LATEST TRADE DEADLINE BUZZ
Eight days until the trade deadline and the Penguins are in the big name conversations, namely Matt Duchene and continue to keep contact with the Blues on Kevin Shattenkirk to monitor the asking price, while the team is in quite a few conversations for mid-tier defensemen.
There’s also the Marc Andre Fleury situation that needs to be figured out.
The possibilities are wide open for the Penguins from doing something big, to just a tweak to nothing at all.
One conversation the Penguins weren’t in recently was for defenseman Michael Stone was was traded to the Calgary Flames on Monday for a third round pick and a conditional 5th round pick. Arizona also retained 50% of the cap hit.
Sources say over the last month Stone received very poor scouting reports from Penguin scouts and that took him out of consideration as a trade target. With the price Stone went for, especially with Arizona retaining 50%, it appears other clubs crossed Stone off their list.
— As some teams are dropping like flies due to what’s been described as an outrageous asking price, despite no pressure to add anything, the Penguins not dropping out of the Matt Duchene talks yet is showing they have the appetite to sell off some young assets to push for another Stanley Cup this season and beyond. For the right player with term, they’re willing to make a splash and it’s no secret around the league.
A surprising development, though, over the last couple days is the Penguins [hide] are said to be very much in the mix for Kevin Shattenkirk. I think at the end of the day Rutherford stays out of the rental market for the small percentage of players like Shattenkirk who will cost a high premium, but the Penguins continue to monitor the asking price and Shattenkirk’s the one player on the rental market the Penguins see as a game changer.
One Eastern Conference executive told me over the weekend he felt Pittsburgh’s surprise at the deadline move could be Shattenkirk.
The kicking the tires on Shattenkirk, though, is classic Rutherford. He keeps his ear in on a lot of things and is always open to deals that would upgrade his roster is the short-term.
— Even prior to the Olli Maatta injury and the Justin Schultz concussion, Penguin coaches expressed their desire to management to add another defenseman who could push Maatta or Trevor Daley for playing time.
The Penguins have been considering two types of defensemen to add:
They’ve identified 1-2 targets who they view as a true upgrades over their third pair, Shattenkirk, Dmitri Kulikov are two of them and if Detroit’s Brendan Smith isn’t a third (he was phenomenal vs Penguins on Sunday) the Penguins aren’t doing their job, and then they have a small list of players they’re considering who if acquired would be No. 6/No. 7 types who could be had for a third or fourth round pick. A Justin Schultz type cost.
Jim Rutherford told the Tribune-Review last week the Penguins could add 1-2 defenseman.
— He’s far down the Penguins wishlist, but if the Penguins only do something small at the deadline, New Jersey’s Kyle Quincey could be it to solidify their depth in the top-7. With a $1.25 million cap hit, the Penguins had been tracking Quincey prior to the Maatta injury.
— Don’t see the Penguins there or matching up for a trade with Buffalo, but told Evander Kane has received excellent scouting reports from many teams over the course of the last three weeks, including the Penguins. [/hide]
So, there are rumours online that state a big part of why the Habs finally let Therrien go was do to abuse of a player. He apparently tore a strip out of Shaw in front of the team after a bad night vs Philly at which point Price had stood up to him. It led to a “team leaders” meeting which resulted in the Habs pulling the plug early.
Now going back to the PK deal, when PK was sent off because he was “the problem” lol. Sammich… care to weigh in on this news?
The article is not a source for the abuse but it talks about the PK-Weber trade and its an lol. A Montreal sports radio personality broke this story.. Max Truman FWIW. Corroborated by Martin Leclerc, another radio personality in the area
I was hoping the Pens would get Stone from the Yotes, Friedman says Pens were interested but obviously they were not ready to give up a third round pick for him. That means Rutherford must be targeting Shattenkirk, Kulikov or Smith.
Does it? It could mean he’s targeting Hainsey and/or Oduya. I don’t think the lack of wanting to overpay (if that’s what they perceive – i thought the price was relatively cheap) means anything with regard to one of those three, necessarily. It just means they didn’t like the price, player, or price combined with player for Stone.
I am hoping for Kulikov, he fits the mold and adds to the mobility that is key for this swuad.
There’s just a lot of anger on this board. Should we get a group hug going guys?
I know just look at the amount of thumbs down here
mainily perpetuated by your multiple accounts.
So easy call… yoda will be unprotected when Vegas drafts fans!
