Scouts from 6 teams were at the United Center Friday night according to a source.
As expected Penguins forward Sidney Crosby will miss tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Crosby did not practice on Thursday and did not skate during today’s morning skate which was help in Chicago. The Lines at the begining of the morning skate were as follows Fedotenko – Malkin – Sykora
Forward Tim Wallace has been recalled and accompanied the Penguins to Chicago today. Janne Pesonen has been re-assigned. Pesonen was recalled yesterday and practiced today rotating with Chris Minard (waived today), Bill Thomas and Eric Godard The Penguins trade today will not be their last trade prior to the March 4th trade deadline. The Penguins have about about $4 million in cap space ( not pro-rated) and they remain very active. I‚Äôm hearing two more trades will be made between now and March 4th As mentioned a few days ago, Ruslan Fedotenko is drawing some interest. Chicago, Edmonton and Columbus are of interest and it‚Äôs believed the Blackhawks have made an offer. There continues to be significant interest in
On Monday at practice it became clear that something was up when Ryan Whitney wasn‚Äôt even working with the #2 power play in practice. On Tuesday, Whitney was the 7th defensemen in drills which based on performance might have made sense but because the Penguins were actively shopping Whitney, it didn‚Äôt make sense. On Wednesday, the team announced Whitney flew home to Boston to be with a sick family member and on Thursday he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks who are playing in Boston tonight. Analysis and Scouting Report on the Trade
The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Ryan Whitney to the Anaheim Ducks for Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi, according to TSN.Ca. The Penguins have confirmed the trade. Kunitz, 29, has 16 goals and 35 points in 62 games this season. He is signed through 2011-12 season with a cap hit of $3.725 million. Left Winger Eric Tangradi, 20, ( 6-3, 215lbs) is the Ducks #2 rated prospect. In 52 games, this season he has 38 goals – 49 assists – 87 points and 57 penalty minutes with Belleville of the Ontario Hockey League. Chris Minard has been placed on waivers.
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Marty St. Louis has been among a group of forwards that has been on the Penguins radar since Lightning GM Brian Lawton began exploring the market for St. Louis in November. Talks between the two teams went from intensifying in early February to being dead less than 10 days ago when Lightning GM Brian Lawton broke off talks because the Penguins won’t include Jordan Staal in a deal for St. Louis under any circumstances. With the trade deadline 6 days away, has there been a renewed interest from both sides to re-start talks?¬† Inside Pittsburgh Sports reports the latest.
The New York Rangers are one of the most interesting teams leading up to the trade deadline. Today the Rangers claimed Mark Bell off re-entry waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs They are actively shopping Scott Gomez and Chris Drury. Gomez has the most trade value but they prefer to move Drury. The Rangers have approached the Colorado Avalanche about forward Ryan Smyth. They haven’t moved on older veterans Keith Tkachuk or Bill Guerin to this point. Word is John Tortorella wants management to add another puck-moving defensemen prior to the trade deadline. Rangers looking at Filip Kuba, Tomas Kaberle and Jordan Leopold. As for the Penguins