17-12-2004 Marc Bureau speaks up.
Marc Bureau is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

17-12-2004 Raffi Torres frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Raffi Torres feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Raffi Torres was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 51 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 10 assists along with 41 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 31 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 38 PIM.


15-12-2004 Marc Bureau speaks up.
Marc Bureau is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-12-2004 Cory Stillman speaks up.
Cory Stillman is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Trevor Linden is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Brad Richards is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Andrew Ference is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Damian Rhodes hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Cory Stillman has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Alexei Zhamnov has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Jamie Pushor has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kenny Jonsson has played 29 games without a goal. Wayne Primeau has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Matt Cooke has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Mario Lemieux has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Brent Seabrook has played 18 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-12-2004 Toby Petersen frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Toby Petersen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Toby Petersen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 12 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 6 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 28 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 10+12=22 with 30 PIM.


9-12-2004 Alexei Kovalev reaches a milestone !
Alexei Kovalev scored the 300th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Washington Capitals on a feed by Brendan Shanahan. This is an unbeliveable feeling, i don't know what else to say, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of Russia, Alexei Kovalev was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 903 NHL games during his career, notching 300 goals and adding 372 assists along with 715 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 27 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 9+12=21 with 0 PIM.


7-12-2004 Cory Stillman speaks up.
Cory Stillman is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-12-2004 Raffi Torres frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Raffi Torres feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Raffi Torres was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 51 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 10 assists along with 41 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 26 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 28 PIM.


5-12-2004 David Koci uncertain about future
David Koci wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

4-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ryan Smyth is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Trevor Linden is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Alexei Kovalev is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Brad Richards is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mario Lemieux is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Damian Rhodes hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Cory Stillman has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Alexei Zhamnov has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Jamie Pushor has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kenny Jonsson has played 25 games without a goal. Patrick Marleau has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Wayne Primeau has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Matt Cooke has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Brent Seabrook has played 14 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-11-2004 Milan Kraft frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins center Milan Kraft feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Milan Kraft was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 42 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 7 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 23 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 5+7=12 with 10 PIM.


29-11-2004 Cory Stillman speaks up.
Cory Stillman is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

29-11-2004 Marc Bureau speaks up.
Marc Bureau is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

29-11-2004 Media praises the Pittsburgh Penguins
When we were healthy, we were one of the best teams in the league, commented Pittsburgh Penguins coach after today's game against the New York Rangers. This brings their current streak to 6 games undefeated.

27-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Alexei Kovalev is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Mario Lemieux is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Damian Rhodes hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Brian Rolston has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Alexei Zhamnov has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Jamie Pushor has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ryan Smyth has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Kenny Jonsson has played 22 games without a goal. Wayne Primeau has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Marc Bureau is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Brent Seabrook has played 11 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



25-11-2004 Media praises the Pittsburgh Penguins
As a coach, if you can get your team to work hard every night, then you've done your job, commented Pittsburgh Penguins coach after today's game against the San Jose Sharks. This brings their current streak to 5 games undefeated.

23-11-2004 Ian White injured.
Ian White of Wilkes-Barre Penguins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manchester Monarchs. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . I just kind of rolled over his back and I couldn't get my arm down to brace myself, so I landed awkwardly, he commented in a radio interview after the game.

22-11-2004 Trevor Linden reaches a milestone !
Trevor Linden scored the 800th point of his career in tonight's game against the Dallas Stars on a goal by Cory Stillman. When you come to play, good things happen, he commented during a post game radio interview..

A native of Canada, Trevor Linden was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 1193 NHL games during his career, notching 346 goals and adding 454 assists along with 738 penalty minutes. The 34 year old center has played 19 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 4 PIM.


21-11-2004 Eric Brewer frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Eric Brewer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Eric Brewer was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 418 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 73 assists along with 170 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 19 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 2 PIM.


20-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Kenny Jonsson is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Patrick Marleau is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Damian Rhodes hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Cory Stillman is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Alexei Zhamnov has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Jamie Pushor has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brendan Shanahan has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Brad Richards has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Wayne Primeau has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Marc Bureau has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-11-2004 Toby Petersen frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Toby Petersen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Toby Petersen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 12 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 6 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 19 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 9+8=17 with 30 PIM.


15-11-2004 Raffi Torres frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Raffi Torres feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Raffi Torres was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 51 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 10 assists along with 41 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 17 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 18 PIM.


13-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brian Rolston is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Andrew Ference is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Mario Lemieux is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Damian Rhodes hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Cory Stillman is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. Jamie Pushor has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brendan Shanahan has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Trevor Linden has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Kenny Jonsson has played 16 games without a goal. Brad Richards has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Wayne Primeau has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Matt Cooke has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Marc Bureau has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-11-2004 Ryan Smyth reaches a milestone !
Ryan Smyth scored the 200th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres on a feed by James Patrick. Yes I'm happy, who wouldn't be, he said to the press.

