The NHL’s trade landscape right now with 11 days to go before deadline is a situation of sellers waiting for one buyer to set the market.
Last February the Nashville Predators set the market early with the Cody Franson trade. This season it’s been more of a cat and mouse game between the buyers and sellers.
It’s also been a trade landscape that features potential rentals like Andrew Ladd who are expected to be available but have yet to be officially put on the market. Therefore it’s been slow moving.
Buyers don’t yet know what the prices are going to be.
For the Penguins they have not closed the door on making a high level or low level move before the Feb 29 deadline and their trade list has as many as 10 payers on it, a source says, ranging from top-6 winger types, a veteran defenseman, to a versatile bottom-6 center as insurance with concerns about Nick Bonino’s injured wrist holding up and the same with Eric Fehr who has a history of injury issues.
— Add Montreal Canadiens defenseman Tom Gilbert to the group of rental defensemen the Penguins have some level of interest in.
— One scenario internally the Penguins coaching staff and management have discussed is adding another winger with speed to play with Evgeni Malkin and having Phil Kessel play on the third line, something that was a preference of Mike Sullivan initially when he wanted to play Kessel with Bonino. One reason versatile wingers like Jiri Hudler and Mikkel Boedker interests the Penguins to give them this option.
— Pittsburgh engaged in serious talks with the Arizona Coyotes a little over 10 days ago about Mikkel Boedker, we’re told. Talks were serious enough that Arizona gave Pittsburgh a list of prospects they would want as part of the package and DTo read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
Really? An instant buzz for a good win? With Kessel actually showing up? You’re a fucken hack dude
You know who does have an article about the nice W? DK’s page 😉
That’s because DK is a fanboy. Dudes on the Pens PR payroll
Thats fine, there are about a half dozen writers on the page so at least there is content from all angles. Not the usual “this team sucks so lets write a 10 minute read on the subject” vs “oh yay, they won… fucken them” we get out here.
DKs page doesnt exactly shy away from being critical by any means either but they dont just hang out and wait for a reason to speak ill of the team. The only thing this page is doing better is the comments section but even that a stretch on a lot of days
I personally like how Kessel’s ice time dropping for one game means he’s on his way out – and then he goes out the next game and has more TOI than Sid. CONTENT!
or maybe he feels that people paying for content should receive, you know, content.
I like when sam does a fly-by to just give me and NPL a bunch of thumbs down. Like anyone gives a shit.
yeah because sam can give 2 thumbs down funny reason you are saying this its because you and npl does that to everyone
How’s that power play analysis coming along?
Apparently gayjoy suckss guyss trade him right stan gayjoy suckss yet more goals then nick lidstrom last night
Penguins should have got Lidstrom and St. Louis instead of gayjoy and chubby. That’s what i know.
Missed the game, heard Kessel got a few bounces of his clitoris.
Bounced of his what?
Just assume it wasn’t clever, nor funny. Because it never is.
So much this
NLpples settle down
Dominant win gets instant buzz. Dude, honestly it wouldn’t hurt to do an article on what [you think] went right. We don’t need your inexpert opinion only when things go wrong.
Your killing it man, enjoying the posts, keep it up
Lol. What a loser
Ben Lovejoy is God. Phil Kessel is Jesus. French Canadians are Mary.
Fleury sucks guys. So does chubby. And gayjoy. Trade them for Nathan.
Funny you don’t say those so often because doesn’t happen too often.
I don’t say things because a sample size of one game means nothing and I’m not retarded. Nor am I creepy and weird like French Canadians are.
14-5-5 last 24 games!
6 goals. Gross. This would have never happened under MJ.
BS. My buddy DePaoli tells me its the same as it was under MJ.
Your buddy is a hack with bad grammar and a high sperm count
And also…6 without Malkin.
I fucken hate Zetterberg but god damn do I respect his talent. He’s a dirty KUNT tho
Sam…your thoughts on Lovejoy and Kessel scoring 3 out of 5 goals tonight?
This is more like the Kessel I wanna see. This Sid that’s going is probably his best option at C. Hope this continues
Malkin/Hags/Horni will be a dominant line also. If they can get the top line to go, you have 2 elite scoring lines. Getting Bonino and Fehr healthy will be key as they will be the keys to the bottom 6.
Lotta potential with the grinder/elite skill/ speed type combos on both
Groundhog Day #PHIL?!
Phat Phil eatin hot dogs
Trade deadline and no kingpuck rumors?
YOGURT! YOGURT! YOGURT!
FLEURY! FLEURY! FLEURY!
And no thanks to Hartnell. He can go fuck himself.
Who was that guy that said swap Kessel and Horni on the top 2 lines? You’re welcome Sully.
Kessel with Sid looks decent… More like I thought it would at the start of the year. Hopefully it’s a spark
PHIL!? PHIL KESSEL? I thought that was you!
Kessel! Suck it sam you piece of trash.
2 Americans score, 1 goal allowed by a French Canadian, 0 comments from Sam – Life is good.
3 American goals scored, 2 goals allowed by Frenchy
4 American goals! The Ril Dil Phil Kessel
Wow wonder when that happened last time good the clowns are scoring hope this is a good showcase for a trade
D, please consider my TIOPS submission for an upcoming shlt article:
“Won team looking to add a veteran presents in exchange for youth is the Detroit Red Wings and talk among NHL types is Chris Kunitz being mentioned and those in the no say the Pens submitted a list of young players they would want as part of a package and Dylan Larkin tops the list”
There’s something I haven’t seen since Dec 31st 1989… A goal scored off a rush
Well considering Eklund mentioned this earlier and gave it an e4 and now tiops we can assume it will never happen
gayjoy suckss right stan
Gayjoy suckss guyss
Eat it sam.
You guys are sad fuckks o.e goal by gayjoy and he is God. Now watch how many fuckk up he does until his next goal. Miserable fuckks
I would have such a difficult time cheering for Scott friggen Hartnell.
What if he grew the hair back?
Hartnell would be interesting depending on the price.
Thanks for clearing that up.
2 issues: People can’t read, and people take the info on here as fact when it’s mostly, if not all, make believe.
Sprong is the top prospect in the Pens system. Of course he’d top the Coyotes list of prospects they’d take. Doesn’t mean it was entertained, because for Boedker, it wasnt. Use your brains.
1 issue: you’re assuming that the posters on here have brains. Clearly you weren’t using yours there.
2nd issue: depoali is rossi
Well I do believe that they are inquiring, or in TIOPS terms “kicking the tires”, on a lot of these guys. It’s just the Pens have so few picks and prospects to deal. I always liked the way Hartnell played but I just don’t like his cap hit and the last thing we need is another aging veteran that isn’t producing to his cost. I don’t see how the focal point going into the deadline isnt defense, anyway. I’m wondering if anyone would even take Cole’s contract, as that would be a huge help going into the deadline.
For Saad and Hartnell?
trade kessel along with Bennett in a package deal
If they move Sprong for Boedker JR should be put out to pasture
If our GM moves sprong for a rental, he should be run out of town instantly. If your trading sprong, u either make a hockey trade or wait till the off-season for a bigger move.
he shouldve run out of town the minute he brought in Chubby
Don’t get mad! Get Ladd!
This makes me saad
Gilbert can be a good stay home Defense .better then Cole,Scuderi.also brings some size on the Blue line and can be a good help for Fleury with Block Shots
I won’t mind Gilbert if he stays home