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Friedman: Are Hudler, Penguins A Match?

Friedman: Are Hudler, Penguins A Match?
Chris Nichols

Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Tuesday afternoon.

As part of a discussion on available players:

“Obviously the St. Louis guys are out there. Patrick Sharp is a guy that I really think you’re going to start seeing Stan Bowman today start to see who’s interested. Sharp has some control over this. Milan Lucic. Jeff Skinner. I think those are the names you’re going to start to hear. Phil Kessel. I’m getting real splits on Dion Phaneuf. I have one guy telling me he thinks Phaneuf is getting traded. I got another guy saying he thinks it’s more likely Mike Babcock wants Phaneuf to stay.

“I mean, Jonas Hiller. I’ve said before on your station I believe they will try and – and Jiri Hudler too. I’m sitting here and looking at Pittsburgh and saying this is a team that wants a winger to play with Malkin and Crosby. I’m wondering if Hudler might the kind of fit that Pittsburgh is looking for.

“I think the easier question to ask right now is who’s not available, because it seems as if every guy could potentially be available.”

On how Karri Ramo could garner a lot of attention on July 1 if the Wild sign Devan Dubnyk:

“Yeah, I could see Edmonton having a lot of interest in Ramo. I could see the possibility in that. I mean, that’s one of the things we’ve kind of heard, that if they don’t land Talbot that maybe Ramo is one of the guys they start to look at.”

Source: Sportsnet 960/ Transcript: Nichols

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    Pittsburgh no 1st round pick, no match.

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Chris Nichols

Chris has written about both hockey and fantasy hockey for a number of media outlets over the last 14 years, including a combined decade with and He launched in February of 2014. An aversion to wearing socks sparked a move from his hometown of Edmonton to San Diego, California in the mid-'90s, and the Oilers have not won a Cup in his absence.

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