Ware understood that a good showing against an NBA team featuring three All-Stars could go a long way to reminding NBA scouts that he can still play that level. He said just being able to play some quality minutes in front of NBA eyes was crucial.
“I think it was really important,” he said. “I’ve been on teams where I don’t play that much – five minutes a game – so for me to be able to go out there and play thirty-something minutes and actually get to show my talent, it meant a lot for me tonight and hopefully opened some eyes.”
“We’ve seen each other a lot the last couple of years,” Penguins captain Sidney Crosby told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Still a lot of guys left over from those playoff series and stuff.
“They’re playing good hockey, we’re coming off a good game we want to build off of.”
The Penguins (1-1-1) have been all over the place in their first three games. After Cheap Elite NFL Jerseys a 5-4 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues on opening night, they were routed 10-1 at Chicago before blanking Nashville 4-0 on Saturday.
They will be without Ian Cole on Wednesday night after the defenseman took a puck to the face on Saturday night when he blocked a slap shot, causing him to lose multiple Cheap Cycling Jerseys teeth. However, winger Patric Hornqvist may make his season debut after offseason surgery on his right hand.