Salary Cap: Pittsburgh Penguins Salary Cap Thread: A New Error?

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  1. Pittsburgh1776 Registered User

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    The obvious move, to me, is the org moves on from Malkin this offseason. Package him with a couple other pieces and restock around the kind of players the coach and the organization want. That's the direction the org has been moving since 2018 and only Sid and maybe Mario stopped if before. You may also see Letang moved. But the org is not going to build anything around Malkin going forward IMO. That's just the sense I get from all the comments and gestures made by all involved. He will be 35 at that point, and simply doesn't have the longevity that Sid does and the style that could keep him around into his late 30s. But the Pens could have two or three years left of high level Crosby and that can't be wasted.
     
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    It’s obvious- until he’s gone, of course, and then you realize that even an old Malkin was a huge blessing to have at 2nd line center.
     
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    I don't disagree. Just stating where I think the organization is headed, and that I don't think Malkin will be as effective in his later years as Crosby is. Two different styles.
     
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  4. OnMyOwn War and Peace

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    I think G leaves on his own and finishes in Russia or something. As I said before, I doubt this Organization shows him the door and they shouldn’t.
     
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    I would hope not but I would be open to it if there was trade for a young impact player <24yo or so, I would be open to it. It would be trading for a "Poulin in 2-3 years" player. I wouldn't do a Wood-Coleman-Barclay-like trade where we are giving him up for an established bottom 6 player.

    That would have to be a hell of a plus. A big enough plus to get back another asset such as Bennett. Like, say you agree to Bennett for 2nd, if it's Zucker for Wood+2nd, then that's something to consider. But Wood as the main piece back...woof. Straight up, I would vomit. Wood has decent value but not top 6, 30g scorer capable value. I think McCann would do it value wise but I don't see why NJ would do it.

    Unless he asks. I could see a scenario where he extends 3 years but is traded to Florida after Letang is traded and Sid elects no to stay for a rebuild.
     
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    i think if you get the 2nd line going and with our defensemen getting healthy, the goaltending will take care of it's self.
    edit; it may take getting a center and moving geno to wing.
     
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    I agree with what you said Kirk. I do think that it's on Malkin to work it out, but obviously you need to help him doing it. Longer term, the obvious move for me would be switching the wingers as many have suggested, however I also understand why you wouldn't want to do that right now as L1 has been fire. I just don't think there is a trade out there that involves Zucker that makes us better right away, as I like the player in general. If it's just about finding a better fit for Malkin, then that really puts all the eggs in the Malkin isn't the problem but his line is basket. And before doing that, I think it would be way more beneficial for the team to try and switch the wingers again first. Because production wise Malkin really is the only one on L2 that suffers from this line which makes me wonder if it might be on Malkin as well. Yes Zucker is the constant, but Zucker also constantly produced despite that at his expected rate, while Malkin did not.

    An in season trade to find a winger that clicks better with Geno is insanely difficult in my opinion. You need to find the right player, get him, and then be lucky enough for them to find chemistry right away. So if you come to the conclusion that one of them needs to go, I think it's mostly doable in the offseason. Until then Geno has to somewhat figure it out and just find his game again. As I said, you can obviously help him and switch the wingers around, but he has to be better as well. Because I think with the 4 wingers and 2 centers we have, there are certain combinations that will give us a very good top 6. It's not like with Brassard where we knew he either had to be #3c or there is no room for him.

    And to be clear, if you come to the conclusion that you don't want both players on your roster starting next season, then Zucker is the obvious one to move. I want Geno to retire as a Penguin and see his jersey go up there right after.

    I think I would rather have Sid and Geno retire Penguins as winning a 4th cup and moving them
     
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    Where we differ is that I haven't lost faith in this goaltending duo just yet. Both have a decent track record of being good, and over the sample size where they're struggling the blueline has been the most injured in the league.

    If we want to give this group their best chance to win this year, Getzlaf would be on my short list.
     
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    Anyone got some fancy stats or have watched Vlad Namestnikov recently? From what I recall, there were some on our board who wanted him at last season's TDL and again in the offseason. He's on a shitty Detroit team, but his stats seem decent.
     
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    Seems on good teams they're good and on bad teams they're bad.

    Vladislav Namestnikov - Summary - Natural Stat Trick
     
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    Malkin - Getzlaf - Kapanen

    Could be interesting.
     
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    I was thinking a 2nd too.
    Wood, 2nd for Zucker.
    2nd for Bennett.
    Dumoulin, McCann for Getzlaf @75%, Deslauriers

    Guentzel Crosby Rust
    Getzlaf Malkin Kapanen
    Wood Bennett Deslauriers
    Aston-Reese Blueger Tanev
    Sceviour

    Pettersson Letang
    Matheson Marino
    Joseph Ceci
    Riikola Ruhwedel

    Jarry
    DeSmith
     
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    Sure why not.
     
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    I don’t know what they’re going to do with Zucker or L2 but it might be time to move on from Malkin. If that’s not an option, then move him to wing or something.
     
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    Getting Wood would have been good when he didn't have much value, now he's got a lot of value and we would have to pay for that. I'll pass on him now.
     
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    Not the David Warsofsky of WB/S fame?
     
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    That’s 0.11 PPG with the Pens David Warsofsky to you.
     
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    Sheesh, Galchenyuk making his way back to Montreal I guess? next stop Montreal.
     
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    I might separate Malkin and Zucker and see what happens before moving on from Malkin, sort of like when faced with a car with a flat tire, I'd fix a flat tire before trading in the car.

    That said, if you think the answer to a flat tire is to trade in the car as a first resort, you're certainly entitled to that opinion.
     
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    What's the record for number of teams on which a player has played in the same year?
     
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    Whether or not there's a trade that involves Zucker that makes the Pens a better team, removing him from L2 is addition by subtraction.
     
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    Malkin is my favorite Pen, but I’ve been warming to the idea of a trade over the past couple of years. Having said that, I’d ask for a slight ransom and only trade him if offered something great (which isn’t likely).
     
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