[hide] The St. Louis Blues protected tough guy Ryan Reaves out of fear that the Pittsburgh Penguins were going to workout a deal with the Vegas Golden Knights.
But every team has a price and the Penguins have paid one for Reaves.
Pittsburgh has traded the 31st overall pick and center Oskar Sundqvist to St. Louis for Reaves and the 51st overall pick.
Rutherford will likely get crushed for the cost but mission accomplished in adding a tough guy who can actually play.
Reaves, 30, carries a $1.125 million cap hit and is signed for one more season. He had a career high 7 goals in 16-17 and added 104 penalty minutes.
What the Penguins like about him is that he can skate for a big guy. [/hide]
I sure hope king makes up some trade rumors while he’s here. Might as well.
2 year hiatus and I see we are all (or most) still behaving badly. ;-(. This will be one of the most exciting and controversial off-seasons in a while. But the bottom line is there is no way we go for three unless our better players are allowed space and have a deterrent or a response for the abuse they take through the season. More to come btw, they are still going to get a physical presence on the back end. That should lead to another meltdown that we traded a Blueger and Wilson for anyone other than Bobby Orr.
“No way we go for three without a deterrent” because these last two without one eating icetime were complete flukes lol.
The most pressing need was augmenting the blue line, while I want to give Reaves a chance to prove he can play on this team before I really bitch the fact remains that Archibald, Sprong, Simon and Reese will possibly looking for a full time roll sooner than later, all are skilled players. The Pens used two decent assets that could have been part of a package to add a top 4 blue liner, now they are possibly going to have to shed one or more of the aforementioned four to accomplish this and still live with the realization that… Read more »
These people make sam’s bowel movements look intelligent. Win twice without deterrent. Now they need one. And need to pay a premium to get him. Fuckk right the hell off
If I could punch Jim Rutherford in the face for this trade, I would
Yea but you cant because JR would drop you.
Just like your mom dropped you when you were born
You’ll be one of those “fans” that posts memes and acts like you were all for this trade.
Church. So will Simply Dusty. He’ll send out Reaves eating a hot dog one of these days for his buddy Sam.
Before March 2018, when hockey starts to matter, Pens need a third line center and 2nd pairing RH dman and they’ll be right in the Cup mix. Until then suuuck it !
Everyone on this board is going to love Reaves when the Flyers’ Brandon Manning tries to run Crosby through the boards.
As it’s happening or the very next shift?
In fairness I realize Reaves is far better than Sestito and Sullivan had some high praise so I wanna reserve judgment but this type of player is generally reactionary
Do you want my Sestito replica game jersey?
If he can skate with the team and be more of an energy guy, rather than an enforcer, like JR and SS seem to believe, well all be very happy with the trade. Im skeptical, yet hopeful.
That’s how I felt about trump’s campaign
Lets hope this trade yields better results.
I doubt this trade shoots my holdings 10% in the right direction like trump did.
Reaves will probably throw his drink down in the press box
Hey at least we didn’t give Oshie an 8 year contract.
I love when the Pens make controversial moves and the idiots come out in full force.
Where was sundqvist rated amongst top penguin prospects?
Internally? Not very high apparently.
Since they don’t publish their internal rankings, how about you do some reaearch on some of the more respected sites that do rankings and get back to me?
I believe that internal list was published the minute he was traded for Ryan Reaves. But id be interested in seeing what you think is a top prospect list from a respected site. Please provide a link. Thanks.
And why would you say that? Maybe they are over valueing Reaves, which is what most of us are saying and felt it was a good idea to throw a 1st round pick and a top 5 prospect at.
Just like everyday on this site.
7 year career, Reaves average time on ice = 8 minutes. Never averaged more than 9 minutes in any year. This is what you get for a 1st and a top prospect? + a 1.125 cap hit? Averages a minute and a half penalty minutes per game!
Beat that drum Dusty.
Sundqvist is not a top prospect.
Where was he rated amongst the Penguins prospects?
He isn’t very knowledgeable when it comes to hockey. Scroll through his posts.
I F’in knew Simply Dusty would be irate over this trade. Calling a soon to be average role player a top prospect. This is an act, right? Do u get royalties every time you are referred to as “Simply Dusty”?
Rumors is that Reeves wanted to be traded so he can move to Mckeesport
Dustin hates Murray and he won us 2 cups, so I’ll trust GMJR judgement on this trade.
I trust the gm. I trust the coach. Why go on a message board if you can’t give an original opinion?
Ignore that bandwagon that turned his TV off as soon as pens were down 2-0 and told use see you Thursday
Yes the two of you can hit ignore user at anytime.
I already gave an opinion once. I didn’t post 10 times saying I hate the trade like a whiney chick. Go talk to your boy Sam.
maybe this is the year reaves steps up his offence. might be tough though to beat his career high of 7 goals and 14 points. bar is set pretty high
Means no Sestito I like it. I think Reaves kills penalties as well.
He’s just black sestito
Meh… it’s a step up from Sestito because the guy can play a little more hockey but at the end of the day this team won back to back without a regular dummy in the lineup. The assets used here may have been used to add a defenceman which is by far the biggest concern!
Exactly. Sit on the pick and hope he works out. Use the 1.125 on a defenseman. As Jeff said, Reaves is a proven stiff with no upside.
Malkin and Cole? Regular dummies
You need to add your name to that list moron.. Cole and Malkin were big pieces of the back to back cup teams you fucken retard
I bet scum sully was behind this move. He’s got a thing for the urban players. I expect daley signed, and then we’ll make a push for Joel Ward and re-visit the trade with arizone for Duclair.
