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from Stan Fischler of The Hockey News,

* JACK-JACK-JACK: I'm excited; are you? Jumpin' Jack Eichel's return is just around the calendar. If the Controversial One truly returns to form, Vegas will be a team you won't want to face in the playoffs.

* THEN AGAIN: No matter how he shakes it, the Knights' Robin Lehner gives me the heebie-jeebies because he can't move laterally quickly enough. Best that g.m. Kelly McCrimmon acquire an experienced back-up. Perhaps Thomas Greiss will be available.

* GOOD GRIT GUYS: Corey Perry and Joe Pavelski just won't go away. And why should they? This pair of Ancients has helped both the Lightning and Stars, respectively. Pav already has a four and five point game this term.

* ESPN WINNER: Sean McDonough has impressed doing play-by-play. He's the pro's pro. Or, as one critic puts it, "He makes games feel big when it counts."

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Perhaps Thomas Greiss will be available.

Yes, please. Take him at the trade deadline. Make us an offer SY cannot refuse

Posted by exor54 on 01/22/22 at 12:35 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

Seems like something is going on with Greiss… Pickard was the backup yesterday, no?

Posted by Steeb on 01/22/22 at 12:54 PM ET

jhpcarrier97's avatar

Griess has Covid, I believe.

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 01/22/22 at 03:29 PM ET


Thinking it would be more valuable for these teams to make the trade now rather than at the deadline. More games for Griess to help them with. And better draft pick(s) for Detroit.

Posted by JL72 on 01/22/22 at 06:46 PM ET

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What would the return be? 2nd rounder? I’d jump at the chance. 3rd or less? Have to think about it.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 01/22/22 at 08:48 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

Posted by calquake

Seems like a couple of teams are looking for goaltender help ASAP, but, if past is prelude, the price for him will go up a lot as we get closer to the deadline. So unless someone wants to knock Stevie’s socks off now, he may as well wait.

Posted by Steeb on 01/22/22 at 09:08 PM ET

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Well, with Ned locked in I can’t see Steve resigning him as a minor backup, and Griess would not be happy.  Take what you can get cause we are not resigning him at UFA

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 01/23/22 at 01:28 AM ET

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