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Jarome Iginla traded to the Penguins; re-united with Sidney Crosby

Mar 28, 2013, 1:44 AM EDT

Jarome Iginla was traded Wednesday night.

The end of an era in Calgary did take place. But Iginla was not traded to the Boston Bruins, as was initially reported and supposedly confirmed.

Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster dropped hockey’s equivalent to a bombshell, when he announced during a press conference that Iginla was actually traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he will be re-united with his 2010 Olympic teammate Sidney Crosby.

You may remember that Iginla set up Crosby for the gold medal winning goal for Team Canada in the 2010 Olympics.

Penguins general manager Ray Shero has certainly been busy these past few days building his team that is now the clear favorite to take the Eastern Conference.

Not only do the Penguins possess Crosby, the league leader in points with 54 in 34 games, but they picked up veteran forward Brenden Morrow from the Dallas Stars and defenseman Douglas Murray from the San Jose Sharks.

The Penguins also lead the East with a 26-8-0 record and 52 points, which is five ahead of the Montreal Canadiens.

Iginla will speak to the media in Calgary tomorrow morning.

  1. rendy0212 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Wow

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 28, 2013 at 6:41 AM

      If anything they just got older this week !

      • handsofsweed - Mar 28, 2013 at 6:50 AM

        Allright. That was funny. I’ll give you that, but Lord Stranley isn’t laughing. He knows.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 28, 2013 at 6:54 AM

        Weed honestly I did not think they needed to do a thing they can’t roll anymore then they already have this year they went from very very very good to the not shore how this will work out now mode !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 28, 2013 at 6:57 AM

        Weed this only makes sense if these injuries are alot more serious than they are letting you guys know ! I don’t mean to be captain obvious here but I think Malkin i still dealing with the concussion !

      • captjackwagon - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:01 AM

        Does anyone even listen to you Philadelphia clowns that post on here anymore? Philadelphia sucks this year and sooner or later, you will realize it. Look at Carter, Richards and even Bobrovsky is being considered a Vezina candidate? Get over your dislike for Pittsburgh and have some knowledgeable, thoughtful input. Everyday it is the same dribble from you regaqrdless what the Pens do. What you need to realize and understand is that Pittsburgh is currently 26-8-0 while the Flyers are 13-17-2. The Penguins are better than the Flyers this year. Period. You don’t have to like it, but facts are facts. Sorry.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 28, 2013 at 4:38 PM

        captnjackoff whats icing in hockey ?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 28, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        capinjacksoff what is the blue line for ?

  2. profsudz - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    You guys remind me of CNN saying that Obama Care was overturned a few minutes after the opinion was released

  3. govtminion - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    So he wasn’t traded tonight at all, except for when he was traded to Boston, except he was actually traded to Pittsburgh.

    What the nut-punching hell is going on here?

  4. zetaone - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    Lol dat Twitter reporting. Gogo TSN.

  5. canucks30 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    This just in…

    Bob McKenzie>Aaron (former Bruin) Ward

  6. hockeyflow33 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    How does the media drop the ball on this so badly?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:56 AM

      Reporters are only as good as their sources, and in the 21st century mad rush to satiate the 24-7 news cycle, errors will happen, and will almost always get sorted out pretty soon after. The only casualties are usually bruised egos and egg on faces.

      • hockeyflow33 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:01 AM

        ESPN, TSN and CBS all had this reported as fact.

        I wouldn’t care except I was so pumped that he was coming here. My facebook is literally nothing but people losing their minds throughout New England. If we lost out on him because we wouldn’t guarantee a 1st rounder……I’m dumbfounded.

  7. Stiller43 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    Wtf? Where will he play? You cant split up that first line of kunitz-croz-duper…2nd like (i think) was gonna be morrow-geno-neal, 3rd line (i thought) cooke-sutter-bennett and 4th like untouched…where do you insert iginla?

