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Kevin’s Morning Hash: Pens’ new holes to fill, Bruins and Garland?, Caps trade talk



After trading Jared McCann (above ) and losing Brandon Tanev, the Penguins have two more holes to fill
After trading Jared McCann (above ) and losing Brandon Tanev, the Penguins have two more holes to fill

One of the mantras embraced by NHL general managers going into the Expansion Draft is that they weren’t going to give up multiple players to protect one.They did often when the Vegas Golden Knights entered the NHL. The results were favorable for the Golden Knights and poor for the other team involved.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now’s Dan Kingerski assesses whether the Pens made a similar mistake when they traded Jared McCann to Toronton to avoid losing him the expansion draft. Now, McCann is gone, plus the Kraken drafted Brandon Tanev from Pittsburgh. The $6.5 million cleared in cap space isn’t enough to replace those players. Did the Penguins outthink themselves?

Their hope is that Filip Hallander, acquired in the McCann trade, ends up being a desirable prospect.

Rumor of the Day

Are the Bruins considering a trade offer for Conor Garland?  Could Milan Lucic return? Boston Hockey Now’s Joe Haggerty likes the chances in his mailbag. .

Around the NHL

New York Islanders:  Stefan Rosner of NYIhockeynow. com assesses whether the  Islanders are becoming a destination team.

Philadelphia: Losing Carsen Twarynski to Seattle may not sound like much, but it prompt the Flyers to rethink their offseason plans. Why it was a big deal. 

Washington: writer Sammi Silber assesses the NHL trade market for Evgeny Kuznetsov, and T.J. Oshie’s role next season. 

Detroit: The Red Wings lost underachieving prospect defenseman Dennis Cholowski: Maybe this is good for both parties 

Florida: Goalie Chris Driedger has gone from journeyman to probable starting goalie for the Seattle Kraken.Driedger is excited to be a Kraken. 

San Jose:” So who is Alexander True and  why did the Kraken draft  him?

We updated our story to include ALL 30 picks and the Kraken cap space. 

Here’s the new Puckpedia Seattle Kraken roster and cap page.