Trade Deadline Watch: Predators acquire Hal Gill

The Nashville Predators acquired defenseman Hal Gill and a 2013 conditional draft pick from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forwards Blake Geoffrion, Robert Slaney, and a 2012 second-round pick. For a 36 year old rental defenseman who many evaluators feel is on the downside of his career, the Canadiens got a good return. For

NHL Trade Deadline Report: Who’s in Play? On the Potential Sellers Market

The NHL Trade Deadline is less than two weeks away but the trade market has yet to take off. A big reason for that is due to a limited number of sellers. According to one league source, there are only three true sellers right now in the Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers.

Penguins open the season tonight against the Rangers

Regular Season Game 1: New York Rangers @ Pittsburgh Penguins The celebration for the defending Stanley Cup Champions ends tonight as the Pittsburgh Penguins host the New York Rangers in what will be a special night. The Penguins will raise their Stanley Cup banner into the rafters during tonight’s pre-game ceremonies to celebrate their amazing

Penguins Free Agency Frenzy *Live Updates*

July 1, 2009 11:31 p.m. Hurricanes linked to Fedotenko? The Carolina Hurricanes have closed the door on a return for Chad Larose as Larose turned down a three year offer and the money saved by Larose looking elsewhere, has led to the Hurricanes making Fedotenko a three year offer. 10:50 p.m. Calgary/PIT trade talks Update

Gills’ representatives trying to orchestrate a return to Pittsburgh?

Follow TIOPS on Twitter Indications from league sources are that the market will be bleak for defenseman Hal Gill when free agency begins on Wednesday. Philadelphia was a potential suitor for Gill prior to the draft but with the acquisition of Chris Pronger, Gill is no longer on their radar. Gill will not be offered

Thursday’s Rumor Mill; Flyers interested in Hal Gill

The Philadelphia Flyers have a strong interest in Penguins defenseman Hal Gill according to a league source. Gill who becomes a unrestricted free agent on July 1, had a cap hit of $2.1 million in 08-09. The Flyers efforts for now is preparing a package to acquire the rights of Jay Bouwmeester at the draft.

Pressure turns to Fleury in game 3

Game 2 Post-Game Notebook Unable to tie the series at 1-1, the series shifts back to Pittsburgh Tuesday night as the Penguins will be in a must win situation like they were last year. Despite only scoring two goals through the first two games of the series, the Penguins were upbeat following the game and

Gap control in neutral zone, impressive in game 1

Practice makes perfect? In the Penguins two practices on Monday and Tuesday this week, interim head coach Dan Bylsma showed a strong emphasis on his defensemen having tight gap control in the neutral zone to limit the Flylers attack. The extra worked paid off as the Penguins were aggressive in the neutral zone and were