LOTS OF BUZZ CONTINUES TO SURROUND BUFFALO AND STAMKOS
Steven Stamkos won’t be traded. The Lightning made that clear yesterday.
“As February 29th approaches, I am stating today that Steven Stamkos will not be traded before the NHL’s trade deadline. I have said repeatedly that it is our hope to reach an agreement with Steven on a new contract at some point, and with 27 games remaining in the season, our entire organization, Steven included, wants to focus on making the playoffs. I will keep the negotiating process strictly between the involved parties and have no further comment on the state of those negotiations.” — Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman in a released statement
Despite Yzerman’s statement, the Lightning are not close to resigning Stamkos and the odds are greater of him hitting the open market on July 1 and exploring his options than resigning with Tampa Bay before free agency begins.
There continues to be an infatuation of Stamkos going home to Toronto from fans and pundits but the team with the most noise around them from NHL execs is the Buffalo Sabres and that’s been the case for months now.
From Newport’s strong relationship with Sabres GM Tim Murray, to the the Sabres willing and able to structure a deal with a significant portion in signing bonuses, to Steven Stamkos wanting to feel to wanted, Buffalo continues to be the team flying under the radar and a potential favorite to sign him this summer.
According to an NHL source, Dan Blysma often glowing about Stamkos on the NHL Network last season and saying Stamkos was the most difficult player to game plan for, has stuck with Stamkos and the pending free agent has a very strong interest in playing for Bylsma.
WILL KESSEL BE ONE AND DONE IN PITTSBURGH?
Will Phil Kessel be one and done in Pittsburgh? These next couple months will tell the story but there is growing talk throughout the industry among executives that Penguins ownership [hide] will force Jim Rutherford or whoever the General Manager is to aggressively try to dump Kessel this summer.
The talk has been out there for weeks, multiple NHL sources say, leading to the Wild being one team to at least inquire about Kessel’s availability this month, Inside Pittsburgh Sports has learned.
Jim Rutherford has no interest in moving Kessel and would only consider moving Kessel for another star in return I’m told but trading Kessel as nothing more than a salary dump, if even possible, might be forced on him during the off-season.
Will there be a team desperate enough to trade for Kessel and his contract?
The Montreal Canadiens are a team one NHL exec believes could kick the tires this summer. Predators GM David Poile like Wild GM Chuck Fletcher is a desperate GM right now. Poile has long said to be a big fan of Kessel but Nashville didn’t pursue Kessel last summer due to Kessel’s contract, so hard to see it now.
Kessel’s current no trade list includes Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Montreal, New York Rangers; Philadelphia, and Florida. The Panthers were a new team added to his list following the Penguins trade.
Kessel has six years (2016-2017 through 2021-2022) left on his contract (owed $44 million in cash dollars) and is owed $18 million over the next two seasons with $4 million of the $18 million owed being a signing bonus. Kessel is due a $2 million signing bonus on July 1, 2016, followed by another signing bonus of $2 million on July 1, 2017.
Toronto picked up Kessel’s $4 million signing bonus he received on July 1, 2015 but Pittsburgh is responsible for the remaining bonuses left on the contract, a league source confirmed.
In typical Newport Sports fashion (Kessel’s representation), the deal is structured with Kessel receiving a total of $10 million in signing bonuses during the final two years of his contract when he’ll be 33 and 34 years old.[/hide]
Hey I just moved to the Phoenix area and was wondering if you guys knew of a way I could listen to the game on my pc. Probably a stupid question but I’ve never done it before and would like to check out the game.
If you have the Penguins app on your phone, they stream it through there.
you should also be able to get it through 1059thex.com or the I heart radio app
Thanks fellas. Anyone ever visits the area hit a brother up. Craft brew and Bulleit old-fashions on the house
My girlfriend’s parents live out that way, so might take you up on that some day.
Hartnell to pens e4, thought you guys needed a laugh
The actor? I’m not sure where he fits in here.
That said Hartnett shows more heart than crosby, so….
