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(PIT / BUF) - 2019 4th for Sheary, Hunwick

Who won the trade?
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Jun 27, 2018 at 12:12
A trade between Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres has been confirmed.
Trade Details
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
2019 conditional 4th round pick* (BUF - #98)
*Conditions: If Sheary scores 20 goals or totals 40 points or if Hunwick is traded before the 2019 draft, Pittsburgh upgrades to a 2019 3rd round pick.

Result: Condition not met. Pittsburgh receives the 2019 4th round pick.
Jun 27, 2018 at 12:18
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Although Sheary scored 18 goals last year, he was invisible for most of the second half of the year and the playoffs. Hunwick never fit in and eventually lost his place to Chad Ruhwedel. Both players could play better in Buffalo, but both are question marks. And the Pens get over $5 mil in cap space to hopefully not sign Jack Johnson
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Jun 27, 2018 at 12:28
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whats the condition part of it? sheary is worth a third so that alone makes the sabres "win" the deal if its a fourth.
Jun 27, 2018 at 12:35
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Pittsburgh clears some much needed cap room, but if Sheary bounces back this season, Buffalo wins.
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Jun 27, 2018 at 12:37
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If the Sabres make the playoffs or gets above a certain # of points the pick get upgraded to 3rd. News begin reports by the 93.7 the Fan on Pittsburgh.
Jun 27, 2018 at 12:41
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Also sounds like the plan is to make a run at a trade for Jeff Skinner while trying to get FA Jack Johnson and/or Chris Kunitz.
Jun 27, 2018 at 12:43
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Idk how people are voting that BUF won, they acquired average players + $5+mill in cap space that they no longer can spend in free agency, while PIT now has space to most likely go after James Neal or other UFAs... the draft pick really doesn’t matter in this situation.

If anything it’s a fair deal I guess
Jun 27, 2018 at 1:05
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What happens when Crosby elevates your play
Jun 27, 2018 at 1:10
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Fair Deal, Pens clear some much needed roster spots and Buffalo gets 2 meh roster players.
Jun 27, 2018 at 1:13
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This is a fair trade for both the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

For the Buffalo Sabres, they need members who can score goals and play defense. Conor Sheary scores goals. Matt Hunwick plays defense. Sheary and Hunwick are instant upgrades for the Sabres. The Sabres have lacked point production and defensemen who clear the puck out of the defense zone.

For the Pittsburgh Penguins, they need to create cap space and reload with better players in the system. Sheary became expendable with the re-signing of Bryan Rust and the promotion of Daniel Sprong for the 2018-2019 season. Hunwick did not play much for the Penguins, and he took up cap space. The Penguins have cap space to acquire team members and a draft pick to begin restocking the farm.
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Jun 27, 2018 at 1:31
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Safe to say that the Pens want to make room for free agents. I could see them signing a JVR or a Bozak and putting him with Kessel on the same line.

Also, wasn’t Sheary a linemate if Crosby’s for the past couple years? They could’ve traded Rust and could’ve saved a couple dollars too.

I guess Hunwick will play 7th D in Buffalo. Once Buffalo signs Reinhart and a goalie, they should have just under 10M to sign more free agents. I think this might be the year that Buffalo gears up for the playoffs.
Jun 27, 2018 at 1:37
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Well they got $5,000,000 in cap space, but they didn't get much for Sheary. Hunwick, I didn't expect to get much for but Sheary maybe a bit more.
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Jun 27, 2018 at 2:24
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Sure this is good for the Penguins because they clear up $5.25M in cap space. But they are also giving up a good player in Sheary on a completely reasonable contract. Hunwick is probably slightly overpaid but its not like its an awful contract. All they get is a 3rd rounder at best.

Meanwhile Buffalo gets a middle 6 forward and a bottom pairing D for $5.25M combined. While they still have $18+M in cap space to go after free agents.

I just don't see how anyone could vote Penguins for who won this trade.
Jun 27, 2018 at 2:28
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Fair trade for both teams IMO. Interested to see how Sheary does in Buffalo.
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Jun 27, 2018 at 2:48
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So apparently the pick can become a 3rd.. I couldn’t find the actual condition though
Jun 27, 2018 at 2:56
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Quoting: Hedman77
So apparently the pick can become a 3rd.. I couldn’t find the actual condition though

If Hunwick gets traded or if Sheary has 40 points/20 goals. Source:
Jun 27, 2018 at 2:59
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Pit wins just by clearing $5m in cap to sign something better than Sheary+Hunwick.

Buffalo just paid for Ennis 2.0 and a replacement level LD.
Jun 27, 2018 at 3:21
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I tend to give the slight edge to PIT on this one. Shedding $5M in cap will allow PIT to have $10M and go after an impact UFA. With that said. BUF isn't exactly stacked @ LW and Sheary can still be a complimentary piece next to a ROR or Eichel. 83 points over the last 2 years is still 83 points. BUF can also easily afford that cap hit. overall win/win...slight edge to PIT.

With that said...let's all go back to see what PIT fans though Sheary was going to get on his own!!! smile
Jun 27, 2018 at 3:43
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I would like to tag everyone who made ridiculous trades in ACGM involving Sheary.
Jun 27, 2018 at 3:50
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Quoting: Missouri
Well they got $5,000,000 in cap space, but they didn't get much for Sheary. Hunwick, I didn't expect to get much for but Sheary maybe a bit more.

You do realize that part of the reason they had to give up Sheary was because Hunwick is so bad that nobody would take his contract without big compensation?
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Jun 27, 2018 at 4:15
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Edited Jun 27, 2018 at 10:53
Ok, for both teams. For Sabres you can see these guys are place holders as the young guns develop in the AHL. In two years the contracts are up and maybe we'll see "bust for now" Nylander and the insane amount of D prospects we now have replace them. I think it allows success in AHL and even improves the Sabres a little. We gave up next to nothing to get them. Pittsburgh wins because they offload middle of the road players on high for there value contracts. They can get a good UFA for 5mil if they want or sign RFA.

BOTs did good on this one. I'd think maybe either of the newly acquired players may be worth a 3 to 4th rounder down the road at trade deadline time if need be
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Jun 27, 2018 at 4:19
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Pens get cap space as well as a pick. Sabres add a solid third line winger in Sheary but also an overpaid trash LHD in Hunwick.

I think this benefits the Penguins more than it does the Sabres.
Jun 27, 2018 at 4:59
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IF Sheary scores 20 goals it becomes a 3rd.
Jul 2, 2018 at 6:41
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Quoting: Danny272
What happens when Crosby elevates your play

Exactly. Overpaid at 3 million but I hope he does well in Buffalo.
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