Blue line targets for the Pittsburgh Penguins
Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins blue line has been hit with gamers in COVID protocol – Marcus Pettersson, Chad Ruhwedel and Brian Dumoulin. The Penguins will possible run into some accidents earlier than the top of the season. They’re skinny on the blue line and might have to check the commerce market to see what is accessible.
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Justin Holl is believed to be accessible and could possibly be simply what the Pittsburgh Penguins want. The 29-year previous right-handed defenseman has a 12 months left at $2 million. Darren Dreger has mentioned somebody must overpay to get Holl, the place James Mirtle has been informed by a workforce that the worth for Holl wasn’t that top.
Maple Leafs Travis Dermott is also accessible, however he’s left-handed and will not make the Penguins top-six when everyone seems to be wholesome.
Buffalo Sabres Mark Pysyk is probably not accessible however somebody the Penguins ought to control. The 29-year previous right-handed defenseman carries a $900,000 cap hit.
Michael Frolik is just not pleased with the Canadiens who didn’t grant his commerce want
Anthony Martineau of TVA Sports: (by means of google translate) Final season Micheal Frolik had excessive hopes after signing with the Montreal Canadiens however he was met with frustration and disappointment. He was unable to crack the lineup after being informed there was a spot for him and wasn’t traded when he requested for one.
“It was an especially troublesome 12 months for me. In actual fact, I nonetheless don’t know why the Canadians made me signal a contract. When the membership submitted their supply, I used to be informed there could be a job ready for me. However executives signed Corey Perry proper after. I already knew the workforce was tight by way of payroll, so I used to be like, “oh, that’s not good.”
“Then it was the beginning of an countless merry-go-round. A participant was injured, then a skater was known as up, nevertheless it was by no means me. I went to the coaches workplace rather a lot to make my case, however I used to be continually informed that I used to be not enjoying due to the wage cap. That was all they may inform me, it appears like! I mentioned to them: “okay, however trade me, in that case!”. They didn’t need to hear something.”
Frolik thinks that after principally shedding final season, his NHL profession is probably going over. He’s 142 video games away from reaching 1,000, which was a objective of his.