How is Murray only “honourable mention” for RoY?
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pens should claim jerkoff. that way after they salary dump st.bleury they will have a backup who outperformed the smiley faced saint last year in the playoffs for 5 million less.
You have to understand – Zatkoff didn’t make his assshole bleed and then refuse to call him. It sounds crazy, but when you’re that unhinged, this is what comes out. Love will do strange thing to you.
That’s true. Sometimes I forget how upset yogurt is that his wife and fleury’s daughter have no respect for him. It has to bother him that his wife needs fleury’s poster on the ceiling above the bed to feel anything at all.
I wonder if FroYo made Fleury’s daughter call him “New Mommy”
career playoff numbers… 1 – 1, 3.08, .908
how did st.bleury do last year in game 5? it was a meltdown!!!!!! 2016 playoffs: zatkoff>st.bleury. fact!
Guy hadn’t started a game in 2 1/2 months – you’re an absolute scorned lover idiot. You little pincushion you. #TearItDown #Fraud
This is the same guy making excuses for Murray who “only played 7 games in 31 nights” earlier this year but has no problem trying to bury the other who was out due to concussion. Does it ever get tiring being a huge fucken idiot/hypocrite?
“Meltdown” conference finals vs a top Eastern team, one that just beat his boy, yet MAF still goes to OT after almost 2 months of no action… what a dipshit lol
Shultz may be back Saturday. That’s a big help.
The team looked tired to me last night. Taking so many penalties back to back to back can really disrupt the flow of the game too.
One thing is Sullivan doesn’t play around on the bench he’s extremely vocal is corrects problems.
Less and less teams doing trades
If you guys noticed during season not much happened
Most moves happens in summer.now if this TD gets busy it will be because of Vegas more and more teams becoming competitive those salary dumping teams days are coming to an end teams want to win and not be a charity baskets
This is a fun time of year. I dont think Pens have enough to obtain Duchene, E. Kane and Kulikov, but I’d make avalable Fleury, Wilson, Sprong, Mattaa, Fehr, Pouliot and a 1st round pick.
Do you believe they go after the big splash this year or settle for the more subtle support moves? JR is hard to gauge but I am not sure he will do anything to crazy at the deadline. He may add a couple of depth pieces despite being connected to nearly every big name available. At least I don’t think the team needs a big splash to try and repeat.
Really depends if they can get healthy. Shultz may be back on a Saturday. That helps.
Maatta will be back playoff time as well. But moving Maatta to LTIR helps if they want to acquire a Damn, because Maatta cap won’t count in the playoffs.
For what it’s worth Hainsey looked good last night.
Oleksy did not and he was beat into the corners for puck battles quite often.
As I said below the big ? with Hainsey is what does the playoff gear look like?
He didn’t look good on the Malkin goal. Hags blew past him.
Yeah – that’s going to happen to a #6 dman – but he can still play – I honestly hope they trade for two Dmen and we never have to see him, but if we do, at least that means we won’t have to see Ruhwedel.
This is the time of the year droolers come alive
Do you hibernate the rest of the year, sam?
i know you love guentzel too, but trade him too. the window is now.
Guentzel isn’t going anywhere. He is really liked on the team and Crosby likes him
Typical yoda – take a guy that can already score 20, that you control for very few dollars – the time is now though – so trade him for a guy that makes 6x as much that will be a UFA in two years, and but can score you 25.
Hopefully we can land Tocchet and Stevens for Guentzel and Sheary. What is best about his commentary… this team won with Sheary and Guentzel give them insurance they didnt really have last year on the wing. A little more strength on the back end and the roster is ever bit as strong top to bottom as the cup champion one from last year. Everything else is just how they approach and play. If they cannot change the PK and how the play D no new bodies will help lol. So go ahead and freak out over nothing yodummy!
if i am so dumb, why would i go after the same guys the pens GM is after?
Bahahahahahaha… I’m not even sure what you’re trying to say here but I know it’s ridiculous lol
NHL: here is a nice tidy package of available players Internet: here is the teams salary cap situation and inside data on who may be persuing who. Yoda: look how smart I am, I’m thinking of going after a specific list of guys handed to me by the internet We are all talking about the same players you fucken moron… the ones that are available that fill holes. The joke is that while most of us have said shore up the D first you’re fixated on a winger for Crosby… a nice to have not a need. This is why… Read more »
That doesn’t mean they’d give up the same future 30 goal guys you would because they probably have a clue, FroYo.
