Murray era is Officially Over
[hide] The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded goaltender Matt Murray to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the 52nd overall pick and forward prospect Jonathan Gruden.
There had been questions whether Ottawa would actually go the route of being willing to spend $5+ million a year on a goaltender, but this has always been an ideal landing spot if the trade market sizzled down to Pittsburgh having to go the draft pick route instead of trying to land an impact player (which was the top priority initially) the other way.
For Ottawa, this is a good gamble to make.
They’re a young and up and coming team loaded with prospects where Murray’s at the age where you can have an established goaltender in his mid-20’s for the next several years.
On the flip side, if Murray falters and Ottawa lets him walk after one year, the trade will still end up being worth it when you have as much draft capital as the Senators have had the last couple seasons.
This is a risk a team like Ottawa should be making. There’s really nothing to lose for them.
“The acquisition of Matt Murray represents an important addition to our lineup,” said Senators GM Pierre Dorion in a released statement. “He’s a proven goaltender who has considerable high-pressure experience and someone who we’re certain will serve as an exceptional mentor to our young group of upcoming goaltenders.”
As for the Penguins, GM Jim Rutherford will likely be applauded for coming out of this with a late second-round pick due to the log jam of goaltenders available and the market being pretty soft on Murray in recent days. Indications are the only other scenario Pittsburgh had cooking in the last 24 hours was discussions with the ETo read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
love the shirt of that guy at 0:55 seconds
npl’s friends seems to be confused
Still some decent wingers out there. Our third lis putrid.
I know he is a center but I would not mind seeing Kahun back in a Pens uniform.
I always liked him as well. Seemed creative offensively. Id rather have McCann at wing anyway. I’d also take a flyer on Duclair. He has some speed and produces. Dadonov as well would be nice.
Marleau back with the sharks for 1 year 700k. I think he will retire there after this season
Sad day for Tool Vegas said they will not trade MAF. Maybe they should get rid of that fraud max pacioretty
Oh it’s been addressed below… it’s really sad for a cusp team like Vegas that they have move relevant roster spot bodies in order to keep that horrible untradable contract in MAF who will probably be buried when the playoffs come around again.
So close to getting over the hump only to be shut off by MAF… we know this pain all to well.
PS… MaxPac led the team in goals and points last year. He was their offensive leader… more important than a 7.75 million dollar back up on any team in history
Npl must be mad. People in Florida chanting cnn suckss as his idol Acosta trying to work
The Vegas Golden Knights are on the verge of signing Alex Pietrangelo to a seven-year contract carrying an average annual value of $8.8 million.
This will put them way over the cap.
They will move the bodies! Too bad they have such fucken dead weight in that ridiculous MAF contract… sam was right again lol
They will have to give up draft picks to get someone to take him.
They are now $6.9 million over the cap.
Wanted to move Letang to get him. Hopefully No one helps them out.
Nate Schmidt to the Vancouver Canucks for a third-round pick in 2022,
McCrimmon just told the press they plan on tandeming the two… 12 million plus on the pipes and they are still over. Means another roster spot will need to be moved to fit the untradable contract in MAF under the cap. Basically if they had picked up Pietrangelo and were able to trade MAF you’d have a sure fire favourite to go up against TB next year… instead they have to get rid of components because they signed that deal. It’s brutal… it’s gonna hurt them, imagine the Pens keeping MAF? Like the cap is hard enough to meet, if… Read more »
He also has a M-NTC so he would have some say where he could land.
Taylor Hall a man who is always traveling never a real team…and the Sabres are curious one year deal ??
He does not want to play in the post season. No paycheck involved.
Smart move for the Sabres. He gives them a better shot at the post- season and if that isn’t in reach, they can trade him for a really nice return at the deadline.
