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The All-Free-Agent-Leftover team

From mid-August onward, the free agents remaining on the market tend to start signing either short-term deals or agree to pro try-outs--and with the NHL's teams "capped out" in large part due to the almost-flat salary cap, and the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline notes that there are still some solid free agents out there:

-- Veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar will attend camp with the Pittsburgh Penguins on a professional tryout offer. That's the best the 41-year-old could do. You wonder if other established NHL players might go the similar route. It's a bit of a gamble -- take the low-ball offers on the table now, or go to somebody camp without a contract, wait for the inevitable injuries to crop up around the league, and sign a deal that's right. Among the NHL players still out there: forwards Daniel Briere, Curtis Glencross, Stephen Weiss, Martin Erat, Martin Havlat, Brenden Morrow, Daniel Cleary, Olli Jokinen, Tomas Fleishmann, Erik Cole, Michael Ryder, B.J. Crombeen, Jiri Tlusty, Sean Bergenheim, Tyler Kennedy, Marcel Goc and Scottie Upshall, and defenseman Cody Franson, Jan Hejda, Andrej Meszaros, Marek Zidlicky, Bryan Allen, Eric Brewer, Michal Roszival, John Erskine, Keith Ballard, Tim Gleason and David Schlemko.

-- What would you think of this club?

F1: Curtis Glencross – Steppen Weiss - Daniel Briere

F2: Martin Havlat – Olli Jokinen – Michael Ryder

F3: Martin Erat – Tomas Fleischmann – Brenden Morrow

F4: Erik Cole – Marcel Goc - B.J. Crombeen

extras: Tyler Kennedy, Jiri Tlusty

D1: Christian Ehrhoff – Andrej Meszaros

D2: Jan Hejda – Cody Franson

D3: Tim Gleason – Marek Zidlicky

extra: John Erskine

G1: Josh Harding

G2: Jonas Gustavsson

G3: Ray Emery

OK, you've got some goaltending issues. And, yes, this group would look a lot better, say, in 2008-09 than it does now. But that, friends, is the the current all-UFA team. How many games does that team win?

Portzline continues...

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San Jose Trades Tyler Kennedy To The New York Islanders

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Pens Trade Kennedy To San Jose

added 2:55pm,

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired forward Tyler Kennedy from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a 2013 second round draft selection (50th overall).

"Tyler is a highly-competitive forward who plays with speed and has a history of scoring big goals," said Wilson. "He has played in a lot of playoff games over the last past five seasons, won a Stanley Cup and we think he fits in perfectly with our group and how we want to play the game."

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Penguins Win At Home To Force Game 6 In Philadelphia

Tyler Kennedy brok a 2-2 tie midway through the 2nd period and that was the only goal the rest of the way.

Flyers still lead the series 3-2.

Watch the Kennedy goal…

added 10:49pm, Watch the game highlights below…

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Penguins’ Kennedy Suspended One Game

From TSN:

Penguins centre Tyler Kennedy has been suspended one game by the NHL for initiating a fight with the Maple Leafs’ Luke Schenn on Saturday night.

The Leafs had asked the league to review the incident, saying that Kennedy had come off to the Pens’ bench to start an altercation with the young defenceman.

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Leafs Not Happy With Actions Of Kennedy

from Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star,

Luke Schenn’s fight with Tyler Kennedy in the second period last night was a crowd pleaser, but the Leafs were far less enamoured with Kennedy’s actions prior to the bout.

Toronto GM Brian Burke phoned NHL disciplinarians last night seeking a review of the incident at 9:36, which the Leafs feel was instigated by Kennedy.

“(Burke) called the league and they are investigating,” Leafs coach Ron Wilson said after the Leafs’ 5-4 win over Kennedy’s Penguins.

“In my opinion, he (Kennedy) came off the bench and instigated the fight, so we’ll see what the league’s investigation finds.”

continued and watch the video evidence below…

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Whodunnit?

From the LA Times,

The Penguins got a rude awakening at their Detroit-area hotel when a fire alarm went off about 1:30 a.m. Monday.

“It was kind of annoying,” forward Tyler Kennedy said. “I just stayed in bed. Worse comes to worse, I’d just jump out the window.”

Kennedy said hotel employees confirmed that it was a false alarm.

“They came out and said it was just someone fooling around,” he said. “Probably was a Red Wings fan.”

continued…

Also a note that Ryan Malone is currently sporting a broken nose, courtesy of Kronwall in Game #1
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*hat-tip to Rotowire

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Kennedy Out With Mono

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tyler Kennedy will miss the YoungStars Game at the NHL All-Star Weekend in Atlanta this weekend due to mononucleosis, it was announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Kennedy will be sidelined for an indefinite period of time.

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