Originally posted on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 7/4/13

NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Matt Cooke #24 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the New York Rangers on January 25, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Happy Fourth.   Matt Cooke update Via the PG, it looks like Matt Cooke may be moving on. General manager Ray Shero acknowledged Wednesday evening that precedent strongly suggests that, now that Cooke is about to be free to move on, he almost certainly will do so. "Most guys, if they get [to unrestricted free agency], there's more money, or they want a change," Shero said. Totally okay with this move. But speaking of that... Targets @hockeymeesh had a good write up on Pens potential targets. [ thw ] Boyd Gordon – Another man on the list should be faceoff specialist Boyd Gordon. As a former first round pick (17th overall in 2002), Gordon has found his niche in the NHL when it comes to faceoffs and penalty killing. He won over 57% of his faceoffs last year for Phoenix and also averaged 2:51 of PK time per game to lead the team’s forwards in both categories Meesh mentions four others including probably our number one choice, Max Lapierr...
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