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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings have held trade talks [hide] in the past seven to 10 days, multiple sources confirm.
While a wild rumor surfaced this week that the Kings have looked into trading for Marc Andre Fleury with the intention of either trading or buying Fleury out at seasons end, that speculation has been strongly debunked.
Penguins sources say there has been no discussions with the Kings about Fleury.
The Kings and Penguins, though, have had some talks regarding current backup Mike Condon. If the two sides were to strike a deal, Pittsburgh would receive a draft pick or low tier prospect.
However, the Penguins have told teams they don’t plan to place Condon on waivers anytime soon, though, few are buying it with Matt Murray potentially back next week.
It is possible the Penguins could roll the dice with 13 forwards, 7 defenseman and 3 goaltenders in the short-term but what’s the point?
Pittsburgh has been studying the Kings prospect group.
— The Penguins are operating with the mindset that Marc Andre Fleury will have to be automatically protected in the expansion draft. The official list of players with no movement clauses that the NHL has sent to the NHLPA to sign off on (players who be will be automatically protected) has Fleury on it.
The Fleury situation continues to get more interesting by the day in that two league executives this week following the Matt Murray signing indicated that Penguins GM Jim Rutherford has a strong mandate coming down from team CEO David Morehouse that under no circumstances is Fleury permitted to be traded this season.
“Jim’s hands are tied,” one executive said.
Unlike Ray Shero who had a clause in his contract that gave him final say on all acquisitions, Rutherford reports directly to Morehouse.
Morehouse is said to be such a fan of Fleury’s and have so much respect for Fleury, some around the league believe the Penguins buying out Fleury at seasons end will be strongly considered (as a sign of respect towards Fleury) to let Fleury be a free agent and sign where he wants.
— One reason Derrick Pouliot’s name had been out there in trade talk since the summer is that the Penguins have no plans on protecting him in the expansion draft. That goes for a lot of players around the league. Players with value who aren’t likely to be protected are being floated around, another reason Eric Fehr’s name has been out there.
NHL club’s have a pretty strong idea on who is going to be protected and who’s not.
For Pouliot who will be sidelined for months with a lower leg injury, he’s now off the table as a trade asset for the Penguins this season.
At forward the Penguins will be protecting Sidney Crosby (automatic, NMC), Evgeni Malkin (automatic, NMC), Phil Kessel (automatic, NMC), Patric Hornqvist, Carl Hagelin as the main five. Nick Bonino would certainly be a sixth if the Penguins resign him.
Long ways to go, but with the likes of youngsters Jake Guentzel, Daniel Sprong and others being viable options next season, it’s not of the realm of possibility that the Penguins are forced to maybe shop a Scott Wilson, Conor Sheary or Bryan Rust before the June 20 expansion draft to get value back if the Penguins are fearful that they’ll lose one of them to Vegas.
That scenario is something the Penguins believe is a strong probability, losing a promising young forward.
What the Penguins end up doing on defense will be fun to watch. Kris Letang, Brian Dumoulin are the only two locks on who will be protected. Because Olli Maatta is so young and in the first year of a six year, $24 million contract, prior to the season it seemed to be a lock he would be protected just because of the commitment the Penguins made.
Now that’s not the case at all.
If the expansion draft was tomorrow, Pittsburgh would be leaving Maatta unprotected and hoping Vegas took him off their books.
The two options clubs will have is:
*Seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender
*Eight skaters (forwards/defensemen) and one goaltender
There’s a lot more certainly at forward on what the Penguins will do months from now. [/hide]
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it’s good sid is coming back this week and murray right behind him. now we need that knucklehead letang to start listening to rutherford and get out of the way of unncecassary hits. the hit that took him out of the lineup was easily avoidable. way to go letang.
The funniest part about all of the frauds ranting is that when MAF does eventually get traded at the end of the season he’ll immediately switch his story to how he was right because he’s been predicting Fleury’s departure for years.
i won’t say anything because the second st.bleury is gone i’m killing yoda off permanantly.
Heard that before (eyes roll)
Just like when he swore he’d pay his lost bets.
Ya right youre such a goddamn liar!
Sad news for Stain
Crosby to make his season debut on Thursday
Not sayin I don’t trust your sources but you havent exactly been the best resources for hockey news. Where are you seeing this?
Well seeing as sam was too fucken stupid to give the news vs simply disagreeing with my request…
Bob MacKenzie has stated he could be rejoining practice with 3 potential return dates, Thursday being one.
Just like Condon was going to start last Thursday – quit pretending you’re on the coaching staff – of did you get this off of thefourthperiod.com again?
As for the MAF scenario proposed by Moorehouse, the buyout??? I mean I get it, the guy has been here since 2003. Has been a part of the rise of the team and that includes back to back finals as a starter and another cup playing essentially backup due to the injury. This is a questionable business decision however, I am sure it would look on the team pertaining to how it treats its players but a buyout means the Pens carry salary anyway? Why? Moorehouse needs to stay the fuck out of the teams business… every time upper managements… Read more »
Wait… so the Pens will look to trade one of the guys they don’t wanna lose to the draft to a team that will probably lose that guy to the draft? I mean I know the scenarios are probably quit endless as to how that could work but…
Anyone else here stumped by the idea that not even 24 hours after the green bastard promised he would fuckoff for a spell he has posted more in the period that he has since the start of the season? Liar… check! Fraud… Check! Simpleton… check! paranoid delusional… check! Piece of human shit… check! walking contradiction… check!
i told you, i get triggered by st.bleury articles.
the NHL needs to bring back the tie and abandon the shootout.
