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The Last Word on Hockey Show: Trade Deadline Preview With David Pagnotta

Kyle Palmieri

It was a special edition of The Last Word on Hockey Show on the MAD Radio Network and North East Streaming Sports. Your host Jim Biringer from was joined by Dave Pagnotta the editor-in-chief of The Fourth Period magazine and co-host of The Hotstove on Sirius XM NHL Network Radio. In this edition, Jim chats with Dave about the upcoming trade deadline looking at the players that could be dealt including Kyle Palmieri, Mattias Ekholm, how much action there could be on April 12th, and much more.

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New Jersey Devils and Kyle Palmieri

Jim opens the show welcoming Dave to the program. They get into what the trade deadline may or may not look once April 12th comes. Jim asked Dave if the New Jersey Devils will be sellers at the deadline and which players have the most value? Dave says that guys like Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Murray, and Sami Vatanen those that could be moved at the deadline. Jim asks about Kyle Palmieri and Devils contract talks. While there isn’t much new to report in terms of talks, Dave says there is a possibility the Devils trade Palmieri and sign him in the off-season. He also could see Palmieri signing before the deadline too.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The show shifts to looking at the Toronto Maple Leafs and what moves they might make. Pagnotta states that they are definitely in the market for a forward. Specifically, a winger that can contribute offensively.  Two guys they have kicked tires on have been Rickard Rakell and Mikael Granlund. Pagnotta says they potentially could add depth down the middle as well. A player like Luke Glendening, who is one of the top guys in faceoffs, could fit on their fourth line. Not to mention he only has a $1.8 million cap hit.

Nashville Predators

Another player that Dave Pagnotta said is on the move is Mattias Ekholm from the Nashville Predators. The Predators are definitely looking to deal him at the deadline. Another player that is rumoured to be traded is Filip Forsberg but the Predators are really not aggressively shopping according to Dave Pagnotta.

New York Islanders

Jim and Dave move over to the Islanders and how they will replace Anders Lee. Palmieri is on their list of guys they want to trade for, but it all comes down to what the Devils see in him in the future. Dave says the Islanders could replace Lee with one guy or look at adding two pieces upfront to balance their forward lines out.

Jim and Dave also chat about what is going on with the B package for the NHL TV Deal, quarantine rules, and have a little fun discussing baseball.

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