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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.
2/24/17 | 12:06PM: Elliotte Friedman was on the radio today and talked about the feeling that certain NHL people have that Shattenkirk wants to play for the Rangers and that they are his number one choice this offseason. (Nichols) He said that Shattenkirk likely turned down a potential contract extension with Tampa Bay because the Rangers are his top choice and the Bruins are his second choice. (Nichols) 10:03AM: Dreger reports that the Rangers have talked with St. Louis about Kevin Shattenkirk but that the price is too high. (TSN 1050) 2/23/17 | 8:34PM: Darren Dreger noted the Rangers as a team that will "dabble" in talks for Shattenkirk and are one of the teams that has expressed interest.
The Detroit Red Wings are on break until Monday, and their bye coming just days before the March 1 trade deadline could alter the makeup of the team. The expansion draft will play a role in trade activity this year, as teams could lose a player to the Vegas Golden Knights in the June 21 expansion draft. . Teams can protect either seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender, or eight skaters (forwards/defensemen) and a goaltender. Vegas must pick at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies, but can only pick one player from each of the existing 30 NHL franchises. Protections lists are due June 17. Vegas must submit selections by June 20. The Wings are expected to use the 11-player