Sea Legs: Tuesday’s Penguins Pre-Game Audio

PENGUIN AUDIO INTERVIEWS & EXCERPTS

Dan Bylsma, click here

Bylsma excerpts

— Marc-Andre Fleury will be the starting goaltender

— Harry Zolnierczyk will play with Dustin Jeffrey (left wing) and Brandon Sutter (center)

We wanted a callup to play between 9-12 minutes speed, getting to net, forechecking, play in the offensive zone, scored three goals for Wilkes-Barre. Played on a top-2 line there with speed and ability. That’s we expect of him.

Harry Z will be the speed, create situations for Brandon and Jeffrey. I think he’s going to fit in well
They need that speed, physicality, winning puck battles

— Edmonton power play about 22 percent, dangerous, something we’ll have to be aware of

— Chuck Kobasew

Speed, first on pucks, driving people of pucks with his speed, decent ability with puck but really speed and tenacity to create room

Important for Chuck not to change his game or try to adjust for Evgeni Malkin, like a Chris Kunitz type player who creates space and room for the other guys he’s playing with

— James Neal’s move to IR is retroactive to first game of season

— Kris Letang Dealing with confidence and progression with the injury. Had two skates today. Still progressing, got by yesterday, think you’ll see him in full practice tomorrow

Kris Letang, click here

Letang excerpts

Reporter: “Are you getting the sea legs back?”
Letang: “The what, what’s that?”
Second Reporter: “How are your legs feeling?”
Letang: “Feel good, been working hard with Mike Kadar. We’re making progress”

No return date in mind, for now it’s trying to feel comfortable. Like I said there’s no date, making progress

Had some discomfort, but we can work with it. We’ll go a day at a time

Sidney Crosby, click here

Crosby excerpts

Re: Oilers — I think it’s nice playing different teams

Our first few at home we were able to shut things down pretty good defensively. Last couple games, we’ve probably been guilty of turning the puck over more

Fourth line “They’ve been solid, involved in everything, physical.”

Rob Scuderi, click here

Harry Zolnierczyk, click here

Special thanks to the Pittsburgh Penguins organization

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For all of the talk about how well the Western Conference has played against the East, remember that the Penguins went 13-2-3 against the West in 2011-12 (the last time the conferences played against one another) and only four of 15 Eastern teams had losing records against the West.

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Treasure Life!
JT
@JohnToperzer

PS — Sea Legs, as defined by the great Wikipedia

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