9:05 p.m. Eastern
-The Chris Paul deal is now off, says Marc Stein. It’s as if today never happened…
9 p.m. Eastern
-The NBA is now pushing Hornets GM Dell Demps to not trade Chris Paul, says Adrian Wojnarowski.
8:55 p.m. Eastern
-This day has just gotten more ridiculous. The NBA owners have pushed David Stern to stop the Chris Paul trade to the Lakers, says Adrian Wojnarowski, and Marc Stein says Chris Paul will be at Hornets camp tomorrow. The owners are upset that the league-owned Hornets could make this trade.
8:30 p.m. Eastern
-The Lakers could be receiving Emeka Okafor from the Hornets as well, says Alex Kennedy.
7:48 p.m. Eastern
-Jamaal Tinsley is excited about coming to Utah.
7:37 p.m. Eastern
-New Orleans will get the Knicks’ 2012 first round pick (top 5 protected) along with a second round pick for Pau Gasol.
-Houston will now go after Nene, says Jonathan Feigen.
7:30 p.m. Eastern
-Milwaukee has agreed to send Keyon Dooling to Boston for a second round pick, says Alex Kennedy. This will be the Celtics’ answer to Chris Paul.
7:27 p.m. Eastern
-New Orleans will also get a first round pick from Houston, says Adrian Wojnarowski.
7:15 p.m. Eastern
-The three-team Lakers, Hornets, Rockets deal has been agreed to in principle, says Adrian Wojnarowski. Here it is: Chris Paul goes to the Lakers, Pau Gasol goes to the Rockets and Lamar Odom, Kevin Martin, Luis Scola and Goran Dragic go to the Hornets.
6:53 p.m. Eastern
-D-League guru Scott Schroeder says that it’s not 100% Jamaal Tinsley goes to Utah and that the Knicks are a possibility. Others dispute that and say he’ll sign with the Jazz.
6:50 p.m. Eastern
-Alan Hahn said that Baron Davis would want to come to the Knicks if he clears amnesty waivers, but he’s unsure if New York would be interested.
6:48 p.m. Eastern
-Even after Houston gets Pau Gasol they’ll still be in the mix to sign Nene, says Jonathan Feigen.
6:45 p.m. Eastern
-New Orleans will probably get draft picks back also, says Adrian Wojnarowski. Look out for the Knicks’ 2012 pick, which is owned by Houston. That last part is speculation on my part.
6:40 p.m. Eastern
-Utah has agreed to sign Jamaal Tinsley, says David Aldridge. The Knicks had interest, and fans have to start wondering where their starting PG will come from.
6:33 p.m. Eastern
-New Orleans will also get Goran Dragic along with Kevin Martin and Luis Scola for Pau Gasol, says Sam Amick.
6:28 p.m. Eastern
-New Orleans would have to renounce David West to absorb both Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom.
-An agent told Chris Tomasson that an Andrew Bynum + package for Dwight Howard is coming.
6:23 p.m. Eastern
-And now, the second part of the Chris Paul trade extravaganza. New Orleans is in advanced stages to send Pau Gasol to the Rockets for a package including Luis Scola and Kevin Martin.
6:20 p.m. Eastern
-Alex Kennedy says the Lakers agreed to send Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom for Chris Paul and then took it back. New Orleans accepted Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom.
6:09 p.m. Eastern
-Chris Paul to the Lakers is done, says Ken Berger, but Adrian Wojnarowski corrects himself, saying it’s for Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, and not Andrew Bynum.
6:05 p.m. Eastern
-Sam Amick confirms that Chris Paul is headed to the Lakers. Golden State and the Clippers balked at sending their best young players and the Lakers pounced.
6:01 p.m. Eastern
-New Orleans is beginning to tell teams that it’s sending Chris Paul to the Lakers, says Adrian Wojnarowski.
5:57 p.m. Eastern
-The Lakers are close to acquiring Chris Paul from New Orleans for Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom, says Adrian Wojnarowski.
5:45 p.m. Eastern
-The Spurs and Suns are the two finalists for Grant Hill, says JA Adande. That means the Bulls and Knicks are out, according to Adande. San Antonio could be willing to give Hill a second year.
-The Spurs, Bulls, Bobcats, Nuggets and Magic are interested in RFA Reggie Williams.
