Post Game Thoughts The Penguins couldn‚Äôt hold on to a 3-2 lead going into the third period. The Penguins were outshot 10-3 in the third period and failed to put away the game early in the third when they began the period with a 5 on 3 power play for 53 seconds. The Penguins power play which ranks dead last on the road burned them tonight. The Penguins were 0-7 on the night. The Sabres were very aggressive on the penalty kill. John Curry played very well making 28 saves on 32 shots. He did what he needed to do for the Penguins to win tonight. It was good to see him perform well tonight. Sidney Crosby (2 goals) and Evgeni Malkin (2 assists) continue to carry the Penguins offensively. I Thought Michel Therrien might have went away from the Crosby/Sykora/Malkin unit a bit early in the third period afterRead More »
Wilson to be dealt at the GM Meetings? The Tigers, Dodgers and four others teams have made inquires about Pirates short stop Jack Wilson. One source believes Wilson will be dealt at the GM meetings (Dec 8th ‚Äì Dec11th) but I‚Äôm kind of skeptical despite the Pirates aggressively shopping Wilson. Pittsburgh needs a MLB ready shortstop coming the other way and the Pirates are still looking for a 3-1 swap which has turned some teams away. The Tigers, Blue Jays and Dodgers have shown the most interest. Talks with those teams and others will heat up in the next couple weeks.
Jack Wilson SS Pittsburgh Pirates is drawing interest from up to 5 teams Interested: Det, Tor, Bal, CLE, LAD, ATL? The Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays have shown significant interest in Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson. The Tigers and Blue Jays have made plays for Wilson in the past and both teams have held talks with the Pirates. The Tigers could be the front runner to land Wilson and they are also believed to be interested in reliever John Grabow. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports Pirates would like to acquire Marlins catcher Matt Treanor and then trade him to Detroit along with Wilson. If the Giants fail to land Rafael Furcal, a source indicates the Giants may join the Wilson sweepstakes.
Whitney to practice tomorrow:The Penguins practice tomorrow at South Pointe (12:00 p.m.) which will be open to the publc and fans could have the chance to see Ryan Whitney practice for the first time with his teammates. Whitney has been skating in recent weeks but has yet to join his teammates for a full practice. Defenseman Mark Eaton was a healthy scratch for the fifth time in eight games. With the addition of Phillipe Boucher, Eaton has fallen to 7th on the depth chart. Eaton signed a 2yr – 4M contract in free agency Fleury out for Saturday’s game?: Michel Therrien has changed his tune in regards to goaltender Marc Andre Fleury. Therrien was optimistic on Tuesday that Fleury would return on by weekend but Therrien has ruled Fleury out for Saturday’s matchup against the Vancouver Canucks. Backup goaltender Dany Saboruin is 4-1-1 on the season. Crosby records 33rd¬†three pointRead More »
The Penguins have caught many around the league by surprise in their ability to overcome the losses of Ryan Whitney and Sergei Gonchar. Ryan Whitney is skating and looks to be in the best shape of his career. Whitney is determined to resemble the player he was two seasons ago and I expect him to have a big season when he returns to the lineup in December. Is Ryan Whitney trade bait? The Penguins have received a lot of inquiries about Whitney in the past year and despite the emergence of Alex Goligoski and Kris Letang, the Penguins view Ryan Whitney as the heir apparent to Sergei Gonchar and GM‚Äôs around the league know if will take an offer the Penguins can‚Äôt refuse for them to consider moving Whitney. The Penguins are shopping……..