The LA Kings finally sent winger Tyler Toffoli on his way as the rebuild in the land of make-believe continued. Wild NHL trade rumors popped up in Colorado yesterday after goalie Philipp Grubauer was injured in the Stadium Series game on Saturday. Alex Ovechkin has gone ice cold since the 700 club was within reach, and the TSN trade bait list has been updated.
The Penguins scouted Colorado on Monday night. That’s interesting because Colorado may be goalie shopping (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
A blockbuster for one of the Penguins goalies seems far fetched, at least this week. This summer, things may percolate. Colorado’s left-handed thumper defenseman Nikita Zadorov is an interesting name out there.
NHL Network analyst Mike Kelly may have stirred a hornet’s nest with a little tweetstorm about Colorado acquiring Carey Price. Colorado Hockey Now’s Adrian Dater put the spreading rumor to rest. (Colorado Hockey Now)
Sportsnet name-dropped our boy Dater in their story on Mikko Rantanen who has a broken collar bone. He’s out 6-8 weeks (Sportsnet)
The big-name injuries and the number of teams which are decimated by injury this season has been frightening. It probably speaks to the increased speed of the game and the size of the players. Hockey is full of actions and reactions. Will we see another team like the grinding Stanley Cup-winning LA Kings rise?
The Boston Bruins were in on Tyler Toffoli and Blake Coleman. Each has a new address. So, do the Bruins keep waiting for Chris Kreider? (Boston Hockey Now)
By the way, LA got a haul for Tyler Toffoli. Four assets, including two draft picks and a solid prospect. (ESPN)
Names are dropping off the TSN Trade Bait list (TSN)
Could the Winnipeg Jets deal a star forward for help on defense? Sportsnet examined the NHL trade rumors (Sportsnet)
Winnipeg would do well to shuffle the deck, just a little. Their big moment came and went, now they need a little refresher. Not every team gets a Stanley Cup when they peak.
Alex Ovechkin has gone cold. His season-long goalless drought continues with 700 in reach (Washington Post)