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26 February 2007

Have the Penguins acquired Gary Roberts?

Fifth Update: Darren Dreger reported during tonight's Habs-Leafs game that the Leafs have offered a 2nd and 4th round pick along with a prospect...the plot thickens. This may interest Florida and benifit them more...

Fourth Update: the Globe and Mail reports they have learned that the Penguins have offered up "Noah Welch to the Panthers for Gary Roberts."
Note: Welch has been back-and-forth through Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season and has not managed to hold down a roster spot for young. He has lost ground as a prospect and was considered last season a top defensive prospect for the Penguins

Third Update:
"TFP has learned that the Pittsburgh Penguins are finalizing a trade with the Florida Panthers in exchange for veteran Gary Roberts. The trade is not yet completed. Details to follow.."

--The Fourth

Second Update:

It's official: Penguins hunting down Roberts.
--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

First Update:
"I am hearing that the Roberts situation is big mess, I doubt seriously this deal happens."

Original article:
Apparently, "sources" tell TSN that the Florida Panthers have agreed to trade Gary Roberts and have asked him to waive his no trade clause.

Ready for this?


Yep, we all heard rumours of him being shipped back to an Ontario-based team, but no, maybe TSN says the Penguins have the most interest in him, who knows, and I don't think Roberts is that crazy not to accept an offer to play for a contending team with guys like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Ryan Whitney and Marc-Andre Fleury.
And they aren't short of veterans either, Mark Recchi is there.

But it would surprise me if this is Bob Gainey's idea of a "surprise", what? A guy can dream, can't he?

I'll be watching this closely.

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge.

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