PITTSBURGH (AP) 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. The Penguins are hardly newcomers when it comes to dealing with the unpredictability of a western Pennsylvania weather.
2/26/17 | 9:15AM: Bruce Garrioch writes that a sign and trade likely won't happen with Shattenkirk and that the "belief" is that he will sign with the Rangers next season. (Ottawa Sun) Veteran hockey writer Jim Matheson tweeted "Folks in NY. Shattenkirk will play with Rangers long-term if traded. This is no rental so NYR would have to give up lots" On HNIC: Nick Kypreos said: "a lot of teams are thinking that money isn't the be all end all and that he is truly trying to pick his spot on where to play next season..." Elliotte Friedman then said: "Rangers" Kypreos and Ron MacLean both laughed and said "Rangers" 2/25/17 | 9:23PM: Unless the "price drops dramatically" the Rangers do not have a "realistic"
Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan did not seem pleased with his team’s trade of forward Martin Hanzal to the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. During an intermission interview between Doan and Fox Sports Arizona, the franchise’s leading scorer showed some raw emotion in regards to the Coyote’s decision to deal Hanzal, a core member of the team since the 2007-08 season.