Reads of the week: Sick USA shirts, Trade winds blowing in

– Important date: February 7th. That is when the NHL rosters lock. The trade winds have been blowing, and Pierre LeBrun only added to it. He digs in on some Letang stuff [ ESPN ].

Now, I am not saying the Pens are thinking of shopping him, in fact I have heard zero evidence of that being the case. But what I can see happening is another team making an offer thinking the Pens are so loaded on defense organizationally and need to find money to re-sign Niskanen and/or Orpik, plus make room for the likes of Despres next season. … 


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Find money for Orpik. LOL.

– Bit of a shock here, but Crossing Broad has some sick USA shirts for sale. [ CBStore ]

The Crossing Broad logo doesn't come with it. Crossing Broad even gave us a code. Just enter PENSBLOG for 10% off. Store link is here.

– Speaking of the Olympics, Rinkotology, jack. Sign up. [ Rinko ]

– Hockey did really well this weekend. [ AA ]… but not that well. [ AA ]

– This is amazing. A story of a Kings and Sharks fan. [ Reddit ]

–  Eye black gone wrong for the Isle's Cal Clutterbuck. [ PDL ] By the way, sign up for our newsletter at PDL. Link city in your e-mail every Monday and Thursday. Sign up here.