-The schedules for NBC's and NBC Sports' slates of games next season was released. The Penguins' games on the networks are:
(Note: All times are listed as Eastern.)
Oct. 28 - Penguins at Capitals, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Nov. 11 - Canadiens at Penguins, 7:30 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Nov. 17 - Wild at Penguins, 7:30 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Dec. 1 - Penguins at Sharks, 10:30 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Dec. 9 - Penguins at Avalanche, 10 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Dec. 16 - Penguins at Bruins, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Jan. 6 - Penguins at Blackhawks, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Jan. 18 - Penguins at Blues, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Jan. 23 - Penguins at Capitals, 12:30 p.m. (NBC)
Feb. 10 - Rangers at Penguins, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Feb. 18 - Red Wings at Penguins, 7 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Feb. 21 - Penguins at Sabres, 12:30 p.m. (NBC)
Feb. 24 - Penguins at Bruins, 7:30 p.m. (NBC SPorts)
March 8 - Penguins at Islanders, 7:30 p.m. (NBC Sports)
March 13 - Penguins at Rangers, 12:30 p.m. (NBC)
March 20 - Capitals at Penguins, 6 p.m. (NBC Sports)
March 27 - Penguins at Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (NBC Sports)
April 9 - Penguins at Flyers, 3 p.m. (NBC)
-The full league-wide schedule can be found here.
-Former Penguins defenseman Jordan Leopold, currently an unrestricted free agent defenseman, is still looking for work.
-Former Red Wings captain/defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom said former Penguins captain/forward Mario Lemieux was the best player he ever faced.
-Happy 46th birthday to former Penguins goaltender Garth Snow (right). A free agent signing just prior to the 2000-01 season, Snow's Penguins career amounted to 35 games hat season in which he went 14-15-4 with a 2.98 goals against average, .900 save percentage and three shutouts. Easily the highlight of his season was a 40-save effort in a 5-0 shutout of the Maple Leafs. Snow probably would've been the first star of the game had it not been for some guy making his season debut that night. In the 2001 offseason, Snow was signed by the Islanders. He is currently the Islanders' general manager.
-The Sabres “mutually agreed to part ways” with president Ted Black and replaced him with Russ Brandon. Brandon is also the managing partner and president of the NFL's Buffalo Bills. Both franchises are owned by the Pegula family. Black is a former executive with the Penguins and Fox Sports Pittsburgh.
-The Predators re-signed restricted free agent forward Colin Wilson to a four-year contract worth a total of $15.25 million. Coming off a contract with a salary cap hit of $2 million, Wilson's new deal will have a cap hit of $3.9375 million. Wilson, 25, appeared in 77 games last season and scored 42 points (20 goals, 22 assists).
-EN Says: Wilson (right) broke through in a contract year with a career year. With coach Peter Laviolette preaching an offensively aggressive approach, Wilson reached the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career. A former first-round pick (No. 7 overall in 2008), Wilson took a while but he seems to finally have reached his considerable potential. Capable of playing wing and center, Wilson has some size (6-foot-1, 216 pounds) and plays a hard game. If he can grow or even maintain last season's success, this contract will be a bargain.
-The Avalanche re-signed restricted free agent forward Joey Hishon to a one-year, two-way contract.
-What is the Coyotes' long-term future with their new lease for Gila River Arena?
-Will former Avalanche forward Daniel Briere, currently an unrestricted free agent, retire?
-What is the the Look Up Line?
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