Evander Kane didn’t waste much time taking out Nazem Kadri. Early in Game 3, Kane boarded Kadri, who is now out for the remainder of the series. The Western Conference Final may last just one more game, as the Colorado Avalanche took a commanding 3-0 series lead. The Chicago Blackhawks are testing the NHL trade market values on almost all of their players. Matt Murray will share the Ottawa Senators net with two others, Brian Burke represented at the Pittsburgh Pride Parade, and the Pittsburgh Penguins have an unheralded decision to make with prospect P.O Joseph.
I’ve seen the Tim Peel tweet after Kadri was injured, which read simply, “Karma.” It was followed by a reply that referred to Kadri only by his religion. I cannot verify the authenticity of the Tweets. I can’t imagine a former official making either tweet, and I hope it’s a photoshop job. If it is real…good lord.
There are Pride events all over the city this weekend. Penguins President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke is a leading advocate and represented the Penguins at events on Saturday.
— Brian Burke (@Burkie2020) June 4, 2022
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: What about P.O Joseph? It was a question I had not yet pondered until a quick question during our live chat on Thursday. Joseph could become a significant piece in the Penguins’ bigger offseason picture. Make room via Penguins trade? Trade Joseph? Risk losing him for nothing? From pillar to post, the scenarios and what the Pittsburgh Penguins “should” do with P.O Joseph.
NHL Trade Talk, Playoffs, & National Hockey Now:
Colorado: Evander Kane did Nazem Kadri dirty: a cross-check from behind as Kadri raced to the end-wall to play the puck. Kadri flew into the boards. Kane got a major penalty, but Kadri will not return. Full story, Nazem Kadri injured.
The refs should have tossed Kane. That was deliberate and ugly. Hockey’s code protects the worst, not the best of the game. Ironically, the final spoken lines of Shoresy on Hulu echo that, but in celebration, not condemnation.
Edmonton had chances, but… J.T. Compher scored late, and the Avalanche won Game 3. They own a 3-0 series lead. Get ready for the Cup Final, Colorado Avalanche.
Sportsnet, 32 Thoughts Video: Why can’t U.S. coverage be half this good?? In addition to some notes on the Ottawa Senators’ carrying three goalies including Matt Murray next season, and the Chicago Blackhawks are all over the NHL trade talks. Almost all of their players can be had.
Penguins fans, are you sure you want to begin that rebuild before necessary? The next Malkin or Letang isn’t out there every year, and it can be a dark, dark time and a long, long time between the end and the new beginning. Ask Detroit, too.
NHL.com: The NHL scouting combine is this weekend. It doesn’t quite get the press that the NFL combine gets, but for the prospect geeks, a few players are breaking through.
Washington Hockey Now: The Capitals, with the other D.C. teams, joined together to call for gun safety. Washington Capitals news.
Detroit: The Red Wings coaching job is an interesting one. As veteran coaches go through interviews with teams across the league, the Detroit Red Wings are playing it cool.