Trade talks heating up for Bouwmeester as the trade deadline approaches Florida GM Jacques Martin told the Camden Courier-Post he was in Philadelphia because his team had the night off, which is increasing speculation that D Jay Bouwmeester could be headed to Philadelphia. The Flyers have been in strong pursuit of Bouwmeester since early January. The Flyers are currently discussing two proposals with Florida. One that would send Joffrey Lupul, Randy Jones or Matt Carle to Florida and another that could include Daniel Briere as the centerpiece of a deal. The Flyers have plenty of competition for Bouwmeester as the
The Philadelphia Flyers search for a #1 goaltender continues. Darren Dreger of TSN.CA reports, “Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen is of interest to the Flyers. If Atlanta GM Don Waddell continues to rebuild, swapping Lehtonen for a prospect such as Van Riemsdyk would have to be seriously considered.” A source in Pittsburgh tells me there’s been some talk lately that the Flyers are also in play for Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom. Despite being in the middle of a playoff chase, Wild GM Doug Risebrough is listening to offers for Backstrom who is expected to test the free agent market.
The Penguins didn‚Äôt put together a 60 minute game but they controlled the play for the first two periods and beat the Philadelphia Fylers 4-2 Tuesday night at the Wachovia Center. Evgeni Malkin scored his 17th goal of the season, and Sidney Crosby added two assists as the dynamic duo played on the same line for the second consecutive game. Head coach Michel Therrien altered the Penguins lines prior to the game, moving gritty forward Matt Cooke up to the first line to play with Malkin and Crosby. The move paid off as Crosby, Cooke and Malkin combined for two goals and two assists. Cooke scored with 36 seconds remaining in the second period to the put the Penguins up 4-1 heading into the third period. Tyler Kennedy (7) and Jordan Staal (14) also scored for the Penguins. Marc Andre Fleury who has struggled of late made 27 saves toRead More »