Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by Talisman, Sep 23, 2018.
Maatta goes go Nyr
zuccarello goes to penguins
No thanks. Trade Zuc to someone who needs him.
Rather trade Zucc for younger assets.
What's the Maatta with you?
Don't we already have a lot of D-men? I'd rather trade Zucc for a mid-late first.
Makes no sense, Pens aren’t strong at D and Rangers have tons of dmen with potential and especially RHD
I’d rather take a 1st+ and continue with the rebuild
The Pens ain't trading defense for offense.
C for effort, F for trade needs, especially between rivals.
Don’t think this makes much sense for the Rangers.
What is Pittsburgh’s defensive depth looking like this year?
maybe not the worst they've had in the last two decades, but not good enough to trade Maatta for a forward (no offense to Zuccarello).
Matta is LHD, but trade makes no sense. Pens need him or someone better on defense. NYR need young prospects or picks and to be honest, Matta is very average...
Maatta sucks? News to me. He's been good enough to play a key role in a couple Stanley Cup victories. I'd say the Rangers could use more players like him. But the Pens prefer the Rangers to suck, so we'll just keep him.
There seems to be 2 spectrums of Maattas play. Some (mostly pens and avid watchers) say he’s good while most others say he can’t defend. To me he’s somewhere in the middle. I don’t want to say overrated, I’ll just say inconsistent. He shows up more than he doesn’t though.
This is a trade, though, that the Pens would say no to. Disregarding value, the hole that would be created in an already weak D Corp in Pittsburgh would take away all compensation from Zuc. Based off of value, I won’t make many comments because I don’t watch Zuc play a lot. We could use raw stats in a comparative analysis with defensive raw stats, but it just becomes a clap-back argument which makes it not fun anyways.
This is not a good trade accounting for team needs.
Isn't Zuccarello a RWer? That's the Pens deepest position after centre.
I don't think the Rangers would move Zucc. for Maatta because they don't need D, unless we are talking a super star and the first+ at the deadline will be more attractive to them for this rebuild.
Maatta isn't the defenseman the Pens should be getting rid of. That defenseman is Jack Johnson.
Riikola has really impressed in camp and they signed Johnson for 5 years, so clearly he's a priority. If they want to play Riikola every night (although that's premature to predict right now), they will need to sit Oleksiak, Maatta, or Johnson.
The idea of trading Maatta has some merit, because he has a good pedigree and is signed to a pretty reasonable deal for a top 4 guy. That said, management loves Olli so I don't think it's likely and I see no reason to do it anytime soon.
It's a little late for that...
I just don't see why Pittsburgh would move Maatta and I think the Rangers would rather get a 1st and a prospect like I think they can at the deadline.
Riikola is a solid player but as you said, little early to know right now compared to other NHLers. But he has been solid in camp and scored a dirty goal the other night.
Zucc is left handed and plays both rw and lw. Played mostly right wing in NY but that has mostly been because we have had extremely few right handed wingers (who usually play rw).
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