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Potential off-season yes this is super early

Created by: Zetsubonokami
Initial Creation Date: Nov 23, 2019
Published: Nov 23, 2019 at 3:21 am
Team: 2020-21 Pittsburgh Penguins
Team Explanation
I know it's early to be thinking about the offseason but I had an urge to make this tonight.

A Few Thoughts:
1. I think even if Galch improves his play at this point he probably won't be resigned.
2. With how Marino has developed for the pens I find it hard to believe that Schultz will be staying with the team.
3. With how McCann has played at center I believe Bjugstad is gone this offseason if not earlier. The return I'm not 100% sure of at this point in time.
4. Jarry's play has me really thinking about Murray's contract. Both goaltenders need resigned and are RFAs. If Murray stays at .910 or if he climbs to even .915 do you want to sign him for 7 or 8 years? Do you think he accepts a 2 or 3 year deal around 6 mil? I think its absolutely worth trying to determine if Murray or Jarry is the direction the pens should go. If you could get both of them on shorter term deals I think that would be the best course of action.
5. Even with JJ's improved play I think a trade is absolutely needed. you can find cheaper and younger players who can play 3rd pair defence.
6. I think it will be worth looking at Addison and/or Joseph at the start of next season.
7. Poulin will probably start next season with the team.

I created Some Guy and Some Guy-Again to represent potential depth signings (whether thats 3rd pair defence or a depth forard) as I think having the pens sign anyone doesn't make sense this far from free-agency. They arent anyone in particular just some guy who can play hockey for the team.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
McCann, Jared5$5,000,000
Pettersson, Marcus3$4,000,000
Simon, Dominik2$1,250,000
Lafferty, Sam2$850,000
Kahun, Dominik3$3,000,000
Murray, Matt2$6,000,000
Jarry, Tristan2$1,500,000
Riikola, Juuso1$850,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Guy, Some2$1,500,000
Guy-Again, Some2$1,500,000
Trades
PIT
    Both traded to some team, not sure on return.
    COL
    1. Bjugstad, Nick
    2. Johnson, Jack
    Buried
    • Casey DeSmith: $175,000 ($1,250,000)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2020
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    2021
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    ANA
    2022
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    24$81,500,000$78,747,499$0$1,195,000$2,752,501
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    PIT
    Poulin, Samuel
    $925,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 2
    PIT
    Crosby, Sidney
    $8,700,000
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 5
    PIT
    Guentzel, Jake
    $6,000,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 4
    PIT
    Kahun, Dominik
    $3,000,000
    LW, RW, C
    RFA
    PIT
    Malkin, Evgeni
    $9,500,000
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 2
    PIT
    Rust, Bryan
    $3,500,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 2
    PIT
    Tanev, Brandon
    $3,500,000
    RW, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 5
    PIT
    McCann, Jared
    $5,000,000
    LW, C
    RFA
    PIT
    Hörnqvist, Patric
    $5,300,000
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    PIT
    Simon, Dominik
    $1,250,000
    RW, LW
    RFA
    PIT
    Blueger, Teddy
    $750,000
    C, LW
    RFA - 1
    PIT
    Lafferty, Sam
    $850,000
    C, LW
    RFA
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    PIT
    Dumoulin, Brian
    $4,100,000
    LD
    UFA - 3
    PIT
    Letang, Kris
    $7,250,000
    RD
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 2
    PIT
    Murray, Matt
    $6,000,000
    G
    RFA
    PIT
    Pettersson, Marcus
    $4,000,000
    LD
    RFA
    PIT
    Marino, John
    $925,000
    D
    RFA - 1
    PIT
    Jarry, Tristan
    $1,500,000
    G
    RFA
    PIT
    Joseph, Pierre-Olivier
    $863,333
    LD
    RFA - 2
    PIT
    Addison, Calen
    $809,166
    RD
    RFA - 2
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    PIT
    Aston-Reese, Zach
    $1,000,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 1
    PIT
    Riikola, Juuso
    $850,000
    D
    RFA
    Guy, Some
    $1,500,000
    Guy-Again, Some
    $1,500,000

