PuckUpdate: The Lightning and Penguins Are Two Different Teams

Ooops. I bit on an ESPN pump fake. Or I’m not a careful reader. Either way, I posted something about goalie Sean Burke signing with Pittsburgh. Burke went to Tampa, telling the Penguins ‘no thank you.’. But if he had gone to Pittsburgh, my post would have looked a little something like this:

The Penguins continue to operate under their infinite cap.
They signed goalie Sean Burke to a two-year, $3 million deal. Burke is supposed to mentor Marc-Andre Fleury, who according to some sources, has lost a lot of his confidence and finesse. In fact, Fleury could be the mental heir apparent to Pittsburgh goalie Johan “Head Case” Hedberg. Obviously the Penguins are hoping that isn’t the case. I think there would be an interesting symmetry to the whole thing if he was, though.