Doubtful any re-sign, but I can't really say I've read anything linking them anywhere.
I thought Joikinen did great, but we really don't have a spot for him on our roster. Murray I'd really like back for another two years to play with Scuderi while some of our other defensemen move up to the roster.
It'd be kind of funny if the Pens trade Jokinen for anything at all useful. Considering Carolina gave him away for free and also is paying some of his salary.
It's kind of weird how Iginla and Morrow in particular were thought to be such huge additions but seemingly aren't drawing big interest on the free agent market. Probably another indication that the expectations for the Pens going into the playoffs were too high.
Wjsan wrote:Agreed, maybe we can get a few cases of Molson Export for Jokinien? You would think someone could use him?
Carolina has shown they don't mind re-acquiring players they have waived and traded before, so maybe RS can convince Rutherford to go ahead and take him back for a middling pick. They are already paying some of his salary anyway
Juicy isn't a bad hockey player because he excels on faceoffs and is good in shootouts, but he's not a center, even for the short-term. He took some faceoffs for Carolina and then bolted back to his wing position where he's a little better. He's also really bad at two-way hockey and always has been. This is a spare part.
Randy Sportak @SUNRandySportak 2m "I never thought it would be as different." - IginlaRetweeted by Seth Rorabaugh Reply to @SUNRandySportak @emptynetters
Randy Sportak @SUNRandySportak 3m Iginla played LW in Pitt but it's expected he'll be a RW in BOS: "I do feel more comfortable on the right side."
Then rightly or wrongly, I put some of the blame on the disaster on Iginla. Like a little kid excited to be taken to an awesome amusement park, he went crazy at the sight of all the fair food and the rides; he didn't realize his eyes were too big for his stomach. He puked on the roller coaster and learned his lesson while splattering the other kids around him.
But maybe Ray shouldn't have taken Iginla's word coming in that he could handle it.
Money aside, it bums me out.
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