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Will They Regret Trading Hornqvist

Created by: AnalyticsGeek
Initial Creation Date: Nov 26, 2020
Published: Nov 26, 2020 at 3:30
Team: 2020-21 Pittsburgh Penguins
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Though it hasn't been talked about a lot, I feel Hornqvist is gonna have a monster year in Florida next season. If he stays healthy, I bet he can get around 30 goals. He's going to be playing alongside 2 elite playmaking forwards who will be able to get him the puck in scoring areas, plus will see top PP time. I don't really understand why the Penguins didn't give Hornqvist much of an opportunity alongside Crosby over the past 2 seasons. Historically, the Guentzel-Crosby-Hornqvist line have always done great in terms of generating offence, yet the coach always played inferior guys like Sheary or Simon in that RW position. Honestly if they kept Hornqvist, there would've been no need to give up a 1st and top prospect for Kapanen. They could've used those assets to get an excellent 3C instead.
Trades
PIT
  1. Hörnqvist, Patric
FLA
  1. Matheson, Michael
PIT
  1. Amirov, Rodion [Reserve List]
  2. Hållander, Filip
TOR
  1. Kapanen, Kasperi
PIT
  1. Lowry, Adam
WPG
    2021 1st Round Pick
    Buyouts
    • Jack Johnson: $1,166,667
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Nick Bjugstad: $2,050,000 (50%)
    Buried
    • Colton Sceviour: $125,000 ($1,200,000)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    WSH
    ANA
    2022
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    2023
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$81,500,000$79,392,675$0$850,000$2,107,325

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    PIT
    Guentzel, Jake
    $6,000,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 4
    PIT
    Crosby, Sidney
    $8,700,000
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 5
    FLA
    Hörnqvist, Patric
    $5,300,000
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    PIT
    Zucker, Jason
    $5,500,000
    LW, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    PIT
    Malkin, Evgeni
    $9,500,000
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 2
    PIT
    Rust, Bryan
    $3,500,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 2
    PIT
    McCann, Jared
    $2,940,000
    LW, C
    RFA - 2
    WPG
    Lowry, Adam
    $2,916,666
    C
    UFA - 1
    PIT
    Poulin, Samuel
    $894,167
    LW, RW
    RFA - 3
    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
    PIT
    DeSmith, Casey
    $1,250,000
    G
    UFA - 2
    PIT
    Riikola, Juuso
    $1,150,000
    LD
    UFA - 2
    PIT
    Ceci, Cody
    $1,250,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    PIT
    Rodrigues, Evan
    $700,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 1
    PIT
    Jankowski, Mark
    $700,000
    LW, C
    RFA - 1
    PIT
    Ruhwedel, Chad
    $700,000
    RD
    UFA - 1

    Special Teams

    Power Play 1
    Hörnqvist, P.
    Crosby, S.
    Poulin, S.
    Letang, K.
    Malkin, E.
    Power Play 2
    Zucker, J.
    McCann, J.
    Guentzel, J.
    Rust, B.
    Marino, J.
    Penalty Kill 1
    Lowry, A.
    Tanev, B.
    Dumoulin, B.
    Letang, K.
    Penalty Kill 2
    Blueger, T.
    Aston-Reese, Z.
    Marino, J.
    Ceci, C.

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    Nov 