Penguins missing out on Trouba not their fault at all
The Pittsburgh Penguins missed out on a big fish last night as the New York Rangers
acquired Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets.
As reported here last Monday, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford was making an aggressive pitch to Winnipeg for Trouba with multiple sources saying Pittsburgh amongst a few others had offers on the table that significantly trumped the Rangers deal, but what played out is this ended being a one team market in reality.
A power move from the Trouba camp forced Winnipeg to take the deal from the Rangers. Two high ranking sources say Winnipeg informed Pittsburgh and a few others who were finalists within 12 hours of the accepting the Rangers offer that Trouba’s To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”! an immediate trade dTo read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!or a threat to wait until DTo read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
It wasn’t a Rich Paul/Anthony Davis power move from a public standpoint but the Trouba camp forced their way to dictate a destination in a similar manner.
There is disappointment in Penguin circles as they felt for days they had an offer on the table that gave them a shot based on what the Jets were seeking from them and others, but it’s hard to call it a missed opportunity for Pittsburgh in that this ended up being a one-team market.
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DePaoli, pppssstttt..the draft is tomorrow
No one in Pittsburgh covers the first day bc they usually do not have a first round pick. Someone better tell them.
He’ll have an article on Saturday about all the Kessell, Malkin, Letang trades that pappy had on the table draft night but didn’t pull the trigger on. 95% of them will be complete bulshit.
How cool would it be if by this time tomorrow, Letang was on another team? Pens would be instant Cup contenders again.
Hey zerotool how miserable your beta male looked today at the White House make sure you vote for him again come October time
Florida suckss so much that they want to have tampax team becoming two-city team with Expos. Also the one of the part is because their fat fan average will go down
Wrong sport ya jackass!
Wait, so you think it makes sense to dump on TB for this move well after Montreal lost it’s fucken franchise?
Letang for Marner. Make it happen.
Crosby on the Hart Trophy last night “”I don’t have a bet,” Crosby smiled. “But I’d like to think 128 is a pretty solid year. I’d like to think he’s got a pretty good chance.””
Dude watching the boxscore… right sammich
Looks like the DNC ran the NHL awards last night. After all, what’s on the inside is a little important, but not as important as the color of your skin. Hahaha!
Yes because this was the 1st year the NHL awards show has not been great. They literally fuckk this thing up every single year. I had not, for a moment, considered race in any of what occurred last night on the show… thanks for raising your hand to let us know where you stand.
You watched the awards show but not the SC Finals? Why?
You talking to me or yoda? I watched as much of the finals as I could although I did miss parts of games here and there
its funny how the NHL obvioulsy considered race last night and the people who base things according to race pretend like that’s not the issue. lol
for the record. i could care less. i just think the whole politically correct culture and virtue signaling is funny. zero is a virtue signaler. he’s pure and perfect and when wayne simmons and willie o’ree were out there, he didn’t notice they were african canadians. he just noticed the purity of their souls. hahahahaha!
Couldn’t care less *. If you could care less, you obviously care to some extent.
That was clearly a slip of the freudian kind lol
The most messed up statement uttered by people. This drives me crazy!
He is also to busy to prepare his idols beta male trudeau next election campaign that is coming up in October.
I hope you enjoy trudeaus trip with Trump. He will het slapped around like the bitchh he is
I do find an interesting correlation between those claiming they are “alphas” in a species where no such thing exists are usually spineless little jellyfish such as yourself.
Not seeing colour is a stupid idea that only someone like yourself would make a point to bring up. Of course we see colour, it is a matter of not thinking that one is superior based on it. It’s not that I don’t notice they are both black it’s just… I didn’t care, I didn’t feel the desire to have that drive my opinion on them or the show as it clearly has done so for you. What I seen last night was a guy who, historically was the man to break the colour barrier in the past and had… Read more »
Literally no one:
Yoda: The awards show was crap last night because of the black presenters, hosts but I dont mean that in a racist manner I just feel it ruined the show
Wow you guys watch award shows. That is too much shit give me the game itself and stop the extra crap. And for the love of god come on lets see some new insults some of these are getting old.
You missed a great zinger by Barkov tho… between that and Kenan Thompson take a dump on TB that didnt seem to go over too well with the Lightning players they almost had something lol
I’d kick the tires on:
Simmonds (crosby/guentzel line)
Letestu or Boyle (4C)
Chaisson or Maroon (4W)
Nyquist, Zucarello, Lee are other good wingers, but will get big $$, so forget about them.
