Evan’s Daily: Avalanche GM Watching Blues? Monahan Nears Return
The Colorado Avalanche might be in St. Louis on Saturday, but it appears their general manager is already in town to watch the Blues ahead of time. Who could he be watching? Plus, Sean Monahan is getting closer to returning to game action. Good news for the Canadiens, who will look to deal him at the NHL trade deadline.
That, and the latest NHL news and NHL trade rumors in your Colorado Hockey Now Evan’s Daily.
Chris MacFarland, Colorado GM, among those scheduled to be here. https://t.co/FlJ0Gsmnhb
— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) February 16, 2023
General Managers watching hockey live is nothing new. But when it happens around the NHL trade deadline, you start to take notice a little bit. Now, the Avalanche do play St. Louis on Saturday, so this could easily be nothing, but whose to say MacFarland isn’t getting a closer look at Ryan O’Reilly? Or even an Ivan Barbashev?
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National Hockey Now
Montreal: Sean Monahan finally took to the ice in a non-contact jersey. For the Canadiens, it’s a sign he might actually get into game action again before the trade deadline.
San Jose: Sheng wonders out if the Sharks should just keep Timo Meier rather than trade him.
Pittsburgh: With the trade deadline approaching, what will the Penguins do?
Florida: The Panthers are back in the playoff picture after taking down the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.
New York Islanders: 1-on-1 with Bo Horvat.
Washington: T.J. Oshie was sick and tired of waiting, and showed some emotion in the Capitals loss to the Panthers.
Detroit: The Red Wings won again, and now they’re only two points out of a playoff spot.