Here‚Äôs an list of borderline players who would have to clear waivers to be sent to WBS Kris Beech Deryk Engelland Jonathan Filewich Eric Godard Dave Gove Adam Henrich Connor James T.J. Kemp Chris Minard Joey Mormina Danny Richmond Ryan Stone Daryl Sydor Jeff Taffe Bill Thomas Inside Analysis Which Players have the inside track of making the team and which one’s are garnering interest around the league? Read more for the latest
All this talk of Marian Gaborik wanting to play elsewhere may be just an after thought. Michael Russo, Star Tribune reports Ron Salcer the agent for Marian Gaborik gave the strongest indication Sunday that Gaborik has instructed him to get a deal done immediately. The Wild are believed to be offering a multi-year deal worth over $8.5 million per season. Source: Star Tribune
The Tampa Bay Lighting came into Pittsburgh with a minor league roster and defeated Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4. Petr Sykora tied the game at 3-3 midway through the third period and Sidney Crosby put the Penguins up 4-3 late in the third period. Crosby‚Äôs shorthanded tally wasn‚Äôt enough as Tampa Bay’s Brandon Bochenski sent the game to overtime and the Lightnig won in a shootout 5-4. For Inside Analysis on tonight‚Äôs game read more.
Anaheim Ducks General Manager Brian Burke is currently talking to six teams regarding defenseman Mathieu Schneider. Among the most interested parties have been the La Kings, Atlanta Thrashers, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens. The Kings have been the team mentioned the most over the past two months but Kings GM Dean Lombardi has not been given the OK from ownership to add Schneider‚Äôs salary. Lombardi remains in contact with Brian Burke but the Kings will have to send some salary back to the Ducks. Andy Strickland reports Derek Armstrong could be heading the other way.
Free Preview: Want the latest Insider reports on the Penguins? Sign up today for an Inside Access Membership for only $19.99. I was told to watch Bill Thomas closely tonight. Thomas is pushing hard for a roster spot and the coaching staff likes what they have seen from him. Look for Thomas to see a lot of ice time tonight and to be used in different situations.