I feel bad for the teams that sign orpik or lovejoy.
stop it with the fictional lines. simon is crosby’s winger….period! hahahaha
Simmonds is to slow. Aside from the PP he is useless at this point.
Can score, can protect crosby while not being a liability on the ice. Makes a lot of sense.
Can he also protect Murray?
What a class act Price is, what fucken shame he’s played for such trash he’s faked injuries and has dealt with such disappointment behind that dogshit club
Fake injuries no one fake injuries as much as our Russian. He has his annual vacation comeback plays shit and next day he healed in the plane heading to Russia
3 cups, 3x leading the playoffs in scoring… vs a guy whose so embarrassed to have to continue to wear that sweater that he’d rather pretend to be injured
You hypocrite cock sucker. If price was getting paid same money as Murray I bet you would be first one drooling over him and want him anyway over fraud Murray
But he isnt… he is getting 10 million a year so that is the dumbest fucken point you have attempted to make to date. ‘If Price was making only 3.7 a year….” No shit you fucken retard I never said he sucked… I said he does everything he can do escape having to play for that garbage annually. if He was in Pittsburgh or had been the past decade, at that AAV, I would bet they have a few more cups.
I would much rather have had Price then MAF for the same salary but not for $10 million a year. He is not worth it. I agree, the Pens would probably have won more cups if that was the situation.
Without question, giving Price 10MM was a bad idea. Not that he isnt worth a solid amount of cash but most teams are thriving on tending between 6-7 million, that extra 3-4 million Price is eating hurts alot. There is a good reason they have not been able to pay a 1st line c the entire time Price has been there and deals like that is part of it. All cup winners in the past… forever have paid goalies less than 9% of their available cap space. Montreal is currently over 13% teams like NY and SJ and other teams… Read more »
Price in Pittsburgh wasn’t going to make team win more cups when you had DB as coach. Team was too exposed and predictable under DB. Come playoffs Every team wanted to play vs the penguins because they were easy to frustrate them and shut down top 2 lines. So price or not wouldn’t have made much difference when you had that pee wee hockey coach.
Bylsma’s poor coaching is what helped the mentally unstable MAF collapse inside his own head. While some of those issues would still exist Price has always shown a ton of mental toughness… I guess until last year but that team is just so bad
The Ducks are buying Perry out. Sam’s already foaming at the mouth, and possibly elsewhere.
He is slow. Check
He is old. Check
He is Canadian. Check
He is retired. Not Yet.
He meets 3 out of the 4 requirements for team Sam(e).
Hey clown you and your crew drool every year on washed up players I make fun of you clowns and now you are reversing on me. Typical democRAT American tactics
You literally rub one out to Canadian, over the hill, fallen off a cliff, soon to be retired players. Every fucken year
Lets remind the sammich of the players he has suggested the Pens grab if we can all recall
1. Martin St Louis
2. Josh Georges
3. Rick Nash
I am sure he mentioned Souray, Briere? I know he won’t admit it but he absolutely went to bat for Doan when it was announced Kessel was coming to Pittsburgh.
Funny how all those players retire after a week after or same day doesn’t ring a bell I’m trolling you clowns when you droolers always drooled on washed up players like Iggy,morrow douglas Murray. Jagr. Doan, edler ,ehrat I’m sure there is more in your drooling bucket list. Somehow all 700+ NHL players wants to come an play for the penguins And thats why I used to say droolers it’s sad you haven’t caught on. I guess I should expect from you since you voted to a beta male trudeau retard. And the fact that you Cant figure out that… Read more »
Bahahahahahaha, you are not even remotely close to being that smart, besides you were all over Nashes **** for like 3 or 4 years as he was showing how bad he became. Such a lying piece of crap, makes sense with that avatar lol As for Ramrod, this is the last time I’ll even speak on it cuz it’s so fucken absurd… it’s so insanely clear he isn’t Stan it fucken hurts to even comment. There is literally zero similarity in the wit, anger, the way they write or even the way Stan was dragged into fights… in any way.… Read more »
I am glad you finally admitted you are trolling. Not that it was never obvious. Now tell us how many accounts you really have. And as much as you want me to be Stan I assure you I am not. So you can finally change that record and get over it.
