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Dan’s Daily: Seattle Hires Gary Roberts, Clogged NHL Trade Market



Pittsburgh Penguins Gary Roberts

Who is the one man who could wrestle a Kraken and win? Gary Roberts has a new gig for Seattle. Should the Calgary Flames pull Johnny Gaudreau off the NHL trade block? We looked at the names most likely to hit the Pittsburgh Penguins trade block this season, and we have TSN’s updated big board of available free agents.

The Penguins trade talk this season could be labored. The Penguins don’t have many tradeable assets left. Here’s whose names will pop up, but could we also see a surprise (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

What would you do as Pittsburgh Penguins GM? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Here is the TSN big board of remaining UFA targets (TSN)

James O’Brien of NBC Sports published a solid list of the current UFAs, including Mike Hoffman and Anthony Duclair. Who are safe bets and which free agents are “buyer beware” (NBC Sports)

In my years of hockey, I’ve heard of a few coach-player conversations turning wild or destructive. Someday, I’ll get the folks from Tampa Bay on the record about Torts and Vinny Lecavalier’s meeting. Adrian Dater published an excerpt from his book with another intense story — When Patrick Roy wrecked Bob Hartley’s office (Colorado Hockey Now)

Speaking of people who could avoid a fight with a stare — Gary Roberts has a new job. The Seattle Kraken hired Roberts as their Director of Sports Science. And it’s the Kraken which should be afraid (Sportsnet)

Now might not be the best time to trade Johnny Gaudreau. The Calgary Flames fans are dead set against it, too. The clogged trade market may prolong Johnny Hockey in Calgary (Sportsnet)

The Boston Bruins have chased big names but come up empty. They have $7 million, but the cap is a devilish thing… (Boston Hockey Now)

The New York Islanders were close. They lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Conference Final. The loss still stings Anders Lee, but he’s using it as fuel (NYI Hockey Now)

Are these the rumored Vegas Golden Knights red fourth jerseys? (Vegas Hockey Now)

We haven’t done a story on the potential Penguins reverse retro jerseys. One, they’re kind of ugly. Two, we’re not sure if they’re legit. We know Colorado is toying with a Nordiques sweater because Nathan MacKinnon tweeted a photo of his new gloves, but the rest of the jerseys seem too cute by half or downright cringe-worthy.

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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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1 year ago

When you look at that list of players still out there as UFA’s it is interesting two note that two of them are fairly low priced options that the Penguins had playing regularly with Crosby and at one time or another sang their praises as to one value or another. I guess the other 29 or so GM’s have all concluded . .. not so much. And I think there are a couple of guys out there that are well worth the cost that could be secured by moving salary out of here that comes from guys who are just… Read more »

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