Big Retirements, MacKinnon Payday, & Penguins Prospects Improve

Three big-name defensemen known as it a occupation on Tuesday, together with a fairly unexpected announcement from P.Ok. Subban. Sidney Crosby’s pal Nathan MacKinnon is now the highest-paid participant within the NHL, however he will have left a bit one thing at the desk for the Avalanche to spend. The New York Rangers traded Nils Lundkvist to Dallas for a first-rounder, and that may be the beginning of the NHL industry rumors, no longer the tip. Ahem, Patrick Kane. Which Pittsburgh Penguins possibilities upped their inventory, and who slipped after possibilities camp?

And the overall Penguins coaching camp time table. It starts day after today.

I hesitate to mention we’ve were given a brand new Hockey Now franchise coming nowadays, if no longer nowadays, within the subsequent couple of days. We’ve sought after this marketplace for relatively some time. The web site is 98% whole, however we’ll see if tech can end it this AM and we release. Another west coaster is coming, too… Oh, and podcasts. Oh, and video…

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Penguins coaching camp time table.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Josh Maniscalco didn’t have this type of sizzling begin to his professional occupation. He wound up in Wheeling for far of the yr. Dave Molinari chatted with the younger guy, and it can be too quickly to put in writing off Josh Maniscalco.

PHN+: Prospects camp wrapped. They completed up with a just right little bit of 5v5 motion, even though no longer an legitimate scrimmage. After per week and spirited recreation in opposition to the Boston Bruins possibilities, whose inventory is up? And whose is down? The research of the Penguins’ possibilities.

Steelers Now: James Harrison — he of the 99-yard interception go back for a landing within the Super Bowl and the fearsome go rush — is nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is one among six Steelers.

Want to wager on which QB is the primary to be benched this season? Odds makers are so positive they know that they’ve taken Mitch Trubisky off the board.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now: Endy Rodrigues has torn the duvet off the baseball on his ascent in the course of the Pirates farm device this yr. He was once promoted to Triple-A this week. And…raked once more. Get the overall Pirates possibilities file.

Oh, by means of the best way, Aaron Judge hit homerun No. 60, and the Yankees rallied to overcome the Pittsburgh Pirates.

NHL Trade, News & National Hockey Now

Colorado Hockey Now: SHOW ME THE MONEY! The Colorado Avalanche PAID Nathan MacKinnon.

NY Post: NHL industry rumors forward — The Rangers traded Lundkvist and also have two first-round choices (Probably. The pick out has prerequisites). With two first-rounders, Larry Brooks opines that opens the door for the Rangers to head after Patrick Kane

Montreal Hockey Now: One of 3 big-name retirements on Tuesday, P.Ok. Subban had pastime from golf equipment however not anything profitable and in all probability not anything past a PTO. The gregarious defenseman who every now and then overshadowed his group however is a smart ambassador for the sport hung ’em up. Our boys in Montreal commemorated Subban along with his perfect moments with the Montreal Canadiens.

Penguins fanatics might be mindful a unique second with Subban, pictured above. But he actually was once a deal with to handle.

Boston Hockey Now: Zdeno Chara known as it quits at 45 years outdated. I believe ya, brother. The d-man leaves an extended legacy and signed a one-day deal to mention good-bye with the Boston Bruins.

Even even though he wasn’t 100% positive, Chara went out in taste closing season with the New York Islanders.

Florida Hockey Now: His ironman streak ended overdue closing season — and previous Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle additionally retired.

When I began this occupation, the blokes had been older than me. Then, after I returned to Pittsburgh media, they had been more youthful than me. Now, they’re my son’s age. Time assists in keeping marching, even though if it stopped to catch its breath, I wouldn’t thoughts.

Back to the longer term…

Philly Hockey Now: It’s going to be a difficult slog. Without Sean Couturier, what’s going to the Philly Flyers lineup seem like?

Washington Hockey Now: Could he be the following nice heart within the Pittsburgh Penguins – Capitals competition? Top prospect Hendrix Lapierre has slick fingers, and the door is open on account of Nick Backstrom’s harm. In the offseason, he won 10 kilos (of muscle), hoping to stay with the Washington Capitals.

I won 10 kilos, too. Just no longer muscle…

Detroit: The vax necessities may relax for the few NHL avid gamers who didn’t get the poke and make allowance them to shuttle to Canada, together with Tyler Bertuzzi of the Detroit Red Wings.

Another can be Penguins winger Josh Archibald.

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