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Dan’s Daily: Oilers Out on Matt Murray, Recchi to NJ Devils



Pittsburgh penguins trade Matt Murray
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 19: Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) snaps up a shot during a NHL game between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins on December 19, 2018, at Capital One Arena, in Washington, D.C.(Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire)

It appears we can scratch one team off on the Matt Murray sweepstakes as the Edmonton Oilers will forgo further engaging in the Penguins trade talks. Former Penguins assistant coach and company man Mark Recchi has a new home. Goalie tandems are the rage in the 2020 NHL playoffs and the Vancouver Canucks are the latest team to question if they can spend to the salary cap next season.

It is the Penguins silly season, but here are five real trade questions and changes to consider (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

It’s not you, it’s me. I’m not ready for a big commitment. We’re better as friends. The Edmonton Oilers want a part-time starter. They kicked the tires on Murray but Jim Matheson reports Edmonton won’t be on the other end of the next Penguins trade (Edmonton Journal)-

Next season, former Penguins assistant Mark Recchi will be an assistant coach under Lindy Ruff in New Jersey (NY Post)

The internet shadows struck again Tuesday evening. Seriously, stop putting credence into these anonymous accounts! The wheel of fish (UHF reference) spun towards Chicago as fake rumors flew. The legitimate source of the smoke is a report by NBC Chicago, which suggested Olli Maatta is a buyout candidate (NBCsn Chicago)

If you don’t get the UHF reference, later I’ll let you drink from the firehose.


Anyway, the NHL Draft is being rescheduled for Oct. 6-7 (Sportsnet)

The NHL Draft just isn’t a big deal in Pittsburgh right now, is it?

The Washington Capitals interviewed Mike Babcock for their vacant head coach spot. Would Babcock fit in D.C.? (TSN)

Also, TSN notes the important theme in the 2020 NHL playoffs: goalie tandems. Vegas and New York have healthy tandems. Dallas turned to its 1A goalie after starter Ben Bishop was injured. Boston, Columbus, and Vancouver won games with their “other” goalie (TSN)

Veteran stars seem to like Babcock. Middling veterans and young players in Toronto had trouble. We’ll see if Babcock learned from his Toronto failure, or if he can convince Ted Leonsis that he learned from it.

National Hockey Now

Could Tuukka Rask join the crowded goalie market? What if the Boston Bruins and Tuukka part (Boston Hockey Now)

I know some of you enjoy a good podcast, so here is Adrian Dater’s latest following the Colorado Avalanche Game 7 loss (Colorado Hockey Now)

The San Jose Sharks have a handful of important RFAs. Here’s the latest update (San Jose Hockey Now)

“In Gary we Trust,” New York Islanders owners John Ledecky told NYI Hockey Now. The 2020-21 NHL season is still up in the air, but the Islanders are behind Bettman (NYI Hockey Now)

Tease #2 of the next National Hockey Now launch: What city boasts Wayne, Don, and four queens?

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1 year ago

Jeopardy answer: Brassard Sundqvist , 1st Round pick, Reaves , Kahun (Sheary) ,Cole and possibly Sprong. I’ll be watching how he grows or not in Washington. Question; which GMJR trades leave one wondering if and when Jim Rutherford jumped the shark? How much was Sullivan responsible for those moves? In fairness there are good ones of course Marino comes to mind. But my point is not grading individual moves, but understanding context and cost- benefit. And do you have confidence he can navigate this period effectively? Because recent damage is extensive and one year from now the final chapter will… Read more »

1 year ago

Gotta be VegasHockeyNOW!

Hatrick Pornqvist
Hatrick Pornqvist
1 year ago

I think Colorado makes the most sense for Murray. They are really in need of a goalie pretty badly, they can afford him, they are in the west, they have assets to give back. It’s one of those situations where both teams would do well in the trade. Whether or not they go for Murray or hold off and try to land one of the other guys out there remains to be seen, but if I had to bet money on where he goes, it would be to the Avalanche. They don’t have a RD on the roster that makes… Read more »

Keith Thomas
Keith Thomas(@kthomas)
1 year ago

Disappointing that EDM opts out of the Murray sweepstakes. The more teams the better it is for ROI in a trade scenario. This is going to be a real rollercoaster ride for goalies with so many who will be available via UFA. But I think Murray will not command near as much $$$ as the first tier UFA’s such as those such as Holtby or Lehner. So if a team wants to get a young talented RFA Murray is the top “get.” It may work out that they may need to wait until UFA signings take place to maximize value… Read more »

1 year ago
Reply to  Keith Thomas

Hope someone wants him

1 year ago

That UHF reference made my week. Let’s hope at the end of all this, the fan base isn’t screaming, “Nothing! You got nothing!”

Last edited 1 year ago by Steve

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