What is Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray worth on the NHL trade market? What is any goalie worth and what will the market look like? PHN answered those questions. The Philadelphia Flyers stole one from the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, former Penguins d-man Jamie Oleksiak is having a solid series against Calgary. Dallas tied the series in OT, and will the New York Rangers listen to offers for the first overall pick?
The New York trade discussion is interesting, but first, the Penguins trade rumors.
I’ve unlocked the Matt Murray Trade value story. It’s now free to read and share (please). It’s an in-depth story with sources, precedent, and we address the possibility the Penguins could use Murray to move a contract, too (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
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Later this AM, we’ll examine the Penguins’ missing ingredient, and why they gave it away.
The New York Rangers signed LW Artemi Panarin to a monster contract last summer. They also have LW Chris Kreider. So where will expected top overall pick, LW Alexis Lafreniere fit?
Former GM Brian Burke says the Rangers should listen, but the offers are never very good (The Athletic)
Greg Wyshynski at ESPN made a compelling case for New York to move the pick (ESPN)
Philadelphia and goalie Carter Hart stole one from Montreal, 1-0 in Game 3. Montreal winger Brendan Gallagher is getting frustrated (Montreal Gazette)
There might be more information which leaks about Tuukka Rask and his decision to leave the NHL bubble and the Boston Bruins during their Round One series against Carolina. However, Kevin DuPont thinks that could be the end of Rask in Boston (Boston Globe)
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Sheng Peng in San Jose supports Rask’s decision (San Jose Hockey Now)
In Colorado, is Vladislav Kamenev bolting for the KHL? Reports in Russia say yes. The Avalanche and Kamenev say no (Colorado Hockey Now)
If things get settled on the homefront, it is possible Rask could rejoin the Bruins in the bubble (Boston Hockey Now)
From our boy Rob Simpson still in the NHL hub in Toronto, the New York Islanders are on the verge of sweeping Washington. Goalie Semyon Varlamov has been “erasing” the Capitals (NYI Hockey Now)