With just under two weeks before the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline, things are beginning to heat up…
The Maple Leafs galvanize their netminder tandem and add grit to their bottom-six by acquiring Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford from the Kings in exchange for forward Trevor Moore, a third-round pick in 2020, and a conditional third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.
The Pittsburgh Penguins bolstered their top-six by trading for Jason Zucker from the Wild for Alex Galchenyuk, prospect Calen Addison, and a conditional 2020 first-round pick.
And while teams are making their push to make the playoffs, a number of superstars have gone down with injuries…
Connor McDavid out 2-3 weeks with a quad injury.
Mark Giordano week-to-week with a hamstring injury.
Seth Jones is out indefinitely with a broken ankle, facing surgery.
Shea Weber out at least 1 week with a lower-body injury.
Brock Boeser out at least 1 week with an upper-body injury.
Steven Stamkos day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
In more uplifting news…
Glaude Giroux put up 3 points to record his 800th career point versus the Washington Capitals Saturday night.
Auston Matthews recorded his 40th goal, tying Alex Ovechkin for the lead league. Will Matthews become the 10th US-born player to record 50 goals?
After a slow start, the Tampa Bay Lightning rode a 7-game winning streak into Pittsburgh Tuesday night and left with an 8-game winning streak, now only 1 point back from first place in the Eastern Conference.
Snowfall isn’t slowing preparations for the Avalanche v. Kings Stadium Series hosted at Air Force Academy.
And what kind of cheaters do we have in Arizona?
According to Darren Dreger, the NHL is investigating the Arizona Coyotes for testing at least 20 draft-eligible players outside of the NHL combine… a big no-no that could carry a $250,000 fine per incident.
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