So many trades poured into the NHL registry near the Monday 3 p.m. deadline that Penguins fans on Twitter had to wait at least 30 minutes to hate the Penguins newest acquisition, Erik Gudbranson. However, there were as many or more trades which fell apart, Monday leaving some teams without a trade deadline story.
When the Penguins scheduled a press conference for 2:45 p.m, it wasn’t hard to assume they too would be standing pat.
So here we go with the trades with didn’t happen (Bardown)
Toronto making a late run at Michael Ferland is interesting but seems like an obviously futile attempt.
The Montreal Canadiens stood firm. Perhaps that is good news for the Penguins playoff hopes. However, Montreal could be gearing up for a BIG splash this summer (Montreal Gazette)
Florida could re-sign Riley Sheahan, if you care. The Panthers made a strong run at Mark Stone, Monday, too (The Athletic)
Florida only got a third-round pick from Colorado for Derick Brassard. Ouch. Brassard had four points (1g, 3a) in 10 games with Florida. Perhaps Jim Rutherford wasn’t wrong to include the extra second-round pick in the Brassard to Florida deal.
The New Jersey Devils and Ray Shero are set up for a “make or break” offseason. The Rangers loaded up on draft picks. And most interestingly, the New York Islanders held their ground Monday, but they made a strong offer for Matt Duchene (The Athletic New York).
Check out the Pittsburgh Hockey Now Report Card from the Penguins resounding win over Columbus (PHN Extra)
Carolina outdid themselves with this postgame celebration last night. Bunch of Jerks (USA Today)
The Capitals hung seven on Ottawa and stayed ahead of the Metro logjam (RMB)