Actually there is one other stand out funny about this… yoda calling for this team to be blown up for years leading up to the cup… even later than he will claim. AND calling for the same literally within hours of them winning it all lol
new goalie=cup….and i loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove it!
Haha. You said they needed to rebuild. You’re a bona fide moron. And a bottom. Thought they were closer to a rebuild the year they won a cup! How retarded is that!
Blow it up 2011-2016… after the cup and I’m laughing. Such a fucken lying sack of dogshit lol
keep bob errey as mario’s winger. he scored 26. keep rob brown as mario’s winger. he scored 49. stevens, tocchet, and jagr aren’t worth it when you have robbie brown and bibs.
What are you trying say – that 49 goals wasn’t enough? Let’s also remember – Sid, nor Geno, is Mario. Period. Chris Kunitz has played here all of 7 years now – he scored 60 points in Anaheim – never more than 68 here, and only eclipsed that 60 number in Anaheim once. What an uptick! Sid and Geno! Get fucked, yogurt. Stop over when you know what you’re talking about you little power bottom you.
hey fat fingers, your boy is available! long live zatkoff
1 – 1, 3.08, .908
Thank God. I can rest easy now. Going into the playoffs with the Mental Midget as the back-up goalie gives me the shitts.
sam wasnt malkin going to be in the KHL like 5 years ago according to you?….whatever happened to those “predictions”
sammich was drooling over the idea of Malkin leaving…
One week out… GMs should blow their loads any minute now with a plethora of pre-deadline moves that will make March 1st pretty much meaningless 😉
I’m a “no” on Shatterpants too.
I’m a “no” pending the cost (which I assume to put me in the “no” territory).
Injuries are part of the game. I would not mortgage the future to bring in a bunch of 5-7 dmen in hopes of winning the cup again.
No but I wouldnt balk at adding one D at least… Kulikov would be a nice addition and would come a lot cheaper than Shattenkirk. Oduya and Hainsey are two more that could be had for far less and give the team some security on the back end. All those guys can skate and still have game left (for the older two). The only real concern about Hainsey is he has never seen the playoffs, we don’t exactly know what the next gear looks like. Kulikov should come with a caveat too… if the pick him up what happens at… Read more »
I like Kulikov and E. Kane.
Kane is interesting but there is that attitude that makes him such a high risk… would he fit into a dressing room with Geno, Letang, and Sid? The 1st thing that comes to mind is Byfuglien tossing his clothes in the shower lol
Kane is not available.Move on.
hopefully rutherford can trick a team into accepting st.bleury for their 5th or 6th dman. pens need some bodies.
Did your assholle heal yet, pincushion? He so owned you.
a lot of people are posting they don’t like duchesne. i think if the go and get duchesne or evander kane, either one of those guys would be a huge upgrade for crosby. guys like sheary, rust, guentzel do fine with sid. but remember these guys would score 12 a year if they weren’t playing with sid. throw sid a bone already and get him someone to play with.
But Kane is inconsistent and always injured that con man is playing some good hockey lately why? Because he wants to get traded. Or else no one will take that bum
He’s no 5 goal Joe, but he’s not bad.
I’d doubt he will even play until 38-39. So yeah Joe will still have 5 and Kane 0 because he won’t make to that age that lazy bum
So the fact that Crosby is just a PPG without Sheary this year but closer to 1.4 when he plays means? Line chemistry is a thing and those two have it! If we add a Duchene we dont need to augment Sids line.
bob errey and robbie brown tore it up playing with mario. how many points did they put up without him? are you saying stevens and tochett weren’t upgrades? you guys are dumb.
LOL, yes Rob Brown, Warren Young and even Errey may have done alright next to Mario…. in the fucken 80s and early 90s you dumb shit. While the Pens would surround Mario with a few guys here and there it was the depth they brought to the table that really made them dangerous. Not only that but there is a cap to consider while trying to create that depth. You are in fact the dumb one asshole lol.
As good as Crosby is… he is not Lemieux for the record
“guys like Sheary.” 2nd year in the league, on pace for 30 goals. Guentzel – clearly going to be a player in this league for a long time. Amazing that this retard continues to spout this nonsense.
A trade is gonna happen within the next 48 hours before the trade deadline. A roster player is going bye bye… I’ve heard Fehr or …. Haglin
You’ver heard from whom?
