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Best Possible Pens team as currently constructed

Created by: Pens3lieve
Initial Creation Date: May 13, 2020
Published: May 24, 2020
Team: 2019-20 Pittsburgh Penguins
Team Explanation
Pens lines based on past season performances.
The year listed is the later of the two in a season(2010=2009/10 season).

Zucker(2018)------Crosby(2010)------Sheary(2017)
Guentzel(2019)---Malkin(2012)------Rust(2020)
Marleau(2010)----Bjugstad(2015)---Hornqvist(2010)
ZAR(2020)----------Bleuger(2020)-----Tanev(2020)

Dumoulin(2019)---Letang(2016)
Petterson(2019)---Schultz(2017)
Johnson(2011)-----Marino(2020)

Murray(2017)
Jarry(2020)
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
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2021
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2022
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$83,731,625$132,500$850,000-$2,231,625
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Guentzel, Jake
$6,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 5
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Crosby, Sidney
$8,700,000
C
NMC
UFA - 6
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Sheary, Conor
$3,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
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Zucker, Jason
$5,500,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 4
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Malkin, Evgeni
$9,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 3
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Rust, Bryan
$3,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
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Marleau, Patrick
$700,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
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Bjugstad, Nick
$2,050,000
C, RW
UFA - 2
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Hörnqvist, Patric
$5,300,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
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Aston-Reese, Zach
$1,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
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Blueger, Teddy
$750,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
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Tanev, Brandon
$3,500,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 6
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Dumoulin, Brian
$4,100,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 4
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Letang, Kris
$7,250,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 3
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Murray, Matt
$3,750,000
G
UFA - 1
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Pettersson, Marcus
$874,125
LD
UFA - 1
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Schultz, Justin
$5,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
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Jarry, Tristan
$675,000
G
UFA - 1
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Johnson, Jack
$3,250,000
LD
UFA - 4
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Marino, John
$925,000
RD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Ruhwedel, Chad
$700,000
RD
UFA - 2
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Riikola, Juuso
$850,000
LD
UFA - 1
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Angello, Anthony
$833,750
C, RW
UFA - 1
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Simon, Dominik
$750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
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Rodrigues, Evan
$2,000,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
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Lafferty, Sam
$767,500
C, LW
UFA - 1
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McCann, Jared
$1,250,000
C, LW
UFA - 1

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May 24, 2020 at 2:44 p.m.
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May 24, 2020 at 3:24 p.m.
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Yes this is going to have to be. I want McCann to play cuz his speed, forecheck & defensive presence is so important but he will probably be benched for Bjugstad.

I’m not comfortable about the defence besides the top pair. Splitting up Schultz & Johnson means they will drag down Pettersson & Marino, but it’s not ideal to have them play together either. 2 terrible defenders. I’’d play Ruhwedel & Riikola If it we’re up to me.

Pens should’ve traded for Jake McCabe at the deadline, at least the defence would’ve been a bit more stable.
May 24, 2020 at 4:19 p.m.
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Marleau or Sheary will get benched before McCann. It's not even close.
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May 24, 2020 at 4:24 p.m.
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Marleau or Sheary will get benched before McCann. It's not even close.


Sheary I agree but would seriously take current McCann over prime Marleau?
May 24, 2020 at 5:56 p.m.
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May 24, 2020 at 6:02 p.m.
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McCann is the 2nd or 3rd best LW on team .... There is not any possible way he sits


Gotta read the description mate
May 24, 2020 at 6:03 p.m.
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I think 2013 Crosby was his most dominant season until he got hit in the face with the puck. He was running away with the scoring race. 2011-2013 Crosby was robbed with injury. He would’ve won an additional 3 art rosses
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May 24, 2020 at 7:24 p.m.
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Quoting: mhockey91
Gotta read the description mate


I don't know even reading the description.

This game has changed so much. Can we honestly say anyone would be complaining about Hornqvist foot speed in 2010.
Highly doubtful.
I'm just not convinced given the speed of todays game that some of these player who really aren't fast would have put up the numbers they did in today's modern game.
I get it they were younger then. But a younger Hornqvist and Marleau weren't really fast players by today's measure.
And I think that is where my hang up on this is.
It's hard to compare those stats to today's game because I have seen the change.
The game was in slow motion then.

To phrase that differently has Hornqvist got that much slower....or has the game got that much faster.
I think the answer to that question is yeah, he might have lost a little speed....but I think the bigger issue is the game is just getting that much faster.
May 24, 2020 at 9:00 p.m.
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Gotta read the description mate


Thank you.
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May 25, 2020 at 5:36 a.m.
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Quoting: mhockey91
I think 2013 Crosby was his most dominant season until he got hit in the face with the puck. He was running away with the scoring race. 2011-2013 Crosby was robbed with injury. He would’ve won an additional 3 art rosses


Crosby lead the league in PPG I believe for 4 straight seasons and won 1 Art Ross.. Hockey fans collectively from 2010/2011-2012/2013 were robbed of a generational talents most productive years..

It wouldn't even be a stretch to say if Sid had never gotten injured throughout his career, he'd already be into the top 10 points ALL TIME.. and yet people hate on his greatness... insane!
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May 25, 2020 at 11:49 a.m.
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Quoting: mhockey91
Gotta read the description mate


Yep my bad, I also never usually read directions either too tho , lol
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May 25, 2020 at 1:09 p.m.
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Crosby lead the league in PPG I believe for 4 straight seasons and won 1 Art Ross.. Hockey fans collectively from 2010/2011-2012/2013 were robbed of a generational talents most productive years..

It wouldn't even be a stretch to say if Sid had never gotten injured throughout his career, he'd already be into the top 10 points ALL TIME.. and yet people hate on his greatness... insane!


Agree. Seems a lot of pens stars have been held back because of injuries. Mario, Sid, Geno and Tanger get hurt every year. Guentzels shoulder this year and everyone else...
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May 25, 2020 at 4:49 p.m.
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Quoting: pharrow
I don't know even reading the description.

This game has changed so much. Can we honestly say anyone would be complaining about Hornqvist foot speed in 2010.
Highly doubtful.
I'm just not convinced given the speed of todays game that some of these player who really aren't fast would have put up the numbers they did in today's modern game.
I get it they were younger then. But a younger Hornqvist and Marleau weren't really fast players by today's measure.
And I think that is where my hang up on this is.
It's hard to compare those stats to today's game because I have seen the change.
The game was in slow motion then.

To phrase that differently has Hornqvist got that much slower....or has the game got that much faster.
I think the answer to that question is yeah, he might have lost a little speed....but I think the bigger issue is the game is just getting that much faster.


Marleau in his prime was actually one of the best skaters in the game. If he were playing in this era during his 20s, he would definitely be able to keep up.

Hornqvist has always been slow & has gotten slower after all the injuries. He made up for his poor skating with his strength, physical play & aggression. Age has taken a toll on that too so he doesn’t seem near as effective as before.
 
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