Quick Analysis on the Islanders trading for Thomas Vanek

Big NHL trades in October don’t come often but we have one here. The New York Islanders have acquired Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres in-exchange for Matt Moulson, 2014 1st round pick and a 2015 2nd round pick, per Arthur Staple of Newsday. For the Sabres it’s about as good of a haul as

Penguins Morning Skate Buzz: Vokoun to get the start; Vitale odd-man out?

MORNING SKATE BUZZ Goaltender Tomas Vokoun (10-3-0, 2.33 GAA, .922 sv%) is the first goaltender off and will get the start in goal tonight. The Penguins riding a 15 game win streak, have their team-shutout streak at 206:24 and Vokoun now holds the Penguins individual shutout record at 162:42. Vokoun has surrendered just four goals

Setoguchi, Leopold on trade block

NHL RUMOR MONDAY Trade talks are starting to very slowly pick up among GM’s with around 20% of the season already gone and two established players Devin Setoguchi, Minnesota Wild, and Jordan Leopold, Buffalo Sabres, are among the notable players being shopped around the league for other needs, NHL sources say.

Eastern Conference Preview: Few teams rival Pens depth in deep conference

Atlantic Division 1. Pittsburgh Penguins Storyline:All eyes are on the return of Sidney Crosby that should come in November as long as things continue on the upswing. The top storyline right now is Evgeni Malkin’s who’s presence makes the Penguins a top contender in the Eastern Conference even without Crosby. Notable Additions: Steve Sullivan, Richard

Game 57: Sabres @ Penguins Scouting Report; Fleury to start in goal

Game 57 Buffalo Sabres — 32-14-7 (71 points) 1st Northeast at Pittsburgh Penguins — 34-21-1 (69 points) 2nd Atlantic Playoff Preview? Buffalo is in first place in the Northeast division and Pittsburgh appears to be firmly planted in playoff position with less than 30 games left. Tonight’s game is a matchup of teams who may

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Sunday Janaury 17, 2010 Trade talks are heating up with the trade deadline 6 weeks away but with some many teams still in the playoff mix, it’s unlikely many deals will be struck before the Olympic trade freeze (February 12 – February 28th) as teams are leery to make a run at veterans who are

Game 40: Penguins lose second straight; Staal to learn Team Canada fate

Buffalo 4 – Pittsburgh 3 The Pittsburgh Penguins blew a 3-0 lead as the Buffalo Sabres scored four unanswered goals to defeat the Penguins 4-3 Tuesday night. Jordan Staal (11), Bill Guerin (12) and Chris Kunitz (6) scored for the Penguins, who squandered a three-goal lead for the first time since a 5-3 loss at Nashville on