Pittsburgh beats Jokerit 4 – 1


The Penguins had their final preseason game today in Finland. Sidney Crosby led the way with 3 assists. Crosby set up first period goals by Evgeni Malkin and Ruslan Fedotenko. Tyler Kennedy scored the Penguins third goal to put the Penguins up 3-1. Crosby assisted on Pascal Dupuis first goal of the preseason that put the Penguins up 4-1. Max Talbot, Paul Bissonnette, Bill Thomas, and Petr Sykora did not dress. Sykora and Talbot have minor injuries. Is Janne Pesonen finding his comfort zone? Also which defenseman sits this weekend and which teams looking to unload defensemen have called the Penguins? Read more for the inside scoop

NHL: Fedorov trying to lure Shanahan to the nation’s capital?


Sources indicate the Washington Capitals have inquired about forward Brendan Shanahan. The man behind the Capitals interest can be accredited to Shanahan‚Äôs old teammate Sergei Fedorov. Fedorov is believed to be trying to lure Shanahan to the nation‚Äôs capital. Shanahan who currently waits for the Rangers to make up their mind will begin listening to offers from other teams within the next couple weeks, if the Rangers don’t make an official offer. The issue for the Capitals is they would have to move some salary to sign Shanahan.

NHL: Gonchar out 4-6 months?


ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reports a source has told him Sergei Gonchar will be sidelined 4-6 months. The Penguins announced last week that Gonchar would be out indefinitely with the prognosis ranging from 6 weeks to 6 months if Gonchar needed surgery. No official word from the Penguins yet. Source: ESPN

Babcock to Hossa: “see you soon”


Marian Hossa to Detroit might have been set in stone during the Stanley Cup Finals. TIOPS reported in June Hossa denied the Penguins offer prior to free agency because he wanted to see what Detroit and Boston were going to offer. Those two cities were Hossa‚Äôs top choices. The Edmonton Journal reports During the Penguins and Wings handshake after the Red Wings defeated the Penguins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, Detroit coach Mike Babcock told Pittsburgh winger Marian Hossa “See you soon,” Ritch Winter the agent for Marian Hossa had a few interesting quotes in the Edmonton Journal. ‚Äú”I remember Chris Chelios phoning Marian and saying, ‘If you’re just coming here to win a Stanley Cup, don’t do it,’ ” Winter told the Journal. “He told Marian, ‘We’re good, but even if we’re good we don’t win every year.’ He told Marian the benefit of coming toRead More »

NHL: Selanne signs 2yr -$5.25 million contract


The Anaheim Ducks have signed Teemu Selanne to a two year deal. Selanne entered training camp on a tryout contract until the Ducks could trade defenseman Mathieu Schneider to clear salary cap room. Selanne a 10 time NHL All-Star is Anaheim’s career leader in seven categories, including goals (325), points (689), and game-winning goals (54) Anaheim Ducks

Ruutu and Neil a perfect match?


Former Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jarkko Ruutu has had a strong training camp with the Ottawa Senators. Ruutu and the Senators face-off against the Penguins Saturday afternoon in Stockholm, Sweden. What should the Penguins expect from Ruutu? Plus the Latest rumblings from Stockholm, including an update on Glen Murray.

Penguins to re-assign Richmond and James


More to come. Team to take 25 players to SwedenThe 25-man roster for the Sweden trip includes 15 forwards, seven defensemen and three goaltenders. The forwards are Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jordan Staal, Petr Sykora, Miroslav Satan, Ruslan Fedotekno, Matt Cooke, Max Talbot, Tyler Kennedy, Pascal Dupuis, Eric Godard, Jeff Taffe, Janne Pesonen, Bill Thomas and Paul Bissonnette.   The defensemen are Brooks Orpik, Rob Scuderi, Hal Gill, Mark Eaton, Darryl Sydor, Kris Letang and Alex Goligoski.   The goaltenders are Marc-Andre Fleury, Dany Sabourin and John Curry. Updated: 2:55 p.m. The Latest on Paul Bissonnette