Pens win/ Pens News 11/19/91

Pens win/ Pens News 11/19/91

Post by Lori Iannami » Thu, 21 Nov 1991 01:22:31


Scotty Bowmans' demotion of Mark Recchi certainly seemed to have an
impact.  Recchi exploded for a hat trick and 3 assits to help lift
the struggling Pens over the really struggling Nordiques 7-3. Kevin
Stevens also had a hat trick, and Jaromir Jagr had a goal and a assist.

Matt Sudin had 2 goals for the Nords, although his second goal went in
with help from Larry "I'll never be mistaken for Ray Bourque" Murphy.
I think this is the 3rd puck this year that Murphy has knocked past his
own goalie.  He probably has scored more on Barrasso than he has on
opposing goalies.

He was in his own crease, screening Barrasso.  Sudin passed the puck, Murphy
had no idea where it was.  It bounced off his leg and into the net.  If
Murphy had just been paying attention, he's have known where the puck
was coming from.  But he looked totally clueless out there.  Barrasso
just threw his head back in disgust.  And a few minutes later, Murphy
almost knocked the puck in again.  But Barrasso knocked it away.

Doug Smail scored the Nordiques 3rd goal.
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Stevens 33 points now make him the overall scoring leader in the
NHL.  Mario Lemieux is currently third overall with 29.  Coffey is
tied for second among defen*** with 25.  Recchi's 6 point night
gives him 19 points, and Jagr now has 21.  Barrasso already has
3 assists, which is a rather high total for him.  He usually gets
3 all year.

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As previously mentioned, the NHL Board of Governors has approved the
sale of the Pens to the Baldwin/Belzberg group.  The purchase price
was approximately $65 million.  That price includes the $23 million
paid by Spectacor to take over Civic Arena operations.  The new owners
will hold a press conference today at 1:00pm.

Edward DeBartolo, previous owner of the Pens, will still retain a limited
interest in the club.  He will be a "special limited partner" and according
to NHL Pres. John Ziegler, he will be given access to certain "revenue
streams".

Under the new owners' arrangement, DeBartolo will keep the expansion money
due to the franchise (between 4-5 million) and will be involved with the
club in a limited way for the next 10 years.  In return, DeBartolo will help
defray operating losses incurred by the new owners.

Also, Paul Martha's continued involvement with the club was apparently
a condition for DeBartolo's participation.

Ziegler said that the reason the original vote was postponed was because
the B of G didn't like the financial structure of the original deal.
"We asked the Baldwin group to put up more money and to borrow less."
said Ziegler.

I'll post more on the sale after the press conference.

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Lori
Contact for the Penguins

 
 
 

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Post by Staffan Axelss » Thu, 21 Nov 1991 17:19:32

Quote:

>Matt Sudin had 2 goals for the Nords, although his second goal went in
>with help from Larry "I'll never be mistaken for Ray Bourque" Murphy.
>I think this is the 3rd puck this year that Murphy has knocked past his
>own goalie.  He probably has scored more on Barrasso than he has on
>opposing goalies.

>He was in his own crease, screening Barrasso.  Sudin passed the puck, Murphy
>had no idea where it was.  It bounced off his leg and into the net.  If
>Murphy had just been paying attention, he's have known where the puck
>was coming from.  But he looked totally clueless out there.  Barrasso
>just threw his head back in disgust.  And a few minutes later, Murphy
>almost knocked the puck in again.  But Barrasso knocked it away.

Funny, but I got the same impression about Ulf when I saw him last play
here in Sweden. He would many times try to act as a "second goalie" making
it very hard for the goalie since the puck often would bounce on Ulf.

As for the Pens future I can tell you about a very talented player here in
Sweden. Markus Naslund was Pens top draft pick this year (16th overall) and
he has been playing great in Elitserien so far this year. His stats are
6 goals, 5 assists, 11 points in 14 games. He is only 18 years old and
he said his goal was to play in NHL by 1993. He made a debut in Team Sweden
during Deutschland Cup and was there Team Sweden's leading point scorer.

Quote:

>Lori
>Contact for the Penguins


Staffan
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Post by Viktor Go » Thu, 21 Nov 1991 22:28:21

Hey, Staffan, I've been really looking forward to finding out about Markus
Naslund, I've heard some good things about him. Since you're closer to him,
:-)  can you send more info on him? I really can't wait to see him play.

Thanks,
Vik

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Post by Staffan Axelss » Sat, 23 Nov 1991 01:17:33

Quote:

>Hey, Staffan, I've been really looking forward to finding out about Markus
>Naslund, I've heard some good things about him. Since you're closer to him,
>:-)  can you send more info on him? I really can't wait to see him play.

>Thanks,
>Vik

OK, here are some facts about Markus Naslund.

Born: 07/30/73   Height: 183 cm (~ 6'1")  Weight: 84 kg (~ 190 lbs)
Team: MoDo Hockey  Position: Left wing
1990-91 stats (his rookie year): 10 goals, 9 assists, 19 points,
14 penalty minutes in 32 games.
1991-92 stats (so far): 6 goals (1 power play goal), 5 assists, 11 points
in 14 games.
He played his first games for Team Sweden in Deutschland Cup scoring
1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points in 3 games. That made him Team Sweden's best
scorer in Deutschland Cup (followed by Hakan Loob 2 G, 2 A and Daniel Rydmark
2 G, 1 A).
His goals are: playing the Olympics in Albertville, France, in Februari '92
and then play for the Pens in '93.
He wears jersey #19 in MoDo (which is one of the worst teams in Elitserien).
He is practicing hockey about 30 hours a week and besides that he's in his
last year of college studying economics.
Markus is also religious which is somewhat unusual here in Sweden.

MoDo's top 5 scorers so far this year:

1. Miroslav Horava           D  MoDo            0  13    13
2. Peter Forsberg            F  MoDo            3   9    12
3. Markus Naslund            F  MoDo            6   5    11
4. Erik Holmberg             F  MoDo            6   3     9
5. Lennart Hermansson        F  MoDo            5   4     9

Staffan
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Post by Viktor Go » Sat, 23 Nov 1991 02:59:23

Thanks for the info. I hope I'll get to see him play soon. I also have an
unrelated question. I'm originally from Hungary, but when I lived there I
wasn't too interested in hockey (6 years ago). I was just wondering if
Hungary has a hockey team, and if so how bad are they. I figure since
you're 'closer' to them than I am right now, you might know.

Thanks
Vik

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