Around the NHL Draft, the Pittsburgh Penguins were rumored to be close to acquiring Erik Karlsson. Well, we’re a week and a half past the draft and Karlsson hasn’t moved, so Kyle Dubas is looking into some other options.
With the Avalanche, another quiet day, so we recapped Erik Johnson’s interview on Altitude Radio from the other day.
All that and more in this Saturday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
Erik Johnson said goodbye on the radio, and discussed several things, including winning the Cup in Colorado, nixing a few trades with his NTC, and how he came very close to signing with a team in the Central Division.
Who else had to say goodbye? J.T. Compher, who posted on social media a few days after signing with the Detroit Red Wings.
On Saturday, an article on Miles Wood and his excitement to join the Avalanche. On Friday, I spoke to Jeremy Hanzel’s coach in the WHL, Matt O’Dette, and should have that piece ready to go. The plan is to do film room’s on all the new pickups for the Avalanche in the near future.
NHL Trade Chatter
The Penguins (still) haven’t traded for Erik Karlsson, and who knows if they’ll be able to, so they’re looking into some other options. One of those options just happens to be in Boston…
With all this Filip Zadina business, are the Red Wings finally going to trade for Alex DeBrincat?
National Hockey Now
San Jose: Martin Kaut is giving up on the NHL…for now. He’s heading back to the Czech Republic on what appears to be a one year deal. Their AHL coach seemed a little confused by the news.
Boston: Some people in Boston are mad the Bruins didn’t offer Tyler Bertuzzi a one year deal, but that was never an option for them.
Chicago: Corey Perry talked about signing with the Blackhawks, but I’m assuming he didn’t mention the big, fat contract they gave him as a reason.
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