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Jim Rutherford at his end of the season press conference touted the Penguins blueline as the best group he’s during his tenure as General Manager.
It was laughed at by many and for good reason.
“I think our defense is the best now that it’s been since I’ve been here as a group,” Rutherford said on April 18th. “You always like mobile defensemen and guys that can move the puck. We have one on each pairing, and now we have enough push back.”
Actions, though, speak louder than words and Rutherford has been vigorously attempting to revamp his defensive group in trade talks ahead of the draft and free agency.
None bigger right now than an aggressive pursuit of [hide] Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba, a pending RFA.
The Penguins have indeed emerged as a surprise suitor for Trouba in league circles, showing a strong willingness to meet the Jets asking price of a 3-for-1 package built around two impact NHL players + a high pick going to Winnipeg in return for the No. 1 right-handed defenseman.
As some teams have taken a step back in showing interest in meeting the Jets asking price due to concerns of signing Trouba long-term, Pittsburgh is willing to take a one year gamble on Trouba without any verbal commitment from Trouba, sources say. NHL executives have for months been under the assumption until told otherwise that Trouba wants to sign with the New York Rangers next summer.
The Penguins internally believe they are overmatched with the likes of the Rangers, Flyers, Panthers and Red Wings if the Jets eventually decide to go the heavy prospects/draft pick route, but the Penguins feel they’re in the ball game when it comes to putting trade packages together built around the Jets getting immediate help back. There’s been enough positive discussions between the two sides where the Penguins feel they have a shot to pull this off.
Trouba, 25, was the 9th overall pick in the 2012 draft, taken one spot after Derick Pouliot. He had 8 goals and 42 assists in 2018-2019, carrying a $5.5 million cap hit.
He is arbitration eligible this summer and scheduled to be a UFA next summer.[/hide]
Anthony Davis to the Lakers. Booooo!!!
Is Lavar Ball included in the deal?
Phaneuf is old, slow and canadian.
I’m sure oilers will take him
All things Sam(e) looks for in a man.
What american player are the Pens going to draft next week?
In my dreams.
Keep drooling donut boy
The Washington Capitals have traded defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for blue-liner Radko Gudas, the clubs announced Friday.
Philadelphia will retain 30 percent of Gudas’ salary.
Gudas, 29, has one year remaining on his deal at a cap hit of $3.35 million. The 32-year-old Niskanen has two more seasons left on his contract at $5.75 million annually
Raptors will win an NBA championship again before any Canadian hockey team wins a cup. #sadsame
Well, at least Canada can win something.
Pretty exciting game eh.
I only saw the last 7 mins. Only basketball can drag out the ending of a 2 point game.
They would be winning way more if they would stop representing American teams
31 team league and this fucken moron thinks the country that makes up 48% of the league should stop playing for the larger markets in the US?
of the top 10 most valuable franchises 3 are Canadian… the game wouldnt survive if your xenophobic attitude was held by others. This drops to 2 of 10 when looking at net operating incomes
On that note… maybe the Raptors should be made up on only Canadians then? How do you think that would have played out you fucken moron?
xenophobic is to big a word for Sam(e). He is still trying to figure out where Montreal ends.
Haven’t posted in a while but been watching the same stupid arguments going back and forth. Someone get some new insults. Glad the Blues won actually glad anytime a team from New England loses. So all these players that D has been listing that GMJR has been window shopping for, will Sullivan play them or will their value whittle away to nothing by not being the line up? Sometimes I wonder if Sullivan and GMJR discuss things fully.
Sadly a lot of GM’s don’t talk to their coaches.
I think your problem is 2 fold here. 1.) gm pappy is losing his mind. He thinks he can spout off to the media about what he’s gonna do and because he’s a bad asss, will get what he wants. Other gm’s have caught on and know how to bend him over now. Pappy who wants to keep looking like a bad asss to the media over pays or gets fleeced to get what he said he was gonna do and then lies to the media about “value” of players involved. 2.) Sullivan thinks he is smarter than the game… Read more »
And the league has caught up how the Russian plays. Crosby reinvents himself chubby and Malkin still play the same game thats why they can’t play 5v5 anymore one is lazy doesn’t go to the dirty area the other one is so lazy he takes dumb penalties in the offensive zone only our Russian can pull that. And somehow he has been penguins penalty leader 4 or 5 years in a row
You said this in 2016….