Yoda outs himself as not watching the game when ties existed and it became common for teams to play for the tie unless one really, really needed the point which was responsible for the changes in the 1st place.
i’d like to know who i can talk to so i can find out the real truth behind the love of st.bleury and why he has such a cult following. his play hasn’t earned him a statue next to mario….so what is it? does he seriously have media members over his house and give them his old sitcks and stuff like that? does he go over the media members houses for their kids bday parties? is he a saint for real and donate all of his cash to unfortunate children around the world? is it that he’s played for 14… Read more »
Maybe one day he can give half his salary to you so you can stop talking about him
When sam is asking you to stop talking about a player you know youve crossed a line lol.
Things aren’t with explaining to you, because you’re not smart enough to understand them.
Pretty Amazing how many people on this still love fleury. Must be the French Canadian connection.
Japan? That dude is still sitting in the airport bar sucking off the free wifi.
That kid is delusional.
japan was just fine. Shame the three of you combined couldn’t afford to park your car at the airport let alone afford the flight. Sam. You should borrow your mom’s car and try it sometime. See how less creepy and weird the non-French are
You probably came from Japan after your navy training since U.S has a navy base around there and you are also probably a section 8 along with your pajama party fat slob friend of yours Npl .you queerss should bond again he hasn’t been around for u ever since pokemon go. Also the elections his minimum wage and black lives matter protests taking his time from your bonding.Maybe you two should make a tent at your next pj party and spend time brokeback mountain style
You’re so bad at this.
Did u also noticed not a lot of fat people in Japan? Did people look at u as the next godzilla
They seemed thinner than Canada. Who we know from the links had a 30% obesity increase thanks to all the poutine they shove into their disgusting mouths. Maybe you guys can’t fit into the chairs at the mausolee anymore and that’s why it’s so empty
I was just asking not sure why you have to attack me and put me down. Wow this place is amazing. Why would that question set you off?
You know what? You’re right – and I apologize – I shouldn’t have grouped you in with those other two idiots. Mea culpa. Tokyo was pretty badass – i suggest you try it if you get a chance – i could do without the 13 hour time difference – which will be made worse today when i go to LA – nice 16 hour change – as if the jet lag wasn’t bad enough.
No worries. I’ve always wanted to go there. I bet that time difference is hard to shake. You’re everywhere! Safe travels!
I usually don’t have to travel this much – and it came all at once – but I’m still eating it up – love seeing new places.
Hey Sam. How’s Simon Despres doing?
Ask fatso Npl it’s his hero
Remember when you cried like a bittch after they traded your French Canadian GOD
hey D, when st.bleury plays 2 good games in october, don’t write as a headline that he is “dominating.” he’s at .906% and they are blowing 40 foot wristers past him already. #murraygetwellsoon
#octobergamesdontmatter. Do you ever get tired of being a consistent contradiction?
Remember how you said they wouldn’t make the playoffs? Or that they’d maybe finish 9th or 10th? And that the window was closed? #yodachokesyearround
What’s a bech?
I’ve heard it before… I believe it has something to do with soo thieves
You giving advice to anyone when you consistently lie is a joke. #Fraud
Hey yoda, when your linebacker of a wife blows 2 guys at once, don’t get mad at yourself for being unable to perform. #skanks
“Linebacker of a wife” I’m dyin lmao
only a fool would find humor is a joke that is completely unwitty. come on tbj and zero, you can do better than that. hahaha!
It seems to have you stumped, if the best you could do was an attempt at a scathing critique he must of hit close to home. It’s almost like you wanted to reply with something witty then out of the corner of your eye you got a glimpse of her taking the shoulder pads off in the double wide mirror in the bathroom lol.
Little much tbj don’t you think?
i’m not offended diego. tbj is like 20 years old and has a low IQ. insulting wives and using sexually explicit jokes is the cheap way to insult. anyone can do it and it requires zero wit.
come on dude, you can do better than that. that insult reeks of grade 7. completely unwitty with zero depth. i’m waiting for a “your mama’s so fat” joke next. hahahahahaha!
It’s kind of agitating that not one of those first or second round defensemen panned out. You’d think if you concentrate on that for a few years, you’d at least get a solid top 4.
Take the bait.
any chance Murray is available in the expansion draft
Why would they need to expose Murray in the expansion draft….
the pens really need sid and murray back asap.
Is Murray back already? Because you said you were done posting you little cockk smoker you
i wasn’t going to post but i’m triggered by st.bleury articles.
And fueled by idiocy. You have zero credibility. Like that time you lost that bet and never paid up. #Fraud
I wonder how many wrong predictions in a row that is for him.
I’ve lost count. Make promises and bets. Don’t pay. Systemically wrong. Rinse. Repeat. The life of yoda. #TearItDown
i paid dabridge. you can ask him.
if the pens buy out st.bleury, which is highly unlikely considering they are already planning his statue next to mario’s…..even if it did happen, he will be signed for under 2 million.
told you it’s a big fat stinky cuntry club. why do they love st.bleury like he is their son? trade him if the deal is right! who cares how nice of a guy he is. he will be okay. he has 50 million in the bank, a beautiful wife, healthy kids, and 2 cup rings. seriously, why is he the golden boy of all golden boys?
I agree. They should give the Cup back because everyone knows they should have blown the team up in March.
It’s kinda weird that you’re creeping on his wife.
What a lying sack of shit you are. You said you were not gonna post anymore you cunt lol
i told you, i was triggered by the st.backup article.
And I’m feeling you, you’re a lying sack of shit