Sundays later in the offseason are supposed to be slow days. The news isn’t moving with NHL free agents; therein lies more news. Where are John Klingberg and Nazem Kadri going to sign? More players from the 2003 Team Canada squad, under police investigation for a gang sexual assault, welcomed an investigation and denied any knowledge of the incident. There’s some anger in Washington over an Instagram post ranking the top 100 hockey players, and how can the Pittsburgh Penguins put Kasperi Kapanen to good use?
We’ve got more Penguins content coming– all week. All of August. Ain’t no rest for the wicked.
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Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Dave Molinari writes — here’s a killer idea! Use Kasperi Kapanen on the penalty kill. Pittsburgh Penguins‘ thoughts.
Pittsburgh Baseball Now: John Perrotto covering the PIrates is as good as it gets. As he writes today, Hey, Mitch Keller is figuring it out! Read on — Pittsburgh Pirates coverage.
SteelersNow.com: Check out the Steelers Daily, including Cam Heyward talking to Britt Baker. Pittsburgh Steelers coverage.
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Colorado Hockey Now: The Nazem Kadri watch hits Week 2. What is happening with the crash-bang scoring center? Colorado Avalanche.
The Athletic ($): No news on John Klingberg, except that he got married. Here’s the latest.
If Adrian Dater is correct (see the story above), and the Dallas Stars are chasing Kadri, that almost guarantees no Dallas reunion for Klingberg. It seems those two have the NHL trade market and free agent movement blocked.
TSN: One of the bad boys of 2003 Team Canada, Jordan Tootoo, has publicly welcomed an investigation into the sexual assault of which there is reportedly a videotape and denied any knowledge of it. TSN is on this story.
Washington Hockey Now: This is why you don’t take hockey information or opinion from an Instagram account. D.C. is a little bent out of shape that the latest PuckEmpire top 100 rankings put Alex Ovechkin so far back. Washington Capitals media.
Also, on WHN, Mike Matheson accidentally caused a Twitter meltdown in Montreal when he took over the Habs Twitter account. Fun stuff that Sammi Silber caught.
Montreal Hockey Now: Ok, so who are the next contestants on Montreal Cap Casualties? The Canadiens aren’t done on the NHL trade front. Montreal Canadiens trade talk.
Calgary: Tkachuk and Gaudreau are gone, but that doesn’t mean Calgary has fully healed. As Steve Macfarlane writes, the players’ actions, if not their words, threw shade on the Calgary Flames.