TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Orpik ducks Therrien shot

Penguins/NHL Videos

By Joe Starkey and Rob Rossi,
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008
 

• Defenseman Brooks Orpik said coach Michel Therrien almost hit him with a golf ball during a team outing Monday. Not intentionally, though. "We got a good laugh out of it," Orpik said. The relationship between the two isn't as bad as many portrayed it to be, Orpik added, and was not a factor in deciding whether to re-sign with the team. "I don't know how much I gotta really say: I signed a six-year contract, and he signed a three-year contract, so obviously it wasn't that big of a hurdle. We have a good working relationship. I think we have a really good mutual respect for each other."

• The Penguins invited 15 prospects to attend training camp, which opens today with a 9 a.m. practice at Mellon Arena. Notables include top prospects defensemen Alex Goligoski and left wing Luca Caputi, junior defenseman Alex Grant and 2007 second-round pick center Keven Veilleux.

• Tickets for the preseason home opener against Tampa Bay -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday -- can be ordered online at HREF="http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com" target="new"> www.pittsburghpenguins.com or by calling 412-323-1919. Fans can also purchase at all Ticketmaster outlets and at Mellon Arena Box Office at Gate 1. The morning skate is open to the general public, free of charge. Fans can enter at Gate 1 starting at 8:45 a.m.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penguins

  1. Penguins assistant coach Tocchet wants Letang to shoot more on power play
  2. Fleury, Penguins too much for Kings
  3. Penguins notebook: Team celebrates ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ event
  4. Starkey: Hockey hypocrites, unite
  5. Penguins veteran defenseman Scuderi’s game looking up
  6. Penguins notebook: Bennett close to returning
  7. Penguins’ Crosby OK with Neal comments about trade
  8. Penguins’ defenseman Maatta confident of full recovery
  9. Penguins notebook: Jagr still an impact player in 23rd season
  10. Maatta had been back in groove after offseason surgery
  11. Penguins assistant coach Tocchet marvels at Maatta’s demeanor
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.