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Dan’s Daily: Trade Rumor Updates, Penguins Load up For Red Wings



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The Pittsburgh Penguins will load up their lineup for the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. That means Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will play. It should be fun viewing, and you’ll get to see the new/old Evgeni Malkin that we’ve seen in training camp. Sportsnet updated us on the pressing NHL trade rumors, including the persistent connection with Jakob Chychrun to Ottawa. The Washington Capitals discussed fighting (one day after watching Jamie Devane KO Ben Harpur was a good day to do it). And the injury bug is already biting some big names.

My first road trip of the season. As a treat, I hit White Castle for a 10-pack of sliders on my way out of town. Driving back from Columbus after midnight on empty highways with a bag of White Castle inspired a new song title: Onions and regret.

I’ve sent the possible song title with some lyrics to Sir Paul McCartney. Or maybe it would work better as a country song?

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins roster for tonight against Detroit at PPG Paints Arena. It’s the big boy lineup for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The first cuts of the Penguins training camp.

PHN+: Four players are fighting for two roster spots at the bottom of the Penguins lineup. Drake Caggiula, Ryan Poehling, and Josh Archibald are the NHL veterans, but there’s also “definitely ready” Drew O’Connor.

Steelers Now: Matt Canada. Mitch Trubisky. More and more questions. But unlike Radio Shack, they don’t have any answers for the Steelers.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now: Super Happy! Really? Miguel Andujar is super happy to be DFA’d by the Yankees and picked up by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

NHL Trade Talk, News & National Hockey Now:

Washington Hockey Now: A day after Jamie Devane knocked out Ben Harpur, it was fighting lessons for the Washington Capitals.

Sportsnet: The latest updates on NHL trade rumors, including Jakob Chychrun and Bo Horvat on the block.

Philly Hockey Now: When it rains, it pours. Injuries are already hurting an underpowered Flyers lineup. Now…Carter Hart.

Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights have done a masterful job with the salary cap. They keep going over it and then giving away good players for nothing. It’s almost foolproof. However, they’re still over the salary cap and need to sign young defenseman Nic Hague — the Hagger Bomb. He’s an RFA without a deal, but until he signs, he’s skating with the Kitchener Rangers, waiting for that phone call from the Vegas Golden Knights.

If the NHL publishes a How Not To manual, perhaps a few chapters will be devoted to Vegas management.

San Jose Hockey Now: James Reimer talks about his faith, sticking around despite the NHL trade rumors, and…his new mask for the San Jose Sharks.

Detroit Hockey Now: After the big Red and White scrimmage, new Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde spoke. Here’s what you’ll see from several of the Detroit Red Wings tonight.