5:41 p.m. Eastern
-It looks like Chauncey Billups will be amnestied and Ronny Turiaf will be sent away in a separate trade, says Ken Berger. They’ll then sign Tyson Chandler.
5:40 p.m. Eastern
-A source tells Alex Kennedy that the Hornets and Lakers had an agreement on a Chris Paul trade and the Lakers reneged.
5:30 p.m. Eastern
-New Orleans is “expressing trepidation” about the framework of a three-team deal that would send Chris Paul to the Lakers, Pau Gasol to Houston and Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, others and picks to the Hornets, says Adrian Wojnarowski.
5:25 p.m. Eastern
-Denver is confident it’ll be able to re-sign Nene to a five-year deal, says Adrian Wojnarowski.
-New Jersey backed off its pursuit of Caron Butler, allowing him to go to the Clippers, says Adrian Wojnarowski. Call it the Travis Outlaw Effect.
5:06 p.m. Eastern
-The players union has approved the new collective bargaining agreement, says Ken Berger.
4:53 p.m. Eastern
-The door is not closed on Chris Paul if the Knicks get Tyson Chandler, a source tells Matt Steinmetz.
-Caron Butler took the Clippers’ three-year, $24 million offer over New Jersey’s 4/30 offer, says Ric Bucher.
4:33 p.m. Eastern
-New Orleans thought they were close to sending Chris Paul to the Lakers until LA backed out, a source tells Chris Tomasson. Does this leave an opening for Boston, the Clippers or Golden State?
-Josh Howard is considering the Spurs, Nets, Nuggets, Jazz, Bulls and Wizards, according to Chris Broussard.
4:13 p.m. Eastern
-Sources tell Alan Hahn that Tyson Chandler will be a Knick and Chauncey Billups and Ronny Turiaf are involved to clear cap space. Chris Mannix reports that Miami is looking for a way to acquire Billups.
-Golden State still believes it’s still in play for Chris Paul, says Tim Kawakami.
4:08 p.m. Eastern
-In the rumored three-team Chris Paul trade, the Lakers would get Paul, Pau Gasol would go to Houston and New Orleans would get Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, Goran Dragic and picks, says David Aldridge.
-However, New Orleans is reportedly warming to the idea of trading Paul to Boston for Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green and picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Teams may need to up the ante now.
-Cleveland will use its amnesty on Baron Davis, says Marc Spears.
4:03 p.m. Eastern
-Josh Howard may sign with the team that signs Nene, according to Marc Spears. The Spurs, Bulls, Nuggets, Hornets, Jazz and Nets are in the mix.
-Detroit agreed to re-sign Jonas Jerebko for four years and $16 million, says Tom Ziller.
-Washington is among three to four teams interested in Maurice Evans.
3:53 p.m. Eastern
-Milwaukee has agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million deal with Mike Dunleavy, says Adrian Wojnarowski. San Antonio had interest as a second or third SF option after using its amnesty on Richard Jefferson.
3:48 p.m. Eastern
-C Jeff Pendergraph agreed to a two-year deal with Indiana, says Sam Amick. Developing big man.
3:45 p.m. Eastern
-If Chauncey Billups does get amnestied, he won’t go to whatever team claims him, says Adrian Wojnarowski. New York is also trying to unload Ronny Turiaf’s contract, says Howard Beck.
3:36 p.m. Eastern
-A Dallas source tells Marc Stein that the Mavericks would not take Chauncey Billups’ contract in a sign-and-trade for Tyson Chandler.
3:33 p.m. Eastern
-Caron Butler has agreed to a three-year deal with the Clippers worth $24 million, says David Aldridge. Chicago and San Antonio had a ton of interest.
3:22 p.m. Eastern
-Luis Scola and Kevin Martin are among the players who would go to New Orleans in a Chris Paul and Pau Gasol three-team trade, says Ken Berger.
3:10 p.m. Eastern
-Three-way talks between the Lakers, Hornets and Rockets for Chris Paul are heating up, says Chris Mannix. Boston is trying to get back in it, he says.
3:05 p.m. Eastern
-If Houston gets Pau Gasol in a three-team Chris Paul trade, they’ll go hard after Nene also, says Marc Spears.
3:03 p.m. Eastern
-The Knicks are close to a four year deal worth $58 million with Tyson Chandler, says Adrian Wojnarowski. What will happen afterwards regarding Chauncey Billups and Ronny Turiaf remains to be seen.
