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The Daily: Defencemen On the NHL Trade Block; Flames Still Finding Themselves

Maybe the Calgary Flames should consider diving into the NHL trade market for a defenceman. They blew a two-goal lead in the third period against the Blues and it’s becoming a trend.



The Calgary Flames again failed to beat a team below them in the standings, losing a second consecutive road game 4-3 in overtime. This time it was against the St. Louis Blues. Defending has been a problem at times this year. Maybe they explore the trade market. We've got the latest on defencemen available on the NHL trade block and the top players available from Canadian teams. 

That and more in today's CHN Daily links:

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It's troubling that the Flames have dropped both games on the five-game road swing so far. The loss in Chicago was stunning. Giving up a two-goal lead in the third period in St. Louis was backbreaking. 

More to come on the overtime issues the team has experienced all year. While I'm typically optimistic with this team and its potential, the single points are nice but they keep leaving important ones on the table, whether it's from bad penalties taken, giveaways or bad line changes. 

Walker Duehr didn't have a huge impact in his re-do debut, but he had lots of family there to enjoy it. The fourth line played pretty well overall. 

NHL Trade Talk, News & National Hockey Now

TSN Insiders: The Oilers are shopping hard for a defenceman before the NHL trade deadline. Teams are calling about Erik Karlsson and Matt Dumba. Business is picking up. Should the Calgary Flames jump in?

Sportsnet: Instant analysis of the NHL trade market — The top players from Canadian teams who are available. 

Washington Hockey Now: Have you noticed that Tom Wilson and T.J. Oshie slash each other before every game — they genuinely try to buckle each other with a whack on the butt. Inside the Washington Capitals pregame.

Sammi also got more dirt on the pregame tunnel ritual of those same Washington Capitals.

Philly Hockey Now: Young cinderella, out of nowhere … The Philadelphia Flyers have a new goalie option, and his name is Sam Ersson.

NYI Hockey Now: Postgame story — The Dallas Stars beat the New York Islanders.

Montreal Hockey Now: High-danger scoring chances and why it could affect the NHL trade deadline and the Montreal Canadiens.

Detroit Hockey Now: Moritz Seider tied a record, and it was another wild game in Motown. Whether it is theirs or the opponent’s, NO lead is safe with the Detroit Red Wings.

Colorado Hockey Now: Rantanen was furious, and Cale Makar verbalized it after another comeback that fell short — Colorado is tired of slow starts. Go inside the Colorado Avalanche locker-room.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: From Dave Molinari — and a third goalie shall lead them. Dustin Tokarski entered the game, and the Penguins began to play. Oh, and Evgeni Malkin lit up the scoreboard. Pittsburgh Penguins recap.

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