A native of Canada, Ryan Smyth was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 698 NHL games during his career, notching 200 goals and adding 200 assists along with 413 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 15 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 2 PIM.


11-11-2004 Ryan Smyth reaches a milestone !
Ryan Smyth scored the 400th point of his career in tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres on a feed by James Patrick. Yes, it's nice to break records but that's not the idea of this game, he replied before ducking into the dressing room.

A native of Canada, Ryan Smyth was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 698 NHL games during his career, notching 200 goals and adding 200 assists along with 413 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 15 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 2 PIM.


10-11-2004 Marc Bureau speaks up.
Marc Bureau is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alexei Kovalev is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Patrick Marleau is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Damian Rhodes hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Brian Rolston has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Cory Stillman is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Jamie Pushor has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ryan Smyth has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Trevor Linden has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Kenny Jonsson has played 13 games without a goal. Wayne Primeau has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Matt Cooke has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Marc Bureau has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Andrew Ference has played 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-11-2004 Tom Kostopoulos frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Tom Kostopoulos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tom Kostopoulos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 76 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 6 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 13 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 3+6=9 with 32 PIM.


2-11-2004 Team captain meets with Marc Bureau
Team captain Mario Lemieux called a short meeting with Marc Bureau after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Marc Bureau as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

2-11-2004 Marc Bureau speaks up.
Marc Bureau is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-11-2004 Cory Stillman speaks up.
Cory Stillman is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-11-2004 Marc Bureau speaks up.
Marc Bureau is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

30-10-2004 Eric Brewer frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Eric Brewer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Eric Brewer was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 409 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 72 assists along with 168 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 10 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


30-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alexei Kovalev is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mario Lemieux is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Damian Rhodes hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Brian Rolston has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Cory Stillman has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Jamie Pushor has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ryan Smyth has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Trevor Linden has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Kenny Jonsson has played 10 games without a goal. Wayne Primeau has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Matt Cooke has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Marc Bureau is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Brent Seabrook has played 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-10-2004 Cory Stillman agrees on a contract.
Cory Stillman has signed a $2 000 000 per year, 4 year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Cory Stillman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 664 NHL games during his career, notching 135 goals and adding 168 assists along with 268 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 9 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


28-10-2004 Randy Robitaille frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins center Randy Robitaille feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Randy Robitaille, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 144 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 34 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 9 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 3+6=9 with 4 PIM.


25-10-2004 Randy Robitaille frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins center Randy Robitaille feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Randy Robitaille, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 144 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 34 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 7 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 2 PIM.


24-10-2004 Brendan Shanahan agrees on a contract.
Brendan Shanahan has signed a $5 000 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Brendan Shanahan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1294 NHL games during his career, notching 525 goals and adding 588 assists along with 2050 penalty minutes. The 35 year old left wing has played 6 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 5 PIM.


24-10-2004 David Koci resumes full training.
Wilkes-Barre Penguins defenseman David Koci has resumed full training after his injury.

23-10-2004 Eric Brewer frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Eric Brewer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Eric Brewer was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 405 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 71 assists along with 168 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


23-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Alexei Kovalev is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mario Lemieux is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Marc-Andre Fleury is playing well with 2 wins in his 3 starts last week and allowing 2 goals.

Who's cold

Damian Rhodes hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Cory Stillman has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jamie Pushor has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Marc Bureau has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-10-2004 David Koci resumes light training.
Wilkes-Barre Penguins defenseman David Koci has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

16-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Brad Richards is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



13-10-2004 Brad Richards reaches a milestone !
Brad Richards scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens on a feed by Brian Rolston. I just feel so happy now, this comes at a good time for me, he said to the press.

A native of Canada, Brad Richards was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 336 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 152 assists along with 49 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 1 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 2+0=2 with 0 PIM.


11-10-2004 Milan Kraft frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins center Milan Kraft feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Milan Kraft was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 42 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 7 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 1 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 10 PIM.


10-10-2004 John Jakopin resumes full training.
Wilkes-Barre Penguins defenseman John Jakopin has resumed full training after his injury.

9-10-2004 Randy Robitaille frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins center Randy Robitaille feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Randy Robitaille, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 144 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 34 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 1 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 2 PIM.