3 p.m. Eastern
-Players possibly involved in Chris Paul three-team trade to Lakers, according to Chris Broussard: The Lakers would get Paul, Houston would get Pau Gasol (among others) and the Hornets would get Kevin Martin and Luis Scola along with Patrick Patterson, Chase Buddinger, Houston’s first rounder and the Knicks’ first rounder, which the Rockets own.
2:50 p.m. Eastern
-Chauncey Billups’ camp is assessing interest from other teams, says Sam Amick. Amick also says Marquis Daniels will sign a veteran’s minimum deal with Boston.
2:45 p.m. Eastern
-Phoenix will gain a bench piece by agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with Shannon Brown, says Adrian Wojnarowski.
2:40 p.m. Eastern
-Phoenix is close to signing Shannon Brown for one year and $3.5 million, says Adrian Wojnarowski.
2:35 p.m. Eastern
-The Warriors, Rockets, Hornets and Nuggets are all going to bid for Clippers RFA DeAndre Jordan tomorrow, says Adrian Wojnarowski.
2:33 p.m. Eastern
-Denver, Indiana, Houston, Golden State and New Jersey are all going for Nene in a “wide open race” says Adrian Wojnarowski.
-Shannon Brown is negotiating seriously with Phoenix, says Chris Broussard.
2:30 p.m. Eastern
-The Lakers are working hard on a deal involving Chris Paul and Pau Gasol and they’d offer Andrew Bynum and others to Orlando for Dwight Howard, says Chris Mannix.
-It seems like the Knicks are getting Tyson Chandler in either a sign and trade with Dallas or in a three-team deal involving Denver or Sacramento, says Al Iannazzone.
2:25 p.m. Eastern
-Follow this for a second: New Orleans called teams to gauge their interest in Pau Gasol and the Nets were not interested, according to Chris Mannix. This Paul to LA rumor is for real.
2:20 p.m. Eastern
-The Lakers are trying to complete a deal for Chris Paul where they would keep Andrew Bynum, says Adrian Wojnarowski. The Gasol to Houston scenario would do just that.
-Though Houston is interested, it seems like Nene is going back to Denver, according to Chris Mannix. Pau Gasol would be a solid second choice.
2:17 p.m. Eastern
-Chris Mannix confirms that the Lakers are working on a three-team trade for Chris Paul which would send Pau Gasol to Houston.
-Chris Broussard said that Amar’e Stoudemire could hit the trade market if the Knicks get Tyson Chandler and want to trade for Chris Paul.
2:07 p.m. Eastern
-Dallas will make a run at Deron Williams and Dwight Howard next season, so they want cap space, says Matt Steinmetz.
2:02 p.m. Eastern
-Houston is working on a three-team scenario with the Lakers in which LA would get Chris Paul from Houston, says Sam Amick. Several Paul scenarios are in play, says Adrian Wojnarowski.
-Tyson Chandler would get four years from the Knicks, says Al Iannazzone.
1:57 p.m. Eastern
-One scenario the Knicks are considering is trading Amar’e Stoudemire for Chris Paul, says Marc Stein.
-The Knicks have reportedly assured Chauncey Billups that he’ll get traded to a good team, says Adrian Wojnarowski.
-Tayshaun Prince has agreed to a four year deal worth $27 million to stay in Detroit.
1:53 p.m. Eastern
-Boston seems more encouraged that they could sign Chris Paul long term now, says Chris Mannix.
1:50 p.m. Eastern
-A source tells Marc Stein that Tyson Chandler is 98% going to the Knicks.
-Golden State could make a run at Clippers RFA DeAndre Jordan, says Sam Amick.
1:48 p.m. Eastern
-Golden State is likely out on Tyson Chandler, says Matt Steinmetz. New York could try to work out a sign-and-trade with Dallas or amnesty Chauncey Billups. Yahoo! Sports reports that the Warriors have moved on.
1:33 p.m. Eastern
-There could be a Tyson Chandler-Chauncey Billups sign-and-trade scenario, says Alan Hahn. One possible option for the Knicks at PG would be Jamaal Tinsley.
1:25 p.m. Eastern
-Marc Stein confirms that the Knicks are in the lead for Tyson Chandler. Adrian Wojnarowski points out that New York would be giving up on Chris Paul in this scenario.
