Pens Points Friday: Bennett Ready, Neal Back at Full Practice

Justin K. Aller

Beau might play tomorrow in STL. Meet the new and improved Alex Steen. Neal is back at full practice. Datsyuk. Panthers fire entire coaching staff. Is there locker room hazing in the NHL?

James Neal is back to full practice. Can't come a day too soon. [PPG]

How Jayson Megna is adjusting to his super-sidekicks. [PPG]

Let's meet the new Alex Steen before tomorrow. [THW]

After a disappointing start, Panthers fire Kevin Dineen and his staff. [Florida Panthers]

If you wanted to pull off a perfect bank heist, which NHL players would you recruit for the effort? [THN]

Many games on tap last night. Peters, Quick, Brodeur pitch shutouts. All the important facts and your stars of the night are here. [Yahoo Puck Daddy]

Pavel Datsyuk, people. Magic is not enough to describe what this guy does. [NHL.com]

We heard a lot about locker room hazing in the NFL lately, but what about the NHL? Oates and Ovechkin share. [CSN Washington]

We beat him comfortably 10 days ago, but Justin Peters and the 'Canes are building some confidence in each other. With Ward and Khudobin injured, they will need him. [THW]

Here are the rankings of NHL teams based on the strength of each team's prospect pool. Pens are at #17. At #1: Tampa Bay Lightning. [Hockey's Future]

After Sid took off the jaw shield he wore in the first two rounds of the playoffs, he went scoreless for the Boston series, so, must have been the cage. The Flyers will try pretty much anything now, so Lecavalier gets on with it. [SBN]

The 'Yotes bench is apparently a good place to think up great tweets.

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