The Washington Capitals are still chumming the NHL trade waters five weeks before the 2023-24 NHL training camps start, but instead of catching a big fish, they’re hoping to unload Evgeny Kuznetsov. The official PHN Pittsburgh Penguins top prospects list is out, and there is a new top of the list. Marc Dumont remembers the fan who crashed the Montreal Canadiens practice and other oddities. Scratch Pius Suter off your wish lists, and get ready for the New York Islanders’ one-hit wonders.
Amazingly, we’re still finding hockey stories in mid-August, but I won’t complain. It does seem I shook the Tomas Tatar tree on Saturday. Readers, I know you get mad when I stomp on something you’d like to see, but sometimes the clickbait sites that mostly appear on Facebook need to be held in check. However, after I dismantled the rumor pages, which got a lot of attention, at least one credible link popped up.
It’s still a messy possibility requiring more moves to accommodate, but I suppose it’s on the table now. You’re welcome?
And for PHN+ subscribers (make sure to refresh your login page), there is a new No. 1: The top five Penguins prospects.
And, as Dave does every Sunday, the Penguins Wrap.
Florida Hockey Now: In wrapping up the recent Daniel Sprong assault allegations, George Richards stumbled on a connection that I think Penguins fans will find interesting. It was Sprong who elbowed Patric Hornqvist on Dec. 3, essentially ending his career.
Our Steelers staff is expanding. Stillers fans who want meaty, in-depth football coverage will love it. Announcement on Twitter later today. Follow @pghsteelersnow
A welcome surprise and development — first-round pick Broderick Jones stunned with his best day yet at Steelers training camp.
Sights and sounds: George Pickens showed off his route-running.
There’s a LOT more at Steelers Now — check it out.
Pittsburgh Baseball Now:
One comeback win — the day part of the Day-Night doubleheader went to the Pirates. Mitch Keller was good, and Jared Triolo’s first MLB homer won it. The quickie Pirates recap.
And one comeback loss. In the night game, the Pirates squandered a late lead. Not a bad day at the ballpark, though.
Termarr Johnson is bringing the big bat at Greensboro. Get the latest at Pirates prospects watch.
NHL Trade Talk, News & National Hockey Now:
Washington Hockey Now: The Capitals are trying to add scoring help and trade Evgeny Kuznetsov. The latest NHL trade talk out of Washington.
Have the Capitals considered trading all their unwanted contracts for an award-winning player? It seemed so easy in Pittsburgh.
Montreal Hockey Now: Marc Dumont remembers some of the weird stories, including the fan who crashed the Montreal Canadiens practice.
NYI Hockey Now: They’re not Chumbawumba or Dexy’s Midnight Runners, but here are the New York Islanders‘ one-hit wonders.
Vegas Hockey Now: Chris Gawlik painted a vivid picture. Twenty years into the future, beers will be poured, and the good times will be remembered. But who will best remember the Golden Knights trivia?
LA Hockey Now: Austin Stanovich has Three BOLD predictions for the coming LA Kings season.
Chicago Hockey Now: There he is — Connor Bedard in full Blackhawks gear.
ESPN: Pius Suter signed a modest deal with the Vancouver Canucks.
And just for fun because now it’s stuck in my head…