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Poor Ice Conditions at the Consol Energy Center

Consol_Energy_Center_2013The Penguins have won all three of their home games to start the season, but that doesnt mean all is well at the Consol Energy Center.

Three players, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the ice conditions at CEC are poor, and have been since the arena opened in 2010.

One player Player B told the Gazette conditions in the first two games of the year, a 3-0 win over New Jersey and 4-1 over Buffalo, were some of the worst Ive seen.

We joke around here that it shouldnt be hard, because when we skate at Southpointe [practice facility] and skate at town rinks that have zero budget and dont have the tools and technology that they have [at Consol Energy Center], and they all have great ice, Player B explained. If they can do it, theres no excuse to not have it here.

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports


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