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Empty Netter Assists - 04-01-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

-Marc-Andre Fleury officially announced his retirement. He plans on taking up professional cannonballing.

-Welcome back Paul Martin ... to practice.

-Beau Bennett is dealing with an illness.

-Martin speaks:

-Sidney Crosby speaks:

-The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins recalled goaltender Eric Hartzell from the Wheeling Nailers and assigned forward Denver Manderson to Wheeling.

-Happy 31st birday to current Penguins forward Jussi Jokinen. Acquired at the 2013 trade deadline, Jokinen has spent parts of the past two seasons with the Penguins. In 2012-13, Jokinen appeared in 10 games with the Penguins and recorded 11 points. He saw action in eight postseason contests that spring and netted three assists. This season, Jokinen has played in 75 games and scored 52 points. In 85 career games with the Penguins, Jokinen has 63 points.

-Happy 47th birthday to former Penguins forward Lee Giffin. A second-round pick of the club in 1985, Giffin spent parts of two seasons wth the Penguins. As a rookie in 1986-87, he appeared in eight games and scored two points. He followed that up in 1987-88 by playing in 19 games and recorded two assists. After spending all of 1988-89 with the Penguins' IHL affiliate in Muskegon, Giffin was traded to the Rangers for future considerations in the 1989 offseason. In 27 games with the Penguins, Giffin scored four points.

-After the Jump: A historic comeback by the Ducks.

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Futile Search

Written by Rob Rogers on .

Obamacare, despite the rocky and pitiful launch, has reached its goal of signing up over six million people before the end of March. Despite that victory, republicans continue to bash the health care law of the land and talk of repeal. Nobody is talking about the GOP alternative health care plan ... because there isn't one. 

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"Noah" premieres in London March 31; Crowe, Jackman reunite

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

 

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jconnelly481975317BD00099 UK PremierIf you thought you saw Russell Crowe in a Pirate hat at the game today in Pittsburgh, you were mistaken. He and his castmates from “Noah” attended the UK premiere of the movie at the Odeon Leicester Square today (March 31). 
 
As you can see, Hugh Jackman -- who played Jean Valjean to Crowe’s Javert in “Les Miserables” -- turned out. 
 
Leading ladies Emma Watson, who plays Noah’s adopted daughter, and Jennifer Connelly, Noah’s wife, were on hand. 
 
The group shot below shows: 
(L to R) Logan Lerman, who is Noah’s middle son; singer Patti Smith; producer Scott Franklin; director Darren Aronofsky; Jennifer Connelly; Russell Crowe, Emma Watson; Ray Winstone, whose character is a descendant of Cain; and Douglas Booth, Noah’s eldest.
 
 
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Photos by Dave J. Hogan/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International. 
 

 

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Joe Manganiello tumbles for romcom

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

Joe Manganiello switches gears from “Sabotage” and joins the cast of a romantic comedy. 
 
“Tumbledown,” starring Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall, has begun principal photography in Devens, Mass., it was announced by producers Kristin Hahn and Bron Studios' Aaron L. Gilbert and Margot Hand. 
 
Dianna Agron, Blythe Danner, Griffin Dunne, Joe Manganiello and Richard Masur also star.  Tumbledown is directed by Sean Mewshaw from an original screenplay by Desi Van Til. 
 
Here’s the description:  Deep in the Maine woods, Hannah (Hall) is unable to move on after the death of her husband, an acclaimed musician and the subject of a biography she’s struggling to write, when she meets Andrew, a brash New York academic who has a different take on her husband’s life — and death. 
 
The unlikely pair must collaborate to craft the famous singer’s story and begin to wirte the next chapter in their lives together.
 
 

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Karvel Anderson named an AP honorable mention All-American

Written by Craig Meyer on .

Robert Morris guard Karvel Anderson was named an Associated Press honorable mention All-American Monday.

A senior, Anderson averaged a team-high 19.7 points per game, a scoring mark which helped him win the Northeast Conference player of the year award. In the process, he helped lead the Colonials to the NEC regular season title and a second round appearance in the National Invitation Tournament.

Anderson is just the third player in Robert Morris history to be named an AP honorable mention All-American and the first since Tony Lee in 2009.

 

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