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GMJR Retires and I Take Over

Created by: hockeygm
Initial Creation Date: Jul 15, 2020
Published: Jul 15, 2020 at 2:03
Team: 2020-21 Pittsburgh Penguins
Team Explanation
This right here is the best Penguins team I’ve ever made.

Mantha Trade: Mantha has one of the strongest shots in the league and has turned into a true sniper/power forward. If he clicks with Crosby he would be a new improved version of Phil Kessel who can also protect Crosby and dominate other players with his big stature. Mantha is a very talented offensive player but also a talented defensive player. Trading 28 year old Zucker (3 years older) for Anthony Mantha. Zucker dominated on the Penguins and especially with Crosby. I know someone is going to say he only played that well because of Crosby. That helps a ton but he did create many opportunities on his own, which contributed to his great point production in the short regular season span he was on the Penguins for. Simon is already a high potential top-9 player who can play on a cheap $1,500,000-$2,500,000 per year contract. Legere is just the icing on the cake. Adding a prospect with high potential entices DET that much more. All around this trade helps both teams immensely.

Gostisbehere Trade: Shane Gostisbehere is the offensive defenseman the Penguins need to help create rushes and contribute on the PP. Yes, his his defensive game lacks trust, he makes up for it with his stellar offense. PIT will reignite his offensive flame. Jack Johnson is a cap relief, but who can still play and contribute as a 3rd pair defender. Shedding 1+ million of Ghostisbehere’s contract saves PHI cap space and also gives them a 2nd round pick as well as a talented young 3rd-4th line player who can contribute on both ends.

Murray and Jarry get prove yourself contracts. Murray is paid more due to what he’s accomplished in such a short span. Jarry gets a one year prove yourself contact.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
McCann, Jared3$3,000,000
Jarry, Tristan1$3,000,000
Murray, Matt1$3,800,000
Angello, Anthony1$850,000
Riikola, Juuso1$850,000
Mantha, Anthony5$6,000,000
Rodrigues, Evan1$875,000
Svechnikov, Evgeny1$875,000
Offer Sheets
Offer sheet annual average (AAV) is calculated by dividing the contract value by the lower of: 1. The contract length, or 2. Five years
PLAYERAAVCOMPENSATION
Svechnikov, Evgeny$875,000No Compensation
Trades
PIT
  1. Mantha, Anthony [RFA Rights]
DET
  1. Zucker, Jason
  2. Simon, Dominik [RFA Rights]
  3. Légaré, Nathan
PIT
  1. Gostisbehere, Shayne
PHI
  1. Johnson, Jack
  2. Lafferty, Sam [RFA Rights]
  3. 2021 2nd round pick (PIT)
PIT
  1. 2021 2nd round pick (CBJ)
OTT
  1. Hörnqvist, Patric
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
CBJ
PIT
PIT
ANA
2022
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
21$85,500,000$77,144,342$0$850,000$8,355,658

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
PIT
Guentzel, Jake
$6,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 4
PIT
Crosby, Sidney
$8,700,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Mantha, Anthony
$6,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
PIT
Poulin, Samuel
$894,167
LW, RW
RFA - 3
PIT
Malkin, Evgeni
$9,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 2
PIT
Rust, Bryan
$3,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
PIT
Aston-Reese, Zach
$1,000,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
PIT
McCann, Jared
$3,000,000
LW, C
RFA - 2
PIT
Bjugstad, Nick
$2,050,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
PIT
Blueger, Teddy
$750,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
PIT
Tanev, Brandon
$3,500,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 5
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
PIT
Dumoulin, Brian
$4,100,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 3
PIT
Letang, Kris
$7,250,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
PIT
Murray, Matt
$3,800,000
G
UFA - 4
PHI
Gostisbehere, Shayne
$4,500,000
LD
UFA - 3
PIT
Marino, John
$925,000
RD
UFA - 1
PIT
Jarry, Tristan
$3,000,000
G
UFA - 3
PIT
Pettersson, Marcus
$4,025,175
LD
UFA - 5
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
PIT
Rodrigues, Evan
$875,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
PIT
Riikola, Juuso
$850,000
LD
UFA - 2
PIT
Ruhwedel, Chad
$700,000
RD
UFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Guentzel, J.
Crosby, S.
Mantha, A.
Letang, K.
Malkin, E.
Power Play 2
 
Rust, B.
McCann, J.
, .
Gostisbehere, S.

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Jul 15, 2020 at 2:10
#1
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Red Wings aren’t going to trade Mantha
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Jul 15, 2020 at 2:12
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hockeygm
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Quoting: redwingsfan04
Red Wings aren’t going to trade Mantha


To get better they would.
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:16
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1. Zucker is arguably just as good as Mantha and has PROVEN he can play with Sid also Detroit declines
2. No way in hell the Flyers are trading us Goestisbehere and especially not for that package. The only way it happens is if they pull a Hoffman and the Flyers trade Ghost to another team and then we trade for him from that team
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:17
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Quoting: hockeygm
To get better they would.


