Let the NHL silly season begin. For most sports, the silly season occurs outside the actual playing season, but the NHL trade season takes on a life of its own. We have a full NHL trade block breakdown and a couple of names added to the big board. And, we have some actual Pittsburgh Penguins hockey coverage!
I wish actual hockey coverage and analysis did 10x better than a minor trade rumor story, not the other way around, but I digress…
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Kris Letang did his best Allen Iverson impersonation. The Pittsburgh Penguins are really enjoying the compressed schedule.
PHN+: THIS is what Tristan Jarry means for the Penguins.
NHL Trade Talk…
Sportsnet: A complete look at the NHL trade market, categorized, too. Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin are on the list but only because of the incessant speculation. It’s a real NHL trade block breakdown, and well done.
TSN: Add Rickard Rackell to the official TSN Trade Bait list.
National Hockey Now, and the Rest…
NHL: Next year, you’ll be able to get the NHL package through ESPN+ at a cheaper price than NHL TV. The ESPN-NHL deal “is a win-win-win.”
I’m still angry at Disney since they ruined Star Wars and slapped a content warning label on the Muppets. THE MUPPETS?! I will tolerate a lot of political foolishness from both sides, but you don’t mess with Skywalker and the Frog.
San Jose: Sheng Peng broke the news of the Sharks importing one of their prospects playing in the KHL. And Tomas Hertl described his ordeal with COVID.
For Sheng’s sake, I wish the Sharks would hurry up and turn it around.
Colorado: Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon is thankfully back on the ice.
Vegas: Get your Golden Grades here! Golden Grades, the defense, the special teams, and Fleury…
NYI: The Islanders quickly sold out their first seven home games.
Philly: The Philadelphia Flyers are human. Here’s the Philly film room of the recent Flyers defensive lapses and “laziness.”
Boston: The Bruins aren’t perfect either. The Boston Bruins offense is sinking.