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  1. Pittsburgh Penguins get big nights from Marc-Andre Fleury, Jordan...

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- Here are some quick notes from the Penguins' 2-1 Game 6 victory over the Red Wings at Mellon Arena on Tuesday night: • First things first. That was a heck of a hockey game! I thought both teams really dug in and battled all ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  2. Change of scenery? Dany Heatley may want out of Ottawa

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- Is Senators winger Dany Heatley seeking his ticket out of Ottawa? Sources tell me that is the case. According to those sources, Ottawa GM Bryan Murray has been notified of Heatley's desire for a change of scenery and is mulling his opt...

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  3. Hradek's instant analysis: Pavel Datsyuk, Wings' special teams bo...

    E.J. Hradek

    DETROIT -- Here are some quick notes from the Red Wings' 5-0 Game 5 victory over the Penguins at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night: • After missing the past seven playoff games due to a foot injury, Detroit star forward Pavel Datsyuk retu...

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2009
  4. Sidney Crosby in playoffs, Avs front-office drama and Minny's fut...

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- During the Stanley Cup playoffs, my contributions have been focused on our postseason coverage. Of course, there has been a lot of other stuff going on. I figure it would be a good time to catch up. Here's my take on a few recent events...

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2009
  5. Hradek's instant analysis: Staal strong; Wings don't pursue Zette...

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- Here are some quick notes from the Penguins' 4-2 victory over the Red Wings at Mellon Arena on Tuesday night: • Pittsburgh center Jordan Staal, who struggled in the first two games in Detroit, seems to be regaining his confi...

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2009
  6. Hradek's instant analysis: Line changes, Malkin-Crosby combo and ...

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- Here are some quick notes from the Penguins' 4-2 Game 3 victory over the Red Wings at Mellon Arena on Tuesday night. • At the 9:06 mark of the third period, talented freshman Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson made a rookie ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2009
  7. Hradek's instant analysis: Lineup changes, slow start haunt Pitts...

    E.J. Hradek

    DETROIT -- Here are some quick notes from the Wings' 3-1 Game 2 victory over the Penguins at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday night: • Old reliable, Wings rookie Justin Abdelkader, struck again in Game 2. The former Michigan State standout, an u...

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2009
  8. Postgame report: Keep an eye on the Sidney Crosby-Henrik Zetterbe...

    E.J. Hradek

    DETROIT -- Here are some quick notes from the Detroit Red Wings' 3-1 Game 1 victory over the Penguins at the Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night: • Well, you just knew Wings rookie fourth-line center Justin Abdelkader would be a difference-...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  9. NHL considering making changes to Stanley Cup finals schedule

    E.J. Hradek

    According to multiple sources, if the Penguins and Red Wings can wrap up their respective Conference final series by Wednesday night, the Stanley Cup final series likely would start on Saturday, May 30 in Detroit.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2009
  10. Five Things We Learned: Seven-defensemen plan working for Pittsbu...

    E.J. Hradek

    High-tempo action, terrific goaltending and a pair of young brothers at each other's throats ... welcome to the Eastern Conference finals! Here are five things that stood out in Game 1 between the Penguins and Hurricanes: 1. I have to say, the fi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2009
  11. Five Things We've Learned: More bad luck for Jordan Staal, Pittsb...

    E.J. Hradek

    Two hat tricks in one game ... wow! Here are five observations from a whale of a hockey game between the Penguins and Capitals: 1. Penguins center Jordan Staal had some tough luck in his club's 4-3 Game 2 loss. On Washington's second goal (which tie...

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2009
  12. Five Things We Learned: Long shifts, strong starts and bad beards...

    E.J. Hradek

    Throughout these crazy Stanley Cup playoffs, my colleagues and I will be weighing in with Five Things We Learned from the night's action. So, let's kick things off with my thoughts from opening night: 1. Cold Caps crease. As most observers figured, ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2009
  13. My top reasons for Pittsburgh Penguins' turnaround

    E.J. Hradek

    There's some bad news for the playoff contenders in the East. The defending conference champion Pittsburgh Penguins have found their way, winning six straight games, including all five on their just-completed road swing. And it gets worse: The Pens w...

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2009
  14. Therrien should have no regrets; this Penguins team not as good a...

    E.J. Hradek

    I can't imagine Michel Therrien has too many regrets. In his first full season (2006-07), he led the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 47-point improvement in the standings. That's pretty significant, eh? In his second full season (2007-08), Therrien direct...

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2009
  15. My simple advice for the Penguins: Shoot the puck!

    E.J. Hradek

    After watching the Penguins on back-to-back nights -- in person in Philadelphia and on the tube against Washington -- it's not hard to tell they're a fragile group right now. Obviously, they're not the same team that went to the Cup finals last spri...

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2009
  16. Thursday recap: Ryan goes crazy … Pens' woes continue

    E.J. Hradek

    Did you know Thursday is the second busiest day of the week during the NHL season? Well, I'm not absolutely certain about that little nugget of information, but it's what the league's scheduling guru, Steve Hatze Petros, once told me. And if anyone k...

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2009