Lemieux sucks yet has more goals than Chubby
Multiple cups and 690 goals, yet he sucks guys. And he saved the team.
Where is chubby so called sniper when you need him ? oh i know stealing paycheques, and hasn’t bought any teams. He’s great though, right Stan? let me kno when he saves a team from bankruptcy
Perron had 16 goals and 22 assists in 86 games with the Pens and he’s a hall of hammer. -samthefatman
Less goals than Chubby – but he’s great! Seems inconsistent to me.
Iggy sucks yet has more goals than Chubby
198 goals have come up last 5 mins of the 3rd periods talk about clutch player .
Where is chubby so called sniper when you need him ? oh i know stealing paycheks
Who said Iggy sucks? And more goals when? Over the course of his career? Which has spanned 10 extra years that Kessel hasn’t had? Hell of a comparison. If I had a nickel for the number of times people have been bitching about how much “Iggy sucks,” I’d be nickel-less.
#firemicheltherrien is trending in canada….tell us again resident retard (samtheman) how hes the greatest coach ever and DB sucks…..DB has a cup at least and #fireDB isnt trending anywhere…..
I think he sucks more than Perron. And Perron really sucks.
DB did think that pascal dupuis was a better player than jerome iginla. that means you suck.
TK was better than Jussi too lol
I’d like to see where DB said Dupuis was better than Iginla. Obviously the thought of creating line chemistry flies way above your head. He made wrong decisions but to say DB thought Dupuis was better is absurd, which is on par with pretty much every one of your idiotic posts.
I was literally just typing that as well, this fantasy world that Yoda lives in must be a pretty magical place.
Probably the same fantasy world where Kessel was able to play against a trap two years ago, but can’t now. Or how the trap wasn’t there two years ago, and that’s why he thrived. Or where Yoda thought 2 years ago was the 80s. He’s all over this analysis.
Perron Suckks Stan.
Apparently Since acquiring left wing David Perron from the Penguins on Jan. 16, the Ducks have gone 10-2-1 and Perron has picked up 6 goals and 7 assists in that span.
while pens are 8-3-2 and haggy has 1 goal 6 Assist so far
So your argument is that instead of adding the speed that came with Hagelin and the positive impact he had on both the team offence and defence upon arrival we should have stuck with Perron because he pulled his head out of his ass, for now, since he arrived in Anaheim? Does that sum it up correctly? How about the trade worked for both sides because both players fit their new teams respective systems better. Hagelin was never going to out score Perron (or at least she shouldnt) but everything else he does has helped the team a lot more… Read more »
I know he sucks. Why do you have to keep reiterating? He started out on fire here too – then he turned into basically being you trying to do long division. So yeah – he’s a soft frenchy that you don’t win with. Agreed.
Kessel still fat and lazy?
Just the way you like your women.
HAHAHA cant talk anything negative about Chubby Mr. Stan will be here to the Rescue
Is that what I was doing? Protecting Kessel? Or was I just commenting on Maloni being a chubby chaser?
1) Kunitz – Crosby – Hornqvist /
2) Hagelin – Malkin – Kessel /
3) Holland – Bonino – Bennett /
4) Rust – Cullen – Fehr / xPorter
1) Kunitz – Crosby – Hornqvist /
2) Hagelin – Malkin – Kessel /
3) Holland – Bonino –Rust /
4) Porter– Cullen – Fehr / xBennett
since bennett is always injured
Good point by Ryan Wilson. If we make the playoffs, then the leafs get our 1st in 2016, vs Pens 1st in 2017 if they make the playoffs next year. Leafs might wanna help us out….how about JVR for Cole and plotnikov 🙂
A bottom pairing D and a dead contract of a player that doesn’t belong in the NHL for a young and already established top 6 forward sounds about right. Simply Dustin at his finest.
if cole and lovejoy were the big pickups to make a playoff run last year, i wonder what clowns rutherford is going to bring in this year?
Only you would call Cole and Lovejoy big pick ups.
i didn’t. the pens did.
