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Dan’s Daily: Canadiens Trade Petry; Penguins Risk Exposure?



Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Jeff Petry, Montreal Canadiens trade

The Montreal Canadiens fulfilled a promise made to defenseman Jeff Petry. To get the Erik Karlsson trade done, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Petry to Montreal, and Canadiens GM Kent Hughes admitted Tuesday that he promised to trade Petry quickly. Now, Petry is headed home. I have a few unpopular Penguins opinions, but there’s also one spot no one is talking about that is a significant risk. Who will play beside Connor Bedard, and the Hurricanes are sticking in Raleigh for a long time to come.

Today is the first day of my short vacation, and I should get some good pictures. No, I’m not taking any time off, but I’m heading north, trekking to the bottom of a canyon, maybe some whitewater rafting, taking advantage of the new moon to finally see the Milky Way at the observatory hill in Cherry Springs State Park, and perhaps treat myself to some old fashioned Pizza Hut with the checkered table cloths and a big red cup of Pepsi.

Perhaps I’ll make myself a Book-It certificate for a free personal pizza?

Pittsburgh Penguins:

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: A few unpopular Penguins opinions (but they are easy to back up), and two potential situations to watch, including Kyle Dubas reuniting with a Maple Leafs star player. The PHN Penguins blog.

The NHL trade news is up top today.

Montreal Hockey Now: The trade goes down — Jeff Petry’s stay with the Montreal Canadiens didn’t last a fortnight.

From the Montreal side — the instant Canadiens trade analysis.

Petry is headed home. Good for him. The Red Wings trade story.

Steelers Now:

I’d say this is pretty good news — The latter half of training camp is becoming a bright stage for first-round pick Broderick Jones.

The sights and sounds. Joey Porter Jr. in Steelers training camp.

I offered our new Steelers writer a gig about 10 minutes into the interview. Welcome Xs and Os analyst Derrick Bell to our Steelers coverage.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now:

Paul Skenes made his Single-A debut. The radar gun got a workout as he hit 100mph. Read about the Pirates’ prospect debut.

The Buccos used a big seventh inning to roll over the ridiculously expensive NY Mets. Who cleaned the bases, and who pitched well — The quickie Pirates recap.

NHL News & National Hockey Now:

Carolina Hockey Now: That’s a big lease extension. For at least two decades more, the Carolina Hurricanes are home.

Chicago Hockey Now: First-line fever. So, who is going to play with Connor Bedard?

Philly Hockey Now: And to wrap it up today, three BOLD predictions for the Philadelphia Flyers.