Found April 06, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
The NHL trade deadline occurred this week and I have not yet had a chance to write about it.  As is my tradition (here is last year) I like to pick one team as having made the biggest long and short term gain and drop.  I define the trade deadline as all the deadline deals that lead up to trade deadline day as well as all the trades that occur on deadline day.  Here are my picks: Biggest Short Team Gain - Pittsburgh Penguins.  The Penguins added Jarome Iginla, Brendan Morrow, Douglas Murray and Jussi Jokinen without giving up a single roster player.  This is an attempt for the Penguins to build up their talent pool and depth to make a Stanley Cup run.  Time will tell if they succeed.  No team made a bigger group of additions then the Penguins.  These additions are one future Hall of Famer, two NHL captains and four players with Olympic experience.  Biggest Short Term Drop - Calgary Flames.  Gone are longterm captain and best player Jarome Iginla, top defenceman Jay Bouwmeester a...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Pittsburgh Prophecy? Penguins coach predicts Jokinen’s goal

Jokinen scores, makes his coach look like Nostradamus. Video screenshot via NHL.com Check out this cool little highlight from last night’s action. While being interviewed, Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma predicts that newly acquired forward Jussi Jokinen will break the 0-0 tie. Lo and behold, Jokinen proves Bylsma’s words to be prophetic as he takes a feed from Chris Kunitz and...

Pittsburgh Penguins hope to heal by playoff time

The Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t sure when Sidney Crosby will return from his broken jaw, but the team is greatly relieved he isn’t suffering concussion symptoms.On the other hand, the team is monitoring winger James Neal closely after he took a knock-out elbow from New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto. “It was a tough hit to watch,” right winger Pascal Dupuis told...

Lundqvist Fine After Pulling Hamstring, Addresses Cooke's Antics

During Henirk Lundqvist's save on Evgeni Malkin's shootout attempt it looked like he tweaked a hamstring, which he addressed after the game... "I think I pulled my hamstring a little bit, but it's fine, I think. I don't know what happened. It just hurt...It felt better after a minute or two, so hopefully it's nothing." ...you never like to hear...

Jokinen leads way in Penguins debut

The Pittsburgh Penguins grabbed Jussi Jokinen from Carolina at the trade deadline, hopeful that the smooth-skating forward could fill in while superstar Sidney Crosby recovers from a broken jaw. Jokinen certainly borrowed a page from Crosby's flair for the dramatic in his Penguins debut, scoring in regulation and then adding the only tally in the shootout as Pittsburgh edged...

Rangers 1, Penguins 2 (SO)

The Rangers fell tonight to the Pittsburgh Penguins by the score of 2-1 in a shootout. For a box score, click here. Three points out of four in the home and home against Pittsburgh? Sign me up!! Still, tough luck loss tonight, Rangers absolutely deserved to win. Only Fleury prevented tonight's game, especially in the third period, from turning tonight into a repeat of...

GIF: Marc-Andre Fleury was so good tonight he didn't even need his glove

There was a collision in front of Fleury late in the second period. He somehow lost his glove. But that didn't phase him: Almost wish a puck would have got through to see him make a save with his barehand. But that also could have meant a broken hand, so glad it didn't happen.

Penguins History: Pat Boutette

As a rookie hopeful fresh out of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Pat Boutette received a baptism by fire … from his own teammate. While trying to make an impression during a Toronto Maple Leafs training camp he engaged in several fights with NHL penalty king Dave “Tiger” Williams. The scrappy youngster passed his first test. Boutette’s spirited play earned a spot on the...

QUICK CAP GIF: Fleury steals one. Pens win it in a shootout

Special performance by Marc-Andre Fleury tonight. This game was a battle to the very end. And it leaves you wondering what a Pens/Rangers series could include. Fleury bailed out his teammates time and again. Jussi Jokinen had a goal in regulation and the game-winner in the shootout. He won like 2,000 faceoffs, too. Rick Nash still sucks.  

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 39 - New York Rangers

New York Rangers (18-15-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (28-10-0) ROOT, NHLN-US, MSG PLUS, RDS - 7:00 pm/et Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA The Pittsburgh Penguins thought that they could just show up at MSG on Wednesday night and have the New York Rangers hand them a victory with a side of fries and a tasty beverage to wash it all down. Unfortunately, all the...

Goal breakdown: Rangers drop tough one in Pittsburgh, grab a point.

  AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar The Rangers dropped a tough one to the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight, 2-1 in a shootout.  The play of Marc-Andre Fleury was the only reason this game wasn’t a repeat of Wednesday night.  A truly sensational performance.  While the loss stings, securing 3 out of a possible 4 points in a home and home with the Pens is more than we could have hoped at the...

Looking Ahead Week 12

  By Garrett Rees The NHL trade deadline has come and gone and we saw a bunch of big names get moved this year, such as Jarome Iginla to the Penguins, Jaromir Jagr to the Bruins, Jay Bouwmeester to the Blues, Derek Roy to the Canucks, plus many more.  The deadline had some weird timing though this year for head-to-head leagues, as some leagues were already in their first...

Green Men taunt Calgary's Camalleri

Green Men in Vancouver get a laugh out of Camalleri Force and Sully got a BIG huge laugh out of Mike Cammalleri with their sign showing Jarome Iginla's number retired with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. This was pretty tame compared to most of their tricks. Who can forget them showing a cutout of Vince Vaughn in a Canucks jersey in a playoff series against...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.