No – they didn’t.
yeah they did. they went out and got there right handed shooting defenseman. that’s all they were missing to win the cup last year.
Okay – show me a quote where they referred to him as their “big” acquisition. Because I’m pretty sure they just felt they needed to tweak (or were only capable of tweaking) and that’s what they ended up doing. There isn’t a “big acquisition” every year.
Someone that can play in a trap system, hopefully. This isn’t the same league we were watching 2 years ago – I learned that much yesterday.
Sam….what’s the opinion on Dale Weise? Would he be good for the 3rd line? What would it take to get him.
He sucks. Move on.
He has good speed and gives his 100% unlike some players here that loves to steal paychecks
It’s obviously doing the habs a lot of good. It’s sad how the whole organization comes down to 1 player. What a joke of an organization and fanbase. Lazy bandwagons.
Sid – for the first 35 games….
Polak makes a lot of sense. He solidifies the 3rd pairing allowing Lovejoy to fall back to his 7th man role. Polak also is an excellent penalty killer. Pappy needs to find somebody to take Cole so that he can add a winger to go along with Polak.
Not a fan of Polak. The Leafs defenseman that they should get is Franson, since they’re trying to cut salary for their upcoming failed attempt at signing Stamkos.
Sam wants to be bukkakked by Bylsma and Bennett.
and Yoda… the two of them starred in the overweight lovers version of two girls one cup… Two pigs one large bucket of chicken and gravy
zerofool and stan starred in 2 fags 1 cockk
power play. analysis.
One c0ck? Which one is dickless?
so in fatasssams world he has gay porn with two people and a single dack while he spells c0ck with 2 ks? LMMFAO
How could that make any sense at all you dumb ass lol
I have heard you are in to gaping too… That you have eaten entire supersized, double the meat with all the extra McChicken Sauce you can possibly get smothered in large chocolate shake out of your own asshole.
Can’t help but notice no denial from Sammy
Shocker! Yoda gets caught talking out his arse again and when challenged quickly tries to change the subject and create context that never actually occurred hoping that it distracts everyone from the obvious fact that he’s clueless. Let me lend you a hand buddy, it’s a futile waste of time, we all know full well that you are complete clueless and rival Sam when it comes to overall hockey knowledge, no amount of imaginary context will distract us from that.
so you are saying that there are several odd man rushes in the NHL and goals are being scored like crazy and it is an uptempo offensive game? it is trap city and skill players produce less than ever before. that is a fact.
I’m still waiting for an answer to Stan’s question.
i gave him an answer. i said i didn’t watch every game toronto played 2 seasons ago. did fatso go to the net more…i don’t know, i only watch pens games. whatever he did 2 seasons ago, he certainly must not be doing it now because he isn’t going to score 37 is he. he sucks and his cap hit is stupid just like the GM of this team.
he used to carry the puck more often to the blue line now there is sid ,geno letang doing it .and on the powerplay he used to have the puck skate around and use his wrist shot with pens he is more stationary.
Unless you’re finally providing some proof behind your power play comment, you can shut the fuck up.
Did he go to the net off of the rush? Because according to you, that’s the only way you score. Unless it was 30 years ago.
No he didnt… he scored a ton off the rush. His game was to move in on his off wing… cut hard to the middle change the shot angle up and shoot of the rush! He has done that his entire career
I mean for what its worth… we are not the only ones that have asked the question. There may be something to be taken from this graph
I made no claim about the game at all, I pointed out that as usual you made a claim about the game that you were unable to substantiate, I don’t know if there are more or less goals off the rush from several years ago so I didn’t share an opinion on the matter, you would look less moronic less often if you would learn that lesson.
the reality of the situation is this. goals aren’t scored off the rush anymore in the NHL. fat phil would have been great in the 80’s when every other rush up the ice was a 3-2. a player who is one dimensional and who is a pure shooter really doesn’t fit well anymore. it is a shame. kessel would have been great 30 years ago.
