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 I?ve seen.?
?We joke around here that it shouldn?t be hard, because when we skate at Southpointe [practice facility] and skate at town rinks that have zero budget and don?t 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, there?s no excuse to not have it here.?
Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports