Around The Net

Around the Net – a morning skate around the league


The Penguins will meet the Atlanta Thrashers in a few short hours… I will be live at Mellon Arena bringing you all of the action here at From the Point. Being that it is a harried morning of getting set to arrive at the dear old barn… I bring you a condensed version of Around the Net.

We start of this morning with our friends over at the Post Gazette. Dave Molinari takes a look at the inconsistencies that have plagued the Penguins throughout the season, but especially over the past few weeks.

Inconsistencies the name of the Penguins game lately

Sticking with Dave…here is his notebook for Saturday. He spoke with former Penguin Colby Armstrong on the fact that he will have to miss his final appearance in Mellon Arena due to a suspension. Gonchar is close to returning after dealing with a dreaded throat ailment and greybeard Chris Chelios my play on and on!

Molinari’s notebook

We discussed the season ticket re-location here yesterday. Rob Rossi does the same this morning and catches up with a few long time ticket holders to get their take as well. He discusses the re-locations and the applicable increases.

Season ticket re-locations and price increases

The Sporting News Previews today’s Penguins/Thrashers match-up…

Penguins meet Thrashers

The Associated Press takes a look at the impact that Lee Stempniak has had on the Phoenix Coyotes since arriving at this year’s NHL trade deadline. He has been on fire and was an absolute steal for the Yotes…

Season ticket re-locations and price increases

Ottawa had a bounce back season and will be returning to the post season after a one year absence. The Sens have now found their way to the postseason is 12 of 13 years.

Sens rolling into the playoffs

The Toronto Sun takes a look at the play of Tyler Bozak. Bozak is living the dream after being signed as a free agent out of college by the Leafs last season…the youngster is quickly solidifying a spot as the Leafs top center.

Bozak making it happen

I will be back shortly with your live game blog…


About Brian Metzer

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Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brian Metzer has been covering the Pittsburgh Penguins and National Hockey League since 2004. He is the host of Penguins Live Weekly, a show that airs Saturday mornings on 105.9 the X and iHeart Radio. He serves as the Pittsburgh Penguins correspondent for NHL Network Radio on SiriusXM, and is the NHL and Penguins correspondent for the Beaver County Times. Metzer is also a contributing writer for and is the primary contributor for this site

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