Former Penguins GM Jim Rutherford, now President of Hockey Operations with the Vancouver Canucks has long believed Pittsburgh defenseman John Marino is a special player with a #1 pairing ceiling.
Meanwhile, the Penguins’ current brass likes Marino but they don’t see Marino in the same breathe by any means that the Penguins former GM did and still does. That has had Rutherford seeing an opening and exploring avenues to acquire Marino from his former club.
Top NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman first reported Saturday night on the Canucks interest in Marino, though, Friedman casted some doubt that a deal will get done by the deadline.
Multiple NHL sources say the Penguins have been “receptive” to the Canucks interest in Marino.
As the trade deadline inches closer, the Penguins have been viewed around the league as much more inclined to spend assets on a top-6/top-9 caliber winger with term than doing anything significant on the rental market.
There’s room for a potential match here.
Vancouver is ears [hide] on a number of top-6 wingers from Brock Boeser and Conor Garland being the most prominent names Vancouver is shopping around in hockey deals.
Boeser, 26, carries an $5.875 million cap hit and is an RFA at seasons end. Garland acquired last summer by the previous regime, has four more years left on his deal with a $4.95 million cap hit.
Even if the Marino’s employer doesn’t view him this season, NHL sources say for the Penguins to move Marino in-season, they need to value him as a long-term No. 1 d-man like Rutherford see’s him and any discussion should start with either To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
Did you guys see Chubby play today vs oens.
Leafs are close to get Fleury
Giroux to Florida
They also got a couple plugs and a 5th. The Flyers got a first, 3rd and Owen Tippett and retained 50%. The Panthers were the only team he’d accept a trade to and both teams knew that, so that hurt what they could get. They’re the paper Champs at the moment, but I still question their goaltending in the playoffs.
Philly made out just fine. Im sure he will be back there next season.
Lindholm to Boston
Anaheim is receiving a 2022 first-round pick, a 2023 second-round selection, a 2024 second-rounder along with defensemen Urho Vaakanainen and John Moore,
Giroux to Florida almost done details being ironed out….
Great Chiarot and Giroux to Florida like they aren’t good enough already !!
Doesn’t matter, let FLA and Tampa beat each other up. The Pens will be lucky if they make it past the first round if they do not add any scoring depth and a solid stay at home dman.
They are looking at both this trade deadline…… Names like Boeser. Garland, Namestnikov up front and others for depth scoring. They are looking at guys like Robert Hagg, Carson Soucy and Brett Gulak for defense.
I’m more positive about this years playoff chances with a smart add or two.. We are 2 and 1 vs Tampa, We are 1-1-1 vs Florida, and 1-2 vs Tamps so we arent far off
Don’t know if you heard anything about this but Max Domi to the Penguins ? Hextall/Burke like him and Penguins tried to get him before he got moved last time..
He is 27, skilled, and fast and may fit a talented line up??
Brandon Hagel to the Tampa Bay Lightning for 2 first round picks.
Tampa always pulls off something…Damn
Chicago sent Hagel and fourth-round picks in 2022 and 2024 to Tampa Bay in exchange for first-round picks in 2023 and 2024, plus forwards Boris Katchouk and Taylor Raddysh.
Heard Jonathan Toews is pissed….at management
Who cares, he is a free agent next year and is beyond overpaid at this point. He will not finish his career there.
pens should offer marino and kapanen to JR for 7 first round picks, and 9 prospects. JR would take it
I am still waiting to see Kapanen do a no look drop pass during a shootout.
Giordano might get traded to the leafs
With their goalie issues, they will be a first round bust again.
Almost 100% right G is going to Toronto..
If GMJR considers moving pettersson for a deal around Marino he is senile
The Montreal Canadiens are trading defenseman Ben Chiarot to the Florida Panthers
2023 first-round pick, a 2022 fourth-round pick, and forward prospect Tyler Smilanic,
That’s a lot for a mediocre, 30 year old defenseman.
It will be a late 1st round pick. Wont mean much.
The Calgary Flames are acquiring Seattle Kraken forward Calle Jarnkrok,
For the first time I really believe Letang will be gone this off season. The two sides are super far apart in length and term. Letang wants 5 years and the Penguins want 3 years. Letang wants $8 million per (he is having a good season) Penguins offering $7.75.
I used to think Malkin was a goner he may be more willing to make a deal to stay in Pittsburgh. With Letang’s agent now the GM in Kris’s hometown of Montreal he may be a Canadien next year.
And Letang is having a good season…
At this point, I would resign Rust, if Letang does not except an offer to stay, let him walk, I would not offer Malkin any more than $4 million a yr and rebuild with the extra money. If he wants more, let him walk too. I still think resigning Carter was a mistake. They will have 3 centers over 35.
Agree with you….
I would go big deal with Vancouver. To Pittsburgh Center Tyler Mottte 26, can fly, has a non stop motor, is an excellent penalty killer, and is a tenacious forechecker. He is a younger version and a cross of Nick Bonino and Brandon Tanev. UFA $1.6 million RHD Luke Schenn 32, super steady, terrific defender, will drop the gloves to protect a teammate, big, strong, and physical. perfect for the playoffs.UFA $850,000 Connor Garland RW 26 A young sniper, good speed, strong shot, plays with some grit, will fit with Sidney extremely well. Under contract four more years @SID4800 $4.95… Read more »
Even JR is not that crazy to make that trade. That is so one sided.
Oh I know just hypothetical…playing what if there were blockbuster move between the two teams..
I still think some deal will happen with Vancouver …Hextall is fixated on Boeser and Rutherford is fixated on Marino or petersson
Marino is the 2.0 version of oli mattaa
While npl is the 2.0 version of Stay Puft marshmallow
I agree with the first part!
D you are alive
This has been the hardest you have worked this season
Rather have Garland than Boeser…
Agreed. Marino is replaceable.
Kind of agree but we do have to replace him for the playoffs in another deal somewhere. Cant see Friedman and Rudwhedel manning top 4 minutes.
I agree Garland is Taylor made to play with Crosby. He is a sniper, he can skate, and he will replace Rust next year. (Rust leaves for free agency)
Marino has done nothing but regress since his first year here. I have no problem moving him.
Agreed. He also gets paid substantially more than his rookie year. It sounds like the Pens are planning on signing Letang so you have your #1 RHD, at least theoretically. I don’t mind Marino but to me, he’s more of a low end 2nd pairing or a 3rd pairing guy than a bona fide top 4 and is making about twice as much as he’s worth on the ice.
What is this block of words we are seeing?