Heard from a guy who I was his guest last night for the game. He’s been long time friends with Francis. Sometimes these things happen, and sometimes nothing happens. Guess we will find out in a few days. You guys don’t have to believe me.
Nice new handle KingPuck
Did you hear that while sitting behind the bench last night?
Still don’t see the fascination with Duchene. Didn’t see much again tonight.
I think he’s a bit overrated myself, but I’d still like to have him if the price is right. Players like that are always over valued at the deadline though and he certainly isn’t worth mortgaging the future.
This is probably where I fall. He’s a nice player. He’s not elite. Probably a little overpaid. A little overhyped. He can help this team, but I’m not paying elite player prices for a guy that’s likely not even to get top unit PP time here.
Like chubby is elite and worth every penny
Gonna give us 80 points and the Crosby goal happened because of Kessel last night… GWA baby!!!
Chubby is closer to elite than Duchene is, that’s for damn sure. I’d probably put him a notch below. But “chubby” is probably going to notch 80 points this year. Duchene has hit exactly 70. Once. So is “Chubby” worth every penny of $6.8 million? Yes. I’d say so.
There may also be a benefit of getting him out of the dumpster fire that is Colorado.
Hes one of the best faceoff guys in the league. Near the top in ES goals yearly. Fits our speed game and can play with Sid or replace Bonino having three position versatility. Hes what you hope Sprong becomes. We’d be lucky to acquire him.
I don’t think you’re ever truly lucky to pay a 50 point guy $6 million.
Hey shitstain how did Toews do tonight?
10% of his point total in one game! We call that an anomaly Chubb Chubb.
You realize that you single handedly bring the human races IQ down 10 points, correct?
I’ll try to do a recap tomorrow. Gotta catch an Uber back to the hotel now.
What I will say is Sullivan is very vocal on the bench. He holds people accountable.
Daley was hurt before the game, tried to give it a go. Just didn’t have the speed. Then hmgot hit into the boards and didn’t see him the rest of the game.
Cullen and Kessel are VERY particular about their sticks.
What about the Russian he likes visiting other teams penalty box
Your boy Crosby had 2 penalties himself
But malkins penalty ended costing a goal and possibly the March canes goal gave them momentum up until pens 5vs3 power play imagine if pens didn’t have that 5v3 pp I’m sure canes would’ve end up beating the pens all thanks to malkin shifting momentum to them
Malkin scored the GwG. And he also drew the penalty to set up that power play.
Last I checked sid scored the GWG
Look at same with his three accounts!
I wish I had 3 accounts like npl so I can thumbs down you 3 times just like he does to people
You like visiting Orpik’s shitt box.
Crosby had a pair himself genius lol
That’s cool. I don’t understand playing Daley though. We always seem to play guys when we shouldn’t. It’s an 82 game schedule and then playoffs. There’s nothing wrong with taking a game or two to get healthy.
Anyone ever go on DK’s site and see Jaydogg filling up half the comment sections of each article?
You Clowns are spamming that site too now?
What is DKs site?
Hey Sam. You think CM2005 and NPL are the same person?
NPL from a few years ago? Nah man.. you can find me on Facebook if you’re really that curious. I got nothing to hide.
So are you saying you are not a hot dog eating fat slob like npl?
Need Shittzy back if for no other reason to get Letang off the power play
Malkin too, wasnt that one of your suggestions? Get Malkin AND Letang off the power play to fix it?
Beauty potential insurance marker by Geno… 5v5 so the win is more deserving now!
Sam to society is what Jared Staal is to the Staal family.
Big Jared Staal fan on the board I see
Told you guys Daley was hurt. Hasn’t played since 1st period
Our dmen are dropping like flies. Hopefully it’s not bad
Crazy this place is 50% Pens fans
That’s cuz the Canes are poo
Ron Hainsey would look good on the Pens. Clears the front of the net. He’s huge
Wow they needed 5on3 to score
Pens don’t deserve the W tonight
Really? Playing without 4 of their top six D and missing another couple key forwards but are winning. Don’t matter how you get em as long as they do!
This match is brutal to watch. Dumoulin has been a turnover machine tonight
Do they trade square picks in these types of matches? Or is that another game?
He’s having trouble seeing the puck wearing a visor. Broken jaw. Hard to look at his feet with a bottom cage
Has anyone ever got one of those charity bags? I was thinking about getting one. Good cause and it never hurts to have pens gear.
I have. They are worth the money.
