every year, they have been great for the game, but this is going to help all of us even more.”
Tons of good info on this.
Bettman isn't trying to make this A.O. vs. Bing. [ Puck Daddy ]
Good video of A.O. being a dick at that link. After one preseason game, the Red Wings have shed a year's worth of tears. [ The Sporting News ]
Aww, he calls him Sid.  The Olympics brought them closer.

The Mule wasn't happy, either:

“Yeah,” he said. “It was terrible, stupidest play I’ve ever seen. … He lifted his foot up and put his knee inside of my leg.” And yes, Franzen thinks it deserves a suspension, even though he didn’t think Orpik was targeting his bad knee.

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