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Re: Penguins and other NHL confirmed offseason moves

Postby KG on Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:51 am

Just read the Flames are looking for a defenseman. Fingers crossed...

They are in cap crunch though as all of their money will go to Tkachuk.

Pretty wild how many teams are in cap hell.
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Re: Penguins and other NHL confirmed offseason moves

Postby Puck-Lurker on Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:54 am

Retain 1M on JJ and youre still coming out ahead. Especially if you can get anything in return.

Re: cap situations

That's just a lot of teams playing the cap game. Min-maxing their cap structure to field the strongest team for a deep playoff team. And be stuck with a lot of salary on your roster.
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Re: Penguins and other NHL confirmed offseason moves

Postby Jim on Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:07 am

If you are going to retain $1M on Johnson, just keep him.
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Re: Penguins and other NHL confirmed offseason moves

Postby Puck-Lurker on Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:11 am

Jim wrote:If you are going to retain $1M on Johnson, just keep him.

I agree it doesnt do much, in comparison to waiving him. It does however allow us to start collectively picking on other (un)deserving players
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Re: Penguins and other NHL confirmed offseason moves

Postby Ericf on Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:44 am

Puck-Lurker wrote:
Jim wrote:If you are going to retain $1M on Johnson, just keep him.

I agree it doesnt do much, in comparison to waiving him. It does however allow us to start collectively picking on other (un)deserving players


It gets us an extra $1.2 versus waiving him, which is significant. If we trade him and retain $1 mil ($2.25 mil gone) and send Trotman down, we have nearly $3 mil to sign Petts long term...it’s the difference between maybe not signing him and signing him for 3-year, $2.75 mil contract for example...so it could do a lot more than just waiving ...
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Re: Penguins and other NHL confirmed offseason moves

Postby Puck-Lurker on Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:32 pm

Ericf wrote:
Puck-Lurker wrote:
Jim wrote:If you are going to retain $1M on Johnson, just keep him.

I agree it doesnt do much, in comparison to waiving him. It does however allow us to start collectively picking on other (un)deserving players


It gets us an extra $1.2 versus waiving him, which is significant. If we trade him and retain $1 mil ($2.25 mil gone) and send Trotman down, we have nearly $3 mil to sign Petts long term...it’s the difference between maybe not signing him and signing him for 3-year, $2.75 mil contract for example...so it could do a lot more than just waiving ...

If you got anything of value back alongside the retained salary, it becomes a different matter. In and of itself, it isn't significant.

Giving too much cap to Pettersson after we just got back from the back-to-back disasters of Hunwick and (in this example) Johnson, is not what I consider wise.
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Re: Penguins and other NHL confirmed offseason moves

Postby longtimefan on Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:01 pm

Puck-Lurker wrote:
Ericf wrote:
Puck-Lurker wrote:
Jim wrote:If you are going to retain $1M on Johnson, just keep him.

I agree it doesnt do much, in comparison to waiving him. It does however allow us to start collectively picking on other (un)deserving players


It gets us an extra $1.2 versus waiving him, which is significant. If we trade him and retain $1 mil ($2.25 mil gone) and send Trotman down, we have nearly $3 mil to sign Petts long term...it’s the difference between maybe not signing him and signing him for 3-year, $2.75 mil contract for example...so it could do a lot more than just waiving ...

If you got anything of value back alongside the retained salary, it becomes a different matter. In and of itself, it isn't significant.

Giving too much cap to Pettersson after we just got back from the back-to-back disasters of Hunwick and (in this example) Johnson, is not what I consider wise.


The significance isn't for this season, where you need to fit Pettersson in. The significance is next season and the season after, when they'll likely be pushing the cap again. That $1M against the cap becomes a handicap.
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Re: Penguins and other NHL confirmed offseason moves

Postby brwi on Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:18 pm

Puck-Lurker wrote:
- Dumoulin / Letang
- ??? / Schultz
- Pettersson / Gudbranson

There's a black hole in our defence. For me, it's the 2nd LD slot next to Justin Schultz. Top pair is fine and the bottom pair looks respectable with MP/EG, I think most will agree. Now, if I add in Schultzie, I think this is a defence corps that (if healthy) ranks top 10 in the league -- if I factor in that black hole and who we have available, that drops to middle of the pack.

What would you rather have. Pettersson with Schultz, adapting to a role. He may succeed, or not. He's certainly better than JJ at it, frankly I don't care though. I've heard the Dumoulin analogy, well fine. Dumoulin went from 6/7, to a 5, then entered the second pair, later worked himself up to the top pair with Letang. Each stage took a long time, where Dumo adjusted as he kept improving -- and proving.

Pettersson, if he signs, should get that time too. I want him to start on a third pair for a while, get looks on a second pair as time goes on. If he works out there (not proven yet in my view) you pair him with Schultz and that'll be his ceiling for the time being.

Sticking him on a second pair right now could be problematic. For reasons of confidence building etcetera, the usual.

Jack Johnson has *nothing* to do with Marcus Pettersson. I'm fine with Riikola/Schultz on opening night if that's what it takes, for that matter. You don't plug a hole on the second pair by plugging a promising 3rd pairing guy there outside his comfort zone. I also realise it's highly unlikely JJ's 3.25M contract will end up scratched much. Picked JJ up for the second pair, but he'd look better in a WBS uniform. Gotta wrap duct tape around that, not use it to strap Petterson to the saddle for it. And no, I'm not enough of a JJ basher for that. A surprise even to me

(my 2cts)


:thumb: That sums up the state of the Pens' blueline well and it's the 2D spot that is the bigger issue than JJ being part of the regular 6. Maybe one day Pettersson is the answer but I really doubt it's this year and if he's forced into that role because the Pens made a boneheaded move with his contract this summer, no one wins.

Schultz is a big question mark in my mind at 2D. Last time it was a contract year, he was lights-out and had easily the best regular and post-season of his life. After the hefty new contract, rather blah results with injury and kind of average performance. He's been pretty weak in his own end since 2016-17 and sort of reminds me of how Gonchar played for years until he hit around 30, close to the same age as 29 yr old Schultz, and that's at times an unwillingness to take even a light hit and panic under pressure. Here's hoping that the combination of critical contract year and really getting his heart into it will be the answer. Of course, a good year for Schultz and Pens probably won't be able to afford him but that's another issue for another year.
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Re: Penguins and other NHL confirmed offseason moves

Postby FLPensFan on Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:25 am

Carolina Hurricanes sign defenseman Chase Priskie.
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Re: Penguins and other NHL confirmed offseason moves

Postby sjnhiils on Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:50 pm

FLPensFan wrote:Carolina Hurricanes sign defenseman Chase Priskie.

He said he wanted to go somewhere where he could challenge for a spot right away. With Hamilton, Faulk and Pesce, that is not going to happen. Maybe he is insurance in case Faulk is dealt. Carolina is definitely a team to watch out for.
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Re: Penguins and other NHL confirmed offseason moves

Postby FLPensFan on Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:59 pm

sjnhiils wrote:
FLPensFan wrote:Carolina Hurricanes sign defenseman Chase Priskie.

He said he wanted to go somewhere where he could challenge for a spot right away. With Hamilton, Faulk and Pesce, that is not going to happen. Maybe he is insurance in case Faulk is dealt. Carolina is definitely a team to watch out for.

I think he'll start in the AHL, but probably force his way onto the team by mid-season. Sara Civian said Carolina has been after him for awhile, and was even trying to work out a trade for him before his rights with the Caps expired.
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