Did this transition of goals not being scored off of the rush happen within the last two years? Or has Phil vastly changed his game in the last two years? Because 2 years ago, he had 37 goals. Anxiously anticipating your detailed analysis. Please keep the Bobby Farnham references to a minimum.
your are just crushed that your boyfriend fat phil sucks like we told you and you wasted your money on buying all of his posters.
That sounds a lot to me like “that’s a very interesting point – and since I didn’t know what I was talking about when I made the original post, I have no REAL reply, because I was talking out of my gaping ass hole. Thus I’ll pretend that you lobbied for trading for Phil, whereby we all know you pretty much said up until the trade occurred that it was a waste of time because the Penguins didn’t have the pieces to make it work.” That’s what it sounds like. I do like you avoiding answering the question though –… Read more »
you think st.blurry and kessel are good and crosby stinks. that shows how much knowledge you have.
Good one – keep avoiding answering a question you don’t have the capacity to answer. Goals aren’t scored off of the rush anymore – changed in two years!
hockey is no longer a wide open sport. teams trap dumbass. it is a defensive first game and it is not suited to phil kessel. i didn’t watch toronto the year he scored 37. all i know is they ran him out of town in toronto because he plays like a girl and i can totally see why because he is a complete joke on the ice for the pens and stealing mario’s money. if kessel is so good why do the pens want to dump his fat ass in the summer?
So, again, answer the question. Was it a wide open sport 2 years ago? is that how he was able to score 37 goals? Or are you just full of shit, per usual? Because it sure seemed suited for him then. Nobody is claiming he is “so good.” But I also don’t just buy whatever DePaoli says lock stock and barrell. They want to dump him this summer! Brilliant! Coming off of a poor season! Seems lie they should get a decent return. Great asset management. But hey, DePaoli says it! So it’s gospel! Get fucked. Now – you go… Read more »
dude, everyone knows kessel is a joke except you. you are a brainwashed yinzer fan who paints his face black and gold. who cares what kessel did 2 years ago. he sucks now and his contract is a nightmare for any team.
I’d love to have it pointed out to me where I laud Kessel on this site. It literally never happens. And I’m not sure I care what he did two years ago – until someone as retarded as you tries to rationalize this season by making claims that don’t hold up. You know, like claiming he can’t play in this league because it’s not 1980 anymore, whilst ignoring the fact that he successfully played in this league…2 years ago. It’s the kind of analysis that makes nearly everyone realize that you likely wipe your ass with your bare hand.
you are lauding kessel because you are sticking up for him like he is your son or boyfriend. i’m not sure which. just say he sucks because he does. you can’t do it for some weird reason.
Sticking up for him where? This has nothing to do with Kessel. It has to do with you being an maroon, talking out of your ass, and not being able to defend your point when challenged on it. (I’d be shocked if you knew what “lauding” meant, as an aside).
you won’t say he sucks. the entire conversation has to do with kessel.
The entire conversation has to do with you making a claim that he can’t succeed in a trap NHL whereby he literally did it two years ago, and you being unable to reconcile that, because you barely know what you’re talking about.
I fucken hate people that struggle to keep up with their own “train of thought”
This train stalled about a quarter mile down the track from the station.
stan still lives in the 09 year of malkin
“Hoagie hotdog” is hilarious…
Glad you like it
Power play analysis.
i’m just going to keep changing it up with him. hotdog, hoagie, fatboy, lazy fat slob, woman, they all work
Oddly enough, half of those work on you as well.
on the pens blogger payroll again. haha! kessel sucks. get over it.
But can the Savard injury hold up the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?
Kessel is a bag of shit. Stanch ran out and bought his jersey within minutes of the trade last summer. Fucking morons.
Stanch wasn’t really “for” the trade until it happened and basically saw that they paid nothing for him. Stanch repeated over and over again that they didn’t have the assets to get him and should look elsewhere. Consistent with your inability to recognize that there are other players on the ice that aren’t goaltenders, reading and paying attention allude you too. Ta-daaaaaaaaaaaaa!
