Training camp starts today at 9 a.m. You better be in shape.
We could so see Janne Pesonen saying, "Janne Pesonen! Suomussalmi, Finland!"
There's a lot of questions for Michel Therrien to answer. Is Jordan Staal a power forward on the wing? Where do Ruslan Fedotenko, Miroslav Satan and Pesonen fit in? What do they do with the 293 NHL-caliber defensemen on the roster? Is Dany Sabourin capable of being the backup goaltender full time (if that makes sense)? Will that Dunkin' Donuts advertisement still be on the ice?
We begin to find out today.
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-Training camp won't last that long for the Penguins.
-The Penguins beat the Senators 3-1 in the Kitchener, Ont. rookie tournament.
-Goon Aaron Boogaard had three fights in the tournament.
-Forward Casey Pierro-Zabotel has almost as many options as he has names.
-Flyers goaltender Antero Niittymaki is still having trouble with his hip. Maxime Talbot is bummed:
-New Montreal and former Penguins forward Robert Lang sounds excited about being reunited with forward Alex Kovalev.
-The Thrashers plan on using former Penguins forward Erik Christensen as a first-line center. Fire Ray Shero.
-The Lightning has quite a few new faces in camp.
-Former Penguins forward Matt Murley officially signed with the Hurricanes.
-The Red Wings are another team classifying their home game against the Penguins on Nov. 11 as a premium game and therefore raising the ticket price to that game specifically.
-The Oilers offered a peek of what their 30th anniversary patch will look like.
-Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky will not be in charge of the 2010 Canadian Olympic team.
-Former Penguins captain Jaromir Jagr is already running a coach out of town in the KHL.
-The NHL is getting closer to moving to Las Vegas.