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Appears Yandle Headed To Pittsburgh- Not Yandle, Updated

via Rob Rossi tweets,

#pens have deal close with #coyotes #nhldraft

#pens and #coyotes have a deal.


Update 11 PM: Bob McKenzie, on TSN’s live feed: “It’s totally false, I talked to Ray [Shero].

added 11:03pm, Rossi in another tweet says the Pens had interest in Klesla too.

added 11:09pm, via Pierre LeBrun tweet,

Pitt has dealt Z. Michalek to Phx in exchange for prospect Harrison Ruopp plus a 3rd-round pick this year (81st) and goalie Marc Cheverie.


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Primis's avatar

I know Michalek’s stock has fallen, but why does PIT make this move?  Is there actually another d-man in waiting they make room for, or ar they clearing cap space and just hoping it all works out?

Posted by Primis on 06/23/12 at 01:14 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Penguins cleared about $6M of cap space tonight, talk now is looking at Parise.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/23/12 at 01:18 AM ET

Oz_Santwyk's avatar

Total salary dump, they want parise bad!

They just dumped Z for a 3rd rounder the two prospect are terrible.

Staal for sutter is a 2 million saving.

Z gone is 4.5 million saving

so 6 million saving and they offered Staal a 2 million per raise so that means they have 8 million to offer parise and still have cash left over to help offset the 2 million raise Neal got.

Posted by Oz_Santwyk from Perth Australia on 06/23/12 at 01:23 AM ET


While Parise is a great addition to any team, I worry how the defense will be next year…Interesting night to say the least.

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 06/23/12 at 01:31 AM ET


Also, very risky move by the Pens if the people they are targeting on July 1st don’t sign….

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 06/23/12 at 01:35 AM ET


There is always trades.  Real problem is some team is going to offer crazy money to praise and the pens will not offer more than geno and Sid for him…

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 06/23/12 at 01:45 AM ET


Penguins are trying to say that puck possession is more important than defense.

Posted by FlyersFan on 06/23/12 at 02:03 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Penguins are trying to say that puck possession is more important than defense.

Posted by FlyersFan on 06/23/12 at 12:03 AM ET

If so (and I’m not sure I believe that), look back to the 2009 Wings and see how that worked out.

When the going got tough, the Wings couldn’t clamp down.

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 06/23/12 at 03:04 AM ET


The next time Rossi is correct about a rumor will be the first time. Theres a reason he is no longer the Pens beat writer. Pens organization was fed up with Rossi, he has no sources. Not hating on you for posting it though, just a warning

Posted by JT from pitt on 06/23/12 at 12:39 PM ET

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