Some roads in New Jersey are being renamed Kovalchuk Way.
Too bad they'll all be one way.
So, it's a done deal.
Kovalchuk is coming into the Penguins' backyard.
The Devils sent Johnny Oduya, Niclas Bergfors, Patrice Cormier, and a 1st-round pick to Atlanta.
All for a player they may not have in three months.
It is a big trade, but does this trade put New Jersey in the driver's seat of the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference? Nope.
We have three copies of the Canadian version of Sports Illustrated with Sidney Crosby on the cover.
We're giving them away.
Take a picture of Charlie, put it somewhere, take a photo and email it to us.
You can find a couple Charlie images in our SIGNS section.
What you decide to do is up to you.
All that matters is that Charlie is somewhere in the photo.
We'll pick three entrants and send each of them an issue.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the subject of the email is "Sidney Crosby SI".
We have an email filter set up to mark emails with that subject.
If your email doesn't have the subject "Sidney Crosby SI" we won't catch it and you can't win.
Also, include your photo as an attachment, not an embedded image if possible.
It would be really great if you resized the image to a decent size before you email it too.
You can enter as many times as you'd like, but you can only win once.
The deadline is 11:59PM/ET Sunday night.
We'll announce the winners on Monday.
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That's a screen capture from NBC's latest promotional video for the Pens/Caps game this Sunday.
The video has since been corrected.
The old Capitals logo brought back memories of Petr Nedved, be we struggled to figure out what time the game was going to air.
"12M" doesn't really make sense to us. Apparently it makes sense to someone at NBC.
Sure, we all make typos every so often, but we're not all working for a national television station.
We also love how the video was edited to make it look like Sidney Crosby was criticizing Ovechkin for his "too hot to handle" stick celebration, rather than his conduct during a Pens/Caps game from last season.
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From reader JeffDFD:
"Long story short, my grandpa had a stack of old paper he had saved from important days and gave them to me because it was my birthday. I had most of the recent ones, but found a yellowed April 25, 1983 Pittsburgh Press paper with the attached picture on it. The main headings on the paper that day were the NFL draft (written in the Pittsburgh Press by now ESPN's John Clayton) and there was an article that had Bradshaw talking smack on the supposed #1 pick John Elway. Elway had an agent and they were demanding 7 MILLION DOLLARS! TWO in the signing bonus! Apparently Elway was also a baseball player and was deciding whether or not he should play baseball. Steinbrenner was trying to throw a ton of money at him. There is also a sweet add for a FREE VCR Recorder or Atari Game Computer.
The hockey news for the day was about the Bruins beating Buffalo in OT the night before. Edmonton beat Chicago 8-4. Smizik's article was talking about a bunch of people going over to John Covert's house in Beaver county and waiting for the phone to ring for the draft. True to Smizik negative form, second or so paragraph in starts 'Kenneth Finnin, dead about eight years...'"
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Sidney Crosby. Unbelievable.
Hidden in all of this is the Penguins overcoming a 2-goal deficit.
It certainly has been a treat watching the maturation of Crosby.
His goal-scoring tear began in the playoffs last spring, and he hasn't let up.
He got his third hat trick of the season in this one.
We don't care where the Penguins fall amidst the 8 seeds going into the playoffs.
Their play on the road this year doesn't leave us concerned about 4 away games in a series.
Plus they closed out all four series last years on the road.
Regardless, any team with Crosby wearing its sweater is a threat.
Then add Malkin to the equation. And Fleury.
Not to mention Jordan Staal. He has become a force. His last handful of games have been unlike any stretch in his career since his rookie campaign. Finally got a goal. Such a shame that the first question he had to field in the locker room after this game was about Crosby.
Speaking of unknown stats, the Pens have had 4 giveaway nights this year.
And there's been a hat trick on three of those nights.
Those numbers may be made up.
Stunned pics galore after the jump.
TRADE RUMOR SPECIAL
Somebody called into Grover Monday night and mentioned RJ Umberger.
Is Staal's play of late making the Pens contemplate a shift in thinking?
As in, bumping Staal up to number-2 center and trying to acquire a solid two-way third-line center?
The resounding theory is that Shero is fishing for a defenseman.
Listen to the game at [WXDX]
First off, the game is on Versus.
Anyone with DirecTV has probably found an alternate way to watch these games by now.
Max Talbot is likely still out with a groin injury.
Brent Johnson will be in net for the Pens, who will be wearing their blue jerseys tonight.
The Penguins are 6-3 in the blues this season.
Now, onto important news.
From Empty Netters:
"Guerin was spotted in the locker room sans moustache and was quite proud of that accomplishment. He was showing it off to just about everyone."