Do you have an education? I mean, even to the 8th grade? The fact that you consistently have no idea how to put a sentence together leads me to believe you don’t.
Now that season is over.
D can you confirm this site when does the drooling season starts
You can tell when sam has read the page because his inability to grasp most things comes shinning through in everything he writes lol.
You are incredibly stupid sam, a quick scan of the page (well any of these pages all time) will alert new posters to how much you suck lol
For the class… what do you think this means “Doughty… Pietrangelo… Stammer we are waiting on you?”
I will take 2008 NHL picks with no cups for 800 Alex. P
Car Ramrod, clearly not Stan as he started posting before Stan disappeared if you cannot see subtlety of style, wins
Me stupid ? Haha coming from
Someone that hasn’t figured out rod and Stan are the same character on this site. Nice one buddy.
Awe… you are just mad because I keep proving you wrong whether it be about English, Geography or Hockey.
Gold… keep this one up. It cements my point with a bullet lol
Is that supposed to be English?
Another Canadian MVP
Another worthless Sam(e) post.
I wonder if he will take it up to Montreal to parade around so they can see what it looks like.
Where was the teams captain born again?
So much cussin’
Doughty… Pietrangelo… Stammer we are waiting on you?
Drool assshole drool
you mean drool over Stammer being the only part of the top three of that draft class to not win a cup yet you stupid fucken moron? lol
Good for ROR, never cared for him but he deserved this. They will hand it to JayBo first… that’s Edmonton for the sammichies counting
Parayko… St Albert, an inevitable annexation away from being an Edmontonian…. sammich?
See how stupid this is now sam?
Too many men on the ice!! They all left the bench early!
Look at all the empty seats… guess Boston isn’t a hockey town either
How do you leave regardless of the out come? How often do you get to see the Cup get lifted live?
Won’t argue that, I wouldn’t myself but I can’t speak for 1000s of other fans the way sammich does
Hahahaha just flipped the game on and saw it was 4-0 blues. Marchand must be busy licking diks instead of the other team.
O’Reilly = Conn Smythe
Apparently mstartari turned off his TV after Bruins being down 2-0 apparently he got confused thinking Bruins are the penguins.
Sam with a zinger! I watched buddy. Had the Blues so I’m glad. GFY
Flyers interested in Andrew Shaw for Shane gostibehere
Game 7 of the SC Finals… who cares about Philly and Montreal right now?
Make sure you are drooling over chara and backes. Never know penguins might add them after all
Chara resigned with Boston retard!
Surprised your boss gave you the night off from buckeye donuts
I wonder if npl got his night off from KFC.
WTF is a Buckeye Donuts ?
Bahahahahahaha how fucken stupid is this motherfucker thinking Shaw for Gost makes sense. Shaw and which prospects? Picks? Retard.
Funny how they are shopping for O from the blue line…. thought Subban wasn’t missed hahahahaha
Hey look, it’s Enrico Pallazzo!!
No drive by Stanley Cup sightings for Sam(e) this year.
This is the song the Pens come out to.
Simon scoring 25 goals is a pipe dream.
Dusty – Simone is going to score 25 goals this season. Mark it down.
Who gets there first, Simon or Wilson?
Lame duck coach Sullivan won’t be opening his xmas presents in his Penguins PJ’s. He’ll be on his knees begging his idol Tortatella to make him an assistant at Columbus.
Bye bye scum sully.
You basically said this exact thing last christmas lol
Last Christmas, Dusty gave Sully his heart
But the very next day Sully gave it away
This year, to save Dusty from tears
He’ll give it to someone special
Sullivan was on the last year of his contract then?
You literally said it… I don’t care about the semantics as you make the same argument you did last year.
Why is Pappy not trying to dump the big contracts that are not giving the Pens a return on investment?
Who would miss any of those 5 stiffs.
Hornqvist has a no movement clause for at least the first two years, and I’m not sure how 700k is a big contract.
From what I just read, Horni has a modified no trade clause, meaning he gives 8 teams you can’t trade him to after 21. Full no trade 18-20.
Letang’s clause says he has to give them 12 no trade teams a year.
700k is a big contract when it decreases the performance of your $8.7 million contract.
Matta, Dumo and Guentzel also appear to have lists of teams they can block. I guess everybody gets this clause now.
