Morning Penguins Links…


Grab your coffee, danish, bacon and eggs, Red Bull, defibrillator or whatever it is that you use as an eye opener in the morning and settle in for your morning links!

Sidney Crosby got his missing equipment back… It was on its way to Russia!
“I’m grateful to everyone who took the time and effort to get my equipment back for me,” Crosby said in a statement posted on the Pittsburgh Penguins website. “These items are irreplaceable and I’m happy to have them back.”

Crosby’s Golden Gear Returned Pt 1

Here is another story about the missing gear from the Globe and Mail.

Crosby’s Golden Gear Returned Pt 2

Former Penguin Chris Minard was recalled by the Edmonton Oilers…the forward usually skates for their affiliate… the Springfield Falcons.

Minard Recalled

A Penguin seen wearing his home blacks… very cool, yet kind of weird looking.

Penguin – Back in Black

“She’s Out Of My League” hits theaters this week. The flick was filmed in Pittsburgh … Jay Baruchel, who stars and is a real life Maple Leafs fan, had to convince the audience that he bled black and vegas gold for the role.

She’s Out Of My League

Former Penguins defenseman Ryan Whitney was dealt to Edmonton and is finally getting a chance to be the top dog… could he help your fantasy team?

Ryan Whitney – Fantasy Stud?

Sidney Crosby defended his decision to pass on David Letterman yesterday…

Crosby Defends Skipping Letterman

One of my favorite writers, Craig Custance of the Sporting News, takes a look at the head shot situation… this piece is packed with GM reaction and opinions on not only the Matt Cooke situation, but head shots in general.

Head Shots Finally Address and Rule on the Way

The AP breaks down some of the rule changes that have been proposed during the general managers’ meetings in Florida.

GMs Propose Plenty of Rule Changes

Josh Yohe of the Tribune Review/Mckeesport Daily News weighs in on the chemistry that is developing between Evgeni Malkin and Alexei Ponikarovsky.

Malkin + Poni = Success

Sad story… fun loving police officer killed in the line of duty — remembered for ribbing Penguins loving co-workers by placing pictures of Alex Ovechkin in their lockers.

An avid Caps fan, Jensen would decorate his colleagues’ mailboxes with cutouts of Alex Ovechkin, especially if those colleagues happened to root for the rival Pittsburgh Penguins, said Paul Mazzei, an investigator at the department’s District 1 station and a childhood friend of Jensen’s.

Fallen Hero Loved the Caps


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 NHL.com and is the primary contributor for this site www.fromthepoint.com.

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  1. Gunner Staal

    March 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I love the cornucopia of links, makes for an excellent read!

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    Brian Metzer

    March 11, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Thank you sir! Glad that you like it! It will be here for your enjoyment daily!

    Glad to see that you made it over…

  3. Walshy

    March 11, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    These links are great for me Metz, makes things real simple from over here…..

    Dont have to go rummaging through the inter’the’web for info.

    You do find good stuff to read too.