The Buzzontheburgh has learned that Jocelyn Thibault is furious by his lack of playing time and his agent has received permission from Ray Shero to see if there are any suitors out there for his client. Jocelyn was told by Shero during training camp that if he had outplayed Marc Andre Fleury in training camp, Thibault not Fleury would be the starter opening night. Well we have seen how that has played out and Thibault feels betrayed by the lack of opportunity from Michel Therrien and wants out of Pittsburgh. The problem with a backup like Thibault is he still thinks he’s a #1 goalie when he’s not. Right now there are obviously no suitors for Thibault but the Buzzontheburgh has learned the Columbus Blue Jackets are looking for a veteran backup. If the Penguins were able to trade Thibault, an veteran goaltender would be needed to fill the void. If we learn anything else on Thibault “Well Keep You Posted”
Montreal Canadiens left winger Sergei Samsonov is off to a sluggish start and rumors are already swirling that his days in Montreal are numbered. These rumors are a bit far fetched but let’s thank the Penguins for not getting into a bidding war for this guy in the summer. The Penguins did indeed offer Samsonov a 2yr – 5.8 million deal which he declined and Samsonov signed on with the Canadiens for 2yr – 7 million.
Eric Staal – Jordan Staal comparison through first 8 games of their career:
Eric: 1goal – 3 assists – 4pts – even
Jordan: 4 goals – 0 assists – 4pts – plus 1
Ben Roethlisberger will start VS the Oakland Raiders.
Joey Porter who has missed the past two games will also be in the starting lineup.