Also, how do you call someone a “wanna be American” when you have an American president as your avatar? And don’t give the excuse that it is irony bc we all know that is BS!
LOL “Iggy,morrow douglas Murray” played for Pittsburgh… remember.. that was the year MAF was replaced by Voukun in the post season…
Who would you rather have had… Kessel or Shane Doan?
Name one player I “drooled” over? Just one?
Ok so what team will get our first pick and for a D or that elusive top 6 forward. Who Sully wont play.
I remember when we were told every FA would want to come to Pittsburgh to play with Crosby.
I wonder which droolers were
Sam finish this sentence. I’m dying to know if you can.
These young guys go to the teams that will give them the most money. They know they will get traded or bought out if their team sucks. They don’t start caring about a ring until they hit 35 if they don’t have one. Before then, it’s all about the cash. Has nothing to do with playing with the best players or teams.
Hayes. 7yrs. $50 million.
Hahahahahahahahaha over 7 cap hit for that bum? And people bitch about Phil’s cap hit? Only pens fans are this out of touch with what the NHL is paying stiffs.
Johnson’s cap his for a bottom 6 pair is gonna be a steal in 2 years.
Outside of Sam, I think most Pens fans are cool with 81’s cap hit. It’s mostly the media because he’s not as cordial with them. And JJ’s cap hit will always be high because your third pairing should be filled with guys making near league minimum or on an ELC. The Maatta move was good one IMO, but 7+ million is still way too much for a bottom pairing. I’m hoping Riikola and Petterson can step into the 4/5 role, move JJ and/ or EG and sign a second tier, stay at home dman that can kill penalties for 2-3… Read more »
Another over paid American that won’t finish his full contract
Odd, Sid wants to keep Malkin and superstar players. Who would have thought that. Maybe someone needs to get it through to Sullivan’s thick skull that nobody wants to play with hard working bums. This is the stars team, not Sullivan’s. Get out of the way moron and take the old sak of shitt with you.
Let the tanking begin!
So the cap will? Come down? What about 83M?
I’m gonna go with Dreger saying 82 before i listen to anything D says.
Dregs has said under 82MM now…
They have been saying that for a few days now.
Trade Letang and Hornqvist to Vancouver for Sutter and a 2nd round pick. Pens could use a 4th line center.
Apparently Pittsburgh penguins fan base is the fatest in the league. The only reason they beat Florida it’s because they don’t even have a fan base
Don’t you consider yourself part of the fan base? Or are you off the wagon today?
As long as Sullivan is around and in love with Simon and Aston Reese in his top 6, nothing matters.
Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
Agree. I fully expect a tank job to start the year to rid the team of that cancer.
Here in Winnipeg people are losing their minds over this deal. I’m twice as mad… because I wanted Trouba to be a Penguin!
It would have been a waste of a draft pick. He would have been a 1 yr rental. Not worth it. This team is not 1 dman short of a cup.
This team was one dman too many from the Cup.
I see what you did there… lol
No they were short by 2 superstar caliber offense that sabotage the penguins to score one was a tourist on the ice and the other one was spending his time in the penalty box
You still can not say that Crosby and Letang were also apart of the post season train wreck?
Depending on the return – make that deal – rid yourself of two albatross contracts but attempt to get quality back
Get the feeling that this draft will turn out for Letang like the Pouliot draft did for Staal.
Funny part of that draft was that Dumo was the best D Man we picked up that day.
For sure. It’d be great to get another Dumo. One thing that kind of bothered me about the “if I didn’t make those plays, you’d get on me about my production” quote from Letang is that Dumo doesn’t produce anywhere near his clip and no one gets on him about his production, and rightfully so.
Dumo is a stay at home defensemen, Letang is a winger posing as a defensemen. He takes a lot more changes. High risk, high reward… problem is he never learned how to actually play defense and leaves goalies out to dry with bad turnovers. It is probably bc he is from Montreal. The real one. Not the one that is 3 hrs away from Montreal.
alex edler is good 32 / 33 but wasnt intrested in Pittsburgh before at the trade deadline so why waste time with him…
You’d be surprised people here love washed up players
Meanwhile, people in Quebec hate getting washed up.
When was alex edler good? 13 years and only 3 had double digit goal years and never scored more than 11. He was a -39 in 2013/14, was a – player 5 of the last 7 years.
We must define “good” differently. To me, he always sucked.