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Dan’s Daily: Did Fleury Trade Fall Through? Leafs Stick it to Edmonton

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There were rumblings the Vegas Golden Knights had a trade in place for one of their goalies this weekend, but it fell through. Marc-Andre Fleury and Robin Lehner are part of a long list of goalies who could have new homes within the next week via the NHL trade route, buyout, or free agency. Jack Eichel’s camp was not happy with GM Kevyn Adams indicating Eichel could remain a Buffalo Sabre, the Toronto Maple Leafs stuck it to the Edmonton Oilers over Zach Hyman, and we recapped the Pittsburgh Penguins weekend and what comes next.

The Toronto-Edmonton no-deal is a lesson in GM’ing, good or bad, pending your outlook.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins trade hopes, draft recap, and analysis of the Penguins could do this week, did and didn’t do this weekend. 

NHL Trade, News, and National Hockey Now

LOOK AT THIS! Vancouver Hockey Now! — The countdown clock has begun! Who is our beat writer? How do they feel about the state of the Canucks? We went vintage with the colors, too: www.vancouverhockeynow.com

Sportsnet: More Jack Eichel soap opera drama, and Elliotte Friedman dropped the biggie that Vegas had a goalie trade in place, but it fell through. He thinks it was Fleury to Chicago or Lehner to New Jersey. 

Elliotte just might be the best reporter I’ve ever seen. Even better than the Bobfather.

TSN: Toronto GM Kyle Dubas gave Hyman’s camp the ability to negotiate with other teams for a sign-and-trade. Then Dubas held Hyman for ransom with a high trade ask when Hyman agreed to an eight-year deal with Edmonton. Why? Dubas knows the cap value of the eighth year and will lose Hyman for nothing rather than help Edmonton. 

Not the way to make friends, as the old guard and new guard clash.

Boston: Keith Yandle. Jack Eichel. Ryan Suter. Goalies. What the boys in Boston hear about the Bruins BIG week ahead. 

Colorado: Things may have taken a turn for the worse with Gabriel Landeskog and Philip Grubauer. GM Joe Sakic may have hit the “take or leave it” stage. 

Detroit: What the?! Ginger and Mary Ann would be proud. Check out this outfit that Red Wings draft pick Red Savage (son of the NHL’s Mr. October, Brian Savage) wore for his intro press conference. 

San Jose: Get to know the Sharks draft picks. They got some good ones as they try to turn that ship around. 

The Penguins Rivals:

Washington: “That’s not exactly the case.” GM Brian McClellan pulled back on NHL trade rumors that the Capitals will trade Evgeny Kuznetsov. But he didn’t squash them either. 

Philly: Uh oh–Philadelphia is remaking itself quickly, and they will NOT be easy to play against. Cam Atkinson wore a Gritty T-shirt for his Flyers introduction.

NYI: Lou Lamoriello is doing everything he can to “bring our people back.”

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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Ken Colligan
1 month ago

It is a competitive business. It is not the responsibility of Dubas to help Edmonton sign his ex player.

Michael Denomy
Michael Denomy
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan Kingerski

Yes, but Dubas would be signing Hyman to a 8 year deal, then trading him to Edmonton. I think that would be worth a lot more than a 6th round pick. He could have gotten that just for letting Hyman’s reps talk to Edmonton. Dubas was probably under the impression that it would have been a standard deal, with any number of teams, when he gave his approval.

Duane Lee
Duane Lee
1 month ago
Reply to  Ken Colligan

As an Oiler fan I am happy that Holland held firm, by not doing a sign and trade the Oil don’t have to pay Hyman for the 8th year, sure there is an extra cap hit for the 7 years, but zero in the 8th.

Last edited 1 month ago by Duane Lee
Frank
Frank
1 month ago

For the most part the Penguins grade stands as an “incomplete” thus far, but with a down arrow. Considering they have been beating the drum for size and physicality that is coupled with at least some speed the beginning of the off season has a funny way of showing that. They have lost two players with speed, one of which is very physical. The response is that they feel they have people in the system that would step up. Hmmm. seems to me those “people” either disappointed, under performed or watched from a press box last year. Their first pick… Read more »

D1VE is Dumb
D1VE is Dumb
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

Hextall could easily make a big trade with Guentzel &/or Zucker. He could also include Pettersson in a trade or trade him on his own for a useful hockey player.

JICS
JICS
1 month ago
Reply to  D1VE is Dumb

Zucker &/or Pettersson -NOT GUENTZEL!!!

D1VE is Dumb
D1VE is Dumb
1 month ago
Reply to  JICS

If the Penguins want a good player in a trade they may have to give up a good player – ie Guentzel.

Moe Ali
Moe Ali
1 month ago
Reply to  D1VE is Dumb

Exactly. Atleast Petterson and Zucker

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

why do i hear about how good the flyers are every year and every year they are a dumpster fire? people writing who are clueless, thats why.

Phillip
Phillip
1 month ago

This was a horrible article I never learned anything from reading it

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