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Dater’s Daily: Evander Kane scores in first game back, NHL trade buzz on Jakob Chychrun



Evander Kane

Good Sunday to you all. Sunny day here in Denver, blue skies, temps in the ’50s. Meanwhile, my old home grounds in New England are buried in snow and minus temperatures. I don’t miss shoveling huge amounts of snow AT ALL. Let’s do some NHL notes, starting with an update on everybody’s favorite player and person, Evander Kane:

  • Kane scored a goal in his first game back from suspensions and whatnot, for the Edmonton Oilers against Montreal. So far, so good for the controversial winger. But how long will that last? (Edmonton Journal)
  • Avalanche assistant GM Chris MacFarland was in Arizona the other night for the Coyotes-Bruins game. Just doing a little advance scouting for Tuesday’s game at Ball Arena? I doubt it. He was most likely doing some scouting on potential trade acquisitions. Coyotes D-man Jakob Chychrun is said to be on the trade block, along with guys who played in that game, like Phil Kessel and Jake DeBrusk.
  • In the case of Chychrun, a very good D-man, he would cost a lot. The rumor is Arizona would need four “assets” in return. Here’s more on his situation (NBC Sports)
  • MacFarland, by the way, remains under consideration for other GM jobs, including in Anaheim.
  • Montreal: Out all season, Canadiens goaltender Carey Price took to the ice in full equipment on Saturday. He didn’t take any shots. As a result, Price only stayed on the ice for about 10 minutes prior to leaving.
  • Calgary: Flames coach Darryl Sutter wants more from veteran defenseman Nikita Zadorov. Have we heard something like that before?
  • Washington: The Capitals beat Dallas after chasing former Washington netminder Braden Holtby from the net via a five-goal barrage.
  • The Flames are reportedly interested in Vancouver forward Conor Garland (Calgary Hockey Now)
  • A heartwarming story on a longtime Flyers fan, a great lady (Philly Hockey Now)
  • Taylor Hall talks more about why he didn’t fight Gabe Landeskog after the hit on Nathan MacKinnon (Boston Hockey Now)
  • The Avs play in Boston on Feb. 23, by the way. Just sayin’.

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