The Race in the Eastern Conference is tightening. As things stand right now the 10th place Carolina Hurricanes are only 5 points out of the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference. There are 6 teams battling for 4 spots and the Montreal Canadiens who failed to replace Robert Lang at the trade deadline will miss the playoffs. Pittsburgh is a team that no one wants to play right now. The defending Eastern Conference Champions travel to Washington tomorrow afternoon to face off against the Capitals to end their 5 game road trip. Pittsburgh is 0-3 against Washington this season and Sunday is going to be a statement game for the team. They are playing at a level right now that they haven‚Äôt played at all season and the confidence level around the locker room is at a season high. After the Boston Bruins failed to land Keith Tkachuk they triedRead More »
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Gary Roberts will announce his retirement this weekend after he was not claimed on waivers this week. Roberts, 42, has played in 1,224 career NHL games with Calgary, Carolina, Toronto, Florida, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay, and has accumulated 438 goals and 471 assists for 909 points, with 2,560 penalty minutes, throughout his career.
I have never seen a season where the Penguins were linked to so many former players. This year the media had the Penguins going after Adam Hall ( which was false), Colby Armstrong ( somewhat true), Ryan Malone (true) and Jarkko Ruutu ( true) Just days before the March 4th Trade deadline, the Tampa Bay Lightning began shopping forward Ryan Malone. The Penguins, Rangers, Wild and Canucks all expressed interest. Sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports
| 17. Petr Sykora | age: 32 | Salary: $2.5 Million | Seeking: Three year deal, agent Allan Walsh believes Sykora could command $4 million per season on the open market but would accept a 3 year-deal worth $10.5 million to remain with the Penguins according to sources. Talks with the Penguins have been put off until after the season. Penguins have not shown any indication that they will go three years Prediction: Tests Free Agency ( gives Pittsburgh opportunity to come close to any offer) 26. Ruslan Fedotenko | age: 29 | Salary: $2.2 million | Seeking: Allan Walsh the agent for Fedotenko met with Ray Shero three weeks ago to discuss Fedotenko‚Äôs future with the team. Both sides indicated they would speak after the season but indications are Fedotenko wants some security including a contract of 2+ years. Prediction: Tests Free Agency 4. Rob Scuderi | age: 29Read More »
The Pittsburgh Penguins are on a roll winning their 5th straight game Thursday night as they defeated the Florida Panthers 4-1. Pittsburgh who is 10-3-1 in their last 14 games are beginning to look like a team that no one wants to play down the stretch. Tyler Kennedy led the way for the Penguins scoring two goals as the Penguins outshot the Panthers 47-32. Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby also scored for the Penguins who are now 7-1-1 under interim head coach Dan Bylsma. Crosby who missed four straight games prior to Thursday‚Äôs game scored his 24th goal of the season and played a total of 18:17. Marc Andre Fleury¬†made 31 saves to record his 26th victory of the season Post Game Analysis