NHL: Sabres showcasing Afinogenov?

 

The Buffalo Sabres aggressively tried to trade right winger Maxim Afinogenov this summer. Afinogenov who played in only 56 games last season registered 10 goals and 18 assists to go along with a -16 plus/minus rating. Afinogenov enters this season playing on the Sabres first line and some speculate that the Sabres may be showcasing him for a trade Source: Buffalo News

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

NCAA: Penn State moves up 6 spots?

 

Penn State put on a strong performance Saturday night beating Illinois the #22 ranked team in the nation 38 – 24. Playing on national television, the nation took notice. Penn State moved up to #6 in the USA and AP Poll. Penn State is now being considered a National Title contender. AP Poll – USA Today Poll

NHL: Bruins looking to upgrade their blueline?

 

Bruins GM Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli remains in the market for a veteran defenseman according to the Boston Herald.The Herald speculates that the Bruins could be preparing a major deal. One would likely include forward Phil Kessel who the Bruins aggressively tried to trade over the summer. The Bruins have also inquired about a Penguins defenseman. Check our previous Insider reports to find out which defenseman they expressed interest in. Source: Boston Herald

Report: Rangers release Petr Nedved

 

TheFan 590 in Toronto is reporting that Petr Nedved (a former Penguin) has been released by the New York Rangers. Nedved who was in New York on a tryout contract, performed above expectations but he had a tough task ahead of him to make the Rangers 23 man roster Source: Roto World

NFL: Mendenhall’s text msg reaches Ravens players?

 

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Rashard Mendenhall recently texted Ravens running back Ray Rice indicating he‚Äôs going to have a big game Monday night against statistically the league‚Äôs #1 defense. Rice a friend of Mendenhall quickly distributed the text message to his teammates. Bart Scott reacting to Mendenhall‚Äôs text message tells the media ‚ÄúHe said later that he was just joking, but it’s too late. Thanks for the bulletin-board material, rookie.” The Ravens haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 21 straight games ESPN

NFL: McGahee questionable for Monday Night?

 

Baltimore Ravens running back Willie McGahee has been limited in practice this week due to a swollen eye. McGahee’s eye is swollen badly after what the Ravens claim were intentional tactics by Cleveland Browns players. The Ravens have informed the league and the Ravens believe the tape shows Browns MLB Andra Davis reaching under McGahees visor and poking him in the right eye. Source: ESPN