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Dan’s Daily Links: Kessel #3 on new Trade Board, How Do You Miss That Call?



Phil Kessel: Photo by Michael Miller

Errors in sports will happen for as long as human beings are involved. Face it, we’re an imperfect species. But when a Boston Bruins player goes arse over tea kettle in front of everyone and a national TV audience, the game of hockey suffers a figurative black eye. Suddenly, the extraordinary effort and leadership of Zdeno Chara who played with a broken jaw–and took a few jabs at it–is minimized and the imperfections of the game are front and center. Also in the daily links, there is a new NHL trade board up but Pittsburgh Penguins winger Phil Kessel isn’t first, and Patrick Marleau seems to recognize he won’t be in Toronto much longer.

Our boys at Boston Hockey Now covered Game 5. The non-call was a bit of an issue. Here’s the wild Game 5 Report Card (Boston Hockey Now)

Sportsnet thinks Game 5 was a black eye. Great photo of Cam Neely tossing the water bottle, too (Sportsnet)

Here is TSN analyst Craig Button’s final prospect list. Be looking in the 20’s for prospects to fall in love with then get mad when the Penguins skip…we all do it (TSN)

Could the New Jersey Devils take a run at acquiring P.K. Subban? There’s talk. I’m just saying. There’s talk, at least in the blogosphere. (All About the Jersey)

Here’s the brand new trade board from The Athletic. Kessel isn’t number one. (The Athletic, duh)

Patrick Marleau sees the writing on the wall in Toronto… His home is for sale. (The Star)

There are three RFA’s that we’ve circled who could be worth the first and third round picks requried to sign, and who the Pittsburgh Penguins should take a hard look at (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

And a little bonus. We spoke with folks close to Zach Aston-Reese, recently. The kid is gearing up for a big summer to launch his career. Read more (PHN Extra)