1:18 p.m. Eastern
-The Knicks and Nuggets have talked about a Ronny Turiaf trade, says Matt Steinmetz. Chauncey Billups would be amnestied or traded.
1:15 p.m. Eastern
-While Golden State’s offer for Tyson Chandler may be less than reported, the Knicks, Spurs, Bulls and Suns are still in on Grant Hill.
1:08 p.m. Eastern
-The Knicks are now in the lead for Tyson Chandler, says Ken Berger. New York would use its amnesty clause on Chauncey Billups and move Ronny Turiaf to make room.
12:55 p.m. Eastern
-Golden State has offered Tyson Chandler a four year deal worth $60 million, says Matt Steinmetz. You’d think he has to take that. Interestingly, Steinmetz said the Knicks are in the mix for Chandler if they amnesty Chauncey Billups. *New Orleans hasn’t ruled out taking an offer from the Warriors based around Monta Ellis, says Tim Kawakami.
-Jason Collins will sign with Atlanta, says Adrian Wojnarowski.
12:15 p.m. Eastern
-Sam Amick: Nene could return to Denver, with Houston, Indiana and New Jersey also in the mix. The Nets and Rockets are also in the running for Tyson Chandler along with Golden State. *It seems likely that Chuck Hayes will accept the four-year, $20 million offer he has from Sacramento despite interest from Minnesota and others. That means Samuel Dalembert will likely leave the Kings, with the Rockets as a strong option. *Memphis will likely hold on to Marc Gasol despite Indiana’s interest and Denver will probably keep Arron Afflalo despite interest from the Nets, Wolves, Bulls and Lakers, with the latter two wanting to work out a sign-and-trade with the Nuggets. *Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, Sacramento and Phoenix have interest in Nick Young, but the Wizards are expected to keep him. *Don’t discount Boston on the Chris Paul front.
-Speaking of a Paul trade to Boston, Ken Berger points out that if RFA Jeff Green gets a qualifying offer, he can block any trade. It gives Green some leverage.
-The Suns, Lakers, Mavericks and Celtics have interest in Delonte West.
11:38 a.m. Eastern
-A post all about the Heat: They’re signing Eddy Curry (insert fat joke here), are out on Shannon Brown and are still in on Kwame Brown.
10:55 a.m. Eastern
-Sam Amick adds the Spurs to the short list of teams in on Grant Hill. The Knicks, Bulls and Suns also made the cut.
9:55 a.m. Eastern
-Chris Paul mania: Paul won’t give a long term commitment to the Clippers or Warriors, says David Aldridge. It is not known whether he had the same reservations about the Lakers. If Paul opts out of his contract after next season, he’d be able to sign a $102 million contract in free agency rather than the $74 million max he’d be able to sign for if he signed an extension this season. *Because of Paul’s reluctance to sign an extension, Aldridge says, the Clippers aren’t willing to trade Minnesota’s unprotected 2012 first-round pick, which is supposed to be immensely valuable in what’s expected to be an excellent NBA draft next summer. New Orleans likes Eric Gordon the most out of all the Clippers players, but Los Angeles has reportedly told him he’s staying. Likewise, Golden State is refusing to put Stephen Curry in a Paul trade, so it will take longer than expected for a deal to happen.
-Chris Paul mania part two: With the Clippers and Warriors unwilling to trade their young stars, the Celtics’ offer could become more appealing, says Adrian Wojnarowski. Boston has offered a combination of Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green, two future first-round picks and other talent from a third team, with the Celtics believing they can convince Paul to stay long term. A third team could possibly be Indiana, who would acquire Rondo. The Pacers would send Tyler Hansbrough, Darren Collison, Brandon Rush and picks to the Hornets and Paul to Boston. Indiana has made Danny Granger and Paul George unavailable. *Golden State is still willing to offer Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh while they chase Tyson Chandler, who will likely either go to the Warriors or Nets. The Lakers are still in the mix by offering Andrew Bynum.
-Chris Paul mania part three: New Orleans is now willing to wait for better offers for Paul, according to Marc Stein and Chris Broussard. The Lakers could try to deal Pau Gasol in a deal for Paul while preserving Andrew Bynum for a potential Dwight Howard trade. *The Clippers have pitched a package including Mo Williams, Chris Kaman and Eric Bledsoe, leaving DeAndre Jordan off the table. *The Knicks are out on Chris Paul and haven’t even made a trade offer, says Marc Berman.
