A League Source tells Inside Pittsburgh Sports that within the past 72 hours, the Rangers and Capitals had deals on the table for Bill Guerin. One of the deals fell through. The Rangers are a team that isn’t getting mentioned right now but Glen Sather has wanted to bring Guerin to New York for some time. Cap issues are being worked out right now and the Islanders have been working off of two deals. Reports out of Washington indicate the Capitals are out but that remains to been seen. Right now a source says the Rangers, possibly the Caps and a mystery team that has shown interest in Guerin for a few months remain in discussions with the Islanders. The Isles have yet to approach Guerin to waive his NTC. It’s believed a deal fell apart with the Caps early this morning but they are not believed to be totallyRead More »
A ton of emails from sources have been coming in this morning as the trade deadline is 4 days away. Sidney Crosby will be held out of today’s game against Dallas Could the Penguins make a play for Jonathan Cheechoo? Offer still on the table for Marty St. Louis?; Penguins eyeing two players that use to play with head coach Dan Bylsma; Penguins and Leafs in talks about power forward; What the Penguins don‚Äôt like about Nik Antropov; Listening to offers for one potential FA; Update on Bill Guerin; Read more for the latest
Malone on the Trade Block: Kevin Dupont of the Boston Globe reports, The Lightning are rumored to be dangling Ryan Malone. Dupont reports If Malone and St. Louis aren’t moved, look for rumors once more to circulate prior to July 1 that the Bolts will entertain offers for Vincent Lecavalier. After July 1, the Big Vin’s contract (11 years/$85 million) converts to a no-trade. Source close to Malone indicate he is very frustrated in Tampa Bay and he doesn‚Äôt have anything to do with the losing. It‚Äôs the way the organization is ran. Bruins looking to make major splash: The Boston Bruins remain highly involved in talks with the Ducks about Chris Pronger and the Toronto Maple Leafs about Tomas Kaberle. If they miss out on both players it is being reported that they could move on defenseman Derek Morris.
The Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks remain in discussions regarding defenseman Chris Pronger. Names being discussed right now are Mark Stuart, Patrice Bergeron, and top prospect Joe Colborne. A first round pick would also be involved. The Ducks are holding out for Phil Kessell but the Bruins are the favorites to land Pronger. Sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports the Sharks approached the Ducks about a package of Jonathan Cheechoo, defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, prospect, 1st round pick for Pronger. Trading Pronger within the division is something Ducks GM Bob Murray likely has no interest in doing. Check out the NHL Rumor Chart for other suitors. Olli Jokinen will be moved at the trade deadline. The Canadiens, Devils, Blue Jackets, Wild, Flames and Thrashers are strongly considering Jokinen. Coyotes Defenseman Derek Morris has drawn interest from 8 to 10 teams including the Pittsburgh Penguins. Reports have linked Sabres forward Tim Connolly toRead More »
Malkin‚Äôs blast lifts Penguins to 5-4 win Evgeni Malkin scored on the power play at 1:36 of overtime to give the Penguins a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night. The win moved the Penguins (68 pts) within one point of the #8 seed in the Eastern Conference. Analysis & Insight Chris Kunitz appeared in his first game in a Penguins uniform. Kunitz recorded 1 goal & 1 assist, playing a total of 18:36, including 4:20 on the power play. Kunitz also led the Penguins in hits with 4. Kunitz was physical and aggressive. Kunitz showed good chemistry with Jordan Staal. The Penguins gave up four goals again but Marc Andre made 41 saves on 45 shots. In the first 10 minutes of the third period, the Hawks had the Penguins on their heels and Fleury came up big to hold off the Blackhawks during that sequence asRead More »