With Wednesday's 3 p. March 10 March March 6 March 5: March 12 March March 11 March March 6 March 6: Penguins acquired Alain Chevrier from Chicago for future considerations March 6: Penguins acquired Brian Wilks from Edmonton for future considerations Deadline: March 5 March 4: Penguins traded Frank Pietrangelo to Hartford for future considerations Deadline: March 22 March March 21 March More than half of the teams in the NHL are currently selling.
That is the Penguins opportunity.
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The Penguins issue is rival GMs can compare anything the Penguins choose to sell with several other teams. It could be chaos as teams are forced to make hockey trades and figure out their best return.
Saturday evening and into the wee hours, Pittsburgh Hockey Now spoke with sources around the league. One name which is drawing mixed signals is Derick Brassard. On the Penguins side, it now appears likely Brassard will not be a Penguin beyond the trade deadline.
Previous Brassard suitors, Colorado and Winnipeg eyed the Penguins forlorn center again this season. However, sources familiar with the thinking of both teams were unable to verify continued interest. Brassard has not lived up to expectations in his Penguins tenure. The team skipped his line in crunchtime against Anaheim, and he has only played in the minute range in each of the past two games. The general sense is that as the trade winds blow, teams are shopping around.
The deep market may provide a better deal, better fit or something entirely better. The Penguins will soon have nine healthy NHL caliber defensemen. Ruhwedel would have to clear waivers, while Riikola is a rookie on his ELC, so he is waiver exempt. That solution could also help the Penguins in the offseason as Riikola is arbitration eligible according to CapFriendly.
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And so the Penguins will have an overcrowded house in which someone is likely to find a new home. The situations from Brassard to defensemen are not entirely in the Penguins control. There will be more than a few teams who get stuck with an asset or are forced to take lower than expected market value. And no one is quite sure who will be left without a chair when the music stops. The deep market also means Carolina is unlikely to get their steep asking price for Michael Ferland, who seems a perfect fit for the Penguins.
Ferland is a rugged winger who can score. The originally reported asking price included a first-round pick and more. Such an ask would most likely preclude the Penguins, but the broad market could drop the price to something more affordable. So the Penguins probably have to go this one alone.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now owner, formerly Catch Dan tweeting theDanKingerski and the official pghhockeynow account. Los Angeles Kings acquire a fifth-round pick from Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the reserve rights for forward Dominik Kubalik. Minnesota Wild acquire defenseman Brad Hunt and sixth-round pick from Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for conditional fifth-round pick. Vegas to receive the better of Minnesota's own fifth-round pick or Washington's fifth-round pick previously acquired in the NHL Draft. Wild acquire defenseman Hunt. Flyers, Sabres swap forwards.
Niederreiter traded to Hurricanes by Wild. Del Zotto traded by Canucks to Ducks. Grant traded by Penguins to Ducks. Aberg traded by Ducks to Wild for Kloos. Schneider traded to Predators by Rangers for Brickley. Cogliano traded to Stars by Ducks for Shore. Tampa Bay Lightning acquire defenseman Jan Rutta and seventh-round pick from Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Slater Koekkoek and fifth-round pick.
Rutta traded to Lightning from Blackhawks for Koekkoek. Weal traded to Coyotes by Flyers. Senators acquire Goloubef from Bruins.
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Caggiula acquired by Blackhawks from Oilers. Petrovic acquired by Oilers in exchange for Wideman.
Maple Leafs Acquire Hutchinson from Florida. Oleksy traded to Maple Leafs by Ducks. Dallas Stars acquire defenseman Taylor Fedun from Buffalo Sabres for conditional seventh-round pick. Stars acquire defenseman Taylor Fedun from Sabres.
Lightning acquire forward Mitch Hults from Ducks. Carrick traded to Stars by Maple Leafs. Jerabek traded to Blues by Oilers. San Jose Sharks acquire defenseman Erik Karlsson , forward Francis Perron from Ottawa Senators for forward Chris Tierney , defenseman Dylan DeMelo , forward Rudolfs Balcers , rights to unsigned draft pick forward Joshua Norris, or first-round pick, second-round pick the better of San Jose's own or Florida's own, previously acquired , conditional pick San Jose's own first or second-round pick and a conditional pick San Jose's own first.
Karlsson traded to Sharks by Senators. McQuaid traded to Rangers by Bruins. Pacioretty traded to Golden Knights by Canadiens. Skinner traded to Sabres by Hurricanes.