-Yahoo! Sports non-Paul rumors: Chicago is the team to beat for Caron Butler. The Clippers, Spurs and Nets also have interest. San Antonio also has interest in Josh Howard and Mike Dunleavy. Washington and Utah also have interest in Howard along with the Knicks and Heat. *The Suns, Clippers, Lakers, Heat, Bulls and Knicks all have interest in Grant Hill. *The Celtics, Pistons, Hornets and Magic have shown interest in Glen Davis. *The Sixers, Celtics and Nuggets have interest in Thaddeus Young. *The Heat, Hawks and Knicks have interest in Jamaal Tinsley.
-Jamal Crawford is likely leaving Atlanta, says Alex Kennedy. The Bulls, Hornets, Pacers, Nets and TimberWolves have interest.
-Shane Battier has agreed to a deal with the Heat, he said on Twitter.
-The Knicks are on the verge of signing Grant Hill, says Marc Berman. New York is also interested in Shawne Williams, Jeff Foster and Kurt Thomas.
-Boston has agreed to sign Marquis Daniels.
-Jamaal Magloire will likely sign with the Raptors, making him the team’s first ever Canadian player.
8:45 p.m. Eastern
-Colorado traded Ian Stewart to the Cubs for OF Tyler Colvin and IF D.J. Lamiehu, says Troy Renck. Stewart, 26, only spent 48 games in the majors this year and will be a reclamation project. Colvin has a good chance to see time for the Rox if he isn’t traded. Chicago also gets Casey Weathers.
3:57 p.m. Eastern
-The Brewers are set to sign SS Alex Gonzalez, says Ken Rosenthal. That likely leaves the Phillies and Cardinals in a battle royale for Jimmy Rollins.
1:40 p.m. Eastern
-Octavio Dotel will get $3.5 million for one year.
-Arizona is talking to Oakland about Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill.
1:05 p.m. Eastern
-Miami offered Albert Pujols $275 million and C.J. Wilson $98 million but both chose the Angels for less money.
-Texas could now go all out for Prince Fielder and Yu Darvish, says Buster Olney.
-Talks between Arizona and Oakland on Gio Gonzalez have advanced, but Buster Olney says nothing is close. The A’s really like Trevor Bauer.
-Cincinnati is targeting Jair Jurrjens and James Shields, says Danny Knobler.
-SS Hiroyuki Nakajima could reject the Yankees offer and sign with Boston after next season, says Joel Sherman.
-Colorado is in the mix for Hiroki Kuroda, Michael Cuddyer and Cody Ross.
12:20 p.m. Eastern
-Boring post: The Angels aren’t trading Mark Trumbo and the A’s probably aren’t trading Andrew Bailey this offseason.
-Miami are believed to have offered more money to Albert Pujols than the Angels did, says Joe Strauss.
-Greg Miclat is the player being sent to Texas to complete the Taylor Teagarden to Baltimore trade.
11:55 a.m. Eastern
-To tie a bow on Baltimore’s acquisition of Dana Eveland, 28, who had a 3-2 record with a 3.03 ERA in 29.2 innings. The Dodgers will get back lefty starter Jarret Martin and AAA OF Tyler Henson.
11:45 a.m. Eastern
-The Cubs and Mariners are the likely frontrunners for Prince Fielder, says Joel Sherman.
11:40 a.m. Eastern
-Two players St. Louis could now go after are Carlos Beltran and Jimmy Rollins, says Jerry Crasnick. Both players, Crasnick points out, are represented by Albert Pujols’ agent, Dan Lozano. Cha-ching for Mr. Lozano, considering this opens up the market on both players.
11:30 a.m. Eastern
-There’s no truth to the rumor, as of now, that the Angels will send a package including Mark Trumbo to Oakland for Andrew Bailey, says Susan Slusser.
-It doesn’t seem like the Cardinals or Marlins will go after Prince Fielder.
-Boston will probably not be an active bidder for Yu Darvish, says Joel Sherman.
-Baltimore has acquired SP Dana Eveland from Los Angeles.
-The Yankees released Greg Golson.
11:05 a.m. Eastern
-The Angels continued its dominance of Thursday, signing C.J. Wilson to a five year deal worth $75 million. This certainly gives Anaheim the most formidable starting rotation in the AL, and I’m including the Rays.