    • chanceoffleury1 - Mar 28, 2013 at 3:59 AM

      Kunitz Crosby Iginla
      Morrow Malkin Neal
      Cooke Sutter Dupuis
      Adams Vitale Kennedy

      At least that’s what I’m assuming the lines will be. That 4th line will be give or take with Glass and Jefferey. I know some fans are gonna put up a stink with Dupuis, but if they win the Cup then I think everyone will get over it real fast. He will still be playing a major part in the team and he gives Sutter somebody that can score on his line. There’s no reason to break up the pre-set Morrow-Neal chemistry, and Jarome Iginla is not going on the third line. He isn’t a Kunitz or a Dupuis. He doesn’t need Crosby to turn him into an elite player. He already is one. His production has strong potential to explode with Crosby centering him. I think Dupuis is one of the most faithful and dedicated players to the Pens on that roster, but there is no reason to keep him on that top line now.

      • murtdurt - Mar 28, 2013 at 4:48 AM

        Where’s bennett? I love that kid lol but your right

      • koontang11 - Mar 28, 2013 at 5:56 AM

        could morrow go to the third line, iginla with malkin and neal, and keep the first line in tact? any thoughts on that?

      • har21441 - Mar 28, 2013 at 7:45 AM

        No stink about Dupuis here. He’s a great penalty killer, role model, and has tons of speed – but not a first liner. The last two years have been great for him, but that is all Crosby’s doing – either by setting him up or drawing coverage.

        Think about all of the near misses he’s had over the last few seasons. Now think of how many goals can be punched in when some with the hands and hockey sense like Iginla replaces Duper’s spot.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 28, 2013 at 7:57 AM

        If you’ve got the talent, use it – I don’t disagree with your lines, except that you might see Adams move to center, glass on wing, and bennett on the other wing on the fourth line. I think that’s what Bylsma was toying with last game. Glass and Adams are both too valuable on the PK to sit.

      • kcronin001 - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:12 AM

        They are most likely to move Dupuis, since he’s the only winger we have, I believe, that can comfortably play both wings.

  8. sjawesome - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    If Pitt doesn’t win the cup the hockey world will go crazy. This team is scary on paper.

    • badintent - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:36 AM

      They’ll win.This has been arranged by the TV Network and the league office. Like back in the day when Ray Borque finally got his Stanley Cupwith the Alvanchewith his trade at the end of his career.

    • arlingtonrob - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:37 AM

      I just want them to go down, down, down in the first round.

    • revansrevenant - Mar 28, 2013 at 7:47 AM

      I sincerely hope the Pens get knocked out in the first round. It would make me chuckle. I could use a good chuckle.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 28, 2013 at 7:59 AM

        It will make a lot of people chuckle I think. The good thing about the pick-ups is that these aren’t guys that will take any game lightly or go by what looks good ‘on paper’. These are Captains (except for Murray who is a zombie) who may or may not be happy about the trades and will be playing their asses off either way.

      • polegojim - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:13 AM

        Yes, right along with the Wild.

        The new ‘Pittsburgh Marlins’.

        I have no problem trading for good players through the process… but have a very hard time with teams ‘buying’ a Stanley Cup… instead of building a team through draft and training.

      • steelpenbucs87 - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:47 AM

        Building a team through the draft you say…. hmmmm…..

        Crosby, Malkin, Letang, Fleury, Orpik, Despres, and Bennet all drafted by the Pens.

        Sutter, Neal, Niskanen, Kunitz, and Dupuis, all were secured by sending two players who the Pens drafted (Staal and Goligoski) to other teams and then signing them to longer contracts.

        So obviously they’ve done well drafting and turning drafted talent into players.But I would agree with you that they would be “buying a championship” except they haven’t mortgaged their future…

        All of the players they acquired were rentals – so no hamstringing ourselves with the cap. In addition (and this is where Shero deserves credit) we got all these guys by only giving up 1 of our top 10 prospects. Bennett, Dumolin, Despres, Harrington, Bortuzzo, Meygna, Pouliot, and Maata all stay in the fold. And yeah we gave up a first, but we had two last year.

        Masterful work by Shero.

      • koontang11 - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:45 PM

        can’t take anyone seriously who uses the term “buying a cup”

  9. gettingpwned - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    This isn’t going to turn into another Nordiques/Lindros situation is it? How the hell is a trade confirmed by 2 ppl then he gets traded to another team? Crazy ish…

  10. mudkip23 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    I hate the pens as much as the next guy… But wow, they’re loaded.

