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Penguins recall enforcer Bobby Farnham ahead of Flyers game posted on 01/22/2015

Pittsburgh Penguins farmhand Bobby Farnham might be arriving a little late to the party. The age of the designated fighter in the NHL is drawing to its close. Unfortunately for Farnham, he just got here.

Though he won't play a regular role with the Penguins anytime soon, the team can bring him up in a pinch to do what he does: punch people. As the team prepares to take on rival Philadelphia Flyers, Farnham has been recalled. It hasn't been confirmed that he'll play, but the timing suggests the team felt his services were required.

This is just the second meeting between the Penguins and Flyers this season, but Philadelphia has enjoyed some success against their fellow Pennsylvanians over the last few years. The Flyers have six straight wins over the Penguins heading into Tuesday night's tilt on national TV. Anyone that's watched these two teams square off knows how these games can go.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Strength Weaknesses and Stanley Cup Chances posted on 10/16/2014

The Pittsburgh Penguins finished 6th in the league and were stopped in the second round by the New York Rangers. The team started with a new coach Mike Johnston, and a new general manager Jim Rutherford, who replaced the previous coach and manager.

New Coach and Manager

The new manager started the season by signing in defenseman Christian Ehrhoff. 6 foot 2 Christian Ehrhoff is well known for his skating and shooting skills. Signed for $4milion from the Sabres he is going to be an asset and a boost for the team with his well known possession skills. Other key acquisitions that were made include Mike Johnston, Jim Rutherford, Nick Spaling, Steve Downie, Blake Comeau and Thomas Greiss.

Elite Centermen

The team main strength lies in two of its elite center players. With Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin the team does not have to worry about the center or its scoring abilities. Sidney Crosby finished the season with 104 points in 80 games. His performance has been consistent throughout his career. Evgeni Malkin finished the last season with 72 points in 60 games. The two ensure the center remains strong and helps to keep the forward strong.

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