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Penguins General Manager Ron Hextall cited Granlund’s versatility in a released statement by the team. “Mikael is a versatile forward, able to play either wing or center, and contribute offensively, said Hextall. “He has experience on both the power play and penalty kill and can add options to our lineup.”
What the move for Granlund certainly doesn’t address by any means is adding a different type of top-9 forward to the mix that has been evident as a major need for the Penguins ahead of the deadline. Granlund has struggled mightily this season in driving even strength offense and has not topped more than 17 goals in a season since 2017-2018 with the Minnesota Wild. This is a risky addition for the Penguins to make for a 31 year old declining player with a $5 million cap hit for two more seasons whose game is built on skill and having to produce. Granlund’s not going to be a player who’s going to come in and excel on the forecheck and do the little things really well if he’s not producing.
Cap wise to make room for Granlund, the Penguins tonight traded Teddy Blueger to the Vegas Golden Knights as expected got value for Blueger in receiving a 2024 third-round pick from the Golden Knights. The wheels have been in motion to trade To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
I think Penguins have a Gamer in O’Connor he gets better an better
Nice trade by detroit to boston
Hextall would dream to make deals like that
Isn’t that the truth…he is soooo out dated in everything he does….Leave it to an Ex Flyer to fuck things up for the Penguins…
How does Boston add Bertuzzi and we add Granlund??
The window just closed
It closed when they resigned malkin and letang.
Yeah, those point per game players only making 6mil really drain the team. LOL
Good move hextall.
Team just got a little be older
This clown been beat by penguins during his career that now. He is fuckinng the team
Name me 1 good thing he has done since he is penguins GM
Cant wait in 4-5 sid becomes the GM of the penguins
Don’t mind him as a player, but feel we could’ve done more with the cap space. Hearing the return is a second rounder?
Agreed he is a solid third line player with some offensive punch…..but we could have done more you are correct
If Nashville retained some salary even better
And freaking Boston adds Bertuzzi this morning good grief.
If we get a wild card it better be the first one rather play Carolina than tis loaded Boston team