4th Cup

Created by: Eddy
Initial Creation Date: Nov 7, 2020
Published: Nov 7, 2020 at 1:31
Team: 2020-21 Pittsburgh Penguins
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
Edmonton Oilers
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Free Agent Signings
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Chara, Zdeno1$3,000,000
Granlund, Mikael3$4,500,000
Trades
PIT
  1. McLeod, Ryan
  2. 2022 2nd round pick (EDM)
  3. 2021 6th round pick (PIT)
EDM
  1. Pettersson, Marcus
  2. Sceviour, Colton
  3. 2021 7th round pick (PIT)
Buyouts
  • Jack Johnson: $1,166,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Nick Bjugstad: $2,050,000 (50%)
Buried
  • Juuso Riikola: $75,000 ($1,150,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
PIT
PIT
PIT
WSH
ANA
2022
PIT
PIT
EDM
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
2023
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$81,381,667$0$1,580,000$118,333

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
PIT
Guentzel, Jake
$6,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 4
PIT
Crosby, Sidney
$8,700,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
PIT
Kapanen, Kasperi
$3,200,000
RW
RFA - 2
PIT
Zucker, Jason
$5,500,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 3
PIT
Malkin, Evgeni
$9,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 2
PIT
Rust, Bryan
$3,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
PIT
McCann, Jared
$2,940,000
LW, C
RFA - 2
Granlund, Mikael
$4,500,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
PIT
Aston-Reese, Zach
$1,000,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
PIT
Jankowski, Mark
$700,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
PIT
Blueger, Teddy
$750,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
PIT
Tanev, Brandon
$3,500,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 5
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
PIT
Dumoulin, Brian
$4,100,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 3
PIT
Letang, Kris
$7,250,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
PIT
Jarry, Tristan
$3,500,000
G
UFA - 3
Chara, Zdeno
$3,000,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 1
PIT
Marino, John
$925,000
RD
UFA - 1
PIT
DeSmith, Casey
$1,250,000
G
UFA - 2
PIT
Matheson, Michael
$4,875,000
LD
UFA - 6
PIT
Ceci, Cody
$1,250,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
PIT
Lafferty, Sam
$750,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
PIT
Rodrigues, Evan
$700,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
PIT
Ruhwedel, Chad
$700,000
RD
UFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Granlund, M.
Guentzel, J.
Crosby, S.
Letang, K.
Malkin, E.
Power Play 2
McCann, J.
Kapanen, K.
Zucker, J.
Matheson, M.
Chara, Z.
Penalty Kill 1
Blueger, T.
Tanev, B.
Chara, Z.
Marino, J.
Penalty Kill 2
Aston-Reese, Z.
Rust, B.
Dumoulin, B.
Ceci, C.

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Nov 7, 2020 at 1:37
#1
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 16,577
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chara isn't signing with the penguins. If he doesn't sign in boston he'll probably retire.

B. that's an awful trade for a top 4 young defenseman proven to be able to play at the NHL level.
There is no way they accept that.
Now if you want to talk about Matheson I'm more than willing to listen to offers. But they ain't moving Pettersson.
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Nov 7, 2020 at 1:49
#2
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 204
Likes: 36
Quoting: pharrow
chara isn't signing with the penguins. If he doesn't sign in boston he'll probably retire.

B. that's an awful trade for a top 4 young defenseman proven to be able to play at the NHL level.
There is no way they accept that.
Now if you want to talk about Matheson I'm more than willing to listen to offers. But they ain't moving Pettersson.


Pettersson is good but expendable. The trade essentially loses Pettersson and Sceviour and brings in Granlund and Chara.

Chara and his agent said they are going over all options. I think you could see him sign with a contender for the right price. Chara is still elite because he brings aspects of his game that no other player in the league can bring. Is he going to be dancing around scoring 15 goals a year? No. But, he can play a PK/Shutdown role for 20 minutes a night at an elite level still. if Chara doesn`t sign then either promote POJ and/or sign another UFA D. Pens are not going to trade Matheson after just getting him. Plus no other team is taking him without taking a similar contract back. Bet on him to bounce back.

