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The Daily: Expect Horvat Trade Talk to Escalate; Red Wings Prospect Traded



The Canucks center combination of Bo Horvat (above) and Elias Pettersson ranks third in the Pacific Division.

TSN’s Pierre LeBrun has reported that the Vancouver Canucks are focusing on trading Bo Horvat. A couple of weeks ago, Horvat, according to LeBrun, rejected the latests Canucks contract offer.

The Canucks captain can become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Horvat has enhanced his value with the best start of his NHL career. He has netted 20 goals in his first 28 games this season.

Hockey insiders have listed the Red Wings as a possible destination for Horvat. However, it doesn’t seem likely that general manager Steve Yzerman would give up assets unless he knew he could sign him. Interest in Horvat does make some sense because the Red Wings top center Dylan Larkin is also unsigned for next season.

Horvat, 27, is currently earning $5.5 million. That makes him easier to move as a rental player.  Undoubtedly, the ask for Horvat would be high, probably a first-round pick, top prospect and another player.


Red Wings Prospect Moved

Pasquale Zito, drafted by the Red Wings in the sixth round in 2021, was traded by his Ontario Hockey League team for the second time in six months. He was moved from Niagara IceDogs to the North Battalion. He has 19 points in 23 games this season.


Red Wings In Case You Missed It

Robby Fabbri continues to make steady progress for a January 1 return to the Red Wings’ lineup. The spunky forward could give the Red Wings an offensive spark.

The Red Wings are trying to figure out why they aren’t cashing in on their overtime and shootout opportunities. They have lost six times in overtimes and shootouts.

Swedish goalie Magnus Hellberg, coming off a strong showing for the Grand Rapids Griffins, is now in the Red Wings’ goalie mix.

 Red Wings’ Next Game

The Red Wings (13-8-6) are home against the Carolina Hurricanes (15-6-6) Tuesday.  The Hurricanes are 5-1-4 in their last 10 games.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Bruins settled a score with win against Bruce Cassidy’s team in Vegas. Boston Bruins. 

Calgary: Flame forward Jonathan Huberdeau talked about why he enjoys playing at Montreal’s Bell Centre. Calgary Flames

Colorado: Injured Evan Rodriguez is moving closer toward returning to the lineup. He may be ahead of schedule. Colorado Avalanche.

Florida: Sasha Barkov is speaking his mind. There’s no excuses for the Panthers sluggish start. Florida Panthers. 

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Montreal: The NHL has a two-lottery system — one for the No. 1 pick and another for the No. 2. Through trades and luck, the Montreal Canadiens have a shot to win lotteries.

New York:  Stefen Rosner explains why goalie Ilya Sorokin hasn’t been sharp over the last four games. New York Islanders. 

Philadelphia: Why losing could be good for the Flyers in the long run. Philadelphia Flyers. 

Pittsburgh: Evgeni Malkin scored with 34 seconds remaining to deliver a 2-1 win against the Dallas Stars. Pittsburgh Penguins

San Jose:  Why it’s way too early to look at the Sharks’ trade deadline outlook. San Jose Sharks.