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Mile High Hockey Aug 26, 2015

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL August 26th, 2015

Alfie plays a role with Swedish world cup team. [Ottawa Citizen] Calgary Flames sign captain Mark Giordano to six-year contract extension worth $40.5M. [National Post] Phil Kessel, Sidney Crosby to skate on same line at Penguins' camp. [CBC] Sydor enters rehab following drunk driving incident. [Toronto Sun] London Knights nix Team Patrick Kane at camp. [Sportsnet] {Video starts automatically}
PensBurgh Aug 25, 2015

Coach Johnston: Kessel to start with Crosby

The Penguins coach announces his idea of where Phil Kessel will play. One of the biggest questions since the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Phil Kessel would be where would he play with, on the right side of Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin? But only one person's opinion truly mattered, that of course being coach Mike Johnston, and he has weighed in. Coach Johnston says Phil Kessel will most likely start with Sidney Crosby on the right side, but things could change. — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) August 25, 2015 With that being the case, Patric Hornqvist ought to be on the right wing...
PensBurgh Aug 14, 2015

Phil Friday: Kessel tries on the Pens jersey

Ohhhh boy, it's on like Donkey Kong Happy Friday yinz and y'all. You know what it means time to look at the gift that doesn't stop giving: Phil Kessel. Let's jump in! THE PIC THAT LAUNCHED 1000 PHOTOSHOPS It all started with an innocent enough picture from the Penguins earlier this week. Phil taking some pics in his new jersey. If course our friends at Pension Plan Puppets had a field day. Some of our faves: And That Third Jersey too It Phils great to put on the black and gold for the first time. pic.twitter.com/Uq16e3zKa8 — Pittsburgh...
Artic Ice Hockey Aug 12, 2015

FlightZone: Phil Kessel is an Awkward Penguin

Look how excited he is. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Phil Kessel, brother of Amanda Kessel, have given us our first look at the star winger in a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey. The result is delightful: We like your style, @PKessel81! pic.twitter.com/HbokxtQR5S — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) August 10, 2015 He's going to be flanking either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, least he could do is crack a smile! As you might expect, the Twitterverse took this ball and ran with it. Many thanks to Josh Cooper over at Puck Daddy for collecting some of the highlights: I'd like to hop on...
PensBurgh Aug 7, 2015

Phil Friday: Sid's birthday edition

The summer of Phil Friday at Pensburgh rolls on! Happy Friday. Happy birthday Sidney Crosby. It's time for Phil Friday with our main man Phil Kessel. In the words of Michael Bolton, "boys, let's get to it". Crosby on Kessel Michelle from Pens Inside Scoop was at Sid's hockey school in Nova Scotia this week. She had a great interview with him (check it out in full if you haven't already) and of course they touched on Phil-mainia. From Penguins.com: We have to ask you about Phil Kessel. Obviously a lot of fans are excited about that. How excited are you as a center to have a guy like that...
Blueshirt Banter Aug 3, 2015

Behind Enemy Lines: New Faces in New Places, the Metropolitan Division's Offseason

Phil is in the Metro? Quick, someone buy a hot dog costume. I do one of these every offseason and I figured it was time to get this up on the blog so we can all hopefully stop talking about Tanner Glass for a few days (please, pretty please). Here is a quick look at all of the noteworthy (and some not at all noteworthy) roster changes in the Metropolitan Division. The 2015 offseason saw some fireworks go off in regards to moves made within the Metropolitan Division including Phil Kessel becoming a Pittsburgh Penguin, T.J. Oshie joining the Caps, and Brandon Saad joining the young Columbus...
PensBurgh Jul 31, 2015

Pensburgh celebrates Phil Kessel 7/31

Another week ending in the summer, another chance to catch Phil Friday at Pensburgh. Welcome to the best day of the week: Friday. Phil Friday Catch up on your previous Phil Fridays: The first (7/3) Second on 7/10 Last Week 7/17 And here we go! Kessel highlights the Pens changes Really great article by Stephen Whyno yesterday. The best portion: Last season Pittsburgh dressed 24 different forwards because of injuries and trades. Many were far from productive, leaving Crosby and Malkin to shoulder the bulk of the offensive load. On opening night the Penguins could feature a top nine of...

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