10:20 a.m. Eastern
-Some Rule Five draft stuff to bore you: The Yankees drafted Nationals pitcher Brad Meyers and traded for Boston pitcher Cesar Cabral, who was taken by Kansas City and sent to New York for cash.
10:03 a.m. Eastern
-Buster Olney and Joe Strauss confirm that Albert Pujols is now a member of the Angels. The Angels will now be able to trade Mark Trumbo and Kendrys Morales and St. Louis now has money to spend on a player like Jimmy Rollins, among others.
9:57 a.m. Eastern
-A source told Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown that Albert Pujols will sign with the Angels for 10 years and $250-260 million with a full no-trade clause.
9:15 a.m. Eastern
-No Albert Pujols decision will be made by the end of the Winter Meetings with the Angels reportedly offering at least $210 million (he’d need $240-$250 million to have a chance) and a third team involved with an entrenched 1B (not the Yankees).
-C.J. Wilson is expected to choose the Angels over the Marlins today. If they don’t get Wilson, they could focus on Prince Fielder.
-Octavio Dotel has agreed to a one-year deal with an option with Detroit.
-Yu Darvish has finally been posted, and the Blue Jays, Rangers and Yankees are expected to have the most interest. Boston could be a dark horse. *Texas is finding Chicago’s asking price for Matt Garza to be too high.
-Francisco Rodriguez, David Ortiz and Kelly Johnson were the only free agents to accept arbitration. K-Rod’s decision likely eliminates the Brewers from the Prince Fielder race, says Tom Haudricourt.
-The Twins, Indians and Rockies are the most likely teams to sign Josh Willingham, says Susan Slusser.
-Mets: The team is trying to flip Jon Niese for major league ready position players, with Boston, Toronto, San Diego and Colorado among the interested teams. They’re willing to trade anyone but David Wright. They’re also considering trading Bobby Parnell.
-Jon Heyman: Cards exec Jeff Luhnow is the new Astros general manager. *Washington is interested in Rick Ankiel returning. *Lyle Overbay is returning to Arizona for one year and $1 million.
-Yankees: The team could trade Hiroyuki Nakajima, could sign DeWayne Wise and could make a Rule V pick.
As we pass the first week of December and moving ever closer to the season’s major events like the Winter Classic and All Star Game, the NHL could not be hotter.
Things I Think I Think:
- The NHL Board of Governors approved a plan for realignment of the divisions for next year, and it’s awesome. It shakes things up in the league and helps out those teams with tough travel schedules. Plus there are still rivalries that will not be extinguished.
- The Bruins are human after all. They go on a tear and lose to the Jets? What is this, amateur hour?
- People need to lay off of Alex Ovechkin. So what if he’s not scoring five goals a game? He’s learning to be a team player and a leader, which is what Washington needed all along.
- This is the year of the quiet superstar. Claude Giroux, Phil Kessel and Stephen Weiss are all making a splash for their clubs in the Eastern Conference. And they’re not gonna stop either.
- Minnesota is the best team in the league right now. Not Boston, you ask? Well just think about the fact that the Wild didn’t win the Stanley Cup last year.
- On that note, this is the year of the random teams making names for themselves. Florida, Toronto, Ottawa. All have good shots at being relevant in April
- Pittsburgh is smart enough to be conservative enough to sit Sidney Crosby if he’s not 100%. They won without him and will need him when it counts down the road.
- The “Shanabans” are a good idea, but they don’t seem to be working as there are suspensions handed out weekly… these guys need to stop hitting dirty.
News and Notes:
- Martin St. Louis took a puck to the face this morning in practice and is in jeopardy of missing his 500th consecutive start.
- Andy Sutton has been suspended indefinitely for hitting Alexei Ponikarovsky on Wednesday night. He has a hearing pending.
Games to Watch:
Tonight: Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh – Always a great in-state rivalry, but now things are heating up over Jagr vs. his old team.
Tomorrow: Florida vs. Buffalo – The Panthers are hot, but the Sabres are finally getting their legs back underneath themselves. Should be a good one.
Saturday: Minnesota vs. Phoenix – Two of the hottest teams in the West face off. Very interesting.
There’s a ton to look out for over the weekend in the NHL that will keep you occupied. Hopefully fantasy football playoffs won’t take over too much. Make sure to keep tabs on the Penguins without Crosby for two games, and the surging Flyers, Wild and Jets.