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Dater’s Daily: NHL trade chatter – Dallas trying to move Klingberg, Canucks may be ready to deal soon



John Klingberg
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A good Sunday morning to you all. It’ll be sunny and in the 50s today in the Mile High City. In the little towns where I grew up in New Hampshire – Keene, Enfield, Hanover – temps are in the single digits, with a winter storm advisory. Is that something of a clue as to why I moved to Denver in 1991? Well, weather really had nothing to do with it, but the older I get, the more I appreciate the climate in Denver as opposed to NH in winter. Let’s do some NHL links/news/observations, starting with rumors from Dallas that the Stars are trying to move talented defenseman John Klingberg:

  • Sportsnet ace hockey guys Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek report that the Stars are definitely trying to move Klingberg before the March 21 NHL trade deadline. Klingberg voiced displeasure about his contract/talks toward a new one, and that doesn’t go over well with old-school GMs like Jim Nill (Sportsnet)
  • I think there are going to be a lot of moves made by Dallas if they don’t get things turned around soon.
  • Vancouver: Here’s the team to watch for a big shakeup. And we know Jim Rutherford is not shy. Our Rob Simpson reports that if the Canucks fall out of the playoff race, some big names such as J.T. Miller and Brock Boeser will be available on the NHL trade market. 
  • Boston: Head coach Bruce Cassidy praised Jake DeBrusk but admitted the potential power forward still wants to be traded away from the Boston Bruins.
  • I binge-watched the Netflix series “Cheer”, season 2, the other night. The athleticism is phenomenal. Those kids work hard.
  • Detroit: Coach Jeff Blashill busted up the top line, Alex Nedeljkovic was good enough, and the Detroit Red Wings stayed in the wild-card race with a 4-3 win over Buffalo.
  • Washington: Tom Wilson, certified goal scorer. The Washington Capitals beat the Islanders 2-0.
  • NYI: With the win, the Capitals dug the New York Islanders playoff hole just a bit deeper.
  • A look back at NHL trades in which both teams lost (Hockey News)
  • A Russian coach was fired after kicking a player on the bench (Hockey News)
  • My appearance on the 104.3 The Fan Avalanche postgame show last night (I’m on after every Avs game): (104.3 The Fan)
  • And, the night before that with the great Sandy Clough (104.3 The Fan)
  • Sam Carchidi, the guy covering the Flyers now for Philly Hockey Now, on whether Mike Yeo is a fit long-term, or whether Rick Tocchet should get the coaching job (Philly Hockey Now)

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