For those of us who appreciate the human being Marc-Andre Fleury and wish him success in Vegas, Friday night was an “oh no” moment and one we’ve seen before, unfortunately. It was as bad as it sounds as a Fleury misplay rescued defeat from the jaws of victory in the final minutes. NHL scouts broke down a few UFA centers, and why the Pittsburgh Penguins can’t just blow it up and start over.
It was a heartbreaking moment and too reminiscent of Fleury’s worst moments in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Here’s why the Pittsburgh Penguins just can’t blow it up and start over.
The comments on the story were frustrating. If you find yourself asking–why not trade Malkin and Letang since they probably won’t win the Cup again? We answer with complete detail and the realities of the situation. If you still don’t get it…reread the first 490 words.
PHN+: The Penguins just might need a center after Seattle plucks a player from the Penguins roster. Or if you just want to know who’s fading, who’s a bargain–three NHL scouts gave us a peek at their scouting reports on a few UFA centers, including Nick Bonino, Eric Haula, and Ryan Getzlaf.
NHL Playoffs, NHL Trade Chatter, & National Hockey Now
NHL Trade Talk:
Friedman – The Ducks refused to include Drysdale and Zegras in their pitch to Columbus to trade for Pierre Luc Dubois (before he was traded to Winnipeg), so they may or may not be in play for #Sabres captain Jack Eichel.
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Vegas: Marc-Andre Fleury mishandled a puck in the final couple of minutes. He gift-wrapped a goal, just as he did when the Pittsburgh Penguins faced Columbus in 2014, except this is the NHL Semifinal. Oh no, Marc-Andre.
Vegas lost Game 3, 3-2 in OT after a Josh Anderson converted what became a two-on-none. Vegas trails the series 2-1.
Boston: It was the 10th anniversary of the Boston Bruins winning Game 7 and the Stanley Cup in Vancouver. Milan Lucic, an integral part of that team, crashed Rogers Arena with a couple of Stellas to celebrate.
The Athletic Chicago: Former co-host and radio show partner of this writer, Mark Lazerus, is hearing the Chicago Blackhawks will take a run at both of the big-name defensemen on the NHL trade market, Seth Jones and Dougie Hamilton.
Detroit Hockey Now: What will the Atlantic Divisions Standings look like next year?
NYI: Yeah, the New York Islanders sent a message in Game 1, but ever since, the Tampa Bay Lightning have been reminding the Islanders why they’re the champs.
Florida: Sasha Barkov wins the Selke Trophy
San Jose: Some controversy after the San Jose Sharks signed Swedish prospect Jonathan Dahlen to a one-year, one-way contract. At least one NHL scout scoffed.
And OH BY THE WAY–Tuesday at noon: Washington Hockey Now.