Olli Määttä will stay with Pens (it's 40 roster games, not him playing 40.)

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  1. Retrocity

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  2. Captain Hook

    Captain Hook Olli Määttä

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    Good news. I expected him to stay at this point though. He's just been too good to send back.
     
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    YES! YES! YES!

    Great news, he deserves it! Hopefully he and Niskanen work good together.

    Scuderi - Letang
    Orpik - Martin
    Maataa - Niskanen

    That's pretty solid :)
     
  4. H382

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    Does that mean someone's getting traded when Letang is back?
     
  5. Crafton

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    i don't believe it. management has a history of lying.
     
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    Yes, but I don't think it's a Dman.

    I think it'll be Jeffrey and Engelland becomes the 13th forward.
     
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    What's the deal with Despres? He was a staple on the D late last season. Is he hurt or does management think he needs more time to develop?
     
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    he's horrible and fat
     
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    DJ should start skipping practices, etc, just to see if anybody on the staff notices. Even if he's the 13th forward, they'll continue to recall Chris Connor when there is an injury.
     
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    Hopefully he won't be with Niskanen long as Niskanen should be on his way out via trade.
     
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    Interesting..
     
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    As well as he has played I didn't think they'd keep him up. I'll eat crow on that one.
     
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    there's an interesting question as to which 40 games count.

    "games he actually plays in" or "games he's eligible to play in" - the first interpretation would allow him to stay with the Penguins for a far greater chunk of the season by utilizing a few well-timed scratches (especially when you factor in the WJC (if he's released) and the Olympics (playing in the NHL should give him a shot at competing for a third-pairing role)). unfortunately i think the second interpretation (time-on-roster as opposed to games played) is what holds.

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    https://twitter.com/seangentille/status/393382137090408448
     
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  14. Can someone please explain the 40 game thing, in simple terms if possible? I don't get it. Thanks
     
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    As well as he has played I didn't think they'd keep him up. I'll eat crow on that one.
     
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    This came up with Grover on a post game call in (maybe last weekend?). The way he explained was the 10+ games to start the clock on his ELC was games played, but the 40 games was on the roster. Trusting Grover, he seems to know his crap.
     
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    TRADE THAT NISK! TRADE THAT NISK! TRADE THAT NISK! But mostly im happy Rolli Polli Olli is staying.
     
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    Not sure how he will look with Niskanen as a partner? Same concern over how Niskanen will look with Maatta.
     
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    thanks. other sources are repeating that as well. the other interpretation would have been pretty awesome, but as it stands half the season (at the minimum) is pretty great.
     
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    Exciting news, particular as a Finn in an Olympic year. How relevant do you consider the 40-game limit to be? Is it likely he'll stay up after 40 games assuming his level of play doesn't drop significantly?
     
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    The Pens seem very high on Niskanen. On one hand there are a lot of reasons to sell high on him now, but we all know how Shero likes to have 7-8 defensemen he thinks he can trust in.
     
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    Stop drafting dmen then. We would also like to not have Chuck Kobasew on 2nd line RW.
     
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    If they trade Niskanen who will play in his spot then?
     
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    Another thing brought up in that same post game, should they choose to return him to London (seeming more unlikely breaking the 10 game barrier, but who knows), he would be ineligible to return until mid-May, since London is hosting the Memorial Cup, and guaranteed a spot.
     
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    I am soooo happy with the news! Well done, Määttä. :)
     

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