FYI Pens charity bags will be during the March 5th game
You’re probably due for a new Fleury jersey.
Pens need George Laraque
Or Reggin Reaves.
Gimme some Reeves
Man this is ridiculous! Playing like pussies.
Diego rattling off posts! Pace yourself.
I just pulled a zero. Entire conversation with myself.
No you pulled a maloni, hypocritical action in face of bitching about recently. This would be classic maloni in fact
Sam gave you three thumbs down. Or maybe no one likes you.
LOL or maybe the people that actually have something good to say and are respected dont waste their time with all these thumbs up and down to gauge their station in life in the way people like you, sammich and yodink are so prone too.
Our Russian is back where he belongs. Amazing 9.5m investment. He has played so far 7minute and 15 seconds and has 6min of penalty
Even Erry has lost patience with Geno.
Does Ginolook as disinterested in person as he does on TV
Hes pissed. Has changed sticks 3 times already. He keeps saying I want the puck
CM, 2005 your birth year?
Nah man.. went to CMU
Cm2005 are u the guy with pens Jersey and wearing a cap sitting behind sully
Nope. Light blue Pens shirt. Behind the sticks. Behind Tochett
That blonde chick isnkjnda hot though.
The game within the game lol
I saw you!
Sullivan is very loud and active on the bench. Really talks to his players.
Big changes next period
Part of what I love about this coach. The guys dominated Dan for too long.
I’m guessing you’re sitting near the bench?
I’m on the glass. Forwards switch thisnperiod so all the hot heads will be in front of me.
Can we post pics on this site?
Anything is better than the last period! Wow!
If that was DB all he would do is drink water and cross his arms and watch the ship sink
Malkin back from injury yet ?
Oops I meant from vacation yet
You keep talking trash on Malkin… but I don’t see your boy Crosby doing anything either. You should call him and tell him to step it up
Jesus that period was a disaster!
After the first goal pens disappeared and it was all canes since.
These boys really need to work on their PK clearances
Daley looks hurt. He keeps talking to the trainers. Can’t push offnon his right skate
Malkin hurt too? Talking to the coach often or its because his getting shitt from sully
Looks like you nailed this… Daley in the dressing room
Hey stain how was the Russians penalty costing pens a goal.
COuld have gone either way. He’s pissed broke a stick over his knee
Maybe they score here on the Geno draw
Interesting stat… much of this year Sid has been pacing nearly 1.4 PPG since Sheary has been hurt he’s barely a PPG. Those doubting that kid have to start giving credit where it’s due. Includes 4 games without a single point
To put that in perspective he’s had 9 games without a point all year with Sheary playing beside him
Pathetic play on the boards there!
Murray injured yet? He’s due for a vacation.
We didnt get Stempniak
Wilson in. Olesky in. Rowney in. Gaunce. Fehr all in pregame warm ups.
Are they showcasing Fehr….
At least in pregame warm ups
Huge turnout of Penguins fans here tonight
I’ll be at the game tonight right behind the Pens bench. I’ll try to keep everyone updated if I hear anything or see anyone missing etc
Check for bonino because so far he hasn’t been on the ice this morning
He’s sick and isn’t playing tonight.
Bonino has mud butt
I’m contemplating going myself.
If you gonpost up here. I’ll buy you a beer.
I haven’t posted before todaybin 3 years… it’s seems Sam is still Sam
Apparently bonino is not on the ice today
Traded… focal point in the Duchene deal…
Pens can use fehr on 4th line Cullen on 3rd. Bonino has more value then both. Even tho I find Cullen is the best but in NHL worlld bonino is pens player that will do a package deal with the Avs
Fehr is making more than the other two and seems to have a lot of interest, he is likely to be traded. I would have no issue moving both Bonino and Fehr if Duchene finds his way to the team
There is also rumors jets are interested in fleury and willing to package Enstrom he has only 1 goal but his smooth skating might connect with pens system. But I still don’t want fleury gone because Murray hasn’t prove anything yet and we have seen last few games fatigue is kicking in for him
If MaF goes and the Pens don’t get a goalie back who is next up Jarry?
They should not trade fleury yet they will regret it. Fleury is proven he can play full season while Murray last few games it’s showing signs plus he gets injured often
I think the answer is ‘yes,’ but given the glut of talent in the goalie market, I don’t see any way they’d go that route without getting a more experienced backup should MAF be traded.
I know this team loves speed, but Maatta hasn’t exactly been slight of foot lately either.
