Stick Taps: Penguins/Jets Trade Rumor, Year in Review & More

The Winnipeg Press think the Penguins are interested in some of their star players. Most notably Evander Kane, Andrew Ladd and/or Blake Wheeler. It must get pretty cold in Winnipeg when the rumored players going back include Olli Maatta.

Jaromir Jagr could tie or pass former teammate Mario Lemieux on the NHL all-time scoring list today. It’s surreal that it could happen against the team he scored most of his points for.

Meesh Shanmugam with a solid midseason evaluation of the Penguins over at TheHockeyWriters.

Dave Molinari from the PG mentioned this earlier today about Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton.

 

Why did nobody ever think of  strapping a GoPro to a referee’s helmet before now?!? How long until Root Sports decides to use this and cuts to shots of players butts instead of a goal that just happened?

A lot of talk was made about the shallower nets this past offseason. Fans expected more scoring because of the increased skating room. Here’s a good look at the somewhat surprising numbers thus far.

Dion Phaneuf signed a seven-year extension  worth $49-million with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Wonder what Toronto would’ve offered Kris Letang if he had hit the open market.

Hooks Orpik over at PensBurgh put together a nice breakdown of the Penguins 2013 Year in Review.

Sometimes you just need to stick it to the man… This St. Louis Blues fan & bar owner decided he wouldn’t back down from mega corporation Starbucks.

Aidan Muir of the Indiana Ice scores what might be the goal of the year for any hockey league in the USHL against the Youngstown Phantoms.

Steve Lepore over at Puck Drunk Love tells us why  the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t the problem for this years’s NHL 24/7 on HBO.

Just when you thought it was impossible to love Olli Maatta any more than you already do… Rich Miller sat down with Maatta and asked the Finnish defenseman nine questions for Pittsburgh Magazine.

The Pens may look to bring Olli Maatta along a little slower than fans expected, but it doesn't seem to bother him. Photo Credit: Nick Richter

The Pens may look to bring Olli Maatta along a little slower than fans expected, but he just continues to look forward to his time in the NHL.