Poor Ice Conditions 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