The Daily Links are full of great hockey articles and news today. However, will be short on trade rumors because most if not all of the trade news is being bottled up by Ottawa’s Matt Duchene and Mark Stone indecision. Teams are telling secondary options like the Detroit Red Wings to wait until they take their best shot at Stone.
Five more days until the deadline and Ottawa is still trying to sign Stone, too. Yoi. Double Yoi.
TSN Insiders have a more complete dive on the situation. Here’s your full story on the trade market lack of movement. Duchene will be scratched until a deal is made (TSN)
There are tons of hot rumors on the rumors sites but unless it comes from a named source, we’re just not going to print it. However, I’ll summarize what the rumor sites are yelling: Hayes to the Bruins, Zuccarello to Calgary, Ferland to Calgary and the Penguins are in on everyone.
Jaromir Jagr is 47. He’s also back in the Czech league! Seriously, that’s awesome–here’s the story (The Hockey News)
Patrick Warburton–AKA David Puddy, AKA The Tick–dropped the puck before the Penguins-Devils game. It was AWESOME. But then he wiped out, too. Oops (YouTube)
Here is the Penguins X’s and O’s analysis and Report Card — Subscribe to PHN Extra for just $2.99 per month (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Column coming today, ASAP, about the Penguins four lines roll. Also join us for the Live Chat at 12:30 on Pittsburgh Sports Live
Here’s another video you’ve gotta see. John Tortorella shot down thoughts that Artemi Panarin was being scratched for trade rumors. And he did so like ONLY Torts would do. Warning–poopy language (Sportsnet)
Do left-handed defensemen perform worse on their off-side? A data-driven story that must rely on the eyes (The Athletic)
A Jake DeBrusk conspiracy theory — we like James Murphy–he’s unapologetic about his hockey and what his sources say. The podcast is fun, including more on the Bruins trade (Murphy’s Hockey Law)
The Montreal Canadiens snapped their losing streak and maintained their playoff position. The Penguins are locked in a battle with them, too (Montreal Gazette)