Trade Deadline Buzz
— Latest Whispers Surrounding the Penguins —
- Pressure mounting on management to
- John Marino Latest
- Pens have a deal for Pettersson?
- Frequent Scouting Reports on Kraken Forward
- Fleury to waive for Minnesota?
— Ron Hextall’s first move of the morning was acquiring left handed defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from the Winnipeg Jets. The 29 year old is a low impact defenseman who has 4 assists in 24 games. He’s rated among the NHL’s worst defensemen this season from some ends of the spectrum. That said, Penguin coaches, particularly Mike Sullivan have pushed to have around 10 caliber NHL defenseman in the fold for a deep playoff run and there has been a strong preference from the staff to acquire veteran d-man, especially if the Penguins were to move one of their top-7 out.[/hide] That had some speculation that Nick To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
Onto some bigger name things percolating around the Penguins…..
— Even with Kris Letang far from a lock to return next season, the Penguins are viewed around the league as seeing John Marino as a better trade asset to them than what they feel he brings the table on the ice in the present and long-term. The organization see’s him as a replaceable player long-term. But, trading him right now has been seen as dicey by many in the organization.
Vancouver tried really hard about two weeks to pull off a deal for Marino. Jim Rutherford doesn’t mess around in negotiations. He believes in both sides getting fair value. Would have been other components, but Pittsburgh To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
The interesting dynamic with Marino is the leaks over the last couple weeks has seen more teams investigate where Pittsburgh’s thinking is on the young blueliner. There’s been talk of Los To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
Rumours have a deal for Letang to Montreal for a package that included Petry may have fallen through at the deadline. Unsure if it’s legit or just put out there as a bargaining chip for the reup. Maybe they sign him for the deal that they offered already or he fux off to Montreal and hopefully takes sam with him.
Penguins huge win 11-2 vs Detroit setting up a revenge game at home vs the Rangers. Malkin looked like 2009 Malkin holy crap.
– I’m pretty sure Letang is gone after this year. He wants more term and length in his contract than the Penguins want to shell out..
– Now that this is leaked that you have posted Letang won’t like that.
– His agent is now the GM in Montreal.
– If he does leave that is $7.5 million to have plus salary cap is going up to $82.5 million next year.
Here we go ZeroTool gets his usual hard on for the russian
Relax buddy its only one game
Relax buddy. It’s only the red wings
He never mentioned Malkin once. Lol.
If he wants to win another cup, Montreal is not the place to go.
Good win but it’s only Detroit. I do not take much stock in this.
They blew it against the Sabres, they slept through a game vs the Rangers. Seeded or not the Pens just played a young NHL team with some stud level developing talent and put up a top 5 franchise total. This shouldn’t be anything to sneeze at, solid response after 2 terrible outings and evidence they were willing to respond.
Detroit also started the same goalie literally two games in a row. Plus they played Tampa the day before and then traveled. Not denying what the Pens did but I am not willing to praise them for beating a team that lost to the Coyotes 9-2 a few games ago. Show some life against an elite team.
2 points is 2 points…Now they have to put their big boy pants on on the rematch vs the Rangers this Tuesday.
Only 2 player had no points dumo and peterson
Marcus Petersson must be moved in the off season…
He’s gonna melt down cuz of this one
How did spoilers do last night
Draisitl 3 goals 1 assist yet was -4
Calgary looks pretty strong…
If penguins play this way vs Rags in the first round I say 4-5 games and they will be out
Does Rekell know he has been traded to the penguins yet
3 games, 2 on the road, in 4 days could be the reason but I agree… See how the next two play out. This may have been a fluke.
Look bad game at New York.. We are one and one with them with two remaining ( 1 home / 1 away) If we play the Rangers we need home ice……They do give up more chances than most teams…
Remember Zucker and McGinn are close to returning which will help make the line up better with more speed and grit..
Tampa has now slipped in to a wild card position wow…
Boston is peaking and looking really good poor Toronto they can’t escape the Bruins…
Goodnight! Lol…. Wtf!
Geno out tonight
Monahan healthy scratch
Wish we would have addressed back-up goalie….we didn’t showed vs Buffalo
Why wasn’t Rakell the first or second shooter in the shootout?
Rakell is 4 for 4 this year in shootouts and the new guy give him a shot……of all the things Crosby does well and there are hundreds shootouts aren’t one of those..
Hopefully Rekkel can bring some secondary scoring.
He will…Zucker and McGinn are also due back soon. Then it will b–
Crosby Guentzel Rodriques
Malkin Rakell Carter
Blueger Heinen Zucker
Boyle McGinn Kapanen
Assuming you put rust on the second line, there are a lot of bottom 6 combinations available. There’s a little bit of everything there.
We do get Zucker and McGinn back soon that will deepen the line-up alot
Kapanen has started to figure it out… I’m leaving him on L3.
No sense in arbitrarily taking Carter out of the C space. Rakell provides a grand opportunity for depth when healthy.
Kap has had two seasons to figure it out. He seems to have some chemistry with Carter but 1 goal is not saying much.
You could see it coming… he’s been very good. Not sure what the slump was… and what caused it. I was as mad as anyone but there is zero doubts that he’s added another dimension to the offense just in time for the back end of the season
Where is Rust ?
Where is Carter? One goal in his last 4 ever. Big mistake to resign him to an extension..
