The Chicago Blackhawks acquired winger Tomas Jurco from the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, sending a 2017 third-round pick for a player whose time with the Wings was just about done. This used be weirder, when the Blackhawks and the Red Wings were blood rivals in the same division. The last time they made a trade was almost a decade ago: Feb. 26, 2007, when the Blackhawks traded Kyle Calder to Detroit for Jason Williams.
–The Calgary Flames are currently in Florida for upcoming games against the Lightning and Panthers. During their off-day on Wednesday, some of their players got to play basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters. It’s safe to say that Calgary’s players should stick to hockey. (BarDown) —Jarome Iginla is running out of time to win the Stanley Cup. The 39-year-old definitely won’t be winning it all if he stays with Colorado this year, so his current teammates are rooting for him to be traded before the March 1st trade deadline. “Iggy wants one last shot at the playoffs. Everybody in this dressing room, around the league, feels the same way,” Gabriel Landeskog said. “We’d love to see somebody like
Mother Nature appears ready to make a kick save on spring ahead of the Stadium Series game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night at Heinz Field. After a week of temperatures more suitable for early May than late February gave NHL vice president of facilities operations Dan Craig some anxious moments, a cold front expected to move in early Saturday morning should have things feeling a bit more seasonal when the puck drops between the cross-state rivals. There's even a chance of snow before game's end, a startling contrast from pleasant mid-70s that greeted the Penguins when they arrived for their skate Friday. "I'm not watching (the weather) too much now," Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby said.