Before everything is confirmed or denied, it appears Pittsburgh Hockey Now will have more information later this morning on the potentially impending Pittsburgh Penguins trade. GM Jim Rutherford caused a ruckus on Monday when he told our colleague and competitor at The Athletic a deal involving a goalie was coming. We have a plethora of NHL trade rumors and speculation beginning, the Dallas Stars rallied for a dramatic win in Game 2, and the New York Islanders walloped the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1.
Try not to shed a tear when the Flyers lose, eh?
How would you feel if the NHL had to return to the bubble to start the 2020-21 season? On Monday night, a high-ranking league official told PHN the league is considering that possibility (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Jim Rutherford went on the record with Josh Yohe, on Monday. Rutherford proclaimed trade talks for the Penguins goalies have already started (The Athletic)
I usually don’t link to direct competitors, but Jim and Josh have a good relationship. And Josh is a good dude. I think PHN is going to have a follow-up story with more information soon. Maybe.
Also, in case you missed it, we’ve already answered the question — What is Matt Murray worth on the trade market? (PHN+)
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa dove into the NHL trade rumors when he examined the Ottawa Senators goalie situation. He included Matt Murray as an option (Ottawa Sun)
Max Domi and Ryan Poehling appear to be on their way out of Montreal. The pair deleted all references to the Montreal Canadiens from their social media accounts. (danslescoulisses.com)
Last week, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman stirred speculation when he predicted the Penguins would acquire Domi. Also, Montreal was reportedly unhappy that Poehling didn’t stay in better shape during the pandemic.
The hot name in the NHL trade rumors is Johnn Gaudreau. What is Gaudreau worth on the trade market? (Calgary Sun)
However, Gaudreau doesn’t want to leave Calgary (NHL.com)
It’s not so sunny in Philadelphia. The New York Islanders blackout of Philadelphia in Game 1 was impressive. (NYI Hockey Now)
Colorado beat themselves in Game 2, and now trail the Dallas Stars 2-0 in the best of seven. Uh oh (NHL.com)
It became a love fest, including Charlie McAvoy laughingly blowing a kiss to Zdeno Chara on Monday (Boston Hockey Now)