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Dan on 93-7 the Fan: Malkin, Marchand, Kapanen & Trade Deadline

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Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand is appealing his six-game suspension for his sucker punch and stick jab at Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry. It was the eighth time in Marchand’s career that the Department of Player Safety dished a suspension and the 13th time he’s received extra love from the league.

On 93-7 the Fan, Jeff Hatthorn debated the shortness of the suspension and the Penguins response with our own Dan Kingerski. On Friday, Marchand appealed the suspension.

Penguins fans wanted far more–of both–, but Dan put some things into context, including the “freebie” Marchand knows is coming when the Bruins visit the Penguins on April 21.

In no particular order, Penguins fans wanted blood, a pig pile with punching Penguins on top of Marchand, a 20-game suspension, and more blood.

Hatthorn kept Dan for more than 20 minutes on Friday night. It’s like an entire podcast. Hatthorn also asked the PHN editor-in-chief about Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan’s desire to put Kasperi Kapanen back with Evgeni Malkin, when Malkin likely returns on Sunday. Is that a good thing?

What will GM Ron Hextall do at the NHL trade deadline–has Casey DeSmith done enough to end doubts about his role, where can the Penguins upgrade, and what can they afford to deal?

It’s a wide-ranging and quick-moving conversation. Do you agree with Dan?

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Ryan
Ryan
3 months ago

They need to get kapanen and zucker out of here…it’s silly to think either will pan out at this point.

Jeff Young
Jeff Young
3 months ago
Reply to  Ryan

Totally agree on Kapanen. Give Zucker the Kucherov treatment. Now there’s your cap space (for this season).

Ethan
Ethan
3 months ago
Reply to  Ryan

You mean “pan out” in gold and black I’ll assume. Could see Kappy resurrecting career in some other system–if they decided to move him. You know like the Caps who never pass on a previous Pen’s player that has been shipped out west Sprong/Hagelin-style. Zucker may be fine as well (he’s seems certain to get another chance) decent dude just needs a restructured deal so he doesn’t gobble up so much cap space for whomever he plays for. Would be a solid 2.5 million a year guy–just not 5.5!

Curt Lindner
Curt Lindner
3 months ago
Reply to  Ethan

There is NOTHING SOLID ABOUT ZUCKER! Nonproductive, often hurt, and overpaid. The only problem is that the entire NHL knows this. The guy is a real waste of a roster spot!

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