I think that was the general consensus from most. The idea of adding an “elite scorer” was spoken about as something we didnt necessarily need but the price turned out to be far lower than expected… it’s too bad it blew up in our face.
“Maloni ran out and bought his Pens Martin St. Louis jersey with Sam the day after he retired.”
stanch’s two favorite players are fatboy phil and st.blurry. hahahaha!
I’ll take them both over your hero, Bobby Farnham. Remember when you blamed the season on losing him to a waiver claim? Now THAT was funny. F’ing rube.
all i said was farnham shouldn’t have been put on waivers. he is a cheap 4th liner. in a salary cap era you need guys like him. if you think otherwise, your nuts.
Turned the season around! Farnham! The only team league that needs Farnham, salary cap era or otherwise, is the AHL. Kinda where you should be watching hockey to begin with – this league is over your head.
why would you want a 7 million dollar cap hit fat boy who is completely terrified to be on the ice? why would you want to spend 6 million on a proven head case goalie when you can have a kid play for 800k who will give you the same results at worst? i’d trade both of them. you could free up 12 million in cap space and that would go a long way. it seems that you forgot a salary cap exists and getting the most out of your money is important.
If I wanted to get the most out of my money, I’d remain consistent and note that I paid $12 million to a guy that skipped the first 35 games, and note that my $800k backup goalie has 3 games of NHL experience and zero cup rings.
Kessel can still turn it around, fact
I think people are overreacting
Trading him after 1 season would be a huge mistake I think
He’s still great player and this team is better with him
The sooner they trade the more value he has. The more time we keep this bum more value he will lose and less in return. Kessel , , good player but he is not a winner. And is lazy
You’re right. He might score 500 goals by the time he retires….and he’s a fat lazy bum. Why can’t you get it through your head that some players are not counted on for being a 2 way player?
That bum is only going to score 20 playing an entire season with Malkin and Crosby. He isn’t going to come close to 500.
Sid isn’t showing up for half a season, so how can you make a statement like that? It’s literally impossible to play with Sid for “an entire season.” He didn’t show up for 35 games.
Played 7 games with Crosby when he was a no show and Malkin is not the best Centre for him because he doesnt like to share the puck the way Phil needs it… good call tho
now it’s sid and geno’s fault that hoagie boy sucks? you are crazy
It can’t be Sid’s fault – he was barely here! He was too busy collecting a paycheck and contributing nothing.
Hardly what I said you strawman building fucking retard but you dont have the metal capacity to see that
You should be concentrating on pulling those power play stats together.
The reaction is purely due to his own history. He was chased out of Boston and Toronto because of crap like this. He is enigmatic at best. I dont care about the game deficiencies as much of he was scoring but he isnt and therein lies the issue
I don’t agree with that – he was chased out of Boston because of cap issues, and chased out of Toronto because he was incredibly miscast. He’s in his prime. This is by far his worst offsenive output since his rookie season. He can turn it around. But like anyone else, my patience is severely wearing thin.
I can agree with that but I do think its the perception of him that makes him the expendable one as opposed to sacrificing others to maintain him (Boston). Toronto was a different animal because the media there is out of control yet as I have started to have my “WTF Phil” rants the Leafs fan contingent of my friends list laugh and advise me that this is how they felt… even the ones that really like him still lol
So far every move GMJR did since he is with pens hasn’t been good for pens and only for other teams. Only good trade he did is Dailey over scuderi
What’s wrong with the Hagelin trade? Looking at the Kessel trade, all we gave up was Kapanen. Dissapointing results in Kessel trade, but I don’t see Toronto thinking they ripped us off with their return.
No Toronto knew they got the best of the trade they knew Kessel I am bust everywhere be goes but to be fair they retained 1.2m if his salary until 2022
What benefit did Toronot get? Nick Spaling? Scott Harrington who is in the minors? A 3rd round pick? Like I said, all they got was Kapanen and had to eat salary for for 6 years.
Power play analysis.
Power play analysis.
