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Dan’s Daily: Islanders Big Trade for Horvat, Penguins Problem at Top?



Vancouver Canucks, NHL trade rumors, Pittsburgh Penguins locker room chirps

The New York Islanders went big and last month’s NYI Hockey Now reports of talks were confirmed when the New York Islanders snagged Bo Horvat on the NHL trade market. Logan Couture might be the next big center on the move. Sportsnet dove into old stories of Jaromir Jagr in Calgary involving holy water and potatoes. The Golden Jet, Bobby Hull, passed away, leaving a debated legacy because of alleged off-ice comments and spousal abuse. And do the Pittsburgh Penguins’ problems start with players tuning out coach Mike Sullivan?

I almost cried on Monday when I started National Hockey Now taxes. Anyone else look at the past year and ask, “I spent how much money?!”

It’s been a wild ride getting National Hockey Now off the ground. I’m in awe every day that we’ve come this far, from a “blog” that was getting attacked from all angles to earning respect from many of those who didn’t want us to exist. A company that produced $500 per month in the beginning is now … supporting a lot of people. Thank you.

Our sites covering Washington, the NY Islanders, and Colorado are growing like weeds, and it’s been a pleasure to work with writers hungry to carve out their niche in this business.

Pittsburgh Penguins / Steelers, Pirates

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: From Dave Molinari. Are the Penguins tuning out Mike Sullivan?

PHN+: Here’s the next big name — Logan Couture. Scouts say the Sharks could get a ransom on the trade market.

NYI Hockey Now: This is bad news for the Penguins. The Islanders went fishing in the NHL trade pond and pulled out the big fish. Full details and analysis — Bo Horvat was the Islanders’ trade catch.

Steelers Now: All the latest mock drafts and projections, including a jumbo tackle, for the Steelers draft.

The Arizona Cardinals’ head-coaching job is open, but there is a competitive field, including Steelers assistant Brian Flores.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now: Can Jarlin Garcia provide lefty stability for the Pittsburgh Pirates?

PBN+: Having a few more adults in the room should help those Pittsburgh Pirates.

NHL Trade Talk, News & National Hockey Now:

TSN: The Chicago Blackhawks and hockey eulogized Bobby Hull, who passed away. I thought TSN did a fair accounting obituary.

Montreal Hockey Now: Now that Bo Horvat is with the Islanders, the Devils will adjust their NHL trade targets. Our boys in Montreal report the Devils have been scouting the Montreal Canadiens.

Boston Hockey Now: An NHL source tells BHN the Bruins are shopping for a defenseman but not offering Brandon Carlo. Boston Bruins trade chatter.

Washington Hockey Now: More bad news for the Penguins? Sammi Silber takes a hard look: Should the Capitals follow the Islanders and swing big at the NHL trade deadline?

Sportsnet: Holy water and potatoes. Stories from Jaromir Jagr’s brief, but memorable, time with Calgary.

Colorado Hockey Now: Props to beat writer Evan Rawal — learn the name! He increased CHN readership in his first month on the job. He stepped into a challenging situation but has come through with flying colors. He played junior hockey and has a real knack for making the game digestible.

Evan Rodrigues has been a big part of the Avalanche lineup and keeping them afloat. Assessing the midseason status and awards for the Colorado Avalanche.