Maybe, but the Red Wings asking price for Mantha would be really high since we’re not interested in trading him. You’d have to overpay by a lot to get him and that’s not what I see here
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:18
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hockeygm
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Quoting: Jesus
1. Zucker is arguably just as good as Mantha and has PROVEN he can play with Sid also Detroit declines
2. No way in hell the Flyers are trading us Goestisbehere and especially not for that package. The only way it happens is if they pull a Hoffman and the Flyers trade Ghost to another team and then we trade for him from that team


1. Wrong.

2. Wrong.
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:19
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lmao what a garbage trade for Detroit
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:20
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hockeygm
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Quoting: redwingsfan04
Maybe, but the Red Wings asking price for Mantha would be really high since we’re not interested in trading him. You’d have to overpay by a lot to get him and that’s not what I see here


They’re not interested in trading him but would accept a deal that makes them a better team.
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:20
#8
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Quoting: hockeygm
1. Wrong.

2. Wrong.


Care to explain why instead of being lazy
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Jul 15, 2020 at 2:21
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hockeygm
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Quoting: Drw4209
lmao what a garbage trade for Detroit


How?
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:21
#10
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Quoting: hockeygm
1. Wrong.

2. Wrong.


incredible rebuttals here mr general manager man. wonder what you will say when the trades you're trading to both decline.
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:21
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hockeygm
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Quoting: Jesus
Care to explain why instead of being lazy


Read my rationale at the top.
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:22
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Why on earth would Murray accept a 50k increase. Its a slap in the face to only bump him 50k.
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:22
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Quoting: hockeygm
They’re not interested in trading him but would accept a deal that makes them a better team.


Yes. And accepting that trade makes us a worse team lol. You’re not getting arguably our best player for a solid middle 6 player who’s 28, a fringe middle 6 player and a 3rd round pick
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:23
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hockeygm
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Quoting: exo2769
Why on earth would Murray accept a 50k increase. Its a slap in the face to only bump him 50k.


It’s a one year prove yourself then you get a 5-6 year contract paying much more.
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:25
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Philly declines. Jack Johnson is your issue not ours. Click.
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:25
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hockeygm
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Quoting: redwingsfan04
Yes. And accepting that trade makes us a worse team lol. You’re not getting arguably our best player for a solid middle 6 player who’s 28, a fringe middle 6 player and a 3rd round pick



You get a player that got 60+ points 2 years ago. Mantha has yet to crack 50. Simon can play and contribute right away. Legere is a young player that could turn out to be their next best player or even a player who contributes. They get a player arguably as good and 2 other players who can contribute to a young team that needs more NHLers.
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Jul 15, 2020 at 2:25
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Quoting: hockeygm
Read my rationale at the top.


I did it doesn't explain why Detroit would take that trade and your explanation for Philly is horrible. Lafferty is a 4th liner at best, Johnson's one of the worst contracts in the league, so they're giving one of their best offensive d-men to their biggest rival for $1 mil in cap space and a 2nd round pick? Why wouldn't they just keep him?
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:26
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Quoting: Brigid1011
Philly declines. Jack Johnson is your issue not ours. Click.


PHI accepts with the 2nd round pick and Lafferty.
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:27
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hockeygm
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Quoting: Jesus
I did it doesn't explain why Detroit would take that trade and your explanation for Philly is horrible. Lafferty is a 4th liner at best, Johnson's one of the worst contracts in the league, so they're giving one of their best offensive d-men to their biggest rival for $1 mil in cap space and a 2nd round pick? Why wouldn't they just keep him?


He’s already done in Philly and the draft pick is something PHI needs with its stars aging.
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:27
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Quoting: hockeygm
He’s already done in Philly and the draft pick is something PHI needs with its stars aging.


There are 29 other teams in the league.
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:28
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Quoting: mondo
There are 29 other teams in the league.


That don’t want him. He was offered at this years trade deadline and no one bit/m. His defensive game scares teams.
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:30
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Quoting: hockeygm
You get a player that got 60+ points 2 years ago. Mantha has yet to crack 50. Simon can play and contribute right away. Legere is a young player that could turn out to be their next best player or even a player who contributes. They get a player arguably as good and 2 other players who can contribute to a young team that needs more NHLers.


Mantha was on pace for 72 points this year in an 82 game season. If you stick Zucker on the Wings he won’t come close to 60, maybe note even 50. Simon can contribute right away but only as a 3rd liner. And how can you say that a guy who was drafted in the 3rd round might be the next best player.

I suppose you think you’re the only rational one and everyone else in the comments is wrong
Jul 15, 2020 at 2:31
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Zucker > Mantha.

Ghost isn't much better than JJ.
No way we add that much.
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Jul 15, 2020 at 2:33
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Quoting: redwingsfan04
Mantha was on pace for 72 points this year in an 82 game season. If you stick Zucker on the Wings he won’t come close to 60, maybe note even 50. Simon can contribute right away but only as a 3rd liner. And how can you say that a guy who was drafted in the 3rd round might be the next best player.

I suppose you think you’re the only rational one and everyone else in the comments is wrong


Mantha was on pace to be injured again.........
Zucker puts up more points with the penguins than Mantha does.
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Jul 15, 2020 at 2:33
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Quoting: hockeygm
They’re not interested in trading him but would accept a deal that makes them a better team.


Those pieces don't make us a better team.
 
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