Monday’s Rumor Mill; Tkachuk Bruins top target?


Boston media wants Tkachuk: The Boston Bruins have been linked to St. Louis Blues forward Keith Tkachuk for about a month now and Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe suggests the Bruins need a lefty to play the goal-line position on the power play. Of the players available at the March 4 trade deadline, St. Louis power forward Keith Tkachuk would be the most instant upgrade according to Shinzawa. It‚Äôs believed there has been a lot of pressure from the media to acquire Tkachuk. Tkachuk has submitted a list of 6 teams he would accept a trade too. Boston is on it. Pittsburgh I‚Äôm told is likely not on it because of where they are in the standings. According to reports, The Bruins also remain in talks with the Edmonton Oilers about forward Eric Cole. Islanders rebuilding through the draft: Garth Snow’s philosophy is building through the draft as theRead More »

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Photo Courtesy of South Central The most glaring thing of the Penguins 3-2 shootout loss against the Islanders Monday afternoon is playing in front of their new coach for the first time they couldn‚Äôt come up with enough of a adrenaline rush to beat the worst team in the league. Personnel wise this team is flawed. There is no way around it. I am all about the Penguins moving to a more up-tempo system but all Dan Bylsma will be is a fresh face. Until the roster is upgraded where the Penguins can be effective playing a up-tempo system, were not going to see much improvement. Sidney Crosby is clearly frustrated and he is just doesn‚Äôt seem like himself lately. The losing seems to be getting to him and it appears he is frustrated with the lack of help on his wings. Shero has to bring in somebody to elevateRead More »

NHL: Leafs acquire Lee Stempiak


The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo and forward Alexander Steen to the St. Louis Blues for right winger Lee Stempiak. The Leafs receive a talented forward in Stempniak, 25, who was chosen 148th in the 2003 draft. Stempiak scored 27 goals and 52 points in 82 games in 2006-2007, but took a step back last season scoring only 13 goals in 82 games last season. Colaiacovo 25, is a talented defenseman who has top four potential but has struggled to stay healthy. Steen 24, was once considered the Leafs top prospect and at one time was an untouchable. Steen has had two goals and four points in 20 games this season.

Penguins end three game skid


Despite having two of the games most dynamic players, the Pittsburgh Penguins have had trouble scoring goals this season but tonight the Penguins were clicking on all cylinders. Pittsburgh was led by Miroslav Satan (1 goal – 2 assists) who had a three point night, his biggest night in a Penguins uniform. Satan the Penguins marquee free agent signee during the summer leads the Penguins with 6 goals and was reunited with Sidney for the first time since the Penguins third game of season. Talbot – Crosby – Satan were put together near the end of the team’s morning skate once Ruslan Fedotenko left practice with what is believed to be a groin injury.