Fleury stays, DeBrusk leaves, CCM won’t market Malkin
There are likely to be a few disappointed GMs with goalkeeper-starved squads as Marc-Andre Fleury could be out of the market. Jake DeBrusk fills in the net for the Boston Bruins but is still trying to get on the NHL’s trading block. The Pittsburgh Penguins locker room is having a good time with Brian Boyle, and Teddy Blueger is on schedule to return to the Penguins roster.
We also have news from Jack Johnson.
Evgeni Malkin has yet to address the Russian invasion, and he probably has no desire to. It’s a no-win situation. Say too little, the internet will gang up on you. If you say too much, a ruthless dictator will hurt you or your family. “They” tried to ruin Artemi Panarin for much less.
Malkin’s opinion is just an opinion and won’t change the world.
He was never a great Russian cheerleader, but the sports world bans and disassociates itself from anything Russian. On Tuesday, CCM announced that it would no longer use Russian actors in marketing. Alex Ovechkin was specifically mentioned, but Evgeni Malkin and Dmitry Orlov are other Russians under CCM contract.
In pucks, we pass…
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: My God, it’s Teddy Blueger’s music! At the start of Pittsburgh Penguins practice, Blueger dropped the non-contact jersey and put on the full jersey. Teddy Blueger update.
As we reported yesterday, the Canadians and the US will have a gold medal rematch at PPG Paints Arena. Saturday March 12. 4 p.m. And, the Penguins signed a pair of undrafted juniors. Penguins outlook.
PHN+: Brian Boyle is ready. When Blueger comes back, he’ll play winger, center, whatever they need. And – we don’t know who started it or the shadowy group lurking in the Penguins locker room, but the boys are having fun wearing Brian Boyle t-shirts.
NHL Trade Chatter, News & National Hockey Now:
Boston: The Boston Bruins are ready. Jake DeBrusk lights more lamps than kerosene, but he still wants to leave Boston. Now he’s trying to broker a new deal, so teams know what they’re getting on the NHL Trade Market.
TSN: Pierre LeBrun, who also launched the DeBrusk news, reports that Marc-André Fleury leans towards stay in chicago.
Chicago Sun-Times: It’s been a tumultuous year for the Chicago Blackhawks, marked by scandals and losses. Kyle Davidson has significant challenges ahead. It is now the permanent general manager.
Florida: Here’s an interesting name floating around: Frank Vatrano. He was out of the lineup and a trade looked imminent, but Vatrano is back in the lineup. Florida Panthers range…for now.
Colorado: Jack Johnson. You remember him, don’t you? The once offensive defenseman played his 1,000th NHL game and was honored by the Colorado avalanche.
I’ve never seen a player that the internet’s tastemakers decided they hated, really hated, before the player came along and stuck to their guns so vehemently. It was a unique contest to see who could be the most vitriolic. I hope never to see him again.
San Jose: withdrawing one from the commercial market? Tomas Hertl says contract talks are going well with the San Jose Sharks.
Wait, you have the right to negotiate during the season with a basic player who wants to stay?
Montreal: This becomes a fun watch. The ready-to-use reconstruction for the Montreal Canadiens start.
Detroit: Good news for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Carolina Hurricanes lost one of their games in hand. the Detroit Red Wings does the honor in OT.
JNI: The Devon Toews Commercial Tree. The Islanders faced Toews (Colorado Avalanche) for the first time on Tuesday night. Lou Lamoriello traded the youngster to sign other players and get something in return. Stefen Rosner looked into the problematic and opportunistic situation New York Islanders move.
Washington: You know things are bad when players talk about “staying positive.” Yeah, the Washington Capitals are there.
Philly: They had momentum, but it’s gone. Leon Draisaitl pocketed two and the Edmonton Oilers got the better of the Philadelphia Flyers.