  11. jhuck92 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    Where’s this money coming from? Some Arabic royalty with an interest in Pittsburgh hockey?

    • handsofsweed - Mar 28, 2013 at 6:53 AM

      Ron Burkle is definitely not Arabic Royalty.

  12. csilojohnson - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    Wow….don’t like it. Where is he going to play? Guess that means Bennet is bus bound.

    • ucaneverscorenoughgoals - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:13 AM

      Bennett may stay up with the big club and play 3rd line left wing while giving Cooke a week or so to heal his broken foot. Dupuis will slot down onto the third line with Sutter and Bennett. After Cooke is heathy Bennett gets spot started.

      Forward lines:

      Kunitz/Crosby/Iginla
      Morrow/Malkin/Neal
      Cooke/Sutter/Dupuis
      Vitale/Adams/Kenndy

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 28, 2013 at 8:01 AM

        I don’t see why Kennedy stays and I think Glass is too valuable to scratch (PK).

  13. atwatercrushesokoye - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    Sorry to see him go, even sorrier that I have to cheer for the Penguins to win the cup! Good luck Iggy, you were the face of the franchise since 01-02 and I’m sure that we’ll see number 12 in the rafters of the Dome the first home game the Flames have after you finally retire! Go Pens go!…ugh!

  14. shortsxit34 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    Wait, so where is Joey to confirm the truth?

  15. sjsblitz - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    How can afford this?!

    • hockeyflow33 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:22 AM

      http://capgeek.com/penguins

  16. jhuck92 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    And from what I heard so far, a possible trade wasn’t happening tonight. Then the Bruins said they got him, now the Penguins say he’s theirs. It wouldn’t surprise me if Chicago’s Stan Bowman and LA’s Dean Lombardi (Iggy’s other two possible teams) start saying they acquired him just to mess with people and see if they have a chance at him haha

  17. rwmilli - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    Either the first or second line, Morrow will be on the third for sure

  18. thehighcountrybear - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    What is with all the tinkering in Pittsburgh…

    Is Malkin worse than they’re letting on?

    Is Crosby more fragile than they’re letting on?

    Is Letang the unluckiest SOB to ever lace ‘em up?

    Are they trying to pull rabbits out of their hats like Detroit did with Murphy, Robitaille and Hull?

    Stay tuned until tomorrow when we learn Iginla was actually traded to Phoenix, before its anticipated move to Kansas City, after their anticipated move to Quebec City…

    Karnak the Magnificent will rise from the dead and reveal all!

    • ikillchicken - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:32 AM

      Yes! The Pens acquired a superstar forward? WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT!!!! Something must be up!!!!!!

    • podevil - Mar 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      Malkin practiced today and says he is 100%..and he expects to be playing tonight

  19. drewzducks - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:12 AM

  20. jhuck92 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    Go home, PHT. You’re drunk

  21. sjsharks86 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    As much as I like Iginla & think he deserves a Stanley Cup, I’ve never wanted to watch a team get eliminated in the 1st round of the playoffs more than I do right now with the Pens. I also think someone needs to remind Ray Shero about that little thing called a salary cap, pretty sure they’re over by a few mil at this point (is there a buyout loophole somewhere that we missed?). Roughly 74 mil on a 64.3 mil Salary Cap, but I guess who’s counting at this point?

    • hockeyflow33 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:16 AM

      I hope they lose in 4

      • canucks30 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:23 AM

        So if the Penguins face the Canucks in the SCF who ya got?

      • sjsharks86 - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:35 PM

        to the comment below, if the Vancouver Divers faceoff against the Pittsburgh Pu$$ies in the SCF I’d have to stop watching to keep from vomiting.

    • hockeyflow33 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:25 AM

      Capgeek is saying they still have $4m in space

      • sjsharks86 - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:27 PM

        Do the math yourself dude it doesn’t add up.

    • murtdurt - Mar 28, 2013 at 4:51 AM

      U MAD BRO?