He signed long term with the Oilers, then got traded twice because those teams weren’t contending. He won the MVP with the Devils. He’s smart to take a one year deal because teams aren’t willing to dish out a lot of money on long term deals with how uncertain everything is. As far as him signing with a bad team, how many “good teams” have the cap space for him with it being flat? #themoreyouknow
Unfair, he obviously carries value however he did seem off after coming back from injury the last time. Didn’t make a lot of noise in ARZ, playing with Eichel could be really good for him next season. There is a potential 1-2 punch that might help Buffalo. Bet he was only offered one year because we know what he’s capable of but also know it could be pretty high risk
Look he is a really good player ! He had a MVP season in New Jersey good. Always thought he underachieved in Edmonton and didn’t do much in Arizona…..he is certainly not worth $9 million a season.
He has been on 4 teams that’s a bit curious…You want to pay $9 plus for him go for it…
He and Eichel will be a good combo I agree…
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not just getting at Sam below with what I said about his lack of success and attitude. Skill for skill he’s a star and if he can stay healthy he’ll flirt with 40 and 40. That’s why he’s getting the cash he got
Oh I agree thank god he didn’t go to Colorado…wow he might score 70…
I think he is a terrific star…i dont view him as a franchise player like Crosby, Mckinnon, Matthews, Ovechkin, Kane those types…..
Neither do I, Malkin was in that class of player, still shows up like that albeit not as often. This is what Sam don’t get
Taylor Hall to the Sabres
1 year 8m
Still chance penguins to get him next season at the trade deadline or in the summer
We dont need Taylor Hall he is good but not 8, 9 MILLION…. Sorry
Why Malkin is good 9.5m
Yes he scores but how many dumb penalties he takes how many times teams score because he goes to the box. He harms the team more then he does good. Yet Tool and other here are blinded by his play.
He was the cause habs came back in the game and won and had confidence and won the series thanks to the MVP Russian
As same said he’s back in Russia
Other than Halls MVP season Malkin has outperformed him and usually played at min as many games each year. For this sam think Hall is worth the money that Malkin, who keeps proving sam wrong annually, gets!
Hall played in that shutholee oilers team that changed coaches every other year.trust me if he played with penguins would’ve had better numbers and your Russian would easily have -100 a year if he played with with the oilers
Yes sam, this seems completely plausible… playing in the team that has seen two of its players lead the league offensively in what? 3 of the last 4 seasons and finish min top 2 every year was rough on Hall until he was traded! How bout this you fucken skid… Hall had a pisspoor attitude in this city and it’s well known. Everything you claim Malkin and Kessel was, Hall owned. Between that and his inability to stay healthy is why HE never helped that franchise improve. He was moved, in part, because of his negative impact on McDavids character… Read more »
Shutholee teams and he willingly goes and signs with the Sabres…. Go figure he likes to be
Yes Sam, Malkin and Malkin alone is why the Pens lost to the Habs… had nothing to do with the fact that to a man all but like one or two actually showed up you dumb fucken cumstain
Malkin in his prime was worth it and better all the way around than Hall sorry and I’m not a Malkin fan..
I guess he really enjoys playing for losing teams. What a waste.
Poor Toews and the Blackhawks core are pissed about the direction of the team. Maybe these guys need to look in mirror. They hamstrung the team taking up nearly a third of the salary cap and then complain they can’t keep or sign players. Great leadership. And Toews was never worth $10 million a yr.
Toews is delusional… then again he’s easily the most overpaid and overrated player of the 00s and 10s
Saaad day for npl and Stan saad been shipped to the Avs
Poor Sam(e)… Blue Jackets sign F Mikko Koivu to 1-year, $1.5M contract
He is slow but a smart 2,way player he would’ve been good on the 3rd line for 1 year
Older and slower, just what the Pens need.
You’re a Fucken joke, the players you suggest are always the same… fucken old and well past their prime, always. Kessel was great and in his prime, you’ve been dying to trade Malkin for over a decade. You’re a complete fucken fool
Blue Jackets are going to be tough…already good now adding Domi and Koivu..
Tyler Johnson would be AWESOME!
