In lieu of piles of NHL trade chatter, the predominant debates, discussions, and NHL rumors are buyouts. The window opened on Thursday night, but we’re still waiting for the first shoe to drop. There are some “No-brainer” buyouts, according to our buddy at PuckPedia.com, Hart Levine. We also look at which of those potential buyouts the Pittsburgh Penguins could be watching.
I haven’t taken a good motorcycle ride in a week. No NHL news has broken. You do the math. As soon as I hit the road, all hell will break loose, guaranteed. I’ll try to get out today. The Kinzua Bridge (pictured) is a fun day trip–go towards Warren, PA, make a right. One of these days, I’m also going to grab Rt. 120 from Coudersport and swing through Emporium to Wellsboro, PA, to see the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Unfortunately, both 1940s metal-car diners on the route are permanently closed, or I’d also post pictures of my hot roast beef sandwich and fries with gravy. Two weeks ago, I did stop at the Texas Lunch diner in Kane, PA–I also bought a T-shirt, which seemed to really surprise the waitress.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Buyouts! Which buyouts should or could GM Ron Hextall and the Pittsburgh Penguins be watching?
In case you missed our earth-shattering, groundbreaking, league-changing report. Are the Penguins “in” on anybody?
NHL Trade Talk, Buyouts, and National Hockey Now network
Sportsnet: PuckPedia’s Hart Levine, who has a few sources of his own, listed the “No-Brainer” buyouts.
Detroit: In 31 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman dropped a little bombshell that the Toronto Maple Leafs are interested in Tyler Bertuzzi. Our Kevin Allen did a little more digging–here’s the scenario under which Detroit will put Bertuzzi on the NHL trade market.
NYI: Anthony Beauvillier tortured Sidney Crosby and the Penguins’ top line in the playoffs. Otherwise, he had an inconsistent year, but now he’s an RFA. So, what is he actually worth?
Philly: Here’s an update on the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL trade market. Seth Jones. Jakub Voracek. Philadelphia is trying hard, loves the game, but no one loves the Flyers back.
For a hot moment, I wondered about the Penguins and Voracek. However, my perception of him vs. his stats and how the league views him were 180 degrees apart. He sure plays well and physical against the Penguins, though.
Boston: Wait, did he just do that? Jack Eichel was totally flirting with the Boston Bruins right in front of the Buffalo Sabres.
Vegas: Tom Callahan breaks the news. He opines that the Vegas Golden Knights have big opportunities but must make a salary dump, too. So wave goodbye to a star player.
Florida: Steve Goldstein is a hidden gem in Florida. The play-by-play is not only sticking around with the Panthers, but he’s adding some Dolphins duties, too.