  22. philly06 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    Wanted to cheer for him to win a cup so bad, now I can’t. Way to drop the ball Boston

  23. 19to77 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:21 AM

    So one version I’ve heard come up a couple times now is that Feaster actually had a verbal agreement lined up with Chiarelli, but Iginla chose not to waive his NTC. Feaster, lacking an option, had to take the Pittsburgh offer, which apparently Shero just had on the table the whole time on the off chance it turned out to work.

    • hockeyflow33 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:24 AM

      I heard that and that Boston wouldn’t guarantee the 1st rounder. I hope it’s yours because otherwise I’m furious with Chia

      • 19to77 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:28 AM

        Ah, I’ve heard that one too. Conditional to his resigning in Boston, I believe.

      • canucks30 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:34 AM

        If your looking for someone to blame point the finger at Jeremy “LOCKOUT” Jacobs. Iginla and Morrow both of whom had NTC’s and both of whom chose Pittsburgh over Boston were both involved during the CBA negotiations and I can assure you that Jacobs didn’t exactly endear himself to them. Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux on the other hand…

      • hockeyflow33 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:37 AM

        That’s actually a really good point. I think I just assume everyone despises him but that’s just because I’m from Boston.

        There was always the story of them trying to sign Forsberg when he was a free agent and mid-flight, he had the pilot turn the plane around because he realized he wanted nothing to do with them because of how cheap they were.

  24. jimw81 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    i dont blame shero for doing this since cap is going down next year. but going all in doesn’t work all the time. they could meet a hot team coming in as 8th seed or during playoffs get knock out. While, in Philly, Paul Homlgeren is nowhere to be found.

    • chanceoffleury1 - Mar 28, 2013 at 4:39 AM

      They could hit a hot team after not making any moves, too. The difference is that Shero is trying to do everything in his power to make sure that the PENS are the ones coming in hot and intimidating. You gotta risk it to get the biscuit! There’s a reason LA was the first 8 seed to win the cup, too! People have been acting like 8 seeds come in hot every single year ever since they won. The Pens have matched up well against every playoff team in the east. They are undefeated against Boston, Montreal, and Ottawa, haven’t lost to Toronto or Winnipeg since the first week of the season (have beat them both since), and have shut out the Rangers twice after beating them 6-3 in their first game. They are 1-2 against NJ, but that was without their top D-pairing. If a team isn’t gonna do everything they can to win the cup then they don’t deserve it. That includes making the trade offs and sacrifices when it comes to balancing your future while still ensuring a high chance of success for your current roster.

  25. misterchainbluelightning - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:38 AM

    Feaster is a wanted man in Calgary right now. The Pens 1st rounder and 2 weak prospects (3rd rounder from 09, and 5th from 2010) for Iggy?

    • ray2013 - Mar 28, 2013 at 3:42 AM

      Feaster is an idiot. But Iginla wasn’t leaving without going to a contender. And losing him without adding anyone strengthens their draft position and gives them the chance to finally rebuild. I don’t know many in Calgary who are going to begrudge Iggy going to Pittsburgh if it gives him a chance to win it all. At the end of the day, Feaster is still an idiot and will find a way to blow both picks and make some bad free agent signings.

      • atwatercrushesokoye - Mar 28, 2013 at 7:50 AM

        I wish I could disagree with you but you’re probably right. The sentiment here is that most people don’t believe in Feaster (although we acknowledge he’s still trying to dig out from the damage Sutter did, and he has strengthened the organizational depth) and that both he and Ken King (who finally starting to take heat after overseeing 3 failed GM’s and at least 6 coaches) need to be replaced at the end of the season.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 28, 2013 at 8:02 AM

        I hope you guys pick up Seth Jones so Philly doesn’t get him.

    • podevil - Mar 28, 2013 at 3:29 PM

      Two very strong prospects and one of their first round picks..they have two!

  26. 950003cups - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Someone thought I was a Pens fan in the last Iginla post and said “if you heard the pens were in on Iginla you would be slobbering all over it. Your [sic] a dbag” [sic]
    Makes me laugh cause nobody expected the pens to be the final destination.