Sam I was thinking the same thing ! Tampa needs to move him and they have to retain salary. If they retained even $2 million of the $5 million which would be $3million or 50% which we be $2.5 million.. Rutherford could do it he got Kessel so… We have $2 million left in team cap space. We..MOVE —– Rudwhedel, $700,000 Casey De Smith $ 1.25 million Jusso Rikola $ 1 .0 million $ 2.95 million we could take Tyler Johnson at $3 million and have some left for a cheap right handed defenseman say Codi Ceci to play with… Read more »
“No inde wants to play in Montreal. Their hockey culture sucks, they’ll never win again and they have bandwagon fans. ” – Taylor Hall and every other UFA
Crawford is headed to the Devils.
I always found Bobby Ryan a fraud but at 1M I would’ve gave him a shot to play with Crosby. Number 1 and number 2 pick of that year play on the same line.
I guess he will join the red wings before he retires next year since he will be garbage after that
Waste of a million dollars.
Hockey11 can stop drooling over brodie since leafs signed him for 4 years
Yes that is true.. drooling stopped im sure your happy with Mike Matheson please..
sam the man are you different from SAM ?
read my post about Tyler Johnson think he would be a good fir for the Penguins 3rd line center..Tampa does have to retain salary so..if they retained $2 million of the $5 million or 50% Rutherford should jump on that.
I’m sure you will hate this to you seem to hate everything ..your like the wicked witch of the west of hockey….LOL
Tyler Johnson a fraud the only thing he has done since his contract is collecting a paycheck
Your a fraud just like your picture of the orange monkey that leads our country…every post you think everyone is a fraud..LOL
YOU GOT A BETTER OPTION FOR THIRD LINE CENTER…AND DONT SAY JANKOWSKI BECAUSE YOU WILL JUST BE ADMITING HOW STUPID YOU ARE…HE IS A 3RD LINE WING 4TH LINE CENTER..
Crawford to devils 2 years 3.9m a year
Flames sign tanev 4.5m a year for 4 years
Krug to the Blues, 7yrs, $6.5 AAV.
What space they have left like $4.75 million use that for a true 3rd line center….
we have enough young dmen coming in Nick Manascalo, Pierre Oliver Joseph, Cam Lee, and William Rielly (RPI captain) we have Rudwhedel Rikola..
Is he technically a free agent? If we could get him at $3 $3.5 for 3 years jump on that……. good gritty talented two way player solid third line center..
Tyler Johnson Mark Jankowski Brandon Tanev now that is a third line…
Wonder what Tyler Johnson’s demands would be. As a third line guy he’d be decent. And Sam would wet his undies…
Not sure there is room now with E-Rod and MJ though
Is this the same tyler that npl drools about and finds he is underpaid ?
We have 42 million left in cap space.. if Tamps retains 50% he comes in at $2.5 million. Even if they retain 42 million he comes in at $3 million
we move Rudwhedel $700,000, we move Rikola $ 1 million, we move De Smith $1.25 million thats $2.95 million
we drafted two goalies, we have several young men close and coming
Pierre Oliver Joseph
nhl back up goalie will be plenty and cheap to sign
Sorry $ 2million left in team cap space wishful thinking….
Apparently the Pens are still in the market for a RHD. Probably in the 1.5-2 range max
please not Chris Tanev…Radko gudas just signed three years @SID4800 $2.5 per
Zero.. What about Codi Ceci at $1 million Stay at home, blocks shot be a good partner for the offensive minded Matheson……and Ceci should be cheap…
Shultz to the Caps. Two yrs, $8 million.
Wow! Wonder if he has 4MM value over 2 years let alone one
why does every X Penguin go to Washington Jagr trade Niskanen Orpik now Schultz…uggghhhhh
The Ottawa Senators signed Matt Murray to a four-year contract extension worth $25 million.
Fraud goalie he will collect 4 years 6.,25$m and team won’t be even near to make the playoffs. I wonder how many games will he miss in this 4 years
Mark Jankowski… why??
Depth. Just a solid defensive forward at league minimum.