Franson could be an OK fit. Not fast, but he still manages to put up decent numbers and is solid on the back end.
Not sure if thats the best way to look at it. Part of the reason the team would like to add another D has to do with an inconsistent Maatta. Granted he has simplified his game and has been better defensively but the offence has all but dried up because of it. A Franson would add a shot on a PP that he would probably not see but with the lack of foot speed he may be held back like Maatta. If this team adds to the blueline I think mobility should be a key component.
Looking to add another D (or two) has more to do with not wanting to have to go to Oleksy / Ruhwedel in case of an injury as it does to do with pushing Maatta.
I have read both making sure they have the depth and as a bit of a push to both Maatta and Daley. I am sure the former is a lot more important than the latter however.
Hey sammich, instead of all the thumbs down why dont you actually join the conversation. Funny how you go into hiding as soon as people start discussing in depth parts of anything. Still waiting on insight on the Crosby vs Malkin turnover post!
I was the one who brought up the vrbata. So I dunno what’s your thumbs down issue when all of my posts have thumbs down
There is rumors iggy can joins the wild to play on 3rd line
He would fit that system pretty well. Could be a bit of a big deal for the Wild if he ends up there. That noted I think they may be looking at a backup and defence depth according to rumours. They are very concerned with Kuemper so are looking at all the backups that may be available and possibly kicking tires on Franson, he would be a better fit in their world than ours.
THN stated the Kings were interested but Iginlas cap hit is hurting the chances of that move… Minny is in the same boat, they would probably have to move salary for Iginla or Franson as they currently have 383M in cap space
Iggy can’t play pens fast game but can manage to play wild system on bottom 6 role. Even with kings but with pens he will be miserable on ice to watch
So nothing on Hamhuis?
Hamhuis and Doan. Every year it’s in pens rumors and droolers dream here
I mean I know he’d be an upgrade but he’s definitely no Marty St.Louis, is he?
I would love to see the pens add Brendan smith and Brian Boyle. I think both could help the over all defense
Boyle doesn’t fit the system too well me thinks. Probably looking for more speed than size, but who knows. I like Boyle but I just don’t see them making that deal, and it’s reported Tampa wants at least a second and will hold out for a first.
Even if he is 34-35 I’d like to see vrbata I think he can be a good value for the pens he works hard and it will connect with pens system specially cycling the puck in the offensive.
If he could be had for little I think he would probably be a great fit on Malkins line. It all depends on the ask. If Phoenix is going all in on moving out the vets for a rebuild they could be asking a lot.
Stone was had cheap in a position of higher value so you have to think Vrbata couldn’t be more than a third at most.
Yuck, there is a matrix on sportsnet that suggests Vrbata may be in the realm of a second rounder… although if looked at as a depth guy then the price tag makes more sense. He probably would fit in the category
Vrbata would really sure up that blue line.
Agreeing with Schaff here… I said the same about Stone and it looks like the scouts agreed. We need to remember this team has an identity and that is speed and skill. While we have a couple guys that don’t skate the way most of the team does if we are moving and/or adding bodies I would want to add to the speed and skill. Boyle is not necessary.
Non he doesn’t fit the system, but he is a good shut down fourth line center. He may jot be as fast but he would help the defense Come playoff time. Also ads a little size, and I get so tired having him go against our centers in the playoffs
They have Bonino and Cullen still. I like Cullen in the 4th line role as it give us some extra punch and he works well with those wingers
Kyle Quincey is trash
That’s probably why he makes $1.25M and is on the secondary market – and is being talked about as an add on as a 7th defensemen. Is he better than Chad Ruwhedel? Yes. He is.
Ruwhedel makes less than half of what Quincey does. Overpaying a 7th defenseman on a cap strapped team, is something they should avoid. Especially if when were talking about kyle quincey
Ruwhedel also sucks 5x more than Quincey – and why are they cash strapped, exactly? Especially with Maattaa and his salary expected to be on LTIR until damn near the end of the season…?
There available adjusted space is over 5 million according to spotrac.com
Hockey Buzz has it over 7??? doesnt look accurate at ll.. nvm
He’s an experienced guy that has some mobility that would probably suit the team fine in a reduced role. Would at least push Oli Maatta when he returns and offer insurance down the stretch if they lose someone late in the year. The cost for him would be far cheaper than any of the others named so he could be at least a fall back option if they dont land a big fish.