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    Nov 23, 2019 at 9:00
    #1
    mhockey91
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    As good as poulin is in the Q, I don’t think he’s ready for NHL prime time next year. POJ hasn’t been great in the AHL either
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    Nov 23, 2019 at 9:24
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    Poulin won't be ready (or all that close) next year, he'll follow at best a similar development pattern to POJ (two years in Jr+at least 1 in the A) and neither Addison or POJ are our most NHL ready d spec, that goes to Almari imo, he's looked really really good and time I've watched him, and we'll have Addison Hallander and POJ (and Puustinen 👀) all (hopefully) tearing up the AHL next year (with Militec) then possibly all of them could be NHL ready the year after (Hallander Addison POJ* Puustinen maybe and Miletic probably sees some call up time next year) then you have Poulin and Legare a year later
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    Nov 23, 2019 at 9:31
    #3
    Extend Max Domi 4x6
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    is mccann rly worth 5 mill
    Nov 23, 2019 at 12:42
    #4
    Hockey Super Genius
    Joined: Jun 2015
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    Slow down Leroy, McCann is 1 of my favs... but $5m is a lil high... lets stick w/ $3-3.5 and Kahun will be around $2.5ish and 28 will be at 3.5 bc he aint getting more than Dumo
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    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:55
    #5
    Thread Starter
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    Quoting: Sidstick87
    Slow down Leroy, McCann is 1 of my favs... but $5m is a lil high... lets stick w/ $3-3.5 and Kahun will be around $2.5ish and 28 will be at 3.5 bc he aint getting more than Dumo


    I tend to sign them to higher contracts just to account for any fluctuation. I went with $5M with McCann because of the 5-year deal and how well he has stepped up for the pens. Kahun I signed to a contract similar to what rust got. Petterson I find difficult, I think 3.5-4 is fair over 3 years but I could also see the pens wanting to go longer-term with him.
    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:55
    #6
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    Quoting: Goldninja0
    is mccann rly worth 5 mill


    probably not, I just tend to sign high to make sure contracts work with the cap.
    Nov 23, 2019 at 3:02
    #7
    Thread Starter
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    Quoting: AFOX10900
    Poulin won't be ready (or all that close) next year, he'll follow at best a similar development pattern to POJ (two years in Jr+at least 1 in the A) and neither Addison or POJ are our most NHL ready d spec, that goes to Almari imo, he's looked really really good and time I've watched him, and we'll have Addison Hallander and POJ (and Puustinen 👀) all (hopefully) tearing up the AHL next year (with Militec) then possibly all of them could be NHL ready the year after (Hallander Addison POJ* Puustinen maybe and Miletic probably sees some call up time next year) then you have Poulin and Legare a year later


    Yeah I can get behind that. I wouldn't be entirely shocked if they wanted to give Addison specifically a shot (like the first 5-7 games of the season) due to losing Schultz. I think POJ probably isn't ready but again I think maybe giving him a couple games wouldn't be the worst idea. Poulin is the one who might be able to stick IMO if he can find some chemistry on the big squad. So I think Addison and POJ both wont stay with the team but I think they might get a shot at the start of the season. If Poulin has what it takes to stay then great but if he doesn't I'd rather they send him back down to develop.
    Nov 23, 2019 at 3:08
    #8
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    Quoting: mhockey91
    As good as poulin is in the Q, I don’t think he’s ready for NHL prime time next year. POJ hasn’t been great in the AHL either


    I don't know that any of them will stick in the NHL I'm just saying they could be given somewhere in the 5-7 game range to play with the big boys and really see what they need to keep working on at the NHL level. I think Poulin has the best chance of sticking around if he can find some chemistry with someone. I think POJ is the least likely to get a shot but giving him a few games probably wouldn't hurt all that much. Addison I think gets a shot for sure if we lose Schultz. With Letang being RHD1 and Marino looking like he can be RHD2 I don't see the pens signing a more expensive RHD that would for sure make the team over Addison.
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    Nov 24, 2019 at 11:02
    #9
    Pens
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    No way McCann get 5 million. Will likely get 3 - 3.25m per.
    Nov 25, 2019 at 1:07
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    Everyone still wants to overpay Murray, the overrated goalie.
     
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