Pens Trade Rumors
Rumor mill -- There's talk on Long Island that Mike Milbury is less than enthused with the play of defensemen Janne Niinimaa and Alexei Zhitnik and that Pittsburgh GM Craig Patrick might be willing to swap one of his offensive defensemen (Sergei Gonchar or Dick Tarnstrom) for some defensive stability. If that's the case, both GMs might be interested in Columbus Blue Jackets' stay-at-home defenseman Adam Foote.
The "black and gold" trade...
Bruins get: LeClair and Tarnstrom
Pens get: Isbister and Gill
Islanders get: Palffy, Koltsov and Jackman
Pens get: Blake and Sopel
The "give a little, get a little (guy)" trade...
Tampa Bay gets: Recchi, Prijeta and Orpik
Pens get: St. Loius and Sarich
St. Louis gets: Malone and Gonchar
Pens get: Tkachuk and Backman
"Craig Patrick seriously intent... moves encouraged prior to Olympic break; more to come.