NHL: Wednesday’s Rumor Mill

 

O’Sullivan signs three year deal The LA Kings have signed forward Patrick O’Sullivan to a three year deal. O’Sullivan missed all of training camp due to his high demands but in recent days the two sides made progress in negotiations. Last season, O’Sullivan scored 22 goals and added 31 assists for 53 points. Hurricanes to pursue Brendan Shanahan? The Carolina Hurricanes have made plays for Glen Murray and Mark Parrish over the course of the summer. Thus far they have come up empty. In the market for a top 6 winger the Canes may now make a pitch for Brendan Shanahan. Shanahan who continues to wait on the Rangers has drawn interest from the Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins. McLaren drawing interest from¬†five teams The agent for Kyle Mclaren has had talks with the Tampa Bay Lighting, St. Louis Blues and Philadelphia Flyers.Read More »

The Latest Penguins Buzz

 

Expect a lot of different line combinations the next couple weeks. Therrien may even look into splitting up Staal and Malkin if he doesn’t find the right combination for Crosby. Pascal Dupuis could be on the verge of falling to the fourth line, according to a source. Some insiders I’ve talked to seem a bit worried about Miroslav Satan and don’t see him being much more than a 17-20 goal scorer. The biggest concern has been the lack of velocity on his shot according to a source. It is still early Last week a source told me a Penguins scout has been urging Ray Shero

Heatley’s two goals power Senators to 3-1 win

 

Ottawa 3 ‚Äì Pittsburgh 1 Ottawa Senators RW Dany Heatley scored two power play goals to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The goaltending was strong in this game as Senators G Alex Auld made 30 saves and was on the verge of a shutout until rookie defenseman Alex Goligoski scored his 1st career NHL goal with 1.1 seconds left in the third period. Penguins goaltender Marc Andre Fleury played well enough for the Penguins to win but the Ottawa Senators won the special teams game scoring two power play goals. The Penguins power play continues to struggle without D Sergei Gonchar. The Penguins went 1-for-7 on the day and finished the weekend 1-14. Down 1-0 going into the third period, Penguins head coach Michel Therrien switched his lines up playing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin together which has been a common theme whenRead More »

The Latest NHL Buzz

 

The central division is improving and the Red Wings may have to worry about a divisional rival who has targeted next year’s top free agent. Plus, are the Bruins keeping a close eye on the Florida Panthers? Will Henrik Zetterberg take a discount? Read more the latest

NHL Preview: Atlantic Division

 

Atlantic Division Inside Report: The Atlantic division will likely represent four playoff teams again. The Devils, Rangers and Flyers all have the ability to overtake the Penguins in the Atlantic but despite the injuries, Pittsburgh is still a slight step ahead of their counter parts. Marc Andre Fleury has another year under his belt and Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are only getting better. 1. Pittsburgh Penguins (47-27-8) IN: RW Miroslav Satan (41pts), LW Ruslan Fedotenko (33pts), RW Matt Cooke (23pts), RW Bill Thomas, Eric Godard (2pts, 171PIM) OUT: RW Marian Hossa (66pts), LW Ryan Malone (51pts), LW Gary Roberts (15pts), LW Jarkko Ruutu (16pts, 138pim), C Adam Hall (6pts), RW Georges Laraque (13pts, 141 pim) G Ty Conklin (W18–L8 2.51 GAA)