Mark Friedman hones mental aspect of game, evolving into contributor for Penguins

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By the view of both he and his coach, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Friedman is at his best when he plays with "an edge." However that's defined precisely, don't take it to mean Friedman necessarily is playing angry or recklessly. Instead, Friedman is attributing the strides he's making in his
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By the view of both he and his coach, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Friedman is at his best when he plays with "an edge."

However that's defined precisely, don't take it to mean Friedman necessarily is playing angry or recklessly. Instead, Friedman is attributing the strides he's making in his game to quite the opposite.

A more zen-like Friedman?

"A lot of yoga, mental stuff and breathing stuff," Friedman said Monday after practice.

"It's nice to get in touch with your mind."

Friedman is acquitting himself quite well in what the most regular playing time of his NHL career. Friedman has appeared in four of the Penguins' first five games, punctuated by a career-best…
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