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The Daily: Will Flames Keep Pace Amid NHL Trade Action?

The Vegas Golden Knights are linked to Tyler Bertuzzi, the Calgary Flames may have interest in James van Riemsdyk as NHL trade deadline approaches.



Big-time injuries are dominating headlines in several cities. Calgary Flames rivals are part of the NHL trade rumour mill, with the Vegas Golden Knights linked to Tyler Bertuzzi, and — yikes, NHL ratings are way down in the U.S., again.

That and more in today's CHN daily links:

Calgary Flames

More to come on the NHL trade market and what the Calgary Flames could or should do, but is James van Riemsdyk a target? Elliotte Friedman seems to think it's possible.

NHL Trade Chatter, News & National Hockey Now:

Vegas Hockey Now: Tyler Bertuzzi in a Vegas Golden Knights sweater? Oh, that could rock the NHL trade deadline and revamp the Golden Knights.

Let’s roll through the injuries:

Vegas Hockey Now: Back surgery out indefinitely for Mark Stone.

Columbus Dispatch: Shoulder surgery and out for the season, Gustav Nyquist.

WIBV: Re-aggravated upper-body injury Wednesday night? Tage Thompson.

And back to the NHL trade chatter …

Sportsnet: Rory Boylen went down a trade deadline rabbit hole. He came to a conclusion — this is a THIN market.

Though raising the possibility of Vancouver moving Thatcher Demko is fascinating.

32 Thoughts: Elliotte Friedman also raised Demko, and the teams looking for a goalie. What happens after the Horvat trade, the L.A. Kings, Carolina Hurricanes, and the most popular Blackhawk on the trade market isn’t Patrick Kane but Sam Lafferty.

TSN also has a story about trading Demko. Just a little peek behind the curtain — when two outlets have a similar speculative story, it’s either too obvious to miss, or someone is talking.

For the Win: NHL TV ratings are down, and FTW let fans explain why (they got it way wrong, but here you go).

Boston Hockey Now: Boston beat up Toronto in the marquee game Wednesday 5-2. But forget the game. Brad Marchand owned the day trolling the media and Mitch Marner. Check it out in the Boston Bruins coverage. 

Washington Hockey Now: Looks like Sidney Crosby will team with Alex Ovechkin in the breakaway competition at the NHL All-Star weekend.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Unlike Sheryl Crow, who had a favourite mistake, there is one bad mistake, THE crucial mistake by Ron Hextall, which is dogging the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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