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The Anaheim Ducks have expressed a interest in Penguins center Eric Christensen. According to anonymous source, no offer has been made but the Ducks are looking into offering the 3rd round pick they received from the Edmonton Oilers for Christensen. I’ve looked into this and from what i’ve been told, it will take more than a third round pick for the Penguins to have any interest in trading Eric Christensen. If the Ducks are willing to offer Bobby Ryan for Christensen, then the Penguins will listen to what they have to say. Until then a 3rd pick for Christensen is nonsense.

General Managers around the league see the Penguins as potential trade partners during the first couple months of the season. The Penguins have an abundance of 3rd and 4th line role players and with the possible emergence of younger players such as Jonathan Filewich and Ryan Stone, veterans like Ryan Malone, Jarko Ruutu, Colby Armstrong could be moved if they struggle out of the gates.

Edmonton, Vancouver, Anehiem, Ottawa, Montreal, Detroit and Tampa have inquired about Colby Armstrong throughout the summer. Montreal and Detroit have shown the most interest since the draft.

Despite what some prominent figures in the Penguins front office believe, Ray Shero will wait until next season to sign Marc Andre Fleury to a long term extension. Fleury is seeking 4 million per season and Shero is not willing to make a committment like that just yet. This is going to be big year for Marc Andre Fleury and hopefully the Penguins sign him before Kevin Lowe gets a hold of him. I’m pretty sure Dwayne Roloson is getting up their in age.

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