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GMJR is somehow being patient for the first time in his life

Created by: Pens3lieve
Initial Creation Date: Oct 9, 2020
Published: Oct 9, 2020 at 9:17
Team: 2020-21 Pittsburgh Penguins
Team Explanation
note-I'm putting ZAR in the lineup bc the season might start late enough for him to be ready.
some minor depth signings to start but I know GMJR has to have something else up his sleeve. supposedly there was an offer to Simon (IDK if it's still available) but I almost hope he's not back just because I don't want Erod, Simon, Sceviour, Lafferty, McCann, and Jankowski to be my third line. the 3rd line for me needs to have a little offense and defense. Tampa had a great third line. depth that contributes and grinds with speed, skill, hitting, and grit is key.
Free Agent Signings
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
van Riemsdyk, Trevor3$1,750,000
Dell, Aaron1$1,250,000
Haula, Erik2$2,250,000
Fast, Jesper3$2,250,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Kahun, Dominic3$1,750,000
Trades
PIT
  1. 2022 6th round pick (NSH)
ANA
  1. Sceviour, Colton
Additional Details:
to whoever for a late pick
PIT
  1. 2021 3rd round pick (DAL)
DAL
  1. McCann, Jared
Buyouts
  • Jack Johnson: $1,166,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Nick Bjugstad: $2,050,000 (50%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
PIT
DAL
PIT
PIT
WSH
ANA
2022
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
NSH
PIT
2023
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$80,891,842$0$850,000$608,158
Left WingCenterRight Wing
PIT
Guentzel, Jake
$6,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 4
PIT
Crosby, Sidney
$8,700,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Fast, Jesper
$2,250,000
RW
UFA - 3
Kahun, Dominic
$1,750,000
PIT
Malkin, Evgeni
$9,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 2
PIT
Rust, Bryan
$3,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
PIT
Zucker, Jason
$5,500,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 3
Haula, Erik
$2,250,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
PIT
Kapanen, Kasperi
$3,200,000
RW
RFA - 2
PIT
Aston-Reese, Zach
$1,000,000
LW, RW
RFA - 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
Jarry, Tristan
$3,500,000
G
UFA - 3
PIT
Pettersson, Marcus
$4,025,175
LD
UFA - 5
PIT
Marino, John
$925,000
RD
UFA - 1
Dell, Aaron
$1,250,000
G
UFA - 1
PIT
Matheson, Michael
$4,875,000
LD
UFA - 6
van Riemsdyk, Trevor
$1,750,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
PIT
Ruhwedel, Chad
$700,000
RD
UFA - 1
PIT
DeSmith, Casey
$1,250,000
G
UFA - 2
PIT
Rodrigues, Evan
$700,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
PIT
Lafferty, Sam
$750,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
PIT
Jankowski, Mark
$700,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
PIT
Riikola, Juuso
$1,150,000
LD
UFA - 2
PIT
Joseph, Pierre-Olivier
$863,333
LD
RFA - 2
PIT
Poulin, Samuel
$894,167
LW, RW
RFA - 3
PIT
Maniscalco, Joshua
$853,333
RD
RFA - 3
PIT
Currie, Josh
$700,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
PIT
Reilly, Will
$806,250
RD
RFA - 2

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Oct 9, 2020 at 9:25
#1
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" I don't want Erod, Simon, Sceviour, Lafferty, McCann, and Jankowski to be my third line. the 3rd line for me needs to have a little offense and defense. Tampa had a great third line. depth that contributes and grinds with speed, skill, hitting, and grit is key."

Amen my brother Amen.
I couldn't have said it better myself.
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Oct 10, 2020 at 7:55
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Oct 10, 2020 at 10:47
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Dude, I give up on what GMJR is doing

Like wth is up with having - 1-3rd liner, 4- 4th liners, & 3- #13 forwards
Oct 10, 2020 at 10:55
#4
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We all wanted Pens to up grade at 3rd line & at 3rd RHD spot & I wanted a 1B Upgrade (bc of the compacted season & how big it will be to have a 1B)

BUT

The Pens actually got worse on the 3rd line, didn't upgrade RHD spot, & the only season we "Need" 2 goalies we have an AHL back-up Now??

IMO - This is now a fringe playoff team that if there is 1-injury to 87, 71, 58, or 35 for longer than 3-weeks === No way this team makes playoffs.

~ This looks like when the Pens went with McKegg / Sheahan at 3C -- So this means GMJR will make a huge trade for a 3C at deadline instead of fixing the obvious problem now????
Oct 10, 2020 at 1:47
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Quoting: Sidstick87
We all wanted Pens to up grade at 3rd line & at 3rd RHD spot & I wanted a 1B Upgrade (bc of the compacted season & how big it will be to have a 1B)

BUT

The Pens actually got worse on the 3rd line, didn't upgrade RHD spot, & the only season we "Need" 2 goalies we have an AHL back-up Now??

IMO - This is now a fringe playoff team that if there is 1-injury to 87, 71, 58, or 35 for longer than 3-weeks === No way this team makes playoffs.

~ This looks like when the Pens went with McKegg / Sheahan at 3C -- So this means GMJR will make a huge trade for a 3C at deadline instead of fixing the obvious problem now????


Man I have given up trying to upgrade the 3RD spot with how awful that 3rd line is. They can play Maniscalco. Hell nothing they can put out there next season can be any worse than JJ and Schultz.

I made 2 attempts at this. Maybe we should just stop thinking about 3C. Screw it, we got 1 guy who can take a face off. Oh well. Got Vesey McCann, Fast on the 3rd line.
It would be fast, gritty, and have some offensive chops.

Or grab Thornton to be 4C let Blueger be 3C, and grab Fast.

I don't know. What I do know is whatever the hell he's trying to do ain't it.

I think we are also hamstrung by Marino needing a contract. So everything has to be a 1 year deal.
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Oct 10, 2020 at 1:50
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Quoting: Pens3lieve


What do you think?
Who can the Pens afford to get still in FA?


I like the lineup but I would keep McCann & swap Fast with Kapanen. Haula was really good in 2018/19 but terrible last season, don’t know if it’s worth the risk to bet on him. A good option for 3C is Johan Larsson. Very responsible defensively and has good playmaking. Have a 3rd Line of McCann-Larsson-Fast, all 3 guys are defensively responsible and hardworking on the forecheck. You wouldn’t have room for Kahun though.
Oct 10, 2020 at 10:51
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NoWah49
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normally I'm not too keen on signing free agents, but it seems like there are really good short term deals to be had, why not take a shot
 
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