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Dan’s Daily: Kane Disses Tkachuk, Penguins Trade Obstacles



Evander Kane, Matthew Tkachuk, NHL trade, Pittsburgh Penguins news

Perhaps the NHL should move free agency back to July 13 every year, so we have news well into August rather than snoozing and scraping the bottom of the barrel for August. John Klingberg signed almost a ridiculous deal with the Anaheim Ducks, both in term and money. P.K. Subban is still looking, but he’ll be patient. The New York Islanders bought 25,000 MegaMillions tickets. Evander Kane flatly dissed Matthew Tkachuk, and the Pittsburgh Penguins have a few obstacles before they can hit the NHL trade market.

Seriously, what the hell is Klingberg doing? Fired his agent, hired a big-time firm, then signed a one-year deal?

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Washington Hockey Now: That’s a hardcore diss. Our Sammi Silber in D.C. loves to follow the league news, too. Evander Kane and Matthew Tkachuk aren’t exactly buddies, and Kane mocked Tkachuk’s Florida presser. Ouch. NHL news.

Sportsnet: John Klingberg signed a one-year, $7 million deal. That’s it?!

I could see a bridge deal with a contender. But a team with a tiny fanbase that didn’t make the playoffs last season–That’s a choice, eh?

Montreal Hockey Now: Mike Matheson inadvertently started a running rumor that P.K. Subban was coming back to Montreal. After Matheson arrived in Montreal following his Penguins trade, the Canadiens gave him access to their Twitter account. He tweeted, “Guess who?” The city went nuts with Subban rumors. Oops!

P.K. Subban is waiting out the market. No one has any money, but his camp admits it is unlikely he returns to the Montreal Canadiens.

Montreal has a surplus of forwards, so one more will have to go, probably. Canadiens trade talk.

TSN: The Ottawa Senators gave P.O Joseph’s sibling Mathieu a four-year contract.

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Calgary: Super agent Allan Walsh isn’t shy. He opened up on the blockbuster Calgary-Florida trade and Jonathan Huberdeau’s contract (or lack thereof). It will be big headlines until Calgary GM Brad Treliving puts him on the NHL trade block or signs him. Calgary Flames quandary.

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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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Robert Shoemaker
Robert Shoemaker
14 days ago

Maybe Anaheim isn’t that far away from a playoff spot. Maybe he wanted a year to experience the California sun and nice weather. There aren’t many teams that have enough cap space to sign a player to a huge contract. Just trying to figure out Klingbergs thinking. Dan kind of spelled it out in his article yesterday. I am sure he wanted to play for a more competitive team, but those teams have no cap space and are going to have trouble moving players to clear it. Personally, i don’t think Anaheim is going to compete for the cup but… Read more »

Alan Smith
14 days ago

Just like Pens news! Don’t really care about other teams outside the Metro! Heard about the Av’s but never saw them all season! Big bad Tampa couldn’t win in a non covid setting! Not even close to a three time Cup champ!

13 days ago

Klingberg 29/1-7$ > Petry 34/4-$25m

Ujn Hunter
12 days ago
Reply to  Paul

Greater what? Not defenseman.

10 days ago
Reply to  Ujn Hunter

Klingberg was a better get. By a lot.

Ujn Hunter
12 days ago

Did Klingberg hire Taylor Hall’s Agent? Sign the highest paid short term deal and hope for a trade to a contender at the deadline and possibly re-sign with said contender the following year when they might have some more $$$?

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