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Dan’s Daily: Hornqvist Fitting Well in FLA, Blockbuster Trade Goes Down



Pittsburgh Penguins trade, NHL trade, Patric Hornqvist

The NHL trade we all wanted to see Patrick Laine and Jack Roslovic wanted out of Winnipeg. Pierre-Luc Dubois wanted out of Columbus. Columbus got chocolate in Winnipeg’s peanut butter. And Winnipeg got peanut butter Columbus’ chocolate. There could be a new NHL Draft date and a whole new juniors format. Patric Hornqvist is fitting very well in Florida after his Pittsburgh Penguins trade, and some defensemen to watch for the next Penguins trade.

Based on scouts who watched the Penguins this season, we’ve put together a preliminary list of potential Penguins trade candidates (PHN+)

At 10 a.m. our full-length feature story publishes — today is the 15th anniversary of Mario Lemieux’s retirement. The final one. Brooks Orpik and Mark Recchi pitched in to help PHN scribe Shelly Anderson, and let me tell you, it’s a MUST read.

There are hundreds of juniors not playing. How can they be drafted? There are ideas of tournaments and moving the draft dates gaining steam (Sportsnet)

THE big deal went down on Saturday. Columbus got Roslovic and Laine. Winnipeg got Pierre-Luc Dubois. Here’s the inside story (TSN)

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The Penguins trade shocked many when they dealt Patric Hornqvist and took on Mike Matheson.

Down in front! Hornqvist is driving Central Division opponents nuts. He has something to prove after the Penguins trade, and he’s doing just that. GREAT Read– (Florida Hockey Now)

From past Penguins trade to current Boston Bruins trades. Boston was quickly out of the PLD sweepstakes, but is it time to hit the NHL trade waters? (Boston Hockey Now)

Are you a Brady Bunch fan? Adrian Dater had a 911 scare and then hit the Brady House in LA. A fun off-day blog (Colorado Hockey Now)

California’s COVID proliferation despite severe lockdowns will keep the San Jose Sharks out of San Jose for a while longer. They’ll play their next two home games in AZ, and Sheng Peng will be stuck in the desert longer, too (San Jose Hockey Now)

Is Tom Kuhnhackl now a minor leaguer? (NYI Hockey Now)

Some site news. This week, Vegas Hockey Now will begin rocking with a dream team. We’ve added bigly in Sin City (Vegas Hockey Now)

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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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