It’s that time of the year for NHL trade rumors, with the deadline fast approaching. Get caught up on what’s going on around the league, with updates on the usuals, like Vladislav Gavrikov, Tyler Bertuzzi, and more.
Meanwhile, for the Colorado Avalanche, Mikko Rantanen scored his 200th career goal in Saturday’s win. They were led by Bowen Byram offensively, as he played his best game since returning from NHL.
All that and more in this Sunday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
Mikko Rantanen scored his 200th career goal on a feed from his good buddy, Nathan MacKinnon.
The Avalanche went into St. Louis and had one of their stronger performances in 2023, controlling the game from start to finish. Justus Annunen was in net for the win.
The star of the game was Bowen Byram, who was the best player on the ice from the drop of the puck.
NHL Trade Rumor Roundup
Vladislav Gavrikov is a big name out there, and Columbus is looking to get a big haul for him. Boston is one of the teams after him.
Sean Monahan has stalled out a bit in his return from injury, but if he can come back, there really aren’t a lot of centers on the market. Montreal might be able to take advantage.
Elliott Friedman on Sportsnet had a lot of updates, including why the Maple Leafs traded for Ryan O’Reilly. He isn’t sure Tyler Bertuzzi is available anymore given the Red Wings hot streak. Once Gavrikov is dealt, expect Dmitri Kulikov to become a popular name.
National Hockey Now
Vegas: The Golden Knights held up in a wild game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
New York Islanders: After a massive win over the Penguins, the Islanders laid a real stinker in Boston against the Bruins.