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Dan’s Daily Links: Latest UFA Rumors, the Penguins Puzzle



Pittsburgh Penguins GM JIm Rutherford talks trade rumors
Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford talks trade rumors at the 2019 NHL Draft

I’m with you, this is the most fun time of the year. I’m glued to Twitter for out of town reports (and chasing in town news). The Chicago Blackhawks added a pretty good defenseman last night but their blue line is now crowded. Chuck Fletcher may not have success in Philadelphia, but no one can say he isn’t trying. The Philadelphia Flyers made another trade Monday and the UFA rumor mill is churning. However, nothing new since Sunday for the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, the Penguins will have their best development camp roster in years.

Based on the reporting Pittsburgh Hockey Now has been able to do regarding Wayne Simmonds, Jason Zucker and Corey Perry (some of which has now been seconded by Philadelphia reporters), a picture of the Penguins offseason is beginning to emerge. For PHN Extra members we put it all together (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

With our scoops over the past two weeks, $2.99 per month is a bargain, eh?

The Penguins Development Camp will feature the Penguins new draftees including first-rounder Samuel Poulin and third-round pick Nathan Legare. The 3-on-3 format should allow us to get a good look at their skating and hands, but not much physicality. Check out the camp roster (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The top 12 UFA rumors, including more on Panarin from our colleague Adrian Dater (Sportsnet)

However, the Canadian media’s continued link between the Penguins and Tyler Myers does astound me. The Penguins won’t get a salary cap exemption and the numbers talked about for Myers are over $7 million?! That’s a huge number for the player. And think about how much of a value that makes Kris Letang.

Carolina moved salary but lost a pretty good defenseman in the process. They dealt Calvin de Haan to Chicago for a backup goalie and lesser defenseman Gustav Forsling (Canes Country)

Will Boston trade David Krejci? (Boston Hockey Now)

The Chicago Blackhawks tried to trade Brent Seabrook to Vancouver at the draft. Here’s a Chicago blog take (Second City Hockey)

The Dallas Stars and Philadelphia hooked up on a trade for Ryan Hartman (Defending Big D)

If anyone knows a good Apple repair shop, let us know… A defect in Macbook keyboards has reared its ugly head. The “T” key doesn’t work well on this here little laptop and the Apple store wanted $475 to fix it. A two-year-old Macbook. It’s an Apple wide defect… and I can’t say I’ll be buying another one of these! It’s not the best problem for a writer who covers the Pi  sburgh Penguins. Be forewarned about Macbooks.

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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Ujn Hunter
3 years ago

I don’t know if it is cheaper or not, but I believe Best Buy just became Apple Certified techs… I know they’ll repair iPhones.

Matt Luda
Matt Luda
3 years ago

Myers (15-52-67-+20 the last two seasons) and Macs (highly reliable) aren’t as bad as you claim.

3 years ago
Reply to  Matt Luda

The move to empower Sullivans system seems a little off with the dinosaur hunting in the FA market.

Still chasing Zucker, so they think Kessel will change his mind, or swing a 3 way deal with Coyotes?

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