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Dan’s Daily: Kane Injures Kadri in Avs Win, Penguins Prospect Decision Due

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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.

 

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.

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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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Tom Haley
Tom Haley
2 months ago

If Chicago is cleaning house maybe we can get Sam Lafferty back!

ric jefferies
ric jefferies
2 months ago

So to your question Dan “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.” For me the answer is symply yes. I would rather watch good hockey played by developing players who have good skills AND a coaching staff that understands what good hockey IS AND yes lose alot of games to get to be a play- off team eventually. When that type… Read more »

Paul
Paul
2 months ago
Reply to  ric jefferies

What the hell are you doing here then? You should be an Ottawa Senators fan. They check all the boxes for your dream team.

Last edited 2 months ago by Paul
Michael Hanczar
Michael Hanczar
2 months ago

Yes USA national hockey media is lacking. Watching HNIC on Saturday is such a treat. Their panelists are superior to anything on TNT or ESPN.

Paul
Paul
2 months ago

HNIC is a shell of what it was only years ago. Haven’t replaced Don Cherry and never will. Still, it’s better than the U.S. hockey lamestream media.

Wasnt
2 months ago

I seen the Kadri hit by Kane and Kane should of been tossed. The league should test for a year that when a player gets injured by the opposing team the player who caused the injury has to leave the ice until the injured player returns. I know everyone will say then send your head hunter after the star and it’s a good trade off. But how about if the opposing team who loses the star player gets to choose the player they want off the ice from the other team? For instance when Kane took out Kadri the Avs… Read more »

Jeff Young
Jeff Young
2 months ago

The dark, dark time is coming whether you want it or not. You can either do what you can without 71 and 58 with Sid’s last three years or sign 71 and 58 for three more and prepare for that 4th year. Personally, I think fans need to figure out what the organization needs to do to keep 87 playing in Pittsburgh.

Ed Andrews
Ed Andrews
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Young

thats why they gotta trade for trocek or JT miller or a Josi or Fox and younger better players by trade or whatever, but most likley it will also be without Sulli as well, so i would keep everything intack and make trades and moves for the last several year the core is together so they wont be another Detroit or old Pens. Wnen the core including 87 goes away.

Ed Andrews
Ed Andrews
2 months ago

Who is the better Goalie Murray or Desmith, maybe we cab get Murray back as a bkup
for cheap as murrays career is not doing very well. Its a pipe dream to think Fluery will be back only to retire

Last edited 2 months ago by Ed Andrews
Jonson
Jonson
2 months ago

If Kane got penalized on the hit to Kadri, why not Lindgren’s hit on Rodrigues? A cross-check to a player within 6 feet of the boards? What’s with the double standard?

bbh
bbh
2 months ago

if everyone in Chicago is truely available, i would be all in on Conner Murphy. he would pair well with Matheson and add some needed grit in the crease and shot blocking that the current D lacks.

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