Free Agency Buzz: Updates on Tallinder, Gonchar, Kovalchuk, others

DePaoli’s NHL Free Agency Twitter Updates Ilya Kovalchuk enters the free agent market as this years top prize but coming up with more than two definite suitors has been difficult. Although there are some rumblings that LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi wants to stay away from Kovalchuk, Kings ownership fully intends to make a run

Latest Draft Day Chatter: Armstrong to hit the open market

Draft day Chatter *Winger Colby Armstrong appears headed to the free agent market. According to a league source, no talks are currently scheduled to take place in LA between Armstrong’s agent Don Meehan and Thrashers GM Rick Dudley. The two sides have been far apart for some time as Armstrong is looking to land a

The Latest NHL Free Agency Buzz

Free Agency Buzz *The Atlanta Thrashers will be shopping for wingers this off-season. Contract talks with winger Maxim Afinogenov have gone nowhere and Colby Armstrong has already made his intentions known that he intends to test free agency. Afinogenov, 30, is coming off a breakout season scoring 24 goals and 61 points. Afinogenov is looking

Pittsburgh 3- Atlanta 2: Skoula signing paying dividends for both sides

Post-Atlanta Thoughts Pittsburgh rebounded after their embarrassing performance Thursday night like championship teams do; winning their next game. Martin Skoula scored two goals and Marc Andre Fleury made 31 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Atlanta Thrashers 3-2 to snap a four game road losing streak. Head coach Dan Bylsma made the right move

Crosby named third star of the week

Brodeur, Jokinen, and Crosby named ‘Three Stars’ New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur was named first star of the week as Brodeur tied Patrick Roy as the NHL’s all-time victories leader and posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.67 goals-against average and .943 save percentage. Flames forward Olli Jokinen was named the NHL second star

Trade Watch

If the Penguins want Colby Armstrong it is going to cost them puck moving defenseman Alex Goligoski according to a league source. Contrary to other reports, the Thrashers are not actively shopping Armstrong and they remain very high on him. Armstrong has 13 goals on the year, has been a great locker room presence and

Pittsburgh Penguins (16-10-4) at Atlanta Thrashers ( 10-16-4)

2008-09 SEASON SERIES Pittsburgh: 1-0-0 TEAM LEADERS Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby 13 goals, E. Malkin 37 assists, 49 pts Atlanta: Slava Kozlov 14 goals, Kovalchuk 20 assists, 31pts Goaltending Matchup Pittsburgh – Marc Andre Fleury (8-3-2, 2.86 GAA) Atlanta – Ondrej Pavelec (3-5-0, 3.16 GAA) Special Teams Pittsburgh – Power Play: 18.3%, Penalty Kill: 82.0% Atlanta –

NHL Insider Report

The Boston Bruins have received a lot of calls about the availability of center Patrice Bergeron and goaltender Manny Fernandez. Bergeron is off to a relatively slow start — 17 points in 29 games but he missed most of the 2007-2008 campaign and his game is still rounding into shape. Despite the play of center