Pittsburgh Penguins great and future hall of famer Jaromir Jagr knows his game is not even remotely close to what it used to be when he dazzled fans at The Igloo. After 1,733 games and 24 seasons in the NHL, plus 407 more games in the KHL, and Czech and Czech 2 leagues, the two-time Stanley Cup Champion is hanging on by a thread and playing for a legacy. The value of the Pittsburgh Penguins is climbing, while the value of the Vegas Golden Knight could drop like a stone. Evander Kane is in the NHL trade rumors and we look at the top players whose trade rumors fell through.
Did anyone else open the curtains and watch the storms last night?
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t been heard from in a while in the NHL trade chatter. There were plenty of rumors around the league that never happened. Here are the top five players unexpectedly still on the NHL trade market.
The Pittsburgh Penguins revenue is expected to climb…significantly by 2025.
NHL News, National Hockey Now:
The Hockey News: “Do you know why I’m still playing? I have a responsibility to the club, otherwise, I wouldn’t fly here and I wouldn’t be making a fool of myself,” Jagr told the Hockey News recently. “But if I quit, the partners and sponsors would leave and the club may be done. I have no choice. People don’t understand it, but I don’t care. Only God will judge me. I expect much more from myself, and I also believe that I have it in me.”
The full piece on Jaromir Jag, his battle to save the club and keep playing hockey.
TSN: At what point will the Chicago Blackhawks be held accountable for the sexual abuse scandal? The evidence is mounting and the cover-up is becoming more obvious.
Sportsnet: What a scene at Fenway Park in Boston Thursday when Calgary Flames Asst. GM and Melrose, MA native Chris Snow, who has battled ALS for two years, threw out the first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game.
Vancouver: Our man at VHN, Rob Simpson, pays homage to the late Tony Esposito.
Florida: After years in the NHL trade rumors, Florida Panthers forward Sam Reinhart wants stability. He has a new three-year deal and he wants a long stay in Sunrise.
Detroit: The Red Wings’ Swedish connection could continue at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
San Jose: San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane is on the NHL trade market but who wants the troubled Kane right now?
Vegas: Do the owners of the Vegas Golden Knights need to stay away from the blackjack tables? The value of the team could soon plummet.