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Zamboni Issue In Pittsburgh

Looks as if the Zam is bleeding some hydraulic fluid.  Then driver realized something was wrong, stopped, went in reverse back to the Zamboni door and left a trail of red fluid.

The game was scheduled to start around 3:07pm ET between the Sharks and Penguins and they have yet to start.

FSN now saying game shoud start around 3:25pm.

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Pens Recall Fleury

Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury from his conditioning assignment in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.

Fleury started five games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton since being assigned for conditioning on February 10th.  He posted a 3-2-0 record with a .950 save percentage and a 1.42 goals-against-average, allowing just seven goals in the five contests.  Both of his losses came in 1-0 games.  Dating back to the start of the 2005-06 season, Fleury holds a 13-2-2 record in his last 17 AHL starts

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McCarty Talks About His Last Three Years

Scott Morrison of HNIC did a nice feature yesterday on Darren McCarty.  To view it, click here, then go to CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, then scroll down to Darren McCarty.

Every hockey fan should enjoy the video!

Also, the Wings have offered Mac a contract and Holland is waiting to hear back from his agent.

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Six Years Ago Today

Canads vs. USA…

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Players Deal With Trade Talk

from the Vancouver Province,

For the player, an NHL trade can mean many things: bitter disappointment; huge stress on the family; an opportunity to establish one’s self or win a championship; the beginning of the end of a career.

But it’s easy to forget that behind all the names and numbers are human beings. Sure, some of them make more in a season than you and I do in a lifetime but they also have have wives and children and roots in the community.

Erin Morrison—wife of Vancouver Canucks centre Brendan—says the trade deadline usually means uncertainty around their household with the fan frenzy spilling over in unexpected ways.

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Legwand Avoids DUI Talk

from the Tennessean,

Predators center David Legwand would not comment on reports Saturday that he is facing a DUI charge.

“The attorneys are handling it, and we will go from there,” Legwand said following the 6-3 loss to Dallas.

Said Coach Barry Trotz: “I am aware of the situation. From what I know we will let the courts handle it. No action will be taken until everything goes through the right process.”

more on the Predators…

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Dealing With Friends

from the NY Daily News,

As usual, expect Sather to deal with GMs with whom he has some personal connection - such as longtime pals Brian Burke of Anaheim, Kevin Lowe of Edmonton or Doug Risebrough of Minnesota or former Edmonton assistant GM Scott Howson (Columbus), former Rangers broadcaster John Davidson (St. Louis) and Phoenix GM Don Maloney, who was Sather’s longtime second-in-command with the Rangers.

read on for who the Rangers may be targeting…

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Chicago In Building Mode

from the Daily Herald,

“We’re not buyers or sellers—we’re building,” Tallon said Saturday before the Hawks went out and beat the Kings 6-5 in overtime.

The Hawks have three veterans scheduled to be unrestricted free agents in Martin Lapointe, Yanic Perreault and Andrei Zyuzin, and they all are available.

“We’ll get some things done,” said Tallon, who has assistant GM Rick Dudley and director of pro scouting Marc Bergevin with him here on the trip. “We know what we want to do.”

Lapointe is believed to be coveted by two teams (Ottawa and Detroit) needing more of a physical presence.

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Don’t Make Burke Happy

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun,

...what are the odds that Anaheim’s GM will actually walk up to the podium on draft day and say, “With Edmonton’s first pick overall, a pick they could have kept if they hadn’t signed Dustin Penner to that desperate and irresponsible offer sheet, and then finished dead last, just like I said they would, because the Oilers suck so bad, the two-time Stanley Cup champions are proud to select, with Edmonton’s pick, franchise player Steve Stamkos ... with Edmonton’s pick.”

And then Burke gives Stamkos Penner’s old No. 17 sweater, taken in at the waist, of course.

Oh well, at least there’s a race to watch.

Only instead of chasing down eighth in the West, the focus shifts to 25th overall (since a team that wins the lottery can only move up four spots, the best Anaheim can get if Edmonton finishes 25th is second overall in the deepest draft in decades. So chew on that, Burkie).

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Trade Won’t Solve Flyers Problems

from Wayne Fish at PhillyBurbs,

If the Flyers players believe that a trade or two will cure all their problems, they’re probably misguided.

And that comes from their general manager.

Paul Holmgren doesn’t deny he still has his “lines in the water” ahead of Tuesday’s NHL trade deadline.

But he’s already told the players that it’s going to take more than the acquisition of a star player or two to turn things around and presumably get back in the playoff chase.

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