9-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ryan Smyth is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Mario Lemieux is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-10-2004 Raffi Torres uncertain about future
Raffi Torres wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

6-10-2004 John Jakopin injured.
John Jakopin of Wilkes-Barre Penguins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Grand Rapids Griffins. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I just hope I can get back on the ice quickly and do what I can for the team, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

6-10-2004 David Koci injured.
David Koci of Wilkes-Barre Penguins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Grand Rapids Griffins. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . You never expect an injury like this to happen, but it does, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

3-10-2004 Milan Kraft frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins center Milan Kraft feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Milan Kraft was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 42 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 7 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


2-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-9-2004 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Ed BelfourAAA29Dallas Stars
Dominik Hasek AAA29St. Louis Blues
Patrick RoyA-A-A28Colorado Avalanche
Martin BrodeurA-BA-32New Jersey Devils
Curtis JosephA-A-A-27Toronto Maple Leafs
Tomas VokounA-A-A-28Dallas Stars
Billy SmithA-A-A-20Detroit Red Wings
Patrick LalimeBBB30Ottawa Senators
Marc-Andre FleuryBBB19Pittsburgh Penguins
Jean-Sebastien Giguere84848427Los Angeles Kings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Duncan KeithBAA-19New York Islanders
Brent BurnsBA-A-19St. Louis Blues
Derek MorrisBBA-26Calgary Flames
Dan BoyleBBA-28Vancouver Canucks
Brian CampbellB-AA-25Buffalo Sabres
Ryan SuterB-A-A-18Edmonton Oilers
Shea WeberB-AA-19Washington Capitals
Brent SeabrookB-AA-19Pittsburgh Penguins
Zdeno CharaBAB27Ottawa Senators
Chris ProngerB-AB29Chicago Blackhawks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Paul KariyaABA-29St. Louis Blues
Patrik EliasABA-28New Jersey Devils
Brett HullA-B-A-30Boston Bruins
Mark MessierBBB33Detroit Red Wings
Zach PariseBA-B19Phoenix Coyotes
Pavel BureACB33Florida Panthers
Jeff FriesenBB-B28San Jose Sharks
Mike KeaneB-A-B27St. Louis Blues
Ryan SmythB-B-B28Pittsburgh Penguins
Cliff RonningBB-B28Dallas Stars
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Mario LemieuxAA-A28Pittsburgh Penguins
Joe ThorntonA-BA-25Boston Bruins
Steve YzermanA-BA-29Detroit Red Wings
Joe SakicAB-A-35Colorado Avalanche
Gilbert PerreaultA-BA-20St. Louis Blues
Patrice BergeronBAA-18Dallas Stars
Ron FrancisBBA-31San Jose Sharks
Joe NieuwendykA-BA-28Montreal Canadiens
Sergei FedorovBB-A-34Phoenix Coyotes
Eric Staal89838719Los Angeles Kings
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrACA-32Washington Capitals
Luc RobitailleA-B-A-28Detroit Red Wings
Eric DazeA-BA-29Chicago Blackhawks
Ilya KovalchukAB-A-21Montreal Canadiens
Corey PerryA-BA-18Pittsburgh Penguins
Teemu SelanneACB34St. Louis Blues
Milan HejdukA-B-B28Colorado Avalanche
Martin St. LouisA-B-B29Columbus Blue Jackets
Steve SullivanBB-B30St. Louis Blues
Mark RecchiA-B-B29Philadelphia Flyers


28-9-2004 Tom Kostopoulos frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Tom Kostopoulos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tom Kostopoulos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 76 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 6 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season.


27-9-2004 Tom Kostopoulos frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Tom Kostopoulos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tom Kostopoulos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 76 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 6 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season.


25-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brad Richards is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Patrick Marleau has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Matt Cooke has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mario Lemieux has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-9-2004 Tomas Surovy uncertain about future
Tomas Surovy wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

18-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Matt Cooke has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mario Lemieux has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



17-9-2004 Media praises the Pittsburgh Penguins
We've worked hard this season and the results speak for them selves said Pittsburgh Penguins coach after today's win over the Ottawa Senators. The Pittsburgh Penguins have now a 5 game undefeated streak.

15-9-2004 Eric Brewer frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Eric Brewer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Eric Brewer was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 403 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 72 assists along with 168 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


11-9-2004 Milan Kraft frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins center Milan Kraft feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Milan Kraft was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 42 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 7 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season.


11-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ryan Smyth is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Trevor Linden is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Alexei Kovalev is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Marc Bureau is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mario Lemieux is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Brent Seabrook is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Corey Perry is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-9-2004 Toby Petersen frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Toby Petersen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Toby Petersen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 12 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 6 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season.