Team was rebuilt with speed at the forefront. It’s not like they were in the market for a splash. Unless a big name was available at an absurdly low cost we really shouldn’t have expected anything else.
The move officially eliminated Simons potential return. Shores up the PK
Thank go……epic fail there…
I think Jankowski is about all we had…
metro is loading up Montreal signed Toffoli… Hurricanes is already loaded (a goalie away) and signed Jesper fast, Washington always wins the division, Blue Jackets signed Domi & Koivu, and have more cap space. Philadelphia is getting better, the Islanders own us..
Rutherford its pull a rabbit out of your ass time…..
Well he is only 26, he plays a terrific two way game, is a really good on the penalty kill, scored 17 goals two years ago, and 15 three years ago, last season was an off season, and only $700,000…
Turris to Oilers
Evan Rodrigues likely coming back
Why?!! simon is still in play too. Ugh.
Low cost depth option that may have deserved better than to watch the Pens lose this year. Unoffensive signing
Ideally the Pens sign Fast, but he’ll probably cost a little too much and might want to go somewhere where he has a top 6 role. Other 3 possibilities – knowing JR has prioritized speed – would be Athanasiou, Grabner, Turris.
Turris is an Oiler, Grabner would be the only affordable option, maybe
fast looks like he is heading to Nashville…
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Wayne Simmonds to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million.
Habs offered him more money and he still didnt want to go there haha
The Pens should sign Justin Williams. He retired.
Caps finalized the deal with lundqvist 1 year 1.5m
Hey Sammich, how do you feel about 38 million over 7 years for a 1 goal scorer haha
Get rid of ZAR
Love to see it. He’s one of the negative case studies for advanced stats. While I have seen more than enough to be comfortable moving in he’s apparently liked league wide for his “shot suppression” so maybe he’s actually worth something in a trade.
With his shoulder injury he will be hard to move.
Penguins Re-Sign Forward Sam Lafferty to a Two-Year Contract. $750,000 AAV.
Lundqvist is going to the Caps.
Hall will probably go to Colorado or Nashville.
Taylor Hall won’t resign with the coyotes
GMJR should really go after him
Hey… something I won’t fight ya on other than this… there is a salary cap in hockey.
Maybe they can unload Letang.
sullivan will hate hall. he wants grinders not skill.
Is that why they traded horny ?
Who is paying for this? You do realize players won’t play for free.
Dude was clearly sliding… there is no room for him in the teams top 6 and he’s not strong enough to carry a bottom 6 line… at over 4MM annually he’s pricey to bury down there as well.
That’s why he was traded dip shitt! And I am as big a fan of the player as anyone but I also get it. Now cross the fingers the return works out, hopefully Matheson just needed a change of scenery
How many cups does he have to win for you to think he’s an alright nhl coach?
Declan Mcdonnell = Mr. Irrelevant
A second round pick, a 20 year old prospect who scored 30 goals 36 assists 66 points in 59 games for London Knights, and they cleared cap space to go after a 3rd line center…free agency starts Friday. Eric Haula 29 Center terrific 2 way player, skilled playmaker, kills penalties, fast skater (averages 15 to 20 goals a year) Micheal Grandlund Center 28 (bought out by Nashville) 17 goals last season (nice third line numbers) Kyle Turris Center bought out by Nashville would be a solid 3rd line center could get him on a good deal.. Max Domi went to… Read more »
According to Capfriendly the Pens now have $4.72M in cap space.
If Turris would come cheap I’d be curious. In a depth role he could be valuable. His possession numbers have been solid throughout the career and it would allow them the switch between McCann and him as 3C if one struggles
Do you expect a 3C over a RD? They have zero options to fill the right side on that third pairing. I think they signed McCann with the intention to keep him at 3C and hope young guys like Lafferty and Poulin can step up around him.
Id rather have hanging Chad there and build our bottom 6. He’s good defensively and I think that’d work with Matheson.
He is solid…indeed
Why not both? Depending on the cost? If they send a forward body like ZAR the other way for a RHD then it’s feasible.
