Latest Trade Deadline Buzz
The best way to continue to maximize the window around Sidney Crosby for another 3-4 years?
Implement an infusion of young players is something the Penguins have become believers in and it can be seen with how they’re being viewed in trade talks around the league.
The messaging to other clubs is that [hide]high draft picks, not top-prospects are in play for the win-now Penguins. Defenseman Calen Addison and winger Samuel Poulin are the two off limits. Pittsburgh believes Addison is less than two years away from being a main-stay on the blueline and the initial view of Poulin being at least 3-4 years away from the NHL when drafted has been debunked by team officials.
This has the Penguins actively shopping their first round pick for immediate help this season and beyond. They’ve put their first rounder in play for talks on a ‘longer term’ winger and sources say there’s two players on their rental board the organization hasn’t ruled out valuing their worth as a 2020 1st-rounder, depending on where the chips fall in talks for some of their long-term targets.
There’s even some belief around the league that Nathan Lagare is also part of the untouchable list, though, others are not as certain. There certainly is a consensus around the league don’t even bother asking about Addison and Poulin.
NHL Insider Bob McKenzie touched on the Penguins shopping their first round pick on the NBCSN telecast Wednesday night.
“He [Jimmy Rutherford] wants to add and he’s pretty determined to do it,” McKenzie said. “Last year at the deadline, Jimmy Rutherford was a guy who wasn’t prepared to offer his first round pick. This year you do get the feeling, first round pick is in play for the right player.”
Is Sam(e) running the Penguins PP!!!
Letang caught pinching… what a surprise.
Wouldn’t mind having a good save once and a while. Oh did I upset the MM sycophants? He needs to steal a goal from the opposing team every once in a while.
I agree but the Pens as a whole are getting out played. This game is proof that the Pens are lacking in a few departments.
very true they are in several areas.
You can not blame MM for the Pens awful PP. Horrible.
I would have liked Kyle Clifford. Hoping they ship out ZAR for a better bottom winger fit.
What’s that you say Zero, Bjugstad doesn’t fit the team?
Yup, he isnt 1/100th as bad as you claim but the team has become very fast and we have better options based on that team make up, up the middle… which is why I have been saying exactly this since the beginning of the year. Last year they were still trying to figure out what direction they would be going in so the whining was pointless.
Sullivan had a plan, he’s executing it, JR is on board and Bjugstad becomes very pointless when they added a bunch of speed and removed slower players in the off-season as well as the emergence of Rust as a viable top 6 goal scorer.
He was never a fit and it doesn’t have anything to do with speed. You know, a bigger man would just admit he was wrong. It’s alright. You can acknowledge I was right.
You liked Reaves… give me a fucken break…
Bjugstad had 9 goals in 32 games for this team on the 3rd line last year…
No wait…. you liked Reaves… then you wavered when you sen him play… then when he left you liked him again and lamented him leaving lol
Always liked him. Should never have traded him. Was Pretty clear on that but you’re not so smart
Shea Weber on his annual vacation
Hopefully if the Pens move their first hopefully it’s for Palmieri.
you are one hopeful fella
agreed for Palmeri the dude can score….pick 25 to 31 isn’t going to matter!
i’m not sure i give up a first for Zucker..
or maybe a 1st and defensive prospect Pierre Oliver Joseph!
Andreas Athanasiou – DET would be the perfect fit. But, I’m not sure about giving up a first round pick. Maybe there’s another way to get him.
Yeah he would work to needs a change of scenery.
Hell yes if it is a player who we need for a cup run hell yes . NHL draft picks most aren’t a sure bet like the NFL especially at the bottom of a round..
I like it, two kids in the cupboard that seem like the payoff will be sooner than later will add low cost strength in the next couple years. So dump the dead weight on the roster in Gally and Bjugstad as neither fits this team, toss in a picks and augment the roster for players that might be bigger contributors to this teams make up to bridge the gap between the kids readiness and now. Fingers crossed the new moves payoff. Brassard was a significant miss for a guy who should have been far better than what we got…. same… Read more »