Connect with us


Dan’s Daily: Huge Karlsson Trade Ask, Penguins Awaken Too Late



NHL trade, Erik Karlsson to Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins Win

The Pittsburgh Penguins woke up in the third period but couldn’t get to overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes. The San Jose Sharks reportedly have a massive price tag on defenseman Erik Karlsson ahead of the NHL trade deadline. The latest on the Vancouver Canucks soap opera, from Tanner Pearson’s injury to Bo Horvat’s likely trade. The Seattle Kraken are the surprise of the NHL, and former Penguins winger Beau Bennett is either joking or is the real-life Mr. Bean.

It’s been a heavy season covering the Pittsburgh Penguins. This team is never boring, are they? We have more travel coming up — Dave Molinari is taking the California trip. Take a look at our staff and the number of stories we publish (and the quality of those stories).

We can easily say we’re the most experienced crew in the city, and I really think we’re putting up stuff days and weeks ahead of others. We could use your membership to keep the quality of the Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates coverage. Join this band of rebels — subscribe to Now Sports here.

Also, I got a Christmas present (in fairness, I was on the road for most of three weeks beginning on 12/25) — a friend gifted me The Doors Live at the Civic Arena album. It was recorded in 1970. Morrison is coherent. I didn’t know it existed, and it’s pretty fantastic. If you’re into such uniqueness, it’s well worth the effort to find it. I’m sure it’s downloadable somewhere, too.

Pittsburgh Penguins / Steelers, Pirates

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The recap from Raleigh after the Penguins’ 2-1 loss to Carolina — Dave Molinari’s Penguins recap.

The power play is perplexing the team, but Casey DeSmith turned in a gem. Go inside the Penguins’ locker room.

PHN+: The in-depth report card, including the chalkboard. The lessons should the team should learn from their latest loss — The Pittsburgh Penguins report card.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now: Newly signed Andrew McCutchen is nearing a few milestones that he will reach with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

**This weekend’s DraftKings promo is pretty good — bet $5, and you get a $200 instant bonus. Have fun — DraftKings Promo.

NHL Trade Chatter, News & National Hockey Now:

San Jose Hockey Now: What’s the price for Erik Karlsson on the NHL trade block? How about three first-rounders? Yep, the San Jose Sharks want a ransom.

Sportsnet/HNIC 32 Thoughts: The NHLPA is getting involved in the Tanner Pearson situation. Bo Horvat is preparing for what comes next. Rick Tocchet is on deck to be the next coach (but not yet?!), and the Canucks are lining up suitors for several players.

Boston Hockey Now: Fight of the year? Boston beat Toronto, but Nick Foligno and Wayne Simmonds hammered away. Check this one out — Boston Bruins highlights.

Here are the Talking Points from the Bruins’ 4-3 win over Toronto. Boston Bruins win.

Montreal Hockey Now: Our boys put together the Montreal Canadiens shopping list for the NHL trade deadline.

Detroit Hockey Now: Derek Lalonde is trying to jumpstart his ailing season by dumping his lines in a blender. The Detroit Red Wings notebook.

Metro Division:

NYI: The Canadiens couldn’t give the Penguins any help. The New York Islanders beat Montreal 2-1.

Washington: Dylan Strome got some press box nachos (though in Washington, it’s popcorn). Pete Laviolette hinted at more changes coming for the Washington Capitals.

Philly: The Flyers gave the Penguins a little help. They beat the Capitals 3-1, and here’s how they did it. Philadelphia Flyers win.

The West:

Colorado Hockey Now: It was quite a night for the Avalanche — a 7-0 win over Ottawa. The Colorado Avalanche blowout win.

Vegas Hockey Now: There’s been a jersey leak. Get a look at Western Conference All-Star jerseys.

Calgary: Inside the Flames locker room. They almost squandered a big lead, ALMOST. The Dallas Stars couldn’t quite get it done, and the Calgary Flames exhaled.