Found February 16, 2013 on PenguinPoop:
GM Ray Shero stopped off in Minnesota while the rest of the team headed to Winnipeg on Thursday. He spent some time meeting with former co-workers, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher and Coach Mike Yeo. Word has it that he was doing a little scouting while there as well and that he might have interest in either Devin Setoguchi or Pierre-Marc Bouchard. Neither would cost the Pens more than a draft pick or a low level minor leaguer at this point and either one might be worth taking a flyer on   © Disco Stu for Pittsburgh Penguins - PenguinPoop Blog, 2013. | 9 comments |

Sens' owner rips Matt Cooke, calls him a 'goon'

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Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk Rips Matt Cooke, Says ‘Goon’ Should Already Be Out of League

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Ex-Penguins Update

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Around The Hockey World

from Jim Matheson of Hockey World at the Edmonton Journal, - Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero was seen at the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota over the last few days. Was he looking at Pierre-Marc Bouchard or Devin Setoguchi for his second line? The playmaking Bouchard’s contract is up July 1. The Wild won’t re-sign him. Setoguchi is more of a shooter. -...
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