Pens would like a 40 goal scorer, but … Sens interested in Ruutu, listening to offers on Kuba and Gonchar … Buyers, Sellers, etc … Havlat skating

  • Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins GM Ray Shero:

    “We’re playing well, getting healthy, and that means more than anything. If I could get a 40-goal scorer or something that makes sense, I’d do that. But …”

    Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Many are looking to see what Senators GM Bryan Murray will do. The Senators are interested in Tuomo Ruutu, along with the Bruins, Rangers, Flyers, Blackhawks and Predators. Though there are some reports that he’s off the market, one executive said Saturday that he wasn’t. To get Ruutu could be costly, a top prospect (perhaps Mark Stone or Stefan Noesen) and a 1st round pick, which is not going to happen. The Senators have been listening to offers for Filip Kuba. It’s doubtful that it happens, but is possible. Sergei Gonchar could also get dealt.

  • Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star: McGran lists teams that will be buyers, sellers or will stand pat. Buyers: Rangers, Maple Leafs, Flyers, Capitals, Sharks, Canucks, Kings, Predators, Blackhawks, Devils and Stars. Sellers:  Blue Jackets, Hurricanes, Oilers, Lightning, Sabres, Wild and Canadiens. Standing Pat: Red Wings, Flames, Islanders, Senators, Jets, Ducks, Bruins, Panthers, Penguins, Blues, Coyotes and Avalanche. Hot Commodities: Rick Nash, Ryan Suter, Jeff Carter, Luke Schenn, Sam Gagner and Ryan Miller. Buyer Beware: Scott Gomez, Rick DiPietro, Alexander Semin, Dustin Penner and Brad Boyes. Coveted Young Players: Cory Schneider, Jonathan Bernier, Sergei Bobrovski, James van Riemsdyk, Jake Gardiner, Cody Hodgson, Michael Del Zotto and Ryan McDonagh
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin didn’t finish last night’s game after he tweaked his groin, but it may also have been exhaustion. Canucks defenseman Keith Ballard is out with concussion symptoms.


  1. Jeff

    02/20/2012 at 8:00 am

    I’m surprised Bulin Wall isn’t on the Buyer Beware list.

  2. AJ

    02/20/2012 at 8:58 am

    Ray Shero’s already got two 40 goal scorers (Malkin and Neal) plus Jordan Staal, even with Sidney Crosby out of the lineup and he wants another one? Man is there a secret luxury tax for the Penguins?
    Most of the teams don’t even have one and would kill for it and he wants 3 !?!?!

    Why doesn’t he go and gets two, who can score 20 each?

    I mean seriously, I’d rather put efforts to somehow keep my players healthy and/or somehow convincing/paying the media not to publicize the Penguins that much. I mean we know what exact time Crosby takes a dump… No wonder it generates hate and puts them in the crosshair all the time.

  3. Jeff

    02/20/2012 at 9:12 am

    If Crosby was healthy, it wouldn’t surprise to finally see Staal traded.