Here we go. It’s like Christmas morning, New Year’s Eve and your first trip to Disneyland rolled into one. Unless of course you’re on the other side of the fence, at which point players and families are on pins and needles. Will their lives get turned upside down in a flash? Today is the NHL Trade Deadline and Pittsburgh Hockey Now (Our friends call us PHN) has you covered on all of the NHL trade and NHL trade rumors with our crack staff including Shelly Anderson, and our Editor-in-Chief Dan Kingerski.
If you catch a tweet or a reputable NHL trade rumor that we’ve missed, post it in the comments below.
Here’s what to watch for the Penguins Trade Deadline Day.
PHN TRADE TRACKER
*Washington Capitals get F Ilya Kovalchuk from Montreal for a third-round pick
Analysis: The Capitals didn’t need this trade, but it sure makes them a little bit better for not much cost.
*Edmonton acquire D Mike Green from Detroit for Kyle Brodziak and a conditional fourth-round pick
Detroit retains 50% of Green’s Salary.
*Colorado Avalanche acquire Vladislav Namestnikov from Ottawa for a fourth-round pick.
*New York Islanders acquire Jean-Gabriel Pageau from Ottawa for a 2020 first-rounder, a 2020 second-round pick and 2022 third-round pick. Conditions on all picks, per Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun. The Islanders subsequently signed Pageau to a six-year extension with a $5 million salary cap hit.
*Carolina Hurricanes acquired Vincent Trocheck from Florida Panthers for Erik Haula, Lucas Walmark, and two prospects: Eetu Luostarinen and defenseman Chase Priskie
*Philadelphia Flyers acquire Nate Thompson from Montreal for a 5th round pick.
*Penguins acquire Patrick Marleau from San Jose for a third-round pick. (Scoop PHN!)
*One of the bigger names at one point leading up to the trade deadline isn’t going anywhere. The New York Rangers extended forward Chris Kreider for seven years at a salary cap hit of $6.5 million.
*In a relatively minor deal, Toronto gets defenseman Calle Rosen from Colorado for goaltender Michael Hutchinson.
*The Buffalo Sabres acquire defenseman Wayne Simmonds from the New Jersey Devils (50 percent salary retained) for a conditional 2021 fifth-round draft pick.
- Philadelphia acquires former Penguins forward Derek Grant from the San Jose for minor-league forward Kyle Criscuolo and a fourth-round draft pick.
*The Boston Bruins acquire forward Nick Ritchie from the Anaheim Ducks for forward Danton Heinen.
*Ottawa acquires forward Matthew Peca from Montreal for forward Aaron Luchuk and a 2020 seventh-round draft pick.
*The Edmonton Oilers acquire forwards Andreas Athanasiou and Ryan Kuffner from the Detroit Red Wings for forward Sam Gagner and second-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021.
*The Edmonton Oilers (them again) acquire forward Tyler Ennis from the Ottawa Senators for a 2021 fifth-round draft pick.
*The Calgary Flames acquire defenseman Derek Forbort from the Los Angeles Kings for a fourth-round draft pick.
*The Penguins reacquired winger Conor Sheary and got depth center Evan Rodrigues from the Buffalo Sabres for forward Dominik Kahun.
Penguins Trade Talk:
A source tells PHN at 8:30 a.m., expect a smaller type deal. No blockbusters. The pecking order is currently Wayne Simmonds, then Patrick Marleau. Then the source opened the door to something bigger. It’s trade deadline day. What is set in stone one minute, is fluid the next.
The first national Penguins trade rumors come from Pierre LeBrun and Daren Dreger of TSN:
Pittsburgh is an excellent fit. Jim Rutherford will be working hard on this. https://t.co/1dlTCHF7Yu
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 24, 2020
Here we go:
Pens and Sharks almost to the finish line with Marleau…
Two picks would go to SJ.
NOT done yet.
— Dan Kingerski (@TheDanKingerski) February 24, 2020
And here we go!
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Second, a primer. Here’s what we’re watching for the Penguins Trade Deadline Day