It'sagreatdayforhockey! wrote:If we are talking about non-resigning mistakes, I'd put Murray above Morrow at what he signed for. But both are in the luxury we can't afford boat.
Yup! Pens are over the cap by ~$1.1-million as is. They're going to have to move either Niskanen or Orpik in order to get under the cap, unless they only go with 12 F and/or 6 D (ie: healthy scratches)
. It'll be even more fun when Malkin & Letang start costing an additional $4.5-million in the 2014-15 season.
I can't imagine they'd move Orpik over Niskanen, but I who knows now-a-days.
I think Murray is also a mistake to let go over other players. Having a dman that can effectively clear the crease is very important.
I'd trade Nisakanen, Jokinen and Glass in order to have kept Morrow and Murray. Not sure if that math would work because I have no clue what Morrow is seeking.
I think adding Scuderi is HUGE, but I'm not feeling warm and fuzzy about our line-up next season. I love that Bennett will likely be a regular in the line-up and I love the addition of Scuderi.
What do I not love? We've lost grit in Morrow, crease-clearing ability in Murray and speed in Kennedy. I wasn't the biggest fan of Kennedy and felt he was over-priced for what he brings, but we're losing speed none-the-less and haven't replaced it.
Jokinen will be a solid player if utilized properly and with Bylsma that's a big IF. Bennett has definitely brought a well-rounded game, he can score, carry the puck well and even throw the body when necessary.
I wouldn't feel so bad about these players walking if Shero replaced these intangibles, but he hasn't...yet