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Dan’s Daily: Penguins’ Mock Draft Pick, High Interest in Petry on NHL Trade Block

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It felt a little weird celebrating the Fourth of July without checking my phone a dozen times to correspond with free agent sources or keep up with the news. Instead, we’re still preparing for the 2022 NHL Draft. PHN+ circled four names to watch, but TSN’s Craig Button released a mock draft with a former top-10 pick falling to the Penguins at No. 21. The Chicago Blackhawks are on the NHL trade market for a goalie, and Matt Murray could again follow Marc-Andre Fleury.

Also, the San Jose Sharks are set to make a historic hire. Our Sheng Peng broke the news mid-day Monday.

PHN+: With the help of prospects expert Marco D’Amico of Montreal Hockey Now, we circled four names to watch for the Penguins’ first-round pick. There are a couple of exciting skaters and talents from the USNTDP. Pittsburgh Penguins draft.

TSN: However, Craig Button believes polarizing prospect Brad Lambert could fall to the Penguins at No. 21. Lambert has top-10 talent but had a mediocre sophomore season in the Finnish Liiga, scoring just 10 points (4-6-10) in 49 games. Here’s Button’s draft board.

Sportsnet: Here’s the full background on Lambert, in case he’s on the board when the Penguins pick.

If memory serves, Angelo Esposito was the prospect who fell out of the top 10 to the Penguins at No. 20 in 2007. Esposito was a key figure in the Marian Hossa trade but never played in the NHL. I don’t think Ron Hextall is the type to make a risky pick, but it also depends on who is on the board. There is also a scenario by which I could see the Penguins trading back in the first round, but I’ll save that for later today or tomorrow.

NHL Trade Talk, News & National Hockey Now

Montreal Hockey Now: GM Kent Hughes won’t trade Jeff Petry if it doesn’t help the Canadiens. However, as Marco D’Amico reports, the NHL trade buzz around Petry remains high. Teams are interested. Montreal Canadiens news.

San Jose Hockey Now: Sheng Peng scooped everyone. Mike Grier will become the first black GM in the NHL when he is announced as the new GM of the San Jose Sharks.

Boston Hockey Now: Jake DeBrusk is happy again. He rescinded his long-standing trade request and wants to be off the NHL trade block. Boston Bruins news.

The Athletic, Chicago: Old friend Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers surveyed the goalie scene. The Chicago Blackhawks need a goalie, and they could hit the NHL trade market for a reclamation project which a team pays them to take, including … wait for it … Matt Murray.

Washington Hockey Now: Here’s the prospect the Capitals could target right in front of the Penguins. Washington Capitals draft.

Detroit Hockey Now: Head coach Derek Lalonde doesn’t necessarily have big shoes to fill in Detroit. Here’s how Lalonde is like former coach Jeff Blashill and more importantly, how he’s not. Detroit Red Wings coverage.

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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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[…] Also, some teams are just looking to make deals. Hockey Now is still reporting there is considerable interest in defenseman Jeff Petry. Pittsburgh Hockey Now wrote about the Ottawa Senators possibly moving goalie Matt Murray.  […]

Fredrick
Fredrick
1 month ago

I think a lot of the Russian players will fall in this draft if the Capitals don’t draft him, I think Ivan Miroshnichenko would be a solid pick or Pavel Mintuukov.

Ujn Hunter
1 month ago

Can’t wait to troll my Dad (Blackhawks fan) when they pickup the Murr-Dogg.

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