The Penguins needed to find a scoring winger to stick with Sidney Crosby this offseason. They tried to hang on to Marian Hossa, but he bolted for Detroit.
So they brought in Miroslav Satan. And as Shelly Anderson writes, he's expected to be a goal-scorer. He's been consistent in finding the net since he broke into the league with Edmonton in the 1995-96 season. He has hit the 20-goal mark 10 out of his 12 seasons.
Since Satan's rookie year, only 11 other players have scored more goals than him:
|1. Jaromir Jagr||489|
|2. Teemu Selanne||429|
|3. Brendan Shanahan||406|
|3. Keith Tkachuk||406|
|5. Mats Sundin||397|
|6. Joe Sakic||389|
|7. Jarome Iginla||374|
|8. Peter Bondra||368|
|9. Markus Naslund||365|
|10. Paul Kariya||364|
|11. Mike Modano||343|
|12. Miroslav Satan||337|
|13. Bill Guerin||336|
|14. John LeClair||332|
|15. Daniel Alfredsson||331|
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EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-Ryan Whitney isn't sure when's he's coming back.
-Bob Smizik says expectations for the Penguins are high.
-Individual game tickets go on sale Saturday, 10 a.m.
-Brooks Orpik said booing Marian Hossa "is probably the dumbest thing I have ever heard."
-Faceoff-Factor has the official camp roster for the Penguins.
-The Penguins are impressed with forward Joey Haddad.
-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender John Curry played with a hip injury last season.
-David Brown wants some playing time.
-Ryan Stone wants to play in the NHL.
-The Wheeling Nailers signed forward Jon Grecu.
-The Rangers are still up in the air on selecting a new captain.
-Life without Jaromir Jagr begins for the Rangers.
-Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron returned to the ice. He missed most of last season due to a head injury.
-Boston goaltender Manny Fernandez is trying to come back from a knee injury.
-Hurricanes captain Rod Brind'Amour had knee surgery. He is expected to be ready for the team's season opener.
-Lightning forwards Mark Recchi and Gary Roberts are wise.
-Predators forward Jed Ortmeyer will miss training camp due to a knee injury.
-Red Wings forward Kris Draper thinks his team is deeper than it has ever been before.
-Oilers forward Dustin Penner wants his second season in Edmonton to be better than his first.
-The Ducks put defenseman Mathieu Schneider on waivers. Anaheim is trying to create salary cap room in order to re-sign forward Teemu Selanne.