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Dan’s Daily Link: Tocchet Wants More Offense, Ahem?



Could Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet be sending smoke signals to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Phil Kessel? Tocchet told The Athletic his team needs a 20-goal scorer and someone to count on to provide more offense. You would not be alone if your first thought was…Phil Kessel. Also, legendary goalie Patrick Roy will be the final interview for the Ottawa Senators head coaching gig and Bill Belichick is helping the Boston Bruins.

Rick Tocchet wants offense. Arizona media hasn’t added the name yet. So, let me do it for them. Phil Kessel (The Athletic)

It’s the story you’ve been dying to read on a Sunday morning in sunny Pittsburgh. Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots helping the Boston Bruins. Insert jokes in the comment spaces. But also check out the story from our boys at Boston Hockey Now (BHN)

Patrick Roy has emerged as THE candidate for the Ottawa Senators job (Ottawa Sun)

Vegas defenseman Colin Miller is on the trade block (Broad Street Hockey)

Here is the latest chapter with 11-year-old Laila, the St. Louis Blues super fan and inspiring disease fighter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Brock Boeser contract talks aren’t moving quickly yet.

The Pittsburgh Penguins looming decisions are as much a debate about organizational philosophy as they are about debating the past and future. We also included comparisons to two of the oldest teams to win a Stanley Cup in the salary cap era (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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3 years ago

Dan: If Phil be gone, and it seems quite likely that he is. Would they really trade Malkin as well? That’s a lot of high talent offense going. Although there is a trade out there for Geno, however unlikely. if the Rangers don’t bag Panarin, Geno to NY for Kreider, their first round pick (#20, they’ll never trade the #2) and one of their highly touted young defensemen. Probably never happen, but I find it interesting. I happen to have always loved Kreider. Plus you have an extra few million left over. Any trade where we trade Geno will leave… Read more »

Matt Luda
Matt Luda
3 years ago

Could Malkin convince Panarin to team up in Florida or vice versa? If so, I would trade Malkin for Barkov in a South Beach minute. Other players could be included to make up the $2.6 mil salary difference — Jarry, Johnson, Maatta, Hoffman . . . GMJR needs to restructure this team quickly and yugely.