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Dan’s Daily: Lingering Trade Requests, 5 Questions in Vegas



Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL trade, Vegas Golden Knights Marc-Andre Fleury

There is a trio of young players who have the NHL trade mill stirring, including a pair in Winnipeg. It is a big question about how teams will handle the under-25s who have requested trades. The Pittsburgh Penguins splashed the cash on defenseman John Marino, and there are big questions in Vegas, too.

Hours before their first day of training camp, the Penguins gave John Marino $26.4 million reasons to stick around (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

We asked Marino if he had a wishlist for his new windfall. He smiled as he said he doesn’t, but he does want to improve a few things on the ice (PHN+)

Jack Roslovic, Patrik Laine, and Pierre-Luc Dubois want to hit the NHL trade scene. All three have asked for a trade, but all are still with their teams. Roslovic is currently an unsigned RFA, but Dubois and Laine are signed.

CBJ GM Jarko Kekkalainen and head coach John Tortorella addressed their situation (Columbus Post Dispatch)

We do know the Boston Bruins are interested in Dubois (Boston Hockey Now)

The Winnipeg Jets are keeping Laine away from the media. He will not be available during training camp (I suspect the writers may protest). One wonders what he would say. Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reported on the situation and had a novel idea. *ahem Columbus  (Winnipeg Free Press)

Expectations are sky-high in Montreal. You and I saw first hand how well their young players performed against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Toronto bubble, especially Jesperi Kotkaniemi. With grizzled veterans and increased depth, Montreal is looking pretty good (Sportsnet)

However, Bergevin also threw cold water on the NHL trade junkies. He doesn’t believe we will see trades in season (Sportsnet)

And, there are five big questions surrounding the Vegas Golden Knights, including Marc-Andre Fleury (Vegas Golden Knights)

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1 year ago

Question: Why does everyone want Fleury to be traded? Less than 2 yrs on his contract to go and he is reason #1 people watch the games. They worked him like a dog and then complained he faltered toward the end of the pre-season. DeBoer doesn’t like him because Fleury reminds him of Gallant. Has nothing to do with being a goalie. Here is what will happen: DeBoer will put all of his eggs into Lehner’s basket. He will not adjust to the other teams’ playing style – evidenced by the playoffs. Lehner isn’t great, he’s OK. Pietrangelo, aging, but… Read more »

1 year ago
Reply to  BBurns

Fleury was making too much to be a bench warmer in Pittsburgh at $5 mil. Now he makes way more. You’re right, they should have traded him before signing Lehner. It makes sense for them to keep him now with a short schedule though. I want Fleury to get traded only because I want him back with Pittsburgh, but I guess that is not happening now.

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