I heard 9.5m is a big contract when your stars shows up 50% a season and is more interested spending his time in the penalty box then on the ice
Is it really though anymore? Malkin, Crosby and Kessel are probably 3 of the best roi contracts for superstars in the nhl. None of the 3 are in the top 12.
He is far too stupid to grasp this concept, we have been trying for a decade to beat it into his head.
Are you serious Crosby is still top 5 player if not top 3. But as for the Russian and kessel. They are not top 12 thats for sure
he means in cap hit you fucken dolt!
Malkin has the 14th highest, Crosby 18th and Kessel 32nd… So they are not even top 13… cap hit. Why the fuckk else would someone choose a factor like 12…
More evidence of the supreme idiocy you bring to the board
Correct. I wonder if he gets it now.
CROSBY is the best OVERALL player in thw world still number # 1
MCDAVID IS THE FASTEST MAYBE THE BEST OFFENSIVELY LIKE mCKINNON..BUT THEY DONT PLAY THE WHOLE 200 FOOT BGAME BLOCK SHOTS WIN FACE OFFS.. LIKE SID
GENO ISNT EVEN IN THE TOP 15 ANYMORE..
He is definitely top 15 fraud out there
How is that overpaid Price contract working out over there in Montreal?
Letang is one hit away from being a vegetable and his contract is an albatross.
Hornqvist looks like a shell of his former self. Too many concussions.
Maattaa has actually managed to get worse each year.
Simon has good analytical numbers but nothing to show for it.
Who is taking these players?
Letang has a M-NTCNMC
Hornqvist has a NTC
They cant exceed what Trouba made last season for the 2 NHLers. Only thing that works is Rust, Pettersson, and 1st rounder? I dont think I want to do that.
Since you did not watch the first 6 you will have no idea what is going on.
I’ve watched every nba finals game. They’ve been great.
Golden state has to win game 6 first. KD just cost himself all next year.
So now the Penguins brass is saying Phil is staying.
Madden is so mad haha
How about the old fuk quit running his mouth to the media and operate like a real gm. Attention whore.
I truly believe he will be gone either before the season starts or sometime soon after. To much tension. Who wants to play for a team that does not want you. There is no incentive for him to give a shitt.
You don’t think the locker room wants him?
Like trading Murray and keeping Jarry? #armchairgm
So, he did come out and say extending Murray and Sullivan are not priorities. If those 2 are the saviors you make them out to be, wouldn’t they be a priority?
I still would rather have a Fleury/Jarry combo with Doug Hamilton on D instead of Murray/DeSmith combo with a loss of a 2nd round pick to boot.
Pouliot over Forsberg or even Trouba was a huge boner
Pouliot is canadian.
Sam(e) school of drafting.
TROUBA IS NOT A GREAT DEFENDER..PERIOD…NOT WORTH THE MONEY WE 2 JUST LIKE HIM LETANG SCHULTZ
He’s a better defender than Letang and is better at running a PP.
That i will agree with Trouba is better running the power play…Letang just wont shoot and /he doesn’t mix it up on the point! He is a turnover machine!.Letang can play defense when he wants to!! He had a a really good year until he got hurt he came back and was weak…
Trouba isnt worth the money he will ask…
Trouba is a pipe dream.
Start drooling assshole
Martin St Louis
Joe fucken Thornton
All names that makes sams little wee wee hard as he drooled on his balls over
I completely trust Rutherford not to F*^+ this up.
If he trades a 1st- he is a certified idiot –
If he can do a sign and trade and get the Jets to take Letang and Mattaa/Johnson and somehow not blow a first round pick…. that will be just fine with me. I don’t see that happening. If he gives the rest of the farm for a one year rental then JR better be fired before he hangs up the phone with the Jets GM.
He’s keeping Sullivan over Kessel and not shopping Letang. That’s all I need to know about pappy and his dementia. I prefer the old pappy who just slept all day while good deals were made.
For Trouba? They will get far more thana first for Trouba. A 21st overall pick doesn’t have a ton of value. That said, I would only move it for a young asset or package it in to move up in the draft. It’d be nice to get Cole Caulfield. Should go in the 7-10 range.
I meant Include that as part of the package. They need some guys in the pipeline that can play-there are no more.
I see this ending really badly.