Baptism By Fire and the Pittsburgh Penguins

Jonathan Willis
August 09 2009 05:00AM

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The 2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins were a miserable team – the worst in the NHL in fact. They went 23-47-8-4, and were led in scoring by defenseman Dick Tarnstrom (52 points) and had ten different players who recorded a -20 rating or worse. The team also featured 17 players aged 25 or younger, including many high draft picks.

Five years later, the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup – showing that the baptism-by-fire method helped develop those young players into champions, right?  Wrong.

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Fleury doesn't care what you think about his comeback bid

Jean Lefebvre
August 08 2009 10:08AM

Here's what Theoren Fleury said to the Calgary Herald's George Johnson on Friday night about the expected public reaction to Fleury's attempted NHL comeback:

“I honestly don’t give a shit what people think of me. I don’t. People say I should get a life? Hey, worry about your own lives.

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All Tanguay all the time

Jean Lefebvre
August 07 2009 09:12AM

Following up on the other day's bit, the Alex Tanguay plot thickens.

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Y'all wouldn't understand

Ryan Lambert
August 06 2009 01:22PM

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The retirement of Jeremy Roenick probably means very little to you Canadians, except that the odd-looking loudmouth guy is finally gone.

But I can honestly say that, as far as American hockey goes, there might not have been a more important player in the last two decades.

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It’s early August... do you know where your Alex Tanguay is?

Jean Lefebvre
August 05 2009 11:53PM

Flames general manager Darryl Sutter, as is his usual practice, has wrapped up his summer business very early, which has opened the door for idle speculation about Tanguay’s possible return to the Flames. Nothing concrete, you understand, or even oatmealish in terms of substance. But there’s just enough gossiping and just enough fans with nothing else to occupy their attentions and not quite enough Tanguay actually signing somewhere else to stop all this nonsense for the whole thing to keep growing unchecked like the mold on the for the forgotten corned beef on rye sandwich at the back of the fridge.

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