Just wanted to post a brief commercial for the live blog I'll be doing tomorrow night (Thursday) at the Consol Energy Center for the highly anticipated Penguins-Flyers tilt. The live blog should probably start in the 6:00 hour if I had to give an educated guess.
I've done one other live blog in my life, and that was the first time I was permitted into the media area at the CEC. It was a little different from the usual Pens live blog you see around the web, and the second take will once again be along those lines. So I hope you can join me at some point for an historic evening in Pittsburgh.
Now for some REAL Penguin news:
-The Penguins will enter on a red carpet, with fans invited to arrive in time for the players' entrance between 4:15-5 p.m.
-The team is asking fans to arrive in their seats by 6:45
-The TribTron will be set up for viewing of the game outside
FLYERS-PENS will be the team's 167th straight sellout. [PittsburghPenguins.com]
SIMON DESPRES was sent back to his junior team, ending his bid at a roster spot. [PG]
ANDREW HUTCHINSON and RYAN CRAIG were not claimed on waivers and will join Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. [Empty Netters]
The MARIO MOSAIC was unveiled yesterday at the Consol Energy Center. [Trib]
GILLES MELOCHE blames the Olympic experience for the decline in Marc-Andre Fleury's play last season. [PG]
BROOKS ORPIK and JORDAN STAAL will share the alternate captaincy vacated by Sergei Gonchar. [PG]