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FHN Daily: Should Bennett Be Suspended? NHL Trade And UFA Rumors



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Should Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett be suspended for a hit from behind on Tampa Lightning forward Blake Coleman in Game 1?

The Arizona Coyotes are poised to become major players on the NHL Trade market this offseason and Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel is their main target.

Could Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne be a fit for the New York Rangers?

That and more in the latest edition of the FHN Daily!


Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety today after hitting Tampa Bay Lightning forward Blake Coleman from behind and into the boards in the third period of the Cats’ 5-4 loss in Game 1 Sunday. Bennett was trying to exact revenge for what he felt was a borderline hit on his captain Sasha Barkov by Coleman, but he appears to have crossed the line and could miss Game 2. What say you Panthers fans, should the Panthers’ NHL Trade Deadline acquisition sit a game? (Florida Hockey Now)



Here’s a look back at a thrilling Game 1 between the Panthers and the Tampa Bay Lightning from Steve Gorten. (Florida Hockey Now)

What went wrong for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the New York Islanders in their Game 1 overtime loss? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

One thing that went wrong for the Pens and went absolutely wonderful for the Isles was Ilya Sorokin. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights got brilliant goaltending again from Marc-Andre Fleury but still lost to the Minnesota Wild in overtime. (Vegas Hockey Now)

The Boston Bruins are hoping their Top 6 forward group just had an off night in Game 1 against the Washington Capitals. (Boston Hockey Now)

Colorado Avalanche veteran defenseman Erik Johnson is chomping at the bit to play in the playoffs but is still experiencing concussion symptoms. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Despite three St. Louis Blues players testing positive for COVID recently, the Blues-Avalanche series will still begin tonight. (TSN)

The Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs will play in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs but what would’ve happened if the Habs and Leafs played for the 1993 Stanley Cup? (The Athletic)

Speaking of the Habs and a player that played a key role in that 1993 Stanley Cup win, could Patrick Roy become the next head coach in Montreal? That and more in the latest National Hockey Now ‘Off The Record’ column. (Boston Hockey Now)

Could goalie Pekka Rinne be a good fit as a mentor for New York Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin? (NY Post)

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