Only thing I don’t like with penguins additions is Beaulieu and Rekkel are often injured. Its like having 2 beau Bennett in the team.
Already we have our Russian that takes his 20 game annual vacation every year
Beaulieu is injured right now. He was brought in for playoff depth.
I know he is but isbut both those players always are
So are Malkin / Zucker/ and a few others the playoffs are a crap shoot you have to have some luck..
Can’t say I’m not really happy with how that played out. If he can rediscover his game from just a few years back the scoring woes on Malkins wing is over. Rust can go back to Sids line, he’s been awfully quiet away from Sid. Hopefully that fact gives the team some contract leverage. Depending on what Rakell does and if the Pens can find a team to take the 5.5 of Zucker off their hands this off-season they could keep Rakell too… may be a healthy back up plan if Rust doesn’t work out. They move 2 guys that… Read more »
ZAR was really good as a shut down forth liner and on the PK. That will be missed. Simon on the other hand….
To the Ducks for RR. forwards Zach Aston-Reese and Dominik Simon, a 2022 second-round pick, and an unnamed prospect.
Simon is gone!!!
Good deal for Pittsburgh….
I’m pretty sure we will lose Rust, Letang, Kapanen which is a little over $14 million. That cash be used to sign some good free agents, maybe resign Rakell, and add goalie depth..
Domi to Carolina
New York Rangers added Andrew Copp and Tyler Motte…well done
If we are healthy
Crosby Guentzel Rust
Malkin Carter Rakell
Blueger Rodriques Zucker
Boyle McGinn Heinen
not bad at all….
I think Malkin will center Carter.
That’s what I wrote C Malkin W Carter W Rakell..
Gotcha. Read it wrong
I don’t know if I’d move Carter up…
Rust – Sid – Jake
Zucker – Malkin – Rakell
Kapanen- Carter – Heinen
McGinn – Blue – Boyle/Rodriguez/O’Connor/Zahorna
I know the E-Rod placement probably raises eyebrows but since he came back to earth he looks a lot more like the guy that’s good for 30 points a year as opposed to the guy flirting with a 30 goal pace… so it’s not a crucial play for him to get ice
Detroit Red Wings trade Vladislav Namestnikov to Dallas Stars for 4th-round pick
Damn wanted him on the Penguins…. If we got Rakell and Namestnnkov that would have been awesome..
We could if Zucker comes back (and he is close) a third line of Blueger Zycker and Rodriques… not too bad
Malkin Rakell Carter 2nd…
We will lose Rust in the off season and maybe Letang. We will have money to resign Rakell (2 years younger than Rust) for the next couple years.
They are one yr apart, I would rather keep Rust. Let Malkin walk and Letang if he demands to much. That will free up some cap space for other targets.
Rakell is 28 and Rust is 30 ummhhh thats two years…
They are 1 yr and 6 days apart.
There ages say 30 and 28 so you can go in to days, hours and minutes…bottom line is he is younger and a better scorer……..You put him with Sidney next year if Rust leaves he will score 30 or more..
That is not a guarantee. Iggy was supposed to light it up and that was a bust. See how it goes but Rust has proven his worth, he has chemistry on any line and Crosby loves him.
Life is not guarenteed !! Rakell is a two time 30 goal scorer, has 16 this year, and will play with a good center in Pittsburgh. Agreed about Rust but he will want north of $6million over 5 / 6 years??? I think we can resign Rakell for a bit less after the season… Iggy was also older when we acquired him Rakell is only 28 !!
You know The Penguins will not let both Malkin and Letang leave…U R smarter than that. I don’t disagree with you because that is a lot of money to improve the team and get better, younger, and faster..
Just don’t see that happening..
Rickard Rakell to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a second-round pick and a prospect
He fills a big need in more scoring…..
HB has the Pens linked to Namestnikov, which probably means they won’t get him. Either way, he doesn’t move the needle.
Saw that HB had us with Namestnikov stay tuned…and of course Eklund blow hard. I do love Rakell and if Namestnikov where added as well wow…..
Beaulieu injured but decent depth for the grinding of the playoffs
Detroit Red Wings trade Vladislav Namestnikov to Dallas Stars for 4th-round pick
can’t wait for the st.bleury meltdown this year in the playoffs. that would make, what, 9 in his career??? hahaha!
Guy hasn’t been here since 2018 but still living rent free in your head.
The Seattle Kraken traded forward Marcus Johansson to the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Daniel Sprong, a 2022 fourth-round draft pick, and a 2023 sixth-round draft pick.
So what did you think of the Penguins Rakell deal?
you seem to report the news but don’t offer too many of your own opinions
MAF to Minn.
For a conditional first-round pick. No much for Toronto Sam(e). Lol!!!!
So does your mom
And your thumbs down crew
You must be confused who to cheer for panthers or tampax.
Will black Kane get traded, Sam?
I know NPL been drooling about him for a while now if ever he will join the penguins
For what the Oilers paid for him, I def would have taken a chance on him. Much better than kap, zucker or Simon.
You guys think Chubby will comeback to Pittsburgh
No. Malkin and Sully do not get along with him.
As for Beaulieu the guy has potential but is like Beau Bennett always injured
He sucks. He was probably literally traded for nothing.
Senators sign their goalie 3 years
Fraud murray days are numbered
Wow how fast did Matt Murray go down the tubes after success in Pittsburgh…he just looks so off now too bad
Did we crash yet ?