When there’s chum in the NHL trade water, it is our job, nay it is our duty to flush out every possible scenario which is conceivable and otherwise. That process is playing out with Columbus Blue Jackets’ top center Pierre-Luc Dubois as the NHL trade rumor mill is churning out some doozies. And, the Pittsburgh Penguins intrasquad scrimmage was a success and a few players beyond the best in the world shined.
While you were probably preparing with nervous optimism for what became the Pittsburgh Steelers meltdown, the Pittsburgh Penguins went into full game simulation mode. Things went pretty well, and a few kids looked pretty good, too (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Kasperi Kapanen arrived and has begun the NHL protocols. And Mike Sullivan addressed a few pressing, important matters (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Columnist Steve Simmons wrote that he would trade Mathew Barzal for Pierre-Luc Dubois. Yep… (Toronto Sun)
Larry Brooks reported the New York Rangers are interested in Dubois and analyzed how the Rags could pull it off (NY Post)
The NHL waiver wire had the usual suspects…and Josh Ho-Sang (Sportsnet)
For gosh sakes, would someone rescue Ho-Sang from the evil clutches of the New York Islanders? He is not a Barry Trotz or Lou Lamoriello type guy, but if someone will give him a chance, he’s already put up points at the NHL level.
A Metro/East Division scout told the Hockey Now network to watch LA and the Penguins. I’m skeptical about the Penguins, but we’ll find out at noon.
Pavel Francouz may have the coolest mask in the NHL. It’s pretty, pretty good (Colorado Hockey Now)
Centennial Bank has levied a pretty big lawsuit against the San Jose Sharks and Evander Kane for failure to pay on a loan (San Jose Hockey Now)
The Vegas Golden Knights are obviously a Stanley Cup contender. They signed top free agent defenseman Alex Pietrangelo to a whopper of a contract, but as our man in Vegas points out–the key isn’t necessarily Pietrangelo (Vegas Hockey Now)
Hello Patric Hornqvist. The former Pittsburgh Penguins crazy Viking who scored the 2017 Stanley Cup-winning goal finally joined the Florida Panthers (Florida Hockey Now)
Click and see the picture. Times they are a-changin’…