Orpig with an assist tonight
Not sure how that supports your power play claim. Get that analysis posted and quit wasting time with the rest of this. Nobody cares about your ex-boyfriend but you and most people in DC.
It has to kill Mario to sign his name on fat boys paycheck every other week.
You guys do know if the pens dumped hoagie hotdog and st blurry, they could afford Stamkos. Stamkos and Murray > st blurry and hoagie
At least Stamkos can be more useful then just be on first power play unit
There you go – stick with that – get that analysis over to us to support your claim.
For as bad as blurry is in the playoffs, at least he has heart and tries. He can’t help it he was born with adhd. Hoagie hotdog on the other hand plays like a woman. There is no excuse for that.
He entertains people like npl that’s what matters plus he is American so npl is fine with that fraud
Wait a second, weren’t you the person that claimed he didn’t care and didn’t take the game seriously because he always smiled?
Rutherford should get axed as soon as they force him to dump hoagie hotdog boy. Kessel is the most over paid player in pgh pens history
Eh – $12 million for half a season is pretty overpaid.
Montreal on Kessel’s no trade list. Good for you Phil!
I bet it will change when Montreal moves south and becomes the Jacksonville Americens.
you fat pigg your south teams suckss http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2016/02/15/Media/NHL-RSNs.aspx Its better they move to the north where hockey matters
LMMFAO… no Canadian teams in the top 5 either you dumbfuck
of course that lazy bum wouldnt come to montreal he doesnt like the pressure .he likes to play with the pens behind crosby and malkin and steal paychecks while those boys are carrying the team
Pressure?! Haha. What pressure is there being on a team with a rich history of losing. The equivalent of playing under pressure in Montreal is Rico Fata playing for the 2004 Pens. No one gave a shlt.
There isn’t really a lot of pressure to play to a half-filled arena. Now go get on the power play analysis.
Roman Polak or John Michael Liles on D and Mikkel Bordker or Teddy Purcell on O. My 2 moves.
As usual, thank god you aren’t the GM! Liles and Purcell aren’t upgrades over what is currently on the roster and would be wating assets for lateral moves.
How many guys do we have on the 3rd line that produce like Purcell?
Lies anyday is an upgrade over gayjoy and as for Purcell. Is an upgrade over bonino or bennett
Power play analysis.
I cant see many additions being an upgrade outside a number 3 dman, which i dont feel we can pay for.
Pens haven’t shown any improvement since Sullivan took over.
You obviously don’t watch the games!
Simply dustin at his finest
Remember you were bashing me for wanting Johnston gone last year?
I like how the two teams that are interested are two on his no trade list
It was poorly worded by D (go figure) but the teams listed are the teams he can by traded to without waiving his NTC, not the teams he can not be traded to.
Thanks for clarification
too bad we couldn’t trade him to on a team for a 1st round pick this year that turns into being a top 5 pick at worst……..
we give our first round picks not take them
Power play analysis.
D any instant buzz about Bennett. i heard hes got a broken jaw just by chewing a hot dog over this weekend
How about you give us some instant buzz on the power play claim you made – k?
as same said in last post and few weeks ago kessel will going to his 3rd team under the origianl contract he first signed
kessel = FRAUD
Sam is a fraud – as long as he refuses to back up his claim about the power play.
Rust and a 3rd for Stamkos. – samthefatman
i would trade kessel bennett id even throw in lovejoy for free lol for stamkos
at least Stamkos is consistent
unlike kessel being a consisten cancer to every team he plays on
bennet a consistent injured
and lovejoy a consistent weak defense .even retired St.louis outplayed him on his final year stan,
this year everytime i watched top plays of the month or season.when it came to pittsburgh there was no malkin,crosby or fleury. Lovejoy was always on the highlights .but was always hapenning against him
Stamkos has been a consistent underperformer, if thats what you mean by consistent. 42 points to rank him 41st in the league. Kessel not too far behind with 35 points there chief.
How is Lovejoy free if the price is Stamkos? Idiot.
Wow… what a fucking disaster