The draft may be over, but the trades are just getting started. There were two more deals on Monday, as the Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars hooked up on a deal late in the afternoon. The nightcap belonged to the Carolina Hurricanes and Chicago Blackhawks, as the familiar trade partners swapped Calvin de Haan and closed out yet another deal. Here are the top headlines in the NHL on Tuesday, June 25th.
The Boston Bruins are another team in need of cap space and they too have a veteran to move. Although he remains a solid player, veteran David Krejci could end up as a cap casualty. (Boston Hockey Now)
Our colleagues in Pittsburgh have the scoop on the Penguins offseason intentions. Yes, they have spoken with Wayne Simmonds but they have a top target in mind (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Philadelphia Flyers are on a roll. The Dallas Stars and Philadelphia completed a trade on Monday afternoon that sent Tyler Pitlick to the Flyers in exchange for Ryan Hartman. Pitlick signed as a free agent in July of 2017. Hartman was traded to Philadelphia at the deadline as part of the Wayne Simmonds deal. (Defending Big D)
The Hurricanes and Blackhawks completed a four-player trade hours later that sent veteran D Calvin de Haan and prospect F Aleksi Saarela to Chicago. On their way to Carolina are Gustav Forsling and Anton Forsberg. The deal opens significant cap space up for a Carolina team that could make a splash next week. (Canes Country)
Patrick Marleau saw his production dip in Toronto in 2018-19. On Saturday, he was dealt to Carolina in a cap dump trade. He’s expected to be bought out by Carolina. In what would be the final year of a three-year deal he signed on July 1st, 2017, Marleau isn’t thinking retirement. (NHL.com)
The Edmonton blogosphere is making a case for pending UFA Mats Zuccarello. (The Oilers Rig)