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Two Stars Back Tonight

Posted in Hockey, NHL, Peter Forsberg, pittsburgh penguins, Ryan Smyth, sid the kid, Sidney Crosby, sports, Vancouver Canucks with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Both Sidney Crosby and Peter Forsberg will be returning to the game tonight. 

Sid the kid had been out since January with a high ankle sprain and will join his Pittsburgh Penguin teammates as they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Meanwhlie out West Peter Forsberg will join the Colorado Avalanche as they face the Vancouver Canucks.  He will be a welcome addition as Colorado recently lost both Ryan Smyth and Marek Svatos for long periods of time.

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Hossa Injured

Posted in All-star, Boston Bruins, Hockey, Hossa, Injury, NHL, pittsburgh penguins, sid the kid, Sidney Crosby with tags , , , , , , , on February 29, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Pittsburgh Penguins fans got a scare in last nights game against the Boston Bruins as Marian Hossa was injured early in the second period after a knee on knee hit with a Boston player. 

He joins Sidney Crosby and Gary Roberts on the Pens injured reserve. 

He is expected to only miss a week however which is good news for a team which gave up its future for Hossa for a chance at the present.

Pittsburgh lost the game 5-1.

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Zamboni Hits Player?!?!

Posted in evgeni malkin, Hockey, Hossa, NHL, pittsburgh penguins, Richard Zednik, sid the kid, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup, there will be blood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Well not quite.  During a recent Penguins game the Zamboni developed a fluid leak that made the ice surface look like a horror film.  I am sure it brought back memories of the Richard Zednik throat cut incident or a scene from the oscar winner There Will be Blood.

They had to scrape the ice and then use the other Zamboni to re-flood the ice , quite the time consuming process. 

Luckily it wasn’t Hossa, Malkin or Crosby. 

The Day After

Posted in All-star, Anaheim Ducks, brad richards, Campbell, Colorado Avalanche, deadline, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Mats Sundin, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, NHLPA, Peter Forsberg, pittsburgh penguins, Richards, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, trade with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Well it is one day after the NHL trade deadline and the balance of power remains on the West, although Pittsburgh has put themselves in a good spot this year in the East.  The Penguins may have given up their future however for this season, especially if Hossa opts to test the free-agent waters.

In the West Dallas and San Jose both bolstered their rosters with trade deadline pickups in Brad Richards and Brian Campbell, while Detroit and Colorado both added to their defense corps.  Colorado also made a splash with the signing of Peter Forsberg who will help the Avalanche get on the scoreboard more often.

The surprise of the deadline was the trade of Huet from Montreal for relatively nothing.  Price however backed up the trade by posting an impressive win last night.

Who will be the long term winners?  We won’t find out until the last games are played.

Deadline Day

Posted in Alex Tanguay, All-star, Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Campbell, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Cliff Fletcher, Colorado Avalanche, deadline, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Habs, huet, John Ferguson Jr, Martin Lapointe, Mats Sundin, Mike Keenan, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Peter Forsberg, Phoenix Coyotes, pittsburgh penguins, Ray Emery, Richards, Roberto luongo, Salary Cap, San Jose Sharks, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, trade, TSN, Vancouver Canucks, Washington with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Well today is the big day and the moves are already happening.  So far the East has done a few minor deals and lost some big names and the West has continued to improve, sounds like the NBA does it not?  So far we have Brad Richards going to the Stars while Brian Campbell is now a member of the San Jose Sharks.  In a surprise move the Habs unloaded Huet to the Washington Capitals for only a second round draft pick. 

I will keep updating throughout the day!

Phoenix gets Marcel Hossa, Al Montoya and New York  for Fredrik Sjostrom, Josh Gratton and David Leneveu

Toronto trades chad kilger to florida for a 3rd round pick

L.A. trades brad stuart to Detroit for a 2nd and 4th round pick

The wild acquire Chris Simon from the Islanders for a 5th round draft pick

Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis traded to Pittburgh from Atlanta for Angelo Esposito, Colby Armstrong and Erik Christenson and a 1st round pick

New york gets Christian backman from St Louis for a 4th round pick

Toronto trades Hal Gill to Pittsburgh for 2nd and 5th round pick

Matt Cooke traded from Vancouver to Washington for Matt Pettinger

San Jose Gets Rob Davidson from the New York islanders for a 7th round pick

Colorado Gets Adam Foote from Columbus for a 1st round pick+pick if foote resigns

Washington gets Fedorov from Columbus for ted ruth

Ottawa gets Martin Lapointe from Chicago for a 6th round pick

Carolina gets Ruutu from Chicago for Andrew Ladd

Colorado gets Salei from Florida for Skrastins and a 3rd round pick

Washington gets Huet from Montreal for a 2nd round pick

Dallas gets Smith, Jokinen and Halpern from Tampa for Brad Richards and Holmqvist

San Jose gets Brian Campbell and a 7th round pick from Buffalo for Steve Bernier for a 1st round pick

Florida gets Wade Belak from Toronto for a 5th round pick

New Jersey gets Salvador form St Louis for Janssen

Better Without Crosby?

Posted in All-star, evgeni malkin, Hockey, NHL, pittsburgh penguins, sid the kid, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup with tags , , , , , , , on February 16, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Since losing all-star forward Sidney Crosby the Pittsburgh Penguins have gone on a tear thanks to Russian sniper Evgeni Malkin.  After losing their captain to a high ankle sprain Jan 21 the Pens have gone 5-4-1, although they have lost their last two games in close contests. 

Malkin has been on fire with 7 goals and 12 assists in the 10 game stretch. 

 If they keep this up who needs Sid the Kid?  Maybe they do but they are no slouch without him.