It is not often we use the word “bromance” in a headline, but with a bit of prodding, Shelly Anderson went there. Jeff Carter and Kasperi Kapanen are a misadventure away from a buddy cop movie. I imagine Jeff Carter saying, “I’m too old for this,” over and over. The Nashville Predators released a video of the type of meetings with players that you never see but happen with every team and usually with an unhappy ending. The investigation into potential sexual assaults by Hockey Canada players is closer to the end. The NHL trade rumors are warming around Jakob Chychrun to the Ottawa Senators, and the New York Islanders paid Mathew Barzal.
Barzal accepted a bit of a discount, I think.
Pittsburgh Penguins / Steelers, Pirates
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: “I don’t have the motivation.” At 50 years old, Jaromir Jagr doesn’t want to play.
At Penguins practice, Tristan Jarry and Jeff Carter were full participants, but Teddy Blueger was out. Updated Penguins injuries.
And Shelly had some fun. Head coach Mike Sullivan has noted how Kasperi Kapanen looks up to Jeff Carter. It’s a bromance in which both need to rebound fro last season for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
- After two fumbles, the Steelers are benching Gunner Olszewski?
- Swagger. Diontae Johnson confirmed what we all saw — there was a spark with Kenny Pickett.
- Former Steelers QB, and four-time Super Bowl winner Terry Bradshaw beat cancer twice this year.
Pittsburgh Baseball Now: They had to blow a four-run lead, and there it is, 100 losses, again, for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
NHL Trade Talk, News & National Hockey Now:
Boston Hockey Now: Countryman David Krejci says if Jagr retires, we can FINALLY celebrate Jaromir Jagr’s career. The story from the Boston Bruins locker room.
NYI Hockey Now: Here’s the why and how. Eight years, over $9 million per year for Islanders center Mathew Barzal.
San Jose Hockey Now: Sheng Peng is in German with the Sharks! The conversation is how to preserve Erik Karlsson?
Sportsnet: The NHL trade winds are picking up, again. Jakob Chychrun to Ottawa?
Dallas Hockey Now: Jason Robertson remains the unsigned big-money RFA. It helps to have folks in the building — our Bruce Levine took the elevator with GM Jim Nill and asked point blank, what’s up with the Dallas Stars winger?
Montreal Hockey Now: Hmmm … Patrick Roy stopped by for a meeting with players, as invited, but also with the management of the Montreal Canadiens.
Philly Hockey Now: Haha–no, you cannot. “You can’t have soft skin,” said Cam York in dealing with John Tortorella.
A writer or two, as well as a friend or three, may have said the same about me…
Washington Hockey Now: You hate Tom Wilson but probably love puppies in sunglasses. Check out the little event of the Washington Capitals.
From Instagram, the Nashville Predators told Cody Glass that he made the team. This is as real as it gets.