    • hockeyflow33 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:44 AM

      Especially Aaron Ward

  27. ruthlessburgher - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:44 AM

    The Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis line has been awesome this year, but it is not untouchable. Remember, lasts season the Kunitz-Malkin-Neal line was awesome (when Geno scored 50 goals and James scored 40 goals with Kunitz on their line). I submit that they reunite Iginla with his Olympic linemate Crosby, moving Kunitz back with Malkin and Neal once again. I would love to see a 3rd line combination of grit, skill, and character…Morrow’s veteran presence combined with Sutter’s clutch play, and Beau Bennett’s youthful exhuberance. Move Matt Cooke down to a sandpaper tough 4th line with Tanner Glass and Craig Adams at center. Tyler Kennedy, Joe Vitale, and Dustin Jeffrey provide depth.

    Iginla-Crosby-Dupuis
    Kunitz-Malkin-Neal
    Morrow-Sutter-Bennett
    Cooke-Adams-Glass

    Not to mention offensively skilled puck moving defensemen like Letang and Depres, hard-hitting shot-blocking defensemen like Orpik and Murray, and well-rounded defensemen like Martin and Niskanen (with Engelland, Eaton, and Bortuzzo for depth).

    • murtdurt - Mar 28, 2013 at 5:23 AM

      Kennedy in for Glass, he is siting fo sho. Other then that I like it

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 28, 2013 at 8:05 AM

        Glass is way too valuable to lose on the OK, as is Adams. They don’t score, but that’s not why they’re on the ice – the Pens need two solid PK lines (at forward). Cooke, Adams, Glass, and I guess Sutter will give them that. No room for TK unless you sit Bennett and that is a BIG mistake.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 28, 2013 at 8:06 AM

        PK, not OK, sorry…I have the dumb.

  28. mordock57 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    It’s official… Ray Shero is GM to the hockey gods themselves. Clearly, they owed him a favor. What an unbelievable coup. If he managed to make this last second steal from Boston merely by guaranteeing the first round pick, then Boston’s GM must be asleep at the wheel. This is HUGE. Biggest get for this franchise just before the playoffs in over 20 years, since Ron Francis. I bow at the feet of the master. In Shero We Trust. Go Pens.

  29. ray2013 - Mar 28, 2013 at 3:51 AM

    I’m not a Pittsburgh hater or a Crosby hater. I happen to like Iggy a lot. And yes, they had a great tournament together once upon a time. But let’s talk about the significance of the Crosby-Iginla reunion after 20 games. I hope Iggy is on fire. But it’s not guaranteed.

  30. chanceoffleury1 - Mar 28, 2013 at 5:05 AM

    Does anybody else get a feeling that Iginla had already made up his mind on coming to Pittsburgh before today? It wouldn’t surprise me to hear that the Pittsburgh deal wasn’t the best one on the table, but that’s where he wanted to go so either: a) Chiarelli accepted the deal as a favor to Iginla for everything he’s done for the Calgary organization or b) Iginla just straight up said he wasn’t waiving his NTC for any of the other deals because after the recent pickups he wanted to go to Pittsburgh and only Pittsburgh. I mean if that’s all they had to give up to get him that’s not terrible at all. I’m just shocked to believe that Boston was not willing to guarantee their first. Seems silly when they knew if they didn’t that he was going to Pittsburgh. The only playoff team in the east they haven’t been able to beat just got better and they just sat there and let it happen.

    • chanceoffleury1 - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      I just reread this and I meant Feaster, not Chiarelli, accepted the deal. Hope you can give me a break, though. It was really really early and I was really really excited. When those two things mix the thought from my mind doesn’t move as smoothly down to the words my fingers are typing.

  31. murtdurt - Mar 28, 2013 at 5:29 AM

    The power of Sid. Also wouldn’t be surprised if he tries to resign even if it’s for cheap. cups > money

  32. nicknyhc - Mar 28, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    What if Fleury is hurt worse than we think and Iglina has been traded to the Pens…..to play goalie. DUN DUN DUN.

    THE PLOT THICKENS.

    Remember, you heard it on PHT first.

    • podevil - Mar 28, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      Fleury practiced today..and is backing up Vokun tonite! He is fine!

  33. desertfan - Mar 28, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    If Feaster has any Balls he will now move both Bou and Goalie for picks and young prospects.