Ill trust the 2-time Stanley Cup winning head coach’s judgement.
good one sam jr
When SD posts, he really shows how stupid he is and simple.
I bet Npl and his protest is behind this
Thanks for the thumbs up Sam!!
I always give thumbs up to everyone just like Don cherry and Trump. Real conservative way. Democrats give thumbs down on everything. Specially stain. Since he uses his thumbs down to make donuts
Reeves can play. Oscar wasnt going to be a major contributor, not with the emergence of Rowney who will likely lock down the 4th line center spot. Pens got the 51st pick back, and according to everyone made out like bandits in the expansion draft are not having to give up more than a second to get rid of Fleury And according to everyone made out like bandits in the expansion draft by not having to give up more than a second to get rid of Fleury. Pens essentially traded Oscar Sundqist for Reeves.
You’re on fire. One of your best posts.
And they made out like bandits in the expansion draft by not having to give up more than a second to get rid of Fleury
thats what I said (twice apparantly)
I think this trade tells us what Sullivan has to say about Rowney vs Sundqvist
This was a bad trade
Its statements like this that make me reconsider my initial position
If they wanted a man of color that can fight, send the assets to Buffalo and get E Kane
Kane defends Crosby or Malkin better as he’s actually able to play on the ice at the same time and throw hands.
No one defends anyone, malkin fought in a game were sestito was dressed, they dont deter anything from happening these thugs, take up a roster spot from a real hockey player and take shytty penalties
You do know it isn’t rod hockey right and the tool that happens to Crosby’s and Malkins bodies from the cheap shots. Plus your theory that toughness in the lineup doesn’t help is like saying ignore Muslims they will go away. But when they retire early because of the damage they can say they retired with honor. Still one of the dumbest things heard on here. Also add that teams are runny Murray because it is suspected he has a glass body.
No need black Kane.
E Kane is a cancer.
What an awful deal, whats wrong with a team full of hockey players. giving up your first and a decent prospect for at best a 12th forward and a low 2. Downright awful
Exactly. Why would they feel the need to get someone line him? I could even understand giving a low pick or sundqvust outright for him, since I don’t think he has a future in the NHL, but how do you give up a first for him? What a joke.
Wait… is this a full circle admission of error? After learning our lesson in 08, the Pens discovered that they needed to add some toughness to protect their stars… So at some point over the previous years they had Matt Cook, Ruslan Fedotenko, and one James Neal. Then the league upon pushing for a clean image of getting rid of the tough guys, we abandoned and dumped all them. Cook to Minnesota for playing dirty, Fedotenko to the Rangers for the “Sleeper”, and Neal to Nashville for Hornquist. Now we decided we cant shed all that grit for star talent… Read more »
If you think Ruslan Fedotenko was brought in to defend the team’s stars, then well need to start from the beginning with you.
actually it was Aaron Ashem I was thinking of, not Fedotenko. The point still exists.
Neal is dumb he takes so many stupid penalties
NO he was a cancer who was not good in both on and off the ice.
Welcome back. Npl been looking for you
Dustin doesn’t like the trade, so I like it. He’s just mad that he can’t beat that Sestito drum anymore. Reaves is head and shoulders better than Sestito. Sestito is garbage. Anybody that knows hockey knows this. I trust GMJR.
I want sestito and reaves in the lineup for CBJ, WPG, and WSH
My Sestito drum?
More like shocked that the best we could get for a 1st rounder and our top center prospect was a 4th liner who costs us 1 million more against the cap than I would pay.
So Pens have lost Fleury, Sundqvist, 1st rounder, 2nd rounder and have turned that into Reaves and 4.625 in cap space. Not off to a hot start Pappy. Lets hope better is still to come.
I don’t mind getting Reaves, but wtf would we trade a first round pick? He’s 30 and has like 27 goals. Losing the Fleury contract was a good thing and the 2nd/Sunqvist doesn’t bother me, but we will need to do something with this space. Thought we could’ve packaged the first in with someone to fill a need. This trade was abysmal.
We know Sam. #AllCocksMatter
And this is why Canadians suckss since jew bettman took over another 1st round pick that is an American when are they going to learn with he amount of bust moves with their 1st round American picks since 1993.
Youre on the wrong site bub
I know you weren’t born in 93 and your hockey only started since 2016. But there is Internet you can do your research the amount of first round American forwards Habs took and they are all bust. Check since 93 hope this keeps u busy to stay away from this site during this summer
Ok, i checked the internet. It says in 1993, 6 friends had yet to share a cup of coffee at Central Perk. Thats a long time ago!
Someone tell me the difference between Reaves and Sestito besides race and a million dollars. To me they are the same guy, except we had to pay out the ass for 1 and the other is happy with league min salary only playing in NHL games when needed.
Reeves will make Npl watch another season of hockey
Rothey is probably happy too. Maybe Rother can show him some houses in McKeesport.
Reaves can skate. Sestito cant.
He skates good enough to throw a 1st rounder and our top center prospect at? From what I remember, he skates like Maatta. You can sign thugs for league min.
Dude this draft is garbage this year. Read an article and do your homework.
The players in the draft may not pan out, but we know right now reaves is shyt
So are you now taking Yoda’s place with a one mantra issue. Who won the Lady Bing…no one cares about it.
Reeves! Nailed that one too. Like the move.