Edmonton Oilers at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00 p.m.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins (6-4-2) Talbot – Crosby – Satan Dupuis – Malkin – Sykora Cooke – Staal – Kennedy Bissonnette – Zigomanis – Godard D-Pairings Orpik – Letang Gill – Scuderi Sydor – Goligoski Starting Goaltender: Marc Andre Fleury (5-3-2) (2.34 G.A.A.) Lineup News: *Ruslan Fedotenko skated yesterday and is currently on the ice for the morning skate and will be a Game Time Decision. If Fedotenko is able to go, he is expected to play with Staal and Kennedy and Cooke will move to the fourth line. Michel Therrien has been very mum on whether Mark Eaton will return to the lineup. By the looks of the morning skate it does appear Daryl Sydor is going to play but in practice yesterday they alternated. Following the morning skate I’ll post any lineup changes if there are any

NHL Preview: Northwest division

 

Inside Report While every team in this division took a step backward, the Oilers got much better. 1. Edmonton Oilers (41-35-6) The Oilers head into the 08-09 campaign with a better squad than they had in 2005-2006 when they made the Stanley Cup finals. Kevin Lowe stayed away from RFA sheets this summer and focused on the trade market. Lowe first brought in winger Erik Cole from the Carolina Hurricanes. Cole a potential 30-35 goal scorer will play on a line with Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky. Lowe also bolstered his blue line trading for Kings defensemen Lubomir Visnovsky and added depth with the addition of Gilbert Brule. Visnovsky will team with D Sheldon Souray who missed the majority of last season with a shoulder injury. A healthy Souray with the addition of Cole gives the Oilers the potential to boast one of the league‚Äôs top power play units. TheRead More »

Day 1 NHL Free Agency Frenzy; Live Updates

 

Day 2 12:58 a.m. There is a 1yr 1.75 million offer on the table to forward Todd Bertuzzi. Bertuzzi is believed to be looking over three other offers with Calgary among the interested parties. With all of this talk of Jagr, I wouldn’t look past Markus Naslund who has been on the Penguins radar since the clock struck noon on July 1. Source tell TIOPS Ray Shero is taking calls regarding Ryan Whitney and listening to offers but it appears ownership wants Whitney to stay put. Penguins expect a decision from Jarkko Ruutu by Wednesday morning. No offer has been made to Jason Smith but the interest is there. The Penguins have yet to meet the demands of Brooks Orpik (6yrs – 22 million) but the two sides are still in discussions. Penguins offer to Hossa is for 7.2 million per season. The amount of years is up in theRead More »