    Go BIG or go home!!!!

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Mar 28, 2013 at 7:55 AM

      I think he’ll move as many players as he can for picks, if someone will take them Bouwmeester, Tanguay, Cammaleri, even Harvey the Hound, the sentiment was the Flames would put off a rebuild as long as Iginla was here, now that he’s gone it’s time to prove to Edmonton that you don’t need to be the worst team in the league for half a decade to get younger and better…we’ll see if that happens.

      As for Kipper, I think he’s done, it’s really starting to sound like after this season he’ll retire back to Finland and never be heard from again.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 28, 2013 at 8:10 AM

      I agree with you and this is an awesome draft to go big on – but he’s going to want to go bigger than late first round. His hands were tied with Iginla, there were only certain clubs he could go to. There is a lot of talent in the early first round of this draft but I’m doubting anyone will trade that away.

  34. drewsylvania - Mar 28, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    Ray Shero u h@xx0r. /me hangs self

  35. drewsylvania - Mar 28, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    The Pens need to shore up their D. Ill echo other posters: Where can they fit Iginla anyway?

    • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 28, 2013 at 8:11 AM

      9 goals in 9 games PLUS they brought in a thumper. How is that not sured up?

  36. cameltoews - Mar 28, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    You know what would be funny if iggy just went back to the flames after this season.

  37. drewsylvania - Mar 28, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    I don’t know or care who’s to blame. Cap is going way down next year anyway so Iginla is probably a rental. Both B’s and Pens need D more than O anyway. Can only hope there’s a D-man coming the B’s way.

  38. gulbickus - Mar 28, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Can’t blame the Bruins here. Igilna had a full no move. It sounds like Calgary wanted to go with Boston, but Jarome wanted to play in Pittsburgh.

  39. cmccab01 - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Attention Darcy Regier: THIS is how you go about building a contender. GET GOOD PLAYERS. Morrow? Iginla? Oh, wait … let me guess. The market isn’t set? Is that it?

    I thought Chicago was a lock this year. Now I’m not so sure.

  40. jaredphi - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Something stinks here. There’s no way this team can be salary cap compliant with the Iginla pickup.

    If I can get the data I need, I’m going to run the finances on Pitt tonight at home.

    I suspect there is some cap cheating going on here…

  41. nananatman - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Now he can use Sydney Crosby as a stick to win Olympic gold every night.

    • mordock57 - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      Minus twenty points for the weak attempt at insult humor. -10 more for including Iginla in the joke. Bonus -5 for not even spelling Sidney correctly. Final score: FAIL. (You wouldn’t get the math right anyhow.)

  42. daniel10017 - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    If the Penguins don’t make it to the Finals then Dan Bylsma will certainly lose his job as head coach. Marc-Andre Fluery must have a great playoffs after his disastrous performance last year if he is to remain as thier goalie. If they don’t make it, those will be the first two out the door.

  43. domdogsbk85 - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    As a rangers fan here (and if I am lucky the way my teams been playing so far) get to watch some playoff hockey, I am actually liking all the moves pitt is making. Pittsburgh has won what 13 in a row??How much better can you get than that?I am one who believes don’t fix something that is not broken,especially almost 3/4 through a shortened season. Got to be honest as a potential first round opponent of the Pens, feeling a bit more comfortable now then a week ago. Optimistic thinking hahaha lets go rangers.

    • chanceoffleury1 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      Or the chemistry will match up and the Penguins will go on an absolute tear of every team in the East after adding 3 quality players plus getting their reigning Hart Trophy winner back. The Pens shut out the Rangers twice already and beat them 6-3 way back in the second game of the season. Over the past 2 seasons the Pens have went 7-2 against the Rangers and haven’t lost to them in almost a year and a half. I would honestly rather see nobody other than the Rangers playing the Pens in the first round of the playoffs. More so than even the Islanders or the Caps or Carolina, etc.

  44. podevil - Mar 28, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Philadelphia offered them Giroux and Hartnell for Iceburg the mascott, and Shero hung up on them!

    • podevil - Mar 28, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      The funny thing is that the Pens have won 13 in a row..and that matches all of the Flyers victories this year!

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