Are you going to argue this team is not better from the trade/signings? Take advantage of the market. EDM needs a dman now with Klefbom out. Granlund can be signed at a discount and turn out to be an absolute STEAL. Chara brings huge value at $3m even at age 43. The intangibles alone are worth that. He could be the second hardest working player in the league behind 87. Leadership. Size. Toughness.
Nov 7, 2020 at 2:23
#3
Vegan Commie Hipster
Joined: Oct 2020
Posts: 2,502
Likes: 940
Re: Chara 'elite'

Being 6'9 doesn't make you elite lol omg he's 43 for crying out loud, he's a solid depth D this point and would happily sign for 1M or under at very most, wow

By that logic Rocco Grimaldi is 'useless' because he's 5'6 despite being on pace for 40 points last year in a limited situation and being an elite possession player

The whole mentality around size has to really change

Not to mention toughness being ancillary at best...
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Nov 7, 2020 at 3:44
#4
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 16,577
Likes: 4,157
Quoting: Eddy
Pettersson is good but expendable. The trade essentially loses Pettersson and Sceviour and brings in Granlund and Chara.

Chara and his agent said they are going over all options. I think you could see him sign with a contender for the right price. Chara is still elite because he brings aspects of his game that no other player in the league can bring. Is he going to be dancing around scoring 15 goals a year? No. But, he can play a PK/Shutdown role for 20 minutes a night at an elite level still. if Chara doesn`t sign then either promote POJ and/or sign another UFA D. Pens are not going to trade Matheson after just getting him. Plus no other team is taking him without taking a similar contract back. Bet on him to bounce back.

Are you going to argue this team is not better from the trade/signings? Take advantage of the market. EDM needs a dman now with Klefbom out. Granlund can be signed at a discount and turn out to be an absolute STEAL. Chara brings huge value at $3m even at age 43. The intangibles alone are worth that. He could be the second hardest working player in the league behind 87. Leadership. Size. Toughness.


yeah expendable....as you replace him with a 43 year old pylon who can't move anymore.

Penguins aren't trading Pettersson, you can delete that and all the clickbait nonsense that made you think it's even remotely reasonable.
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Nov 7, 2020 at 10:27
#5
LETS go PENS
Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 529
Likes: 208
Quoting: Eddy
Pettersson is good but expendable. The trade essentially loses Pettersson and Sceviour and brings in Granlund and Chara.

Chara and his agent said they are going over all options. I think you could see him sign with a contender for the right price. Chara is still elite because he brings aspects of his game that no other player in the league can bring. Is he going to be dancing around scoring 15 goals a year? No. But, he can play a PK/Shutdown role for 20 minutes a night at an elite level still. if Chara doesn`t sign then either promote POJ and/or sign another UFA D. Pens are not going to trade Matheson after just getting him. Plus no other team is taking him without taking a similar contract back. Bet on him to bounce back.

Are you going to argue this team is not better from the trade/signings? Take advantage of the market. EDM needs a dman now with Klefbom out. Granlund can be signed at a discount and turn out to be an absolute STEAL. Chara brings huge value at $3m even at age 43. The intangibles alone are worth that. He could be the second hardest working player in the league behind 87. Leadership. Size. Toughness.


The Granlund signing makes the team better. But losing Pettersson and signing Chara makes the team worse. A lot worse. We need to get younger and faster. Not older and slower. 43 year old Chara would slow down Marino paring so bad. Chara is a 3rd pairing 12-15 minute a night D-man now. He’s 43..lol. Pettersson is 24, coming off two really good years, signed to a good, reasonable deal, and keeping the same top 4 D as last year is huge. Just like the Steelers D only replacing J.Hargrave this year and returning 10 out of 11 starters. Keeping Pettersson/Marino pairing for their 2nd straight year is a big deal. Two players under 25.

Signing Granlund helps though. But no need to trade Pettersson to do that. Scevoiur’s contract can be buried in the minors for only a 125K cap hit and we can trade his expiring contract at the deadline when it has value. The pens arnt trading him b4 he plays 1 game with them.

And ZAR is coming off off-season shoulder surgery and will be on LTIR to start the season. Signing Granlund would look like a McCann/Janko/Granlund third line and a Tanev/Blueger/Rodrigues 4th line. Which definitely makes the team better.

And Matheson/Ceci-Ruthwedel(platoon) is only gonna be playing 10-13 minutes a game. Letang/Dumoulin line plays 25 minutes plus per night and Pettersson/Marino line will play 21-25 minutes a night. Leaves about 8-14 minutes a night for that 3rd D pairing. They will survive. Hopefully thrive..lol.
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