And then there were eight. Or, more specifically, just one extra defenseman and one decision remain after the Pittsburgh Penguins put Mark Friedman on waivers. Hockey Canada’s handling of its scandals, or lack thereof, has PR experts baffled and disappointed. The Buffalo Sabres finally have a captain, Prague gave Jaromir Jagr a standing ovation, and the Edmonton Oilers could be in the NHL trade market today.
What will the Penguins do?
I’m sure Ron Hextall is using a few cellphone minutes today. Since the team must be under the salary cap by 5 p.m. Monday, P.O Joseph or another waivers-eligible player must go on waivers today at 2 p.m., or the team must assign Ty Smith to the AHL.
And this is why I can’t have downtime. I went down a rabbit hole, and 15 minutes became three hours of learning how to make videos. It’s not exactly Scorcese. It’s more like early Tarantino (insert sarcastic emoji here).
Pittsburgh Penguins / Sports Now Group
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Projecting the final roster and Pittsburgh Penguins lines.
Mark Friedman was placed on waivers. The Calgary Flames placed Radim Zohorna on waivers, too. It’s the first of two necessary moves for the Penguins.
- Week 5 vs. the Bills. Here’s the Steelers depth chart.
- Uh oh — the Bills defense is historically strong against rookie QBs. Bad news for Kenny Pickett.
- And more bad news — knee surgery for T.J. Watt.
Pittsburgh Baseball Now: Back-to-back 100-loss seasons. Where in the hell do the Pittsburgh Pirates go from here?
Pitt Sports Now: Holy running game. If you watched the Pitt game, you saw history. Israel Abanikanda put down 320 yards rushing in the Pitt win.
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NHL Trade, News & National Hockey Now:.
Montreal Hockey Now: Potential waiver targets, including one Penguins defenseman, for the Montreal Canadiens.
Sportsnet Edmonton: The Oilers are up against it. They need to put players on waivers, but GM Ken Holland is also working the NHL trade market.
Sportsnet national — PR professionals are aghast at Hockey Canada’s handling of its scandals.
Calgary Hockey Now: Two more years for head coach Darryl Sutter.
Calgary Hockey Now: It’s a big-time payday, $50 million, for MacKenzie Weegar.
Philly Hockey Now: It’s a make-or-break season for the Philadelphia Flyers youth.
Washington Hockey Now: Remember Steve Oleksy? Sammi Silber caught up with the man known as “Binky.” He played a few seasons with the WBS and Pittsburgh Penguins after a few seasons with the Washington Capitals. He’s making a comeback.