Mistake..mccann is a better winger
Do you know what he signed for in Edmonton? it is a two year deal they didn’t say the terms.
the pens should trade jarry for a 2nd round pick. then they should go out and get the saint back from vegas if they also aquire a 1st round pick. the saint deserves to sink with this ship. not only that, the smiley faced saint may be the only hope of the pens drawing in the brainwashed bandwagoners into the seats again. even the scared democrats will risk getting covid to see their beloved hero again. the pens can have demsith as the backup. two goalies for cheap if they go that route!!!!
You’re fucken stupid…
Two picks, two goalies?
Kind of curious to go that way, but I agree with what they’re trying to do. We had Murray on the cheap for 5 years, Jarry on the cheap for at least 4. It’d be nice to have one of them develop over the next 3-4 years and able to potentially start after the Jarry contract.
Foudy and Smilanec are still there. It’d be nice to have a goal-scoring center in the system. Foudy is arguably the best skater in the Q.
BTW, did anyone else notice that verizon removed ATT sports from it’s lineup? pro sports might be done. the rating are so bad with the BLM stuff and the democrats will be scared to go because of covid. it’s looking like the pens will be playing to 5000 fans per game if the league ever resumes.
murray fulfilled your prophet yoda’s prophecy. as soon as the saint was on the bench, the pens won 2 cups just like i said….and i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooved it!
As soon as the saint was traded murray lasted a other 2 years or so
Once again with no full season games played
When was the last time a goalie played 82 games? And how does it make you feel that Vegas is willing to pay him 3.5 million and give someone a first rounder just to get him off their roster? Will you be a fanboy of his new team the way you were Vegas?
Goalie out, goalie in. Joel Blomqvist
He was projected to be an early third. I was hoping for a C, preferably Foudy. With all that, the more I read about him, the more I like him and the Pens had virtually no depth at G.
They have virtually no depth in the pipeline period.
JR will trade him at the deadline for a player that will fizzle out in Pittsburgh anyway
Now you may start jerking off on it fatso
It sucks that he had to leak the desire to leave… he’s probably worth more if he wasn’t such a mother fuckerr on a personal level. Charity or not… most players give! He blamed the team for losses, he handcuffed management with his outrageous demands despite struggling to find consistency.
From an attitude perspective the teams better off but what an absolute joke of a return. Addition by subtraction
Zero….think your spot on he was a prick, his practice and work ethic was not good, and the coach was frustrated with him. H e will be motivated now….
Hahahahaha… that’s a major haul for Murray hey yoda. So hell bent on simply being emotional on the subject that there was no ability to adjust opinion as it became clearer that he wasn’t going to work. Now he’s gone for a former 4th and a second this season… wow
i changed my mind yesterday, i said rutherford would get ripped off because he’s nervous and jittery and i was right again. at this point who cares anyway. the pens suck and they are going to suck for 5-7 years at this point. i’d generally be happy because the tickets are going to be cheap, but i’m not going downtown anymore. as soon as CCCP was spray painted on the mario statue, i made up my mind, the city is too dangerous and weird. i’m not going to spend a hundred bucks looking over my shoulder while looking out for… Read more »
Yoda….what are you smoking? The Penguins finished 4 points out of first in the metropolitan division, 3 behind Philadelphia, 7th overall in the NHL, in a shortened stopped season.
We add a 3rd line center, some defensive depth, this team can easily be right up there….
Free agency will be a key! If we add a couple decent players to round things out we will be good.
Once again same was right when droolers were all over murray when he won the cup same said give 2 years or so he will be gone. I guess I was off by 1 year.
Sad day for yoda
When is Malkin going back to Russia?
When he is done with your mom Stan
Ya but you also thought MAF would have been the better option… he’s been replaced since and is now untradable lol.
PS where do you think Stammer will land? Remember when you said he wouldn’t be moved because Malkin wasn’t… in 11 who then went on to be key in two more cups haha