Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella went nuclear defending one of his former players last night in the wake of the Cutter Gauthier trade. He was right to defend the player, especially given the fact that there’s a known history of the player and coach having differing opinions on things. The fallout from New Jersey Devils Brendan Smith on Connor Bedard reveals the All-Star rookie is going to miss time.
Elsewhere, could Anaheim trade Trevor Zegras next? Meanwhile, the Bruins might be in the market for a goaltender. Plus, San Jose prospect Will Smith shoots his shot with a well-known pop star?!
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Devils
More NJHN: Graeme Clarke’s first stint in the NHL was certainly short. However, he’s still got some promise, especially after he was just named an AHL All-Star.
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NHL Trade Talk
Boston Hockey Now: Bruins goaltender, Linus Ullmark, is injured. Could Boston become a player on the NHL trade market for goalies?
Philly Hockey Now: The Ducks traded Jaime Drysdale to the Flyers. Could Drysdale’s best bud, Trevor Zegras be next?
DailyFaceoff: Flames defenseman Chris Tanev could be the next defenseman shipped out of Calgary. Could New Jersey be one of the seven destinations listed by Matt Larkin?
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Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins renewed defensive commitment, or perhaps more accurately, their new commitment to defense was no accident. It was because they were embarrassed. (+)
Philly Hockey Now: WATCH – Flyers head coach John Tortorella unloaded on the media that blamed Kevin Hayes for the Cutter Gauthier situation.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Hockey Now: Will Smith appeared on the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast and admitted to DM’ing pop star Tate McRae.
Florida Hockey Now: Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is close to making an NHL All-Star team for the third time in his career — but he needs a late push in voting to make it.
The Devils face the Lightning tonight. It’s certainly an uphill battle with all the current injuries. Certainly, it’s going to test the depth of New Jersey.