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Markov

Created by: vic997
Initial Creation Date: Aug 29, 2019
Published: Aug 29, 2019 at 9:56 am
Team: 2019-20 Pittsburgh Penguins
Team Explanation
Gudbranson: I liked his play at the end of last season but I truly fear he regresses a LOT. It would be the perfect time to sell high on him and move him to Anaheim who was in the market for a RD.

Frolik: I think Pens can finally move Johnson with retention to the Flames.
Moving Frolik allows the Flames to move out some cap, take in a D man with half the cap hit who they can utilize and waive/trade when he's not needed. The Flames can afford to take the hit as they have a great set of forwards.
They gain a 2nd for the extra term on Johnson's cap hit. Win-win for pretty much both parties
(Hell, change the 2nd for a 1st or add a B prospect if Calgary says no). Frolik would do wonders for the Pens.

Rust: Frolik is a very good player. Imo he is close/similar to Rust. This could allow the Pens to revisit edmonton trade and snag Puljujarvi to increase the young talent on this team.
Pens get cap space and a promising young forward who could recoup his game.
Edmonton gets a top 9 player that fills their needs right now.

Markov: At 38 years old, Markov put up 36 points and was quite solid defensively. He hasn't stopped playing and while even with a bit of regression, I think he shouldn't have a problem playing bottom pairing sheltered minutes with PP2 time. I don't think the Habs will sign him so Pittsburgh could be a viable option for him. Penguins thrive on transition hockey and even if this guy can't skate but makes good breakout passes, he is much much much more valuable to this team than Jack Johnson.

PTOs:
I think Pens should give a PTO to Michael Stone. He isn't as bad as people think. He is actually a lot better than Johnson and at worst provides Erik Gudbranson caliber play.
The upside to this you can sign him for dirt cheap and interchange him with Riikola, Ruhwedel and Trotman.

NOTE: This gives us almost 30m next season to sign everyone!

Lineups:
I read on Pensburgh that Pens might want to start Galchenyuk off with Crosby. This would push McCann down but he'd be a respectable 3C.
I think Bjugstad needs more offensive exposure so putting him on Genos wing for a while should see what he can do offensively.
McCann can obviously move up from game to game and these lines aren't fixed.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Pettersson, Marcus3$2,100,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Stone, Michael1$900,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Markov, Andrei1$1,650,000
Trades
PIT
  1. Frolík, Michael
Additional Details:
Calgary saves $1.65m in cap and gets a LD to fill in before Valimaki comes back from injury.
Johnson is then waived or kept in the press box and only costs calgary $1.65m in cap hit.
They also gain a 2nd to compensate the term.
CGY
  1. Johnson, Jack ($600,000 retained)
  2. 2021 2nd round pick (PIT)
PIT
  1. Puljujärvi, Jesse [Reserve List]
Additional Details:
Edmonton gains a guy they can use right now.
EDM
  1. Rust, Bryan
Additional Details:
Pittsburgh revisits the trade offer they declined because Frolik can fill the void left by Rust
Puljujarvi can choose to finish his season and then come play with the Pens.
PIT
  1. 2020 5th round pick (ANA)
ANA
  1. Gudbranson, Erik
Additional Details:
Anaheim wants a RD and is willing to take Gudbranson for a late round pick.
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Jack Johnson: $600,000 (18.46%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
ANA
PIT
2021
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
2022
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$79,850,000$132,500$2,982,500$1,650,000
Left WingCenterRight Wing
PIT
Guentzel, Jake
$6,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 5
PIT
Crosby, Sidney
$8,700,000
C
NMC
UFA - 6
PIT
Galchenyuk, Alex
$4,900,000
LW, C, RW
UFA - 1
PIT
Kahun, Dominik
$925,000
LW, RW, C
RFA - 1
PIT
Malkin, Evgeni
$9,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 3
PIT
Bjugstad, Nick
$4,100,000
C, RW
UFA - 2
CGY
Frolík, Michael
$4,300,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
PIT
McCann, Jared
$1,250,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
PIT
Hörnqvist, Patric
$5,300,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
PIT
Tanev, Brandon
$3,500,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 6
PIT
Blueger, Teddy
$750,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
PIT
Aston-Reese, Zach
$1,000,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
PIT
Dumoulin, Brian
$4,100,000
LD
UFA - 4
PIT
Letang, Kris
$7,250,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 3
PIT
Murray, Matt
$3,750,000
G
RFA - 1
PIT
Pettersson, Marcus
$2,100,000
LD
UFA - 1
PIT
Schultz, Justin
$5,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
PIT
DeSmith, Casey
$1,250,000
G
UFA - 3
Markov, Andrei
$1,650,000
PIT
Riikola, Juuso
$850,000
D
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
PIT
Simon, Dominik
$750,000
RW, LW
RFA - 1
PIT
Palve, Oula
$792,500
C
UFA - 1
Stone, Michael
$900,000
RD
UFA - 1

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Aug 29, 2019 at 10:02
#1
Stopcloggingthefeed
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Might have to add in a late round pick since you guys declined it in the past...Edm would raise the asking price
Aug 29, 2019 at 10:03
#2
Thread Starter
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Quoting: tombradyskidslips
Might have to add in a late round pick since you guys declined it in the past...Edm would raise the asking price


I'd still do it tbh even with a late pick.
Aug 29, 2019 at 10:04
#3
Stopcloggingthefeed
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Quoting: vic997
I'd still do it tbh even with a late pick.


Oh yeah for sure
vic997 liked this.
Aug 29, 2019 at 10:50
#4
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 404
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I'd love it if McCann could take over 3C, might be unlikely but longterm that would be a great spot for him if he can manage.
Makes Bjudgstad more expendable, I'd rather see Simon playing there than Bjugstad for the cap difference. Maybe go our and upgrade D with a Bjudstad trade?
Aug 29, 2019 at 12:41
#5
possibly GMJR
Joined: Jun 2018
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well this one's a head scratcher i guess
Aug 29, 2019 at 1:11
#6
Joined: Apr 2018
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Anything for Puljujärvi = No
Aug 29, 2019 at 3:18
#7
Joined: Jun 2018
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I like it... Except Markov, didn't he put up like 11 points in the KHL last year, and yes ik points are the most useless stat for a d man, AND scoring is lower in the KHL than NHL, but it's all I really have to go off of other than the one KHL game I watched last year lol
 
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