All quiet on the Penguins front. But there are two really good reads out there today.
1. That Columbus beat writer who probably is more well known outside of Columbus than in, had a great piece on the Rick Nash fiasco. [ Blue Jackets Extra ]
Howson won’t give him up until he gets market value, and his trade partners — the six clubs on Nash’s approved list — are offering only what they think is fair.
Scott Howson is literally the worst.
2. Second best read today is from Michael Russo, who just owned coverage of the Wild's pursuit of Suter/Parise. [ StarTribune ]
"The first two days were extremely stressful," General Manager Chuck Fletcher said. "I remember thinking well into July 2, 'We're out, we're done, we're dead in the water, we've got to make a trade.' I didn't have any feeling that we were a favorite or on the map. I felt we weren't there."
Crazy article. You'd have to wonder what it was like for Ray Shero.