Free agent news, rumor, and fun are breaking out all over. The San Jose Sharks must really like Erik Karlsson and they’re still chasing the elite defenseman despite a less than elite season in teal. Our brand new affiliate–Colorado Hockey Now–dropped some news about Artemi Panarin. There is more fallout in Boston after the Game 7 heartache. There is a crazy trade brewing in Vancouver and we examine the top LW free-agent candidates who fit the Pittsburgh Penguins popper budget.
OK, here is the crazy trade going down in Vancouver. Ready? Milan Lucic from Edmonton to Vancouver for Louis Ericksson. Wait it gets better. Edmonton may also have to give up a struggling but talented big-name prospect, too (Edmonton Journal)
I can’t possibly match the sarcasm in print which undoubtedly just whipped through your head.
The San Jose Sharks are on Erik Karlsson’s front lawn with a boombox. Just love us, please! Despite the overloaded San Jose blue line and Karlsson’s slightly down year, and despite being 30-years-old, the San Jose Sharks are loading up the armored truck. But will Karlsson accept? (The Athletic)
Eight years…for a 30-year old. That doesn’t seem to be the smart play, does it?
The Boston Bruins are empty today. That sickening, empty feeling… (Boston Hockey Now)
Is Jason Zucker still available? After Calgary backed out at the trade deadline and Penguins winger Phil Kessel held his breath until he turned blue, poor Jason Zucker is the man everyone wants..but not that much (TSN)
Blues GM Doug Armstong isn’t playing poker with his Stanley Cup-winning goalie Jordan Binnginton. The previously fourth-string netminder who saved the St. Louis season as Jake Allen suffered whiplash from watching pucks whiz past, is going to get a big raise. So says Armstrong (Sportsnet)
The Penguins are short on left wings who can anchor a spot in the top-six. Can they afford one? They could also use down line help, too. Today PHN Extra looks at the LW free agent market and who the Penguins can afford (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
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