No one likes the NHL standings. OK, mediocre teams who have played more games than the teams they’re chasing, so it looks like they’re closer to the wild card than they actually are, they like the standings. Which in turn means the NHL likes the standings, because then Winnipeg Jets fans still think they’re in the thick of the wild card race on Feb. 24.
For the better part of the past year it has always been a matter of when, and not if, the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to part ways with goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Matt Murray has taken over as the starter, and given his age, salary, and the fact he has simply outplayed Fleury since the end of the 2015-16 season he is going to continue to be the starter for the long-term. But through months of speculation and rumors Fleury has remained with the Penguins. With the NHL trade deadline less than a week away, general manager Jim Rutherford addressed the situation on Thursday and said that it continues to be his preference to keep Fleury with the team through the rest of the season. “I’m going to say
The trade deadline is less than a week away and it's been quiet. Bob McKenzie predicts it to get busy as time winds down with plenty of rental players on the move and potential blockbusters, including Matt Duchene.