LEAFS EYE YOUNG NHL PLAYER WITH UPSIDE?
Source: Penguins brass in attendance last week came away with a high opinion of Oilers d-man Jeff Petry
PETRY, ZIDLICKY ON PENGUINS RADAR? Penguins GM Jim Rutherford and assistant general manager Bill Guerin were among the prominent front office members who traveled with the team on last week’s three game Western road trip and while the Penguins have been getting a read on the right handed d-man market over the last several weeks,
The Buffalo Sabres have landed Evander Kane in a blockbuster deal with the Winnipeg Jets. In the deal, Buffalo receives Kane, defenseman Zach Bogosian, and goalie Jason Kasdorf, while the Jets receive defenseman Tyler Myers, winger Drew Stafford, prospects Joel Armia (2011 1st round pick), Brendan Lemieux (2014 2nd round pick) and a 2015 first
WINNIK, TLUSTY AMONG DEADLINE/SUMMER TARGETS Prior to the All-Star break and acquiring Maxim Lapierre last night, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford made offers for Toronto Maple Leafs forward Daniel Winnik and Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty, sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports.
NHL Three Stars of the Night for Friday 1. Kyle Okposo, New York Islanders | 4 Goals, +3, 6 SOG, 18:15 | – Okposo netted his first career hat trick with a four goal night in a 6-3 win over the Penguins. Okposo’s big night included scoring 3 goals in the third period. Okposo scored
(Jordan Staal did a lot of winning as a player in Pittsburgh) LATEST NHL BUZZ When the Carolina Hurricanes acquired Jordan Staal, former Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford envisioned Carolina being a serious threat in the Eastern Conference with a 1-2 punch down middle in the Staal brothers. Things obviously haven’t panned out and Eric Staal’s
As the National Hockey League has reached the halfway mark, the contenders and pretenders in the Eastern Conference are starting to emerge. 9 Playoff Contenders Pittsburgh Penguins (98%), New York Rangers (98%), Tampa Bay Lightning (98%), New York Islanders (96%), Montreal Canadiens (95%), Washington Capitals (94%), Detroit Red Wings (88%), Florida Panthers (45%) Boston Bruins
LATEST NHL CHATTER — The chances of Eric Staal being moved during the season is extremely small, rival executives with knowledge of the Hurricanes thinking say. New Hurricanes GM Ron Francis is committed to playing this season out and evaluate the future for Staal after the season. The Hurricanes want to see how this team
PENGUINS WILL PUSH FOR 3-4 YEAR DEAL FOR FLEURY Will Marc Andre Fleury have a new extension before the new year? An organization decision has been made this week to push forward in talks and the Penguins brass and Fleury’s agent Allan Walsh are expected to hold their first set of substantive contract talks next
LATEST NHL BUZZ *Rumblings Around the League* — Nathan Horton’s back injury is so bad, his career could be over. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Horton has been diagnosed with “degeneration” of the entire lumbar region of his spine/lower back. Having surgery to fix the issue would end his career. The Blue Jackets are a