7:34 PM EDT, Tue September 16, 2014

Comeau: 'I'm looking for a fresh start' - 09-16-14

In terms offseason acquisitions who have cantankerous histories with the Penguins, Blake Comeau was overshadowed by the signing of Steve Downie and training camp invitation of Daniel Carcillo, each former Flyers. But that doesn't mean Comeau hasn't butted heads with his new employer in the past. While with the Islanders, Comeau suffered a concussion after being hit by former Penguins forward Maxime Talbot in a 3-0 home win by the Penguins Feb. 2, 2011, which was far more notable for a one-sided fight between Penguins goaltender Brent Johnson and his New York counterpart, Rick...

Mackey: Meet the Pens’ new speedster

LONDON, Ontario — Matia Marcantuoni is fast. Really fast. Almost Brian Gibbons or Luis Mendoza fast. Marcantuoni insists he never raced the former Penguins speedster, but it’d certainly be interesting to see who would win in a race. As for …

Mackey: Ehrhoff ready to contribute

When defenseman Christian Ehrhoff learned that the Buffalo Sabres planned on buying him out of his contract, he listed for his agent a group of teams he wanted to play for — ones he identified as having a legitimate shot …

Crosby talks fake arrest, wrist, etc.

Asking Penguins center Sidney Crosby about his fake arrest was not something I thought I’d ever do on the Penguins beat. Yet here we were Monday morning, a half-dozen reporters approaching Crosby with that awkward, obvious question: So, um, Sid, …
Corbett Rescue

Corbett Rescue

Governor Tom Corbett was one of the republican governors boycotting Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, causing the state to lose billions in funding. He was trying to make his own deal to attach unprecedented work requirements to the program. The Obama administration said no and Corbett was forced to make a deal that is less than "Healthy" for PA medicaid patients. 
CSN Washington Sep 5, 2014

2014-15 NHL team preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have a new coach and general manager. They also have two of the best forwards in the world.
Beaver County Times Sep 5, 2014
Madden: Penguins couldn't beat the NHL, so it's joining it

Madden: Penguins couldn't beat the NHL, so it's joining it

The Penguins signed ex-Philadelphia hack Steve Downie to a one-year contract earlier this summer. Yesterday, they invited Daniel Carcillo to try out at training camp. Carcillo is another ex-Flyer hack
Labor Day

Labor Day

Labor Day isn't just a chance to get away for a three day weekend, it is also a chance to reflect on the role labor in our country's history. 

Rookie tournament roster/schedule

See yinz in London. OK, OK, Ontario. For the Penguins’ rookie tournament with the Senators, the Maple Leafs and the Blackhawks. The team will play three games in four days Sept. 13-16, and Thursday morning the Penguins formally announced who …

Trottier back in coaching

Got a chance to talk this morning with former Penguins center Bryan Trottier, who was hired a few weeks ago as an assistant coach with the Buffalo Sabres. Trottier is 58. His back and joints limit his golf to four …
Texas Indictment

Texas Indictment

"We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country. It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state's constitution." No, this isn't a quote from a leading democrat or President Obama. Those words came from the lips of Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry in response to his indictment. 

Mackey: Ice Bucket Challenge

Well, there. That was cold. Colder than I expected, really. And, full disclosure, this is actually my second ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I did one Monday night, but realized I misspoke in the video. So the wife and I took …

More on Bennett, Zatkoff and Scuderi

They’re people, too. That was one of my biggest takeaways from speaking with Beau Bennett, Jeff Zatkoff and Rob Scuderi Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at RMU Island Sports Center. OK, full disclosure, I’ve talked with Bennett and Scuderi inside the …

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