GMJR Can we please get a decent 3rd line already

Created by: Pens3lieve
Initial Creation Date: Dec 6, 2020
Published: Dec 7, 2020 at 2:33
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
Team Explanation
can GMJR sign someone or trade more of the future to try to fix the 3rd line???

I think haula would be a nice add is he can fit into the cap situation which could be made better by trading Sceviour if necessary.

I'm not trying to recreate HBK but if Rusty has reinvented himself and can become a 25-30 goal scorer consistently, then we could shuffle some players around to try to be able to roll 4 lines.

If rust can drive a line with a better #3C and a LW spot up for competition and you can shuffle in and out McCann/Erod/Jankowski/Tanev/Poulin and O'Connor (if ready) it's an idea. we need a good 3rd line and being top-6 heavy won't accomplish that.

notes about potential lines:
-I'd prefer to keep guentzel on the left although it would be nice to see McCann get another top-6 shot.
-IDK if Poulin is ready but I'd love to see him get a shot. having Poulin and maybe a better #3C would give our always changing but never improving 3rd line a better chance to succeed.
-I'm not in favour of breaking up the buzzsaw as I think there's more offense there.
Free Agent Signings
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Haula, Erik2$2,650,000
Buyouts
  • Jack Johnson: $1,166,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Nick Bjugstad: $2,050,000 (50%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
PIT
PIT
PIT
WSH
ANA
2022
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
2023
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$80,626,009$0$850,000$873,991
Left WingCenterRight Wing
PIT
McCann, Jared
$2,940,000
LW, C
RFA - 2
PIT
Crosby, Sidney
$8,700,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
PIT
Guentzel, Jake
$6,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 4
PIT
Zucker, Jason
$5,500,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 3
PIT
Malkin, Evgeni
$9,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 2
PIT
Kapanen, Kasperi
$3,200,000
RW
RFA - 2
PIT
Poulin, Samuel
$894,167
LW, RW
RFA - 3
Haula, Erik
$2,650,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
PIT
Rust, Bryan
$3,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
PIT
Aston-Reese, Zach
$1,000,000
LW, RW
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
PIT
Pettersson, Marcus
$4,025,175
LD
UFA - 5
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
Rodrigues, Evan
$700,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
PIT
Riikola, Juuso
$1,150,000
LD
UFA - 2
PIT
Ruhwedel, Chad
$700,000
RD
UFA - 1
PIT
Lafferty, Sam
$750,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
PIT
Jankowski, Mark
$700,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
PIT
Sceviour, Colton
$1,200,000
RW
UFA - 1
PIT
Joseph, Pierre-Olivier
$863,333
LD
RFA - 2
PIT
O'Connor, Drew
$925,000
LW
RFA - 2
PIT
Maniscalco, Joshua
$853,333
RD
RFA - 3

Embed Code

  • To display this team on another website or blog, add this iFrame to the appropriate page
  • Customize the height attribute in the iFrame code below to fit your website appropriately. Minimum recommended: 400px.

Text-Embed

Click to Highlight

Top Comments

Dec 7, 2020 at 2:35
#1
Hockey IQ
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 1,761
Likes: 932
BradTolliverGoalie liked this.
Dec 7, 2020 at 2:56
#2
Thank You GMJR
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 15,564
Likes: 6,681
Yup sign me up
Pens3lieve liked this.
Dec 7, 2020 at 3:13
#3
Joined: Sep 2020
Posts: 2,220
Likes: 927
I feel haula makes so much sense that it would've happened by now if it was going to.
BradTolliverGoalie liked this.
Dec 7, 2020 at 3:45
#4
nick foligno enjoyer
Joined: Aug 2020
Posts: 2,073
Likes: 1,745
might i interest you in alex kerfoot

all it'll cost is a 1st round pick, a top forward prospect, and an AHL vet, if you don't mind

just kidding, a third liner would never fetch that much
Dec 7, 2020 at 4:12
#5
Joined: Oct 2020
Posts: 1,330
Likes: 454
I don’t think Kappy is a good on Geno line. Kappy is fast as hell. Sid and Guentzel play fast. It why Zucker struggled on Geno’s line last year. And played well on Sid’s line. He plays fast. Amd why Kessel struggled on Geno’s line. And Ya, Geno is fast too. But he plays more of Bully ball hockey. Sid does best with fast line mates. Malkin does best with guys like Rust, Hornqvist, Ignila. I don’t think you can take Rust off Malkins line. And putting Kappy on his right isn’t the best idea IMO either. I like the top 6 how it is. Zucker playing with Geno is the only question mark. And I don’t see him moving unless we sign Geno’s buddy Kovalchuk. I think McCann has to stay on that 3rd line LW. Although I like McCann and I’m a fan. I think he can play top 6, just not with how this team is constructed. We defiantly need more Right-handed shots. It’s why I like Legare chances more than Poulin’s this year. And Legare scored 3 goals in 2 preseason games last year. I think he fits on that 3rd line RW. Him or Poulin.
Pens3lieve liked this.
See All