No game until Thursday this week, so let's look at some various news items:
In this edition of the Pens notebook, as published by the Post-Gazette, Dave Molinari makes some rather obvious statements about Fleury's bonuses (ie, they tried to clear space with letting other teams take Caron or Thibault). That wasn't interesting... but he also talked about a few other things -
1 - Russian authorities want Evgeni Malkin to play in just about everything. He's contending for a scoring title in the Russian Super League (13 G, 18 A in 30 games). He'll certainly play in the olympics. He'll make a great addition here, hopefully next year.
2 - I found out something I didn't know about Michel Ouellet - last year for Wilkes-Barre, he scored 30 goals before the all star break... and was didn't score another one for TWENTY-SEVEN straight games. His 31st goal game in the second-to-last game of the season. The Pens feel he can be a complete player who can score well. We didn't really see any of that during his three games here, but hopefully he can get some more time with the big club.
On a side note, did anyone besides me notice the speed that Matt Hussey has? He was FLYING up and down the ice at times on Saturday night. If he can have better hands than Koltsov or Fata, he'll be a keeper. This game is all about speed.
More posts later.