Photo courtesy of Kaatiya 1. C Vincent Lecavalier Suitors: MTL, ATL, LAK, CHI, EDM, OTT % of trade (5%) Reportedly 6 teams have inquired about Lecavalier 2. D Jay Bouwmeester Suitors: WAS, PHI, TOR, VAN, NJD, BOS, EDM, ANA,¬† OTT, CAL % of trade: (55%) Top D-Man on the market 3. D Chris Pronger, Suitors: FLA, VAN, TOR,¬† PHI, NJD, BOS, SJ, STL % of trade (70%) One year left on his contract. 4. Scott Niedermayer Suitors: PHI, NJD, VAN, BOS % of trade (45%) 5. D Tomas Kaberle Suitors: PHI, VAN, LAK,¬†WAS, NJD, BOS, FLA % of trade (45%) 6. LW Martin St. Louis Suitors: PIT, MIN, NYR, VAN, EDM, SJ % of trade (10%): Asking price: Two top tier prospects/draft pick/roster player.¬†Rangers expressing significant interest. Sources indicate St. Louis nixed a trade to Pittsburgh 7. RW Milan Hejduk Suitors: ANA, PIT, VAN, NYR, EDM, BUF, MTL % ofRead More »
The Penguins held an optional skate this morning. Sidney Crosby lasted about 7-8 minutes before leaving the ice and head coach Dan Bylsma has just ruled Crosby out for tonight’s game The Lines will be the same that they were in practice yesterday Satan – Malkin – Sykora Dupuis – Talbot – Fedotenko Cooke – Staal – Kennedy Minard – Thomas – Godard Defensemen Orpik – Gonchar Scuderi – Gill Eaton – Letang Lineupnews: *The Penguins announced this morning that Ryan Whitney has flew home to be with a family member that is ill. Kris Letang will return to the lineup which has been the plan since Monday’s practice. Look for Letang to get some power play time down low on 5-on-3 situations. Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal Trade Talk update
The Penguins are currently conducting internal discussions about making an major offer that could land them a top tier winger for Sidney Crosby and another asset with top-6 potential. By the way there is no three way deal in the works between the Penguins-Avalanche-Kings.¬†Three way trades rarely work anymore, especially ones with multiple players involved. The Penguins inquired about Kings winger Alexander Frolov in January and there hasn’t been much talk since.
Indianapolis Colts probowl center Jeff Saturday wants to join the Pittsburgh Steelers when he becomes a free agent on February 27th. The Tribune-Review is reporting Saturday told his agent Ralph Cindrich to see if he can get him to Pittsburgh. I talked to Jeff after the Super Bowl, and he said if you can get me there, that would be beautiful,” said Pittsburgh-based agent Ralph Cindrich. “This is a Rooney-type of guy if ever there was one. He’s happy to play guard. He started in the league at guard. He told me, ‘I’ll play anywhere” Source: Tribune-Review
Brian Kelly from Bradenton reports the following Infielder Luis Cruiz will miss 7-10 days with a hip injury. Tough break for Cruiz. Team seems high on him and he‚Äôs a sleeper in spring training to make the squad. From what I‚Äôve seen from him, he is a better option than Brian Bixler whose time in the organization is hanging by a thread. Middle infielder Ruben Gotay is seen as a good depth acquisition throughout the organization. The Pirates could still add a few more players in the next 4 weeks as the team has an offer on the table to reliever Will Ohman and remains interested in Pedro Martinez. Eight pitchers threw practice today: Daniel McCutchen, Jeff Karstens, John Grabow, Paul Maholm, Jason Davis, Zach Duke and Denny Bautista. All pitchers threw live batting practice. Daniel McCutchen, a sleeper in camp threw well today. He‚Äôs not a power pitcher butRead More »
Sidney Crosby (groin) left practice 10-15 minutes in, and did not return. Ruslan Fedotenko and Matt Cooke returned to practice The Lines in practice were Dupuis – Talbot – Fedotenko Satan – Malkin – Sykora Cooke – Staal – Kennedy Minard – Thomas – Godard Kris Letang will return to the lineup tomorrow, according to my sources A ton of trade speculation was buzzing this morning because