James Neal talks about trade, adjustment to Penguins

March, 2, 2011
ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun caught up with former Stars forward James Neal and talked to him about his recent trade to Pittsburgh (Neal called it a "total shocker") and his adjustment to playing with the Penguins.

LeBrun's story begins:
James Neal had one heck of a scouting report on the Pittsburgh Penguins, so when he walked in last week he felt like he already knew everyone.

"You watched them on HBO and see behind the scenes, they're a great group of guys and great atmosphere in the room," Neal said Wednesday after the morning skate at Air Canada Center.

Huh, the hit documentary series that just keeps on giving.

"It's kind of weird," said Neal. "All the players around the league watched that show, it was a great show and they did an unbelievable job. You got to see the behind the scenes at this particular group. And it just so happens I got traded here."

The complete story is here.

Mark Stepneski

Mark Stepneski joined ESPNDallas.com in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.



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