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Evan’s NHL Daily: Tatar Traded, Stars In Trouble?



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I had figured the Colorado Avalanche were looking into the idea of moving Tomas Tatar for a fresh start, but I didn’t anticipate anything happening before the NHL roster freeze later this month. Turns out, I was very wrong.

Around the NHL, the Dallas Stars might be in some serious trouble, as Jake Oettinger left their game on Friday with an injury and did not return.

All that and more in this Friday edition of Evan’s Daily.

Colorado Hockey Now

The Colorado Avalanche made a move on Friday night, trading Tomas Tatar to the Seattle Kraken for a draft pick. It was a smart signing, but from the get-go, Tatar struggled to fit into the system.

On the ice, Josh Manson and Cale Makar missed practice. Manson hasn’t practiced all week, but has been able to play (and play well) in the games. Is their a chance either of them miss games this weekend?

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Around The NHL

The Dallas Stars were able to beat the Ottawa Senators on Friday, but they gave up a lot of goals in the process. Jake Oettinger, their star goaltender, left the game and did not return. He’s not traveling for their game on Saturday. Like a lot of goalies around the league, his numbers aren’t as strong this year as they were last, but the Stars are certainly better with him than without.

In a bizarre story, Juuso Valimaki was left in a Dallas hospital “unable to function” after taking a slapshot to the mouth last month. The overworked hospital crew told him to go to a hotel, but the NHLPA had to step in and make sure his face was attended to. Everything weird in the NHL just follows that Arizona team.

National Hockey Now

The Pittsburgh Penguins might be getting Rickard Rakell back soon.

Roberto Luongo was celebrated in Vancouver on Thursday.

Flyers fans don’t have to worry. Danny Briere has his priorities in order.

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