KNUBLE BACK WITH FLYERS With Scott Hartnell out for possibly up to eight weeks with a broken foot, the Flyers are signing 40 year old Mike Knuble. Knuble, 40, played for the Flyers from 2005-2009. Knuble collected eight straight 20 goal seasons from 2002-2003 through 2010-2011, but saw a significant drop in his play last season with the Washington Capitals, going from 24 goals in 2010-2011 to just 6 goals and 18 points last season. Regarded as a great locker room guy, Knuble will be brought in to provide some leadership and help fill the void of Scott Hartnell as a net-front presence.
Montreal_ On Thursday night in Montreal it was being widely speculated that the Pittsburgh Penguins have Flyers winger Mike Knuble at the top of the wishlist when free agency begins. Talks has expanded and indications are Pittsburgh is prepared to make a two year offer worth upwards of $6 million over the entire contract. This morning, I spoke to a source close to
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 »
Despite heading into the playoffs with little momentum after a 4-5-1 finish and missing a golden opportunity to have home-ice in the first round, the Flyers believe this years playoff rematch with the Penguins will have a different result because of health. In the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals, the Flyers top defensemen Kimmo Timonen, Braydon Coburn saw limited action during the series. Timonen did not appear in a game until the series finale and Coburn was lost for the series in Game 2 after taking a puck to the face that resulted in 50+ stitches. Beatwriters with the Flyers tell me, the organization truly believes it would have been a much different series if Coburn and Timonen were in the lineup throughout the series. The Flyers were also without 34 goal scorer Simon Gagne. All three players will be at 100% health for the start of the series which beginsRead More »