Get ready, Pittsburgh. The Calgary Flames are in town and their temperature is rising again. Elsewhere, NHL trade talk is also heating up. Will the Toronto Maple Leafs hit the NHL trade market after defenceman Morgan Reilly hit LTIR? Here’s the catch, Toronto has no cap space. The Arizona Coyotes are sticking to the Jacob Chychrun trade price. Elliotte Friedman wondered aloud if the L.A. Kings were the perfect fit for Patrick Kane.
That and more in The Daily:
Dillon Dube scored his second goal on Monday. It was his first since the season opener. The Flames need more of this from one of last year's breakout performers.
Hot? Yeah, the Calgary Flames have won four of five after a seven-game skid. Their latest victim was right around the corner from the Pens — the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Flyers had to deal with a big night from Blake Coleman, who celebrated his 400th NHL game with three points.
On the other side of tonight's battle in Pittsburgh, the Penguins seem to have trouble with the Flames in recent years. From Pittsburgh Hockey Now.
NHL Trade Talk, News & National Hockey Now
TSN Insiders: Will Toronto hit the NHL trade market to fill the few-month void left by Morgan Reilly? Why Arizona won’t back down from their high, HIGH asking price on Jacob Chychrun, and a procedural update on the 2018 Hockey Canada investigation.
Sportsnet: 32 Thoughts has recently been about 14 or 15 thoughts, but Elliotte Friedman tackled the subjects of Jim Rutherford making a coaching change in Vancouver. The Florida Panthers probably have to make someone available to the NHL trade market because Anthony Duclair is getting healthy, and they can’t afford a full roster with him in the lineup.
Montreal Hockey Now: Three goaltending trade targets to solve Montreal Canadiens goaltending future.
Vegas: Why they should not wait until the NHL trade deadline to add forward depth — the Vegas Golden Knights need it now.
Philly: The fact the Calgary Flames handed them a seventh straight loss was just insult to injury. Seriously. The injury updates are not good … The losing streak is growing, and the injuries are mounting for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Washington: Below .500 and wondering what’s going wrong, John Carlson blasted himself and his teammates. The Washington Capitals locker room.
NYI: The Islanders are back in the playoff hunt. Stefen Rosner breaks down the first 20 games for the New York Islanders.
FLA: Eric Staal. Penalty Killer. Staal is making the transition to stay in the NHL and is helping his Florida Panthers.