Penguins patiently exploring the market

 

While the Penguins have looked into ways to clearing salary and wait to receive word from their top two targets Rob Scuderi, Ruslan Fedotenko, the organization is taking a patient approach into free agency thus far. A conservative approach is the best way to describe the Penguins game plan in free agency as the Penguins have limited cap space to be very active. Although the Penguins are waiting on Scuderi and Fedotenko to make decisions, the team is looking into a few wingers and defensemen as their backup plans. Two wingers the team inquired about on Wednesday are

Malkin may not even finish 2nd in Hart Trophy voting; Kotalik a player of interest?

 

Conn Smythe Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin has arrived in Las Vegas for Thursday’s NHL Awards Show. Malkin is up for the Hart Trophy which is awarded to the league’s Most Valuable Player. Despite leading the league in scoring , Malkin may not even finish second in voting for the Hart Trophy. Internal polling has showed Alex Ovechkin will be the clear cut winner with Pavel Datsyuk possibly being the runner-up. Prior to the playoffs, we polled three Western Conference Writers on the M.V.P. Debate After the act Malkin and Ovechkin put on during the All-Star game, the two did not speak during the second round series between the Penguins and Capitals. Updated Free Agency Chart – New updates on Marty Biron, Mike Knuble, Rob Scuderi, Erik Cole. NHL Rumors I spoke to a source with the Oilers this morning who told me it is looking unlikely that the Oilers willRead More »

Who Wants Whitney? Exploring the market for Ryan Whitney

 

With a reluctance to actively listen to offers for Jordan Staal, Penguins defenseman Ryan Whitney is believed to be the Penguins biggest asset in their attempt to acquire a top line winger. With Four years Р$16 million remaining on his contract, and only 1 goal in 22 games to go along with a -12 plus/minus rating, Whitney’s value has never been lower.