4-9-2004 Brad Richards frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins center Brad Richards feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Brad Richards was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 335 NHL games during his career, notching 98 goals and adding 152 assists along with 49 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


4-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-8-2004 Toby Petersen frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Toby Petersen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Toby Petersen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 12 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 6 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


29-8-2004 Andy Schneider uncertain about future
Andy Schneider wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2004 Tomas Duba uncertain about future
Tomas Duba wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

30-6-2004 Training camp preview
Pittsburgh Penguins will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Pittsburgh Penguins and Wilkes-Barre Penguins:
- James Patrick D
- Cory Stillman L
- Shjon Podein R
- Jamie Pushor D
- Brendan Shanahan L
- Ryan Smyth L
- Eric Brewer D
- Mike Wilson D
- Mathieu Schneider D
- Trevor Linden C
- Kenny Jonsson D
- Randy Robitaille C
- Milan Kraft C
- Alexei Kovalev R
- Patrick Marleau L
- Brad Richards C
- Wayne Primeau C
- Matt Cooke C
- Marc Bureau R
- Johan Hedberg G
- John Jakopin D
- Sebastien Caron G
- Andrew Ference D
- Dylan Gyori C
- Tom Kostopoulos L
- Joel Laing G
- Eric Meloche R
- Toby Petersen R
- Alexander Zevakhin L
- Colin Chaulk R
- Mario Lemieux C
- Darcy Robinson D
- Raffi Torres L
- Konstantin Koltsov L
- Matt Murley L
- Peter Hamerlik G
- Michel Ouellet R
- Shane Endicott C
- Ross Lupaschuk D
- Drew Fata D
- Alexandre Rouleau D
- Tomas Surovy L
- Andy Schneider D
- Jan Fadrny L
- Travis McAlpine R
- Marko Jantunen R
- Patrick Foley L
- Mark Moore D
- David Koci D
- Tomas Duba G
- Brandon Crawford-West G
- Jarno Aravirta C
- Marc-Andre Fleury G
- Brent Seabrook D
- Corey Perry R

Players reporting out of shape:
- Milan Kraft C
- Marc Bureau R
- Joel Laing G
- Alexander Zevakhin L
- Tomas Surovy L
- Travis McAlpine R

Players reporting in good shape:
- Jamie Pushor D
- Ryan Smyth L
- Mike Wilson D
- Kenny Jonsson D
- Matt Cooke C
- Andrew Ference D
- Drew Fata D
- Patrick Foley L
- David Koci D
- Brandon Crawford-West G
- Jarno Aravirta C
- Marc-Andre Fleury G
- Brent Seabrook D


30-6-2004 Ivan Hlinka leaves team
Ivan Hlinkas contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Joe Mullen leaves team
Joe Mullens contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Wayne Daniels leaves team
Wayne Danielss contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Charlie Hodge leaves team
Charlie Hodges contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 John Welday leaves team
John Weldays contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Patrick Steidle leaves team
Patrick Steidles contract has expired and he has left the team.

28-6-2004 Johan Hedberg frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Johan Hedberg feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Johan Hedberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 9th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 63 NHL games during his career, booking 4 career shutouts and allowing 117 goals. The 31 year old goaltender is looking forward for the start of the season.


25-6-2004 Drew Fata returns
Pittsburgh Penguins were delighted to hear that Drew Fata has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Alexandre Rouleau returns
Pittsburgh Penguins were delighted to hear that Alexandre Rouleau has returned to the team.

23-6-2004 Eric Brewer frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Eric Brewer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Eric Brewer was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 399 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 71 assists along with 168 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


24-6-2004 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Mathieu Schneider (Pittsburgh Penguins) UFA
-Johan Hedberg (Pittsburgh Penguins) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Ross Lupaschuk (Wilkes-Barre Penguins) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Travis McAlpine (Wilkes-Barre Penguins) UFA
-Marko Jantunen (Wilkes-Barre Penguins) UFA
-Jarno Aravirta (Wilkes-Barre Penguins) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Ivan Hlinka(pro)
-Joe Mullen(pro)
-Wayne Daniels(pro)
-Charlie Hodge(pro)
-John Welday(pro)
-Patrick Steidle(farm)


20-6-2004 Toby Petersen frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Toby Petersen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Toby Petersen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 12 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 6 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 69 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 21+41=62 with 50 PIM.


20-6-2004 Board increases player budget for next season
The board of owners have increased player budget for next season with $3 700 000 because of your good financial record.

20-6-2004 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $3 700 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

20-6-2004 Neil Shea retires
Pittsburgh Penguins staff member Neil Shea has announced his retirement due to personal reasons.

20-6-2004 Andrew Ference agrees on a contract.
Andrew Ference has signed a $3 500 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Andrew Ference was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 8th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 310 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 58 assists along with 133 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


Eastside Hockey Manager