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Dan’s Daily: When Does Canucks’ Fire Sale Begin? Looking at Penguins Needs

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When will the Vancouver Canucks’ fire sale begin? We looked at available options on the NHL trade block for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The St. Louis Blues are trying to avoid a sell-off, while it seems the Jakob Chychrun deal could happen sooner than later. The San Jose Sharks are taking a look at the New York Islanders. On the ice, the Philadelphia Flyers did the Penguins a solid. Montreal looks at P.K. Subban’s legacy and the Colorado Avalanche are getting frustrated.

It seems like every team is frustrated, then surging, then losing, then reeling off big winning streaks. This NHL season is unlike anything I’ve seen. Even the Flyers are surging and beating good teams.

The salary-cap disaster, combined with big streaks, is going to make for a wild or a boring NHL trade deadline. There won’t be a middle ground. Some team(s) will win big but sacrifice an unhealthy chunk of its future.

Pittsburgh Penguins / Steelers, Pirates

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Mark Friedman was sent back to the WBS Penguins. Tristan Jarry is on IR.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins have trade needs — perhaps a third-line center. Who is available and who could be available on the NHL trade block for the Pittsburgh Penguins?

PHN+: NHL execs, GMs and scouts give us the inside scoop. The weekly feature is back. The whispers, the scuttle and what we’re hearing on the St. Louis Blues’ plans, when Chychrun will get dealt, and the LA Kings’ plans for the NHL trade deadline — Off the Record.

Steelers Now:

  • It looks like the Cleveland Browns are coming for Brian Flores.
  • Cam Heyward is a bit guarded about his future and his Steelers future.
  • Here’s the specific thing Mike Tomlin is excited for about Kenny Pickett season 2.
  • How did we get here? How could the Steelers trade Diontae Johnson?

Pittsburgh Baseball Now: Zach Thompson to Toronto for OF Chavez Young. Another offseason Pirates trade.

NHL Trade Talk, News & National Hockey Now:

Sportsnet: Where everyone sees obstacles, WInnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff sees opportunity at the NHL trade deadline.

NYI Hockey Now: The Sharks are scouting the New York Islanders?

Philly Hockey Now: Ivan Provorov hears the NHL trade rumors, but wants to stay with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Here’s how it went down: Travis Konecny had a hatty, and the Flyers beat the Capitals.

Washington Hockey Now: The other side — the loss helped the Penguins and was a flatline for the Washington Capitals.

Montreal Hockey Now: The legacy, by the numbers. The Montreal Canadiens are set to honor P.K. Subban.

Detroit Hockey Now: There was no rust after a lengthy absence for Tyler Bertuzzi.

And…

Colorado Hockey Now: Frustrations are rising — go inside the Colorado Avalanche locker room.

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.