NHL: Selanne signs 2yr -$5.25 million contract


The Anaheim Ducks have signed Teemu Selanne to a two year deal. Selanne entered training camp on a tryout contract until the Ducks could trade defenseman Mathieu Schneider to clear salary cap room. Selanne a 10 time NHL All-Star is Anaheim’s career leader in seven categories, including goals (325), points (689), and game-winning goals (54) Anaheim Ducks

Ruutu and Neil a perfect match?


Former Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jarkko Ruutu has had a strong training camp with the Ottawa Senators. Ruutu and the Senators face-off against the Penguins Saturday afternoon in Stockholm, Sweden. What should the Penguins expect from Ruutu? Plus the Latest rumblings from Stockholm, including an update on Glen Murray.

Penguins to re-assign Richmond and James


More to come. Team to take 25 players to SwedenThe 25-man roster for the Sweden trip includes 15 forwards, seven defensemen and three goaltenders. The forwards are Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jordan Staal, Petr Sykora, Miroslav Satan, Ruslan Fedotekno, Matt Cooke, Max Talbot, Tyler Kennedy, Pascal Dupuis, Eric Godard, Jeff Taffe, Janne Pesonen, Bill Thomas and Paul Bissonnette.   The defensemen are Brooks Orpik, Rob Scuderi, Hal Gill, Mark Eaton, Darryl Sydor, Kris Letang and Alex Goligoski.   The goaltenders are Marc-Andre Fleury, Dany Sabourin and John Curry. Updated: 2:55 p.m. The Latest on Paul Bissonnette

Morning Skate News and Notes


Free Preview: Sign up today for an inside access membership which includes special features such as the latest NHL Insider rumors and the latest Penguins Buzz Special offer ends soon. Lines at practice Dupuis ‚Äì Crosby ‚Äì Satan Fedotenko ‚Äì Talbot ‚Äì Cooke Pesonen ‚Äì Staal ‚Äì Thomas Bissonnette ‚Äì Kennedy ‚Äì Godard *5th line: Taffe ‚Äì Malkin ‚Äì James * Petr Sykora did not practice Connor James and Jeff Taffe were the first players on the ice. They were working on shooting drills for 30 minutes before any other players hit the ice. Defenseman Danny Richmond joined them and worked on shots from the point. Rob Scuderi participated in the drills and looked very good. He will be ready for the opener. For some reason Pascal Dupuis was shooting right handed before the team began their drills. Sidney Crosby looks 100%. He was flying out there today. Look forRead More »

Penguins Q & A


Gavin writes ‚ÄúWho do you think will be the final 2 guys filling the roster spots Bissonnette, Thomas, James, and/or Pesonen?‚Äù Answer: Based on performance in camp Bill Thomas and Paul Bissonnette should make the team. Thomas has really picked up his game since preseason play has opened up. He has been effective on the forecheck and is creating opportunities in the offensive zone. Thomas was the team‚Äôs top forward Monday night against Tampa Bay. Bissonnette has caught the eye of the coaching staff since the first day of training camp. He came into camp as a major longshot but worked hard and has been the team‚Äôs most physical player in camp. The coaching staff is very high on Bissonnette but I‚Äôm hearing the front office is split on whether to start Bissonnette in the NHL or send him to WBS. Some believe he could use some more time inRead More »

Burke finding it difficult to move Schneider


Anaheim Ducks General Manager Brian Burke is scrambling and realizing trading Mathieu Schneider and his $5.6 million per season cap hit is not a easy task. There have been up to 8 teams to inquire about Schneider but that number is growing smaller by the day. Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa sun reports Kings, Canucks, Thrashers, Devils, Blues are in the running to land Ducks D Mathieu Schneider. Five teams may be a stretch. It may be down to three teams at the max Among the team’s Garrioch mentions, the Canucks interest has been mild. They have yet to make a offer. The Kings are only willing to acquire Schneider if the Ducks absorb $2.5- $3 million in salary and send an draft pick their way. Unless Burke takes on a salary he doesn’t want, the Kings are out of the running.

Malkin leads the way; Penguins beat Leafs 3-2


Evgeni Malkin tonight had an goal and assist to lead the Penguins to a 3-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Penguins also got goals from Petr Sykora and Ruslan Fedotenko. Prior to the game the Penguins were dealt a serious blow when General Manager Ray Shero announced Sergei Gonchar the team’s #1 defenseman will be out indefinitely with a separated shoulder. For Inside Analysis of tonight’s game read more