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Pens recall tough guy MacIntyre

Apr 18, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

The Penguins are beefing up for the stretch run.

That’s the word out of Pittsburgh on Thursday as the club recalled enforcer Steve MacIntyre from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

MacIntyre, 29, has racked up 70 penalty minutes in 29 games in the AHL this season, but has yet to suit up for any NHL action.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound pugilist did play 12 games for Pittsburgh last season, though.

Here’s arguably MacIntyre’s most infamous/famous moment in the NHL — a KO of Calgary’s Raitis Ivanans while playing for Edmonton:


  1. JoeAvg - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    I almost forgot this chump was on the roster.

  2. watermelon1 - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Okay… But can he protect Crosby from himself?

    Guy doesn’t even have to get hit to suddenly be injured.

    And I highly doubt Ovechkin will stand down from this guy. The rest of the Caps probably would though!

    • cheesesteak75 - Apr 18, 2013 at 8:19 PM

      Watermelon = Ass Clown

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      Hey Watermelon! When your brain figures out what the hell your mouth is talking about, can you catch the rest of us up?

  3. biasedhomer - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Waste of a roster spot, just like every other “heavy weight” goon in the league.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:59 PM

      Roster is wide open, bud. No limit on ‘spots’. I think last year’s play offs may have gone different if the guys that shot, shot, and let the guys that fight, fight.

  4. Stiller43 - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:23 PM


    …… do realize crosby took a slap shot to the face and broke his jaw, do you not? Pretty sure thats being hit……

    And i would pay 20 bucks to see ovi fight macintyre.

    • jpelle82 - Apr 19, 2013 at 11:03 AM

      i’d pay 100 to watch ovechkin stay on the other side of the ice every time macintyre is out there. who brought the caps into this conversation anyway?

  5. rushledger - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Biased its not a waste of a roster spot because there is no limit post trade deadline. And watermelon I’d love to see you get hit in the chin with a 100 mph shot and get up and keep playing.

  6. sjsharks66 - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:40 PM


    Obviously you are a new bandwagon caps and ovi fan. You do know Big Mac beat up and entire line and a goalie in a game right?

  7. stretch61 - Apr 18, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Pens brought him up to face Bruins Friday night, in case the B’s get a little nasty!

  8. steelhammer92 - Apr 18, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Why would you not call him up? Pens pretty much have nothing to play for until the playoffs. There’s a strong possibility the two teams will meet in the playoffs. They don’t like Cooke and are probably still salty over Iginla. If the Bruins want to try to send a message, they’re going to have to deal with a monster with absolutely nothing to lose.

  9. steelturf76 - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Per a Pens source, he was brought in just Incase a Sens player decides to take frustration from the Karrllson injury. They’re not out to look for a fight, only bringing him in for that “who knows what’s going to happen” scenario.

  10. jacketsfan7 - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    @steelturf76 I agree with you 100%

  11. bobhpine - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Hey geniuses, the Pens basically have the one seed locked up. They’ll be resting guys down the stretch. Why not call up Big Mac for protection?

  12. bman7206 - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:14 AM

    McQuaid would destroy this clown

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