Goalies wanted on NHL Trade Block, McDavid Oilers are lost

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will finish the second of their consecutive games on Friday at Columbus. I plan to go to Columbus mainly for the return in which there are a few white castles. More bad luck befell the Penguins on Thursday, but that seems par for the course. The Connor McDavid Edmonton Oilers are adrift at sea with no answers or hope. It seems there are plenty of forwards with a term and salary available in the commercial NHL market, but what do teams want?

There is no doubt about it. Baby has to go out there and shout it: goalkeepers.

This week, the Penguins almost had a full roster. For crying out loud, Jason Zucker must be feeling all fired up and nowhere to go. He thought he had come out of the frying pan. The Penguins are down to two goalies, but two out of three isn’t bad? (Have you already chosen the theme?)

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins added Jason Zucker and goaltender Louis Domingue to IR Thursday afternoon. Head coach Mike Sullivan then updated Zucker’s condition. More bad luck for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In training camp, Domingue had the Eye of the Tiger. I encourage guys who have gone through the wringer to try their luck (Tommy Maddox remains my favorite Steelers QB. Sue me). I was also fascinated by the manipulative potential of Penguins management. The Penguins injury virus is more contagious than chickenpox.

PHN+: The Penguins were sailing. Mike Matheson scored two goals and three points. The team had a 5-1 lead but survived for a 6-4 win over the Ottawa Senators. Persistent problems, outspoken Mike Sullivan and the Penguins report card.

NHL Trade Talk

TSN: The Insiders reports Edmonton threw tires on Joonas Korpisalo. Marc-André Fleury remains an uncertain possibility in the NHL’s trading bloc. Teams want goalies.

Washington Hockey Now: The Capitals (should) could be looking for a goaltender. Sammi Silber presented some options for the capitals of washington.

Sportsnet: Jeff Marek has listed 10 of the NHL’s most interesting trade candidates in a new column called Rink Fries (as long as he doesn’t call it Press Box Nachos, we’re cool). Here are the Iinteresting names to watch.

Detroit Hockey Now: what to do with Vladislav Namestnikov? Sign, trade or nothing – what Detroit Red Wings To do?

Montreal: Jeff Gorton and new general manager Kent Hughes settle. It will be a few weeks before the trades start making headlines. But the Bruins need what Montreal Canadiens have.

NHL News and National Hockey Now:

Philly: The Pittsburgh Penguins’ (?) most hated rival has now lost 10 straight after a 2-1 home loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The countdown to the end has begun for the Philadelphia Flyers.

It’s been a while since the Flyers had two 10-game losing streaks in a season.

Sportsnet: No goalkeepers, no goalkeepers, no answers. the Edmonton Oilers look lost.

Boston: Some controversy in Boston. After battling with the Carolina Hurricanes for the past two days, Brad Marchand was injured in what Bostonians consider a dirty trick by Garnet Hathaway. It was a tough game – Tom Wilson also did some damage to the Boston Bruins.

Washington: Despite Washington’s physique, they lost. It also helps the Pittsburgh Penguins retain third place. Get the other story as the Bruins beat the Washington Capitals.

Vancouver: Injuries and COVID handed out lemons. Two former third-round picks who failed to break the NHL beyond coffee cups are now goaltenders Vancouver Canucks.

Calgary: Time to go. Coach Darryl Sutter is not one to lose words. He’s kind of the John Wick of NHL head coaches, with a different accent. He says that February and March will decide the Calgary flames season.

Overnight, Marvin Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, died at age 74. I’ve always preferred most of Bat Out of Hell II to the original. And I always thought that was his best, even though I accept being in a small minority. Farewell.

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