Dan’s Daily: Goalies Wanted on NHL Trade Block, McDavid’s Oilers are Lost

The Pittsburgh Penguins will finish the second of their back-to-backs Friday in Columbus. I’m considering going to Columbus mainly for the ride back in which there are a couple of White Castles. More bad luck befell the Penguins on Thursday, but that seems par for this course. The Connor McDavid Edmonton Oilers are adrift at sea without answers or hope. It seems there are plenty of forwards with term and salary available on the NHL trade market, but what do teams want?

There ain’t no doubt about it. Baby got to go and shout it: goalies.

This week, the Penguins almost had a full roster. For crying out loud, Jason Zucker must feel all revved up and no place to go. He thought he was out of the frying pan. The Penguins are down to two goalies, but two out of three ain’t bad? (Are you picking up the theme yet?)

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins added Jason Zucker and goalie Louis Domingue to the IR on Thursday afternoon. Head coach Mike Sullivan later updated Zucker’s condition. More bad luck for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In training camp, Domingue had the Eye of the Tiger. I root for guys who have been through the wringer to get a shot (Tommy Maddox remains my favorite Steelers QB. Sue me). I was equally fascinated with the Penguins management’s potential handling. The Penguins injury bug is more contagious than chickenpox.

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