TSN reporters linked the Pittsburgh Penguins to Patrick Kane and separately linked P.O Joseph to the NHL trade market. The Penguins were off Tuesday after a rough Monday night. Kane’s agent admitted the winger would likely be traded later this season unless Chicago has a miraculous turnaround. The Philadelphia Flyer notched their third comeback win in a row, and scouts discussed how different leagues around the world develop NHL talent.
It was a long drive back and forth from Montreal. I swear the planet added an extra hour somewhere in New York state. However, this time I avoided the ever-present speed traps near the 1000 Islands bridge (always watch your speed there. The small town on the U.S. side uses an inexplicable 45mph zone like an ATM).
Pittsburgh Penguins / Steelers, Pirates
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins’ loss stung, but several NHL teams are feeling real pain, including the Minnesota Wild and old friend Marc-Andre Fleury
Check out these stories–a great day of coverage
- Ben Roethlisberger said Tom Brady looked like he didn’t want to be there. Steelers analysis.
- Mike Tomlin tried to downplay the significance of a locker-room argument involving Mitch Trubisky.
- Kenny Pickett will be a full-go on Wednesday in practice. Could he play Sunday with the Dolphins hosting the Steelers?
Pittsburgh Baseball Now (+): How Quinn Priester is developing into a more refined pitcher. Pittsburgh Pirates’ prospects coverage.
Pitcher Omar Cruz is finding success in the Arizona Fall League. More Pirates prospects coverage.
NHL Trade Talk, News & National Hockey Now
TSN: Canadiens teams are looking for defensemen. Darren Dreger said the Penguins’ P.O Joseph could be one of those who attract interest.
Video: Patrick Kane’s agent strongly hinted Kane would be on the NHL trade block this season. Craig Button put the Penguins on his shortlist.
I’m not in the habit of contradicting respected national reporters, and Button is one, but there is almost no chance the Penguins will be in the Patrick Kane trade talks. Hextall is building for the future, and the Penguins don’t have the pieces to get it done unless they give up a No. 1 pick or Owen Pickering and NHL talent.
Washington Hockey Now: Evgeny Kuznetsov missed practice, was suspended for a game, and the reverse retros were present for practice. Sammi Silber was all over the stories at the practice facility — Washington Capitals notebook.
A little bump for Sammi. Multiple Capitals coverage outlets are NOT attending practice but using tweets from on-site reporters to publish stories. She’s doing the work, and we’re proud of our burgeoning rock star.
Philly Hockey Now: Get this–the decimated Flyers are 3-0-0. Three comeback wins, including beating Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. The amazing Philadelphia Flyers start.
NYI Hockey Now: It’s the age-old battle — offense vs. defensive structure. The Islanders are finding that line, trying to play aggressively but responsibly. New York Islanders battle.
Montreal: If you’re in a deep fantasy league, get Jordan Harris now. NOW! However, Juraj Slafkovsky is struggling to adapt to the NHL — here’s the Montreal Canadiens‘ plan.
Vegas: Six. SIX penalties in one period predictably led to a loss. The Vegas Golden Knights lose.
Sportsnet: Scouts’ analysis. How leagues around the world stack up with producing NHL tralent.