NHL RUMORS MONDAY: Latest Buzz around the league


With the Trade Deadline two weeks away, here’s the latest buzz around the league for Monday, February 14th– Forsberg calls it quits: Petr Forsberg’s comeback has lasted just two games. The Brett Favre of hockey will announce his retirement today. Bruins see opportunity in East: With the Pittsburgh Penguins depleted by injuries and likely to take a step back this season, even if Sidney Crosby returns, Contenders in the East are said to be seeing a prime opportunity in front of themselves. The Boston Bruins are believed to be one of those teams. The Bruins are actively seeking a puck moving defenseman with Tomas Kaberle at the top of their radar and they could also explore making a splash. The Boston Globe reports the Bruins are willing to move “Toronto’s “1st round pick but only for two players. According to the report they will only surrender their 1st rounder forRead More »

TIOPS Newswire: NHL, NFL & MLB news and notes


Daily installment on the latest buzz in the NHL, NFL, MLB and the college ranks National Football League ***The New York Jets magical run in the 2010 playoffs continued Sunday afternoon as the Jets stunned the 7 point favorite San Diego Chargers. The Jets knocked off the Chargers 17-14 to advance to the AFC title game for a rematch with the Indianapolis Colts who laid down in week 16, resting starters against the Jets. For the Chargers, it was an another disappointing playoff run. Among the most talented teams in the NFL, there has always been something missing. Despite Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez throwing for a measly 100 yards, the Jets played dominate defense and exposed the Chargers run defense. The Chargers last lost prior to Sunday’s 17-14 defeat was against Pittsburgh in week 5 when Rashard Mendenhall torched the Chargers defense, rushing for 165 yards. While the Jets haveRead More »

Fleury to begin full-training regiment next week


Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc Andre Fleury has had a short off-season after winning his first Stanley Cup on June 12th, 2009. It has only been six weeks since the Penguins ended their season but it’s back to business for Fleury next week as he will begin his full training regiment in Montreal. Fleury will train in Montreal with a number of established NHL players including teammate Ruslan Fedotenko who resides in Montreal during the summer. Fleury will attend Team Canada’s 2009 orientation camp in Calgary from August 24-27. Goaltenders Martin Brodeur (Montreal, Que./New Jersey, NHL), Marc-André Fleury (Sorel, Que./Pittsburgh, NHL), Roberto Luongo (Montreal, Que./Vancouver, NHL), Steve Mason (Oakville, Ont./Columbus, NHL) and Cam Ward (Sherwood Park, Alta./Carolina, NHL) have all been invited to camp. The Penguins open training camp on Wednesday, September 16th. Goligoski bulking up?

The Latest Penguins Buzz


Great turnout from Penguins fans last night in Columbus. The place was electric when the Penguins tied the game at 3-3 late in the third period. Thanks to the traveling Penguins fans, the BlueJackets set a record for attendance with over 19,000 fans in attendance. The Penguins have 10 come from behind wins this season when trailing in the third period and after being down 3-0 to Columbus, the Penguins were fortunate to get a point out of last night‚Äôs game. If overtime in the regular season was longer than 5 minutes, the Penguins win last night’s game. They controlled the play for the final 15 minutes of the game including overtime. BlueJackets goaltender Steve Mason is the real deal. The Blue Jackets lack the offensive firepower to be a serious threat in the Western Conference but because of their tight defensive system and the ability of Mason¬†to steal games,¬†ColumbusRead More »