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Dan’s Daily: A Future Penguins GM? Ian Cole Traded to Minnesota

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Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL trade talk, Ian Cole

So it is possible. The NHL trade market’s doom and gloom were broken on Tuesday evening when the Colorado Avalanche dealt Ian Cole. It sure seemed like Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman hinted that a current NHL GM could be in line to be a future Pittsburgh Penguins GM, and the Penguins had an awful game, which turned into an unbelievable comeback win on Tuesday night.

There was some consternation in Penguins nation about Kasperi Kapanen only playing 10 minutes. Mike Sullivan explained in full detail WHY (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

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NHL TRADE: Someone finally dipped another toe in the NHL trade waters. The Colorado Avalanche traded Ian Cole to Minnesota. Cole will be reunited with GM Billy Guerin, and Colorado gets space for young phenom Bo Byram (Colorado Hockey Now)

Great move for Guerin and Minnesota. They get a nails defenseman, and Colorado picked up part of his salary.

Speaking of former Pittsburgh Penguins AGMs… Elliotte Friedman surely seemed to hint that New Jersey Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald could be in line for the Penguins job, eventually (31 Thoughts)

We’re poking around about this. If we ever get anything, you’ll be the second to know.

The TSN Insiders discussed the NHL COVID protocols and if the Carolina Hurricanes exposed a flaw in the system. Also, what about Mike Babcock–will he coach again? (TSN)

National Hockey Now and Friends

Patric Hornqvist is scoring in Florida (Florida Hockey Now)

Bobby Ryan has battled personal demons and come back from them. He’s getting a clean slate in Detroit and off to a HOT start (Ottawa Sun)

Man, I’m sure glad I picked up Ryan in my pool as a last-second move before the season started. A lot of teams will regret not picking him up, too.

The San Jose Sharks power play is ROLLING. They have five goals already. It’s 7 Seconds or Less! (San Jose Hockey Now)

Oliver Wahlstrom is a kid waiting for his crack at the New York Islanders lineup. The Islanders are not having any luck on the offensive side of the rink and not getting there often, either (Good news for the Penguins). And our boys in New York think the Islanders already have the solution (NYI Hockey Now)

Vegas also popped another come-from-behind win. You know you love following Vegas (Vegas Hockey Now)

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