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2020 Stanley Cup Champions

Created by: hockeygm
Initial Creation Date: Feb 7, 2020
Published: Feb 7, 2020 at 10:15
Team: 2019-20 Pittsburgh Penguins
Trades
PIT
  1. Kovalchuk, Ilya
MTL
  1. Riikola, Juuso
  2. 2020 4th round pick (PIT)
PIT
  1. Mantha, Anthony
  2. Svechnikov, Evgeny
  3. McIlrath, Dylan
DET
  1. Bjugstad, Nick
  2. Galchenyuk, Alex
  3. Légaré, Nathan
  4. Simon, Dominik
  5. 2021 1st round pick (PIT)
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Nick Bjugstad: $2,050,000 (50%)
Buried
  • Casey DeSmith: $175,000 ($1,250,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
2021
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
ANA
2022
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$74,224,125$132,500$3,832,500$7,275,875

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
PIT
Guentzel, Jake
$6,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 5
PIT
Crosby, Sidney
$8,700,000
C
NMC
UFA - 6
DET
Mantha, Anthony
$3,300,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
MTL
Kovalchuk, Ilya
$350,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
PIT
Malkin, Evgeni
$9,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 3
PIT
Rust, Bryan
$3,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
PIT
Kahun, Dominik
$925,000
LW, RW, C
RFA - 1
PIT
McCann, Jared
$1,250,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
PIT
Hörnqvist, Patric
$5,300,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
PIT
Aston-Reese, Zach
$1,000,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
PIT
Blueger, Teddy
$750,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
PIT
Tanev, Brandon
$3,500,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 6
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
PIT
Dumoulin, Brian
$4,100,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 4
PIT
Letang, Kris
$7,250,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 3
PIT
Murray, Matt
$3,750,000
G
UFA - 1
PIT
Pettersson, Marcus
$874,125
LD
UFA - 1
PIT
Schultz, Justin
$5,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
PIT
Jarry, Tristan
$675,000
G
UFA - 1
PIT
Johnson, Jack
$3,250,000
LD
UFA - 4
PIT
Marino, John
$925,000
RD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
PIT
Ruhwedel, Chad
$700,000
RD
UFA - 2
PIT
Lafferty, Sam
$767,500
C, LW
UFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Kovalchuk, I.
Crosby, S.
Malkin, E.
Letang, K.
Mantha, A.
Power Play 2
Hörnqvist, P.
Rust, B.
Guentzel, J.
Schultz, J.
McCann, J.

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Feb 7, 2020 at 10:33
#1
Billy739
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 4,290
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MTL might accept but most likely we will keep Kovalchuk who since arriving has been that needed extra something to get us away from constant 1 goal loses .
we're 7-3-0 in the past 10 and to be honest like Domi he's thrived under pressure in MTL media spotlight that kills most players we bring in .

it makes more sense to keep him with the team especially given he's got 9 points in 16 games including 7 in the past 6 since being moved to Center when Kotkanemi got scratched initially.
with Kovalchuk -Armia playing Suzuki's wing in 4/5 games as he heats up .

we want our first Calder Trophy winner since Ken Dryden
Kovalchuk staying helps us get that after 50 years
Feb 7, 2020 at 10:55
#2
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 211
Likes: 48
I can't speak for the value as I don't know the players from Detroit very well. But I like the players coming in. Manta can score and has size. Svechnikov is 23 and could possibly be kn the verge of being called a bust and/or he may not be part of the rebuild plans. McIlrath is the same and could be a good depth addition
hockeygm liked this.
Feb 8, 2020 at 6:22
#3
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 10,941
Likes: 4,519
Detroit isn't trading Mantha. Galchenyuk is a UFA and won't sign in Detroit so he has zero value to Detroit. Simon is a bottom 6 guy that might hit double digits in goals for the first time in his NHL career. Bjugstad is a solid player a middle 6 guy. Last season he 14g - 12a = 26p in 64 games and Mantha had 25g - 23a = 54p in 67 games. Légaré is probably the next best piece in this deal after Mantha but he is still young and has yet to play an NHL game. I've read quite a bit on Légaré recently he tough player likes to go to the dirty areas. He isn't a great skater but he does have skill that they would like to see him use more like Bertuzzi and Wilson. Still most scouts see him as a 2nd line player. While you have offered some good pieces I just don't think it gets you Mantha.
Feb 8, 2020 at 7:55
#4
Go Wings Go
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 29,026
Likes: 6,712
Stop with the garbage returns, Pittsburgh doesn't have the pieces to get Mantha out of Detroit. At least nice young core pieces to build around anyways. Detroit laughs at that.
Feb 8, 2020 at 9:07
#5
Thread Starter
hockeygm
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 306
Likes: 16
You don’t know hockey I assume. I laugh at you.
Feb 8, 2020 at 4:41
#6
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 16,579
Likes: 4,157
Detroit says no.
The penguins don't want Kovalchuk. He doesn't play defense. He only cherry picks. He won't fit in there.
 
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