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Dan’s Daily: Penguins Escape SJ, Dallas Escalates Klingberg Trade Talk

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Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Trade, Kris Letang

The NHL is still investigating the Evander Kane transgression of crossing the Canadian border, allegedly illegally. The Dallas Stars hope to move John Klingberg on the NHL trade market sooner than later. The Montreal Canadiens are circling their final candidates for the open GM position. And the Pittsburgh Penguins avoided a Shark bite but were a mess in their 2-1 overtime win.

Oh, and Louis Domingue made his return to the NHL.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The messy Penguins escaped the San Jose Sharks. Third goalie Louis Domingue made a statement, Mike Sullivan juggled the lines, and the Penguins won. Get the full story with the Pittsburgh Penguins report card.

San Jose: On the flip side, Sheng Peng writes the San Jose Sharks played winning hockey, but…

Domingue got the start, and Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan, unsolicited, opened the door to a backup goalie competition between the struggling Casey DeSmith and Louis Domingue.

Coaches felt Tristan Jarry’s workload had been too heavy. That’s just a side effect of playing well. PHN writes–it’s time to put Tristan Jarry in the Vezina conversation. 

Here we go Steelers! DraftKings is offering PHN readers a whopper of a deal: 56-1 odds today. John Perrotto dishes his best preview and Steelers bets.

I’m not too fond of the Steelers’ chances, either, but John found a few good bets. He also likes some parlays to take advantage of the FanDuel promo. 

NHL Trade Chatter, News & National Hockey Now:

Sportsnet: If it is Saturday, it’s Hockey Night in Canada. Elliotte Friedman updated the Evander Kane melodrama and reported the Dallas Stars are working harder to move John Klingberg.

The Montreal Canadiens are holding second interviews, and agent Kent Hughes must decide if he’s in or out.

Vancouver: Here’s the team to watch for a big shakeup. And we know Jim Rutherford is not shy. Rob Simpson reports that if the Canucks fall out of the playoff race, some big names such as J.T. Miller and Brock Boeser will be available on the NHL trade market. 

Boston: Head coach Bruce Cassidy praised Jake DeBrusk but admitted the potential power forward still wants to be traded away from the Boston Bruins.

Vegas: Owner Bill Foley said you’re going to love them–new sweaters for the Vegas Golden Knights. 

Florida: Ok, I love a good headline. Florida mauled the Columbus Blue Jackets. O-H, I Whoa! The Florida Panthers won 9-2.

Detroit: Coach Jeff Blashill busted up the top line, Alex Nedeljkovic was good enough, and the Detroit Red Wings stayed in the wild-card race with a 4-3 win over Buffalo.

Metro Division:

Philly: Isn’t it nice having solid Flyers coverage? The Philadelphia Flyers blew a late lead and lost AGAIN…

Washington: Tom Wilson, certified goal scorer. The Washington Capitals beat the Islanders 2-0.

NYI: With the win, the Capitals dug the New York Islanders playoff hole just a bit deeper.

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Iwasiam
10 months ago

Found the game on ESPN college channel. ESPN definitely sucks compared to NBC.
I once read that the Pens don’t pay him millions to make nice passes, not sure who the player was but now it can apply to Sid….score a goal….pleeease.
Louis D looked really really good considering he was hung out to dry.

Kris
Kris
10 months ago

Kapanen and Freidman for Klingberg? Need to only find $300K with that deal.

Ethan
10 months ago
Reply to  Kris

Pens don’t need to be scrounging in sofa for loose change to make a deal and get even tighter on cap. Just cause Sully’s go to mid-game move seems to be demoting Kappy–doesn’t mean the guy can’t still make plays–maybe give him a few more games with Geno once he gets his legs–but hey if you find a deal that’s a steal…. Rather package a contract like Petterssen (did you watch him play last night?) or Zucker and free up a little cash instead! Marino, for that matter, needs to shoot the puck on net and help out his partner… Read more »

Dan N
Dan N
10 months ago
Reply to  Ethan

How many GMS are salivating over the idea of acquiring Pettersson ? You might be able to talk Anaheim into trading Manson…but you’re going to have to give up Kapanen…or Zucker and Joseph….and really how much of a prospect is Joseph ?

Ethan
10 months ago
Reply to  Dan N

To me Joseph has potential for real upside. When his frame fills out (his brother already is NHL wing) he should be a solid left-side NHL defenseman. So no I wouldn’t want to give him up (if someone is going might be Riikola since Sully/Reirden don’t seem to want to use him). But Pens need D-prospects that get free pass thru waivers more than they need high-priced players they won’t be able to afford. Bringing in someone like Manson or JT is fine–won’t argue that–my point is (akin to Doug’s below) someone with bloated Rutherford-era salary needs to be headed… Read more »

William Maloni
William Maloni
10 months ago
Reply to  Dan N

At 180 pounds, not much!

Doug Ukish
Doug Ukish
10 months ago

Send Zucker to Vancouver, who GMJR who tried for 2 years to get, and a pick
for JT Miller. Bring the boy home!