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Dan’s Daily: Friedman Drops Penguins Trade Rumors, Tarasenko Value Collapses

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The Pittsburgh Penguins trade rumors got a jolt on Monday with Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts podcast. The offerings were not surprising, but the credible confirmation that they’re out there means the second wave of Penguins offseason chatter is just beginning. The first wave was dominated by a lot of reports which were controverted or otherwise proved incorrect. The NHL trade value of Vladimir Tarasenko has cratered, and the Chicago Blackhawks pledged to release the findings of the independent report on their sexual assault scandal from 2010.

First, the Penguins news, as always.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Brock McGinn met the media for the first time. You can watch his presser or read about it. The takeaways are he believes he has more offense to give but wasn’t really given a chance to show that in Carolina, and he doesn’t want to let the Penguins down.

Washington: Don’t roll out the red carpet for Tom Wilson to live in your head rent-free. Don’t roll out the red carpet to let Tom Wilson live in your head rent-free. Don’t roll out the red carpet…  Sammi Silber writes–Tom Wilson could have a much different impact next season. 

Detroit: I’m putting this up here because it’s my second favorite story today. Detroit Red Wings goalie prospect Sebastian Cossa (2021, 15th overall) is a world-class trash talker. He’s already getting on Team Canada’s nerves for chirping in practice. 

NHL Trade Chatter, News, & National Hockey Now:

Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman dropped a couple of goodies for Penguins fans on his latest 31 Thoughts podcast, including the Penguins trade hopes revolve around Marcus Pettersson and potentially Jason Zucker. Obviously. The more interesting part is Friedman reports the Penguins to have a couple of interested parties in Pettersson on the NHL trade market…but the suitors don’t like his salary. 

I’ll tackle the logistics and everything you want to discuss on that topic later today.

San Jose: Sheng Peng’s sources say the NHL trade chatter around Timo Meier has gone south because of his hefty contract. 

STL. Post-Dispatch: The Vladimir Tarasenko market has cratered. Teams have backed off and begged away. 

NY Post: Adam Pelech filed for arbitration. But Anthony Beauvillier and Ilya Sorokin did not. And Lou is hiding everything. 

NYI Hockey Now: More from Friedman, the Islanders are believed to have a deal done with Casey Czikas, too.  

Boston: The Boston Bruins are holding a development camp this week. They’re getting their prospects on the ice, together, to get a look. 2019 first-round pick John Beecher and recovery from shoulder surgery is the story. 

Colorado: Former No. 2 overall pick Ryan Murray signed a bargain basement deal with the Colorado Avalanche. 

Vancouver: Let’s have some fun with the Pacific Division and rank the centers. Yeah, Vancouver does pretty well in that regard. 

Sportsnet:: Chicago has pledged to release the findings of its independent investigation into sexual assault and coverup. 

Philly: After Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ron Hextall poached a few of the Philadelphia Flyers scouting and development staff, the Flyers have made big changes to their staff. 

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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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Eric Bouchard
Eric Bouchard
1 month ago

nobody in his right mind likes Pettersson AND Zucker’s salary.

Only in Pittsburgh they like Pettersson…..I really dont know why. He’s Soft….not mobil…loses 90% of his battles for the uck or positioning.

And I wont start with Zucker…..(Big flop, traded for WAY too much…..will cost this team for a long time)

Jeff Arnold
Jeff Arnold
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric Bouchard

If he’s a buyout possibility they should look into it.

William Maloni
William Maloni
1 month ago

Pay parts of their salaries and try for “addition by subtraction” replacement trades.

Bachinga
Bachinga
1 month ago

The takeaways are he believes he has more offense to give but wasn’t really given a chance to show that in Carolina

He started just about every season there on the top line…

Don
Don
1 month ago

Comments on Zucker for Domi? It would give us added center depth and cap hits are almosy identical.

mike384
mike384
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan Kingerski

Right, but Zucker hasn’t performed for us either, and his deal is only for one year, so to me it makes sense. Maybe a change of scenery would work here.

Don
Don
1 month ago

How about ZAR and Peterson for Domi? If he does not work out ,you do not sign next year. If he does work out, you have third line center for next year.Cap hits are simular. Appreciate your knowledge and imput.

Timm
Timm
1 month ago

Am I the only one who thinks Zucker is good, but it really depends on line chemistry with him? He looked pretty good with Crosby, but doesn’t stand a chance as long as Rust/Guentzel are around. No chemistry with Geno, but few do. He needs a quick board grinder. Maybe Blueger/ZAR? Blueger/Kapanen would be better, but I like Kap with Geno. I just don’t think Geno and Carter are good centers for his style. Thoughts?

J Lami
J Lami
1 month ago

We are where we are Zucker will make good third line with Carter and McGinn. Zar Blueger and hopefully Lafferty can replace Tanev’s energy on 4th line for a lot less $$$ see if Geno is ready for start of season with Kapanen and Heinen or maybe Zohorna who just resigned and didn’t really get a shot last year. The big question is can Marino replace Ceci on the second line. We need to sign Gudbranson to play with Pettersson his been hiding in his shell since he left needs that type of player alongside him to allow him to… Read more »

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