Latest Penguins Buzz

Insider Only Rumors: Penguins – Sabres emerging as a trade match?

Latest Trade Winds

Sabres GM Jason Botterill has signaled to General Managers he is open for business and willing to move pending rentals well before the February 26th deadline.

Trade action on winger Evander Kane has heated up significantly in the past week and talks with a couple teams are reaching the serious enough stages where it won’t surprise some NHL execs if Kane is moved by early January.

TSN’s Bob Mckenzie reported Tuesday evening the Sharks, Ducks, Blues and “perhaps” the Calgary Flames are amongst the most serious suitors for Kane at this point.

Speculation around the league has also linked the NHL-lead Tampa Bay Lightning to Kane, one of the NHL’s best even strength goal scorers among wingers.

While Penguins GM Jim Rutherford is notorious for looking into almost every big name on the market and Pittsburgh had some internal discussions on Kane last June, there’s no indication at this conjecture the Penguins are pursuing Kane.

However, there’s been some trade speculation surrounding the Sabres and Penguins, just not regarding Kane, at least not yet.

League sources say winger Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

About The Author

William DePaoli

TIOPS Insider

William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at

Comments Disabled

Comments have been disabled for this post.