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Dan’s Daily: Penguins Shellshocked, Huberdeau Takes a Poo

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Pittsburgh Penguins, Kris Letang, Seattle Kraken

SEATTLE — Greetings from my new least favorite NHL city. The Pittsburgh Penguins sat in their locker stalls, still partially dressed in their gear, staring straight ahead. They sat stoically, waiting for the four media members, PHN included, to begin picking at what was wrong after they lost their fourth straight game. Around the NHL, Jim Rutherford told the Vancouver Canucks that he would start putting players on the NHL trade block if they didn’t start winning. Shane Wright could be sent back to juniors. The Bruins and David Pastrnak are a ways apart on a new deal.

And Jonathan Huberdeau took a poo.

And that might be the best sentence I wrote in the last 24 hours.

OK, my flight out of this city is in a few hours. Just getting back to this terrible hotel was an ordeal. The light rail closed at 11 p.m. The Uber app crashed. Lyft sent the worst driver in the history of driving; he was a two-footed driver who raced up to red lights before heavily jamming on the brakes. The $75 vomit comet even used the brakes on the empty highway.

So, I have to work quickly and try to get a couple of hours of sleep. I’ll watch the Steelers game on the plane and join you on WPXI’s Final Word Sunday night.

Pittsburgh Penguins / Steelers, Pirates (Sports Now Group PGH)

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The bloody details. The Penguins lost their fourth straight, falling to the Seattle Kraken 3-1. Penguins recap.

PHN+: I think this is the article you subscribe for. Sidney Crosby, and Bryan Rust, were sitting there, staring straight ahead. Mike Sullivan called the team “discouraged.” Get the game analysis (the few bright spots, why the Penguins aren’t scoring) and inside the locker room scoops. Get the inside Penguins news here.

National Hockey Now YouTube: Watch the raw video from the Penguins’ locker room.

Rather than a tip jar for these burdensome trips, will you subscribe to PHN+?

Steelers Now:

  • Not activated. So, no T.J. Watt vs. Eagles.
  • The Steelers will have a new kicker on Sunday, too. Nick Sciba signed with the Steelers.
  • Full roster and depth chart for the Eagles vs. Steelers.

NHL Trade, News & National Hockey Now:

32 Thoughts: The Canucks brass (that’s Jim Rutherford) told players that changes would not be limited to the head coach. In other words, shape up, or the NHL trade block awaits.

Boston: David Pastrnak isn’t close to a new contract. What happens if he and the Boston Bruins don’t agree to a new deal soon?

Sportsnet: The Penguins aren’t the only team struggling on the road. The Toronto Maple Leafs are lost in California.

TSN: Devan Dubnyk officially retired.

Philly: Sean Couturier had to undergo another back surgery. He’s out for months, and could the Philadelphia Flyers leader’s career be over?

Washington: T.J. Oshie and John Carlson were injured as the Washington Capitals beat Nashville.

NYI: Call it a comeback. Down by three, the New York Islanders came back to beat Colorado.

Dallas: Uh oh. Jake Oettinger left the game against the Rangers.

Montreal: Here’s the reason behind the Montreal Canadiens‘ good start.

And…

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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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Skyler
Skyler
1 month ago

Dan- consider to send Dave to Wilkes for something fresh, If you want us to believe you are staying at the roach motel, he might post some black and white photos from his van. I would also hope to see a review of the local buffalo wings, and pizza joints. Maybe he can find some local stoner saloon serving turtle soup. πŸ™‚