Game 4: Philadelphia Flyers (0-2-0) at Pittsburgh Penguins (1-1-1)

 

This is the first of six regular season meetings between the Penguins and Flyers in 2008-09. The Flyers lead the all-time series with a 130-73-30-3 record in 236 games, including a 42-53-22-1 record on the road. Both teams have struggled out of the gate and will look to get back on track tonight. The Flyers are coming off a 5-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Monday night. The Flyers have received subpar goaltending from Marty Biron who has surrendered eight goals in less than four periods. Biron will serve as the Flyers backup tonight as Antero Niitymaki will start. The Penguins are coming off a 2-1 OT loss to the New Jersey Devils. The Penguins were outplayed in all facets of the game and were outshot by the Devils 49-15. A bright spot for the Penguins in this young season has been the play of Marc Andre Fleury. Fleury isRead More »

Vancouver, LA top Gaborik’s wishlist; Knuble on the trade block?

 

The Marian Gaborik situation has taking another turn for the worse as Gaborik has turned down a 8yr – $80 million deal from the Minnesota Wild. $8 million per season is likely the highest the Wild will go, but it‚Äôs not really about the money for Gaborik. The Wild have begun targeting potential trade partners. If the Wild try to move Gaborik now, they are looking for an impact player plus prospects in return. If they wait until the deadline , the Wild will likely receive a deal similar to what the Atlanta Thrashers received last season for Marian Hossa. Sources indicate if Gaborik had his wish he would be traded to the Vancouver Canucks or LA Kings. He will have that chance next summer. When Gaborik officially hits the trade block which could be very soon, the Canadiens are expected to be very aggressive in their pursuit. They wouldRead More »

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)

Day 2 NHL Free Agency

 

Day 3 8:40 a.m. – This is what I got right now. Jagr a longshot. Naslund is also looking like a longshot. Most of Naslunds efforts are with the New York Rangers, Vancouver and Minnesota. With Fleurys contract the pens are down to 8 million in cap space with 4 roster sports to fill. Shero looking at older veterans but i was told to lower the expectations. Hearing Jason Williams , Mirsolav Satan and this morning. A lot of pressure on Shero to get a top 6 winger via trade. gotta run… update later. 1:08 a.m. Penguins expect decision from Naslund tomorrow. Talks intensifying with Matt Cooke. Cooke is also in talks with two other teams. Despite Penguins breaking off talks with Bertuzzi, Penguins still interested if his demands come down. Big news of the night — sources are confirming that the Penguins have signed Marc Andre Fleury to aRead More »