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Red Wings Wrap: Could Carter Rowney Be NHL Trade Bait? - DetHockeyNow

Rowney might not be the first player who comes to mind when discussing Red Wings likely to be moving on prior to the March 21 NHL trade deadline. Still, he possesses qualities that could make Carter Rowney desirable to a contender. He has, after all, won a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17. The price to acquire him would be a mid-to-late round draft pick and at a cap hit of $825,000, he’s entirely afforadble.

Phrasing this like a question is silly.

Around the League

Nash’s Blue Jackets legacy comes full circle, number retirement Saturday - NHL

“Columbus was always home,” Nash said. “I always loved Columbus. I always knew it’d be home. Columbus suits my style.”

Good choice not trying to raise his jersey against the Wings. No telling it Lidstrom would come out and stifle it.

Hockey legend Jaromir Jagr organizes game at O2 Arena to benefit Ukrainian families seeking asylum in Czech Republic - ESPN

“I am very happy to confirm that everything was successful even in such a short time. Now our only wish is to sell out the O2 arena. Buy a ticket and help those Ukrainian families in the Czech Republic!” wrote Jagr on Facebook.

No charities were specified by Kladno or HC Sparta, although Kladno does have a charitable foundation. Jagr chose No. 68 as his jersey number to remember the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, in response to the Prague Spring insurgency. His grandfather died that year, between the start of the uprising and the Soviet response to it.

“At least my grandfather died in freedom,″ Jagr said in 1998.

Jagr kicks ass.