Red Wings’ Cossa Sharp; Canucks Shopping Center?

Goaltender Sebastian Cossa continues to show why the Detroit Red Wings drafted him in the first round in 2021. He turned in a 36-save performance to help the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 4-3 overtime triumph against the Saint John Sea Dogs at the Memorial Cup.

Edmonton’s Jaxson Wiebe was named the game’s No. 1 star afterOT his hat winner with the winner. Cossa was named the No. 3 star of the game. He was particularly sharp in the latter stages of the game.

“After the first intermission we talked about our game and we weren’t very happy with it,” Cossa said on CHL TV. “We came out in the second and third and showed a little better for ourselves. Definitely took away their chances.”

The Oil Kings are now 1-1 in the tournament. They finish up the round-robin segment of the Memorial Cup Friday against the OHL champion Hamilton Bulldogs. The Bulldogs and Oil Kings are co-favorites in the tournament.

Cossa will play for the Grand Rapids Griffins next season as he starts his climb to the NHL.

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Trade talk

Vancouver: Rob Simpson of Vancouver Hockey Now talks about the trade possibilities for moving JT Miller. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals could need centers soon and the Vancouver Canucks may be interested in the Devils’ No. 2 draft pick. Would the Red Wings inquire about Miller?

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Boston: The Boston Hockey Now crew debunked the David Pastrnak trade rumor. Jimmy Murphy explained in detail how the rumor originated.

Colorado: The Colorado Avalanche are one win away from knocking out the two-time Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

Pittsburgh: The Hockey Now Network is branching out to other sports. Dan Kingerski announced new Pittsburgh Sports sites SteelersNow.com and PittsburghBaseballNow.com.

Philadelphia: Sam Carchidi explores whether the Flyers will make a bid for the Chicago Blackhawks winger Alex DeBrincat.

Washington: Will veteran defenseman Justin Schultz be back with the Washington Capitals next season?

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