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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:18 pm 
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https://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklund/ ... ed/1/94158

I doubt this happens, because Letang is still here, but it would make for some power play.

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Bling Collector Ben wrote:
https://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklund/Rumor-Karlsson-to-Pitt-Kessel-Heading-to-Vegas-e3--Chart-Fully-Updated/1/94158

I doubt this happens, because Letang is still here, but it would make for some power play.


I'm not seeing that rumor so much as even hinted at literally anywhere else. So I'd say that's pretty bogus.

But if it were true, I think I'd have to see who was was involved in it before making a determination.

I think Karlsson is overrated, but he's still good enough to improve our defensive and puck moving capabilities. Which is a good thing as I'm not convinced Jack Johnson is going to improve our defense enough all by himself, and especially if Letang doesn't rebound off an abysmal year.

However, losing The Thrill would be a pretty big hit to our offense. Roster-wise, if they move Brassard to wing like they've indicated they will and do some shuffling, maybe it works, but I think that's a huge, huge gamble. You don't know if Brassard works at wing and he was never a particularly prolific scorer anyways. Although that does make Sprong moving up a little more culpable as you don't have to juggle two defensive liabilities.

My final answer....blah.


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:38 am 
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Louis Lipps Service wrote:
Bling Collector Ben wrote:
https://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklund/Rumor-Karlsson-to-Pitt-Kessel-Heading-to-Vegas-e3--Chart-Fully-Updated/1/94158

I doubt this happens, because Letang is still here, but it would make for some power play.


I'm not seeing that rumor so much as even hinted at literally anywhere else. So I'd say that's pretty bogus.

But if it were true, I think I'd have to see who was was involved in it before making a determination.

I think Karlsson is overrated, but he's still good enough to improve our defensive and puck moving capabilities. Which is a good thing as I'm not convinced Jack Johnson is going to improve our defense enough all by himself, and especially if Letang doesn't rebound off an abysmal year.

However, losing The Thrill would be a pretty big hit to our offense. Roster-wise, if they move Brassard to wing like they've indicated they will and do some shuffling, maybe it works, but I think that's a huge, huge gamble. You don't know if Brassard works at wing and he was never a particularly prolific scorer anyways. Although that does make Sprong moving up a little more culpable as you don't have to juggle two defensive liabilities.

My final answer....blah.


Agree that I don't put much stock in this rumor

But I think Sully hates Phil, not surprising since most coaches don't like guys who coast. But Phil has proven he turns it on when the chips are down. JR maybe feels compelled to make is coach happy? Idk trading Phil would be monumentally stupid, dude produces

I think Letang could be traded, but not for Karlsson. If Letang goes it'd be for a lower level Dman...a #2 guy and then a decent F


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:24 pm 
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Donnie Brasco wrote:
Louis Lipps Service wrote:
Bling Collector Ben wrote:
https://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklund/Rumor-Karlsson-to-Pitt-Kessel-Heading-to-Vegas-e3--Chart-Fully-Updated/1/94158

I doubt this happens, because Letang is still here, but it would make for some power play.


I'm not seeing that rumor so much as even hinted at literally anywhere else. So I'd say that's pretty bogus.

But if it were true, I think I'd have to see who was was involved in it before making a determination.

I think Karlsson is overrated, but he's still good enough to improve our defensive and puck moving capabilities. Which is a good thing as I'm not convinced Jack Johnson is going to improve our defense enough all by himself, and especially if Letang doesn't rebound off an abysmal year.

However, losing The Thrill would be a pretty big hit to our offense. Roster-wise, if they move Brassard to wing like they've indicated they will and do some shuffling, maybe it works, but I think that's a huge, huge gamble. You don't know if Brassard works at wing and he was never a particularly prolific scorer anyways. Although that does make Sprong moving up a little more culpable as you don't have to juggle two defensive liabilities.

My final answer....blah.


Agree that I don't put much stock in this rumor

But I think Sully hates Phil, not surprising since most coaches don't like guys who coast. But Phil has proven he turns it on when the chips are down. JR maybe feels compelled to make is coach happy? Idk trading Phil would be monumentally stupid, dude produces

I think Letang could be traded, but not for Karlsson. If Letang goes it'd be for a lower level Dman...a #2 guy and then a decent F


I don't see it happening. Remember that not only did Letang disappoint last year but Schultz's numbers and play were down compared to the year before. I think the brain trust is going to give them another year to rebound and see if Johnson improves the blue line.

If JR moves Kessel because Sully hates him, IMO that would be unwise, very much so. Then again if Sprong is on the big club this year(and JR said it is likely) that makes two players that Sully has little use for. Could be very interesting season.


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:32 pm 
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Louis Lipps Service wrote:

I think Karlsson is overrated



Does not compute.

Outside of Sid, McDavid, and maybe Geno, there is no one better. He is incomparable in this regard as a defensemen. It's by a lot.

There wasn't a better player in this series. On 1 foot.

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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Jeff Skinner traded for a bag of pucks. Shame the Penguins didn't get in on that.


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Hacksaw Jim Duggan wrote:
Jeff Skinner traded for a bag of pucks. Shame the Penguins didn't get in on that.


Carolina didn't get shit back, but they did get Pu.


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Hacksaw Jim Duggan wrote:
Jeff Skinner traded for a bag of pucks. Shame the Penguins didn't get in on that.


Yea but it would have been difficult to fit Skinner under the cap. Car seemed to not be interested in getting a player/contract back. Weird trade but guess they're still a budget team


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Donnie Brasco wrote:
Hacksaw Jim Duggan wrote:
Jeff Skinner traded for a bag of pucks. Shame the Penguins didn't get in on that.


Yea but it would have been difficult to fit Skinner under the cap. Car seemed to not be interested in getting a player/contract back. Weird trade but guess they're still a budget team

From what I heard after the fact is he wanted to be close to home in Canada, and Buffalo I guess was close enough. Apparently he's already working on an extension with them.


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Sid and Company have, in large part, returned to the South Side! Pittsburgh sports fans numb from the Pirates and kissing your sister, rejoice! Time to start a new thread for camp, etc?


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Pacioretty to the G. Knights so that pipe dream is gone. NHL.com says it makes them strong cup contenders. I still think they have a hole in goal.
Yzerman steps down in Tampa-hopefully that has negative repercussions for that franchise.


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Montreal over the past 2 seasons.....

Traded: P.K. Subban, Mikhail Sergachev, Alex Galchenyuk, Max Pacioretty

Received: Shea Weber, Jonathan Drouin, Max Domi, Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki, 2019 2nd Round Pick

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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Pabst wrote:
Montreal over the past 2 seasons.....

Traded: P.K. Subban, Mikhail Sergachev, Alex Galchenyuk, Max Pacioretty

Received: Shea Weber, Jonathan Drouin, Max Domi, Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki, 2019 2nd Round Pick

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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Letang had all offseason to train:
https://www.nhl.com/penguins/news/letan ... -300051166

Glad he and his wife(smoking hot) had that second child after the hardship they went through a few Summers ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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fractalsteel wrote:
Letang had all offseason to train:
https://www.nhl.com/penguins/news/letan ... -300051166

Glad he and his wife(smoking hot) had that second child after the hardship they went through a few Summers ago.


I'm not expecting him to be at when he was in his absolute prime, but man, if he's even 85% of that, that goes a long ways to fixing some of the issues we had last season.

He was a damn mess last season, and that impact is multiplied when you're talking about a guy playing 25 minutes per game.


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Yeah, if he could be this year's version of the 'comeback' Penguin that would be great. Be nice if Schultz could duplicate his 2016/17 #'s as well this coming season.


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Erik Karlsson traded to San Jose for Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo, Josh Norris, Rudolfs Balcers, 2020 1st, 2019 2nd and two conditional picks..


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Pretty good article on Murray. Says he spent a lot of time focusing on his glove hand and five hole. Also plans on focusing more on his relationships with teammates as he admits to getting a little too focused on playing goal.


http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2018/09/10/matt-murray-penguins-offseason-training-camp-2018-nhl/stories/201809090232


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Louis Lipps Service wrote:
Erik Karlsson traded to San Jose for Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo, Josh Norris, Rudolfs Balcers, 2020 1st, 2019 2nd and two conditional picks..


Sharks fans are hyped about this. Bargain.


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Louis Lipps Service wrote:
Erik Karlsson traded to San Jose for Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo, Josh Norris, Rudolfs Balcers, 2020 1st, 2019 2nd and two conditional picks..


I feel sorry for Sens fans. Man what a shitshow


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Pageau out 6 months already. The Sens are the Spinal Tap drummers of the NHL.


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 Post subject: Re: Penguins Offseason Thread 2018
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Reminder:
Pens versus Wings tonight on the NHL network.
Here is the Pens lineup-
GOALIES
1 CASEY DESMITH
35 TRISTAN JARRY

DEFENSEMEN
4 JUSTIN SCHULTZ
5 ZACH TROTMAN
6 JAMIE OLEKSIAK
50 JUUSO RIIKOLA
73 JACK JOHNSON
76 CALEN ADDISON
83 ANTTI PALOJARVI

FORWARDS
12 DOMINIK SIMON
17 BRYAN RUST
25 TOBIAS LINDBERG
36 LINUS OLUND
37 SAM LAFFERTY
38 DEREK GRANT
41 DANIEL SPRONG
47 ADAM JOHNSON
51 JOSEPH CRAMAROSSA
53 TEDDY BLUEGER
56 RYAN HAGGERTY
61 JUSTIN ALMEIDA
80 SAM MILETIC


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I haven't paid too close attention to training camp (nor did I watch last night), but a buddy of mine was saying Riikola has looked great so far.

Can anyone comment on that?

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Pabst wrote:
I haven't paid too close attention to training camp (nor did I watch last night), but a buddy of mine was saying Riikola has looked great so far.

Can anyone comment on that?


He had a goal last night-nice shot.
There is an article on nhl.com about him having a good camp.


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Pulling some defensive depth out of his hat would be yet another feather in JR's cap, definitely rooting for Riiiiiiiiicolaaaaaaa cheers at PPG this season.


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