Lots of chatter around the Penguins' blogosphere lately concerning the possible departure of veteran winger Mark Recchi.
Courtesy of our colleague Lyle at Spector's Hockey, who received the following blurb from one of his emailers;
Pierre Maguire was on the TEAM1040 this morning (Wednesday)in Vancouver and he was talking about the Recchi situation. Him and Recchi were texting each other last night before the Canucks/Ducks game and Maguire says that Recchi will likely be traded by Friday. Pittsburgh apparently wants to hand over the reigns of the team to the younger players and they feel that with the presence of such veterans as Recchi, Roberts and Sydor, its hard for those younger players to be that voice in the dressing room. I don't know what that means for Roberts or Sydor, but so far only Recchi has been told to call up other clubs and work out a trade for himself.
This follows the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's report that Recchi's agent, Rick Curran, has spoken to GM Ray Shero concerning Recchi's future with the Pens.
I don't think it's unreasonable at all to suggest that Recchi could be gone if not by Friday, as Pierre Maguire has said, then by Monday, when the Pens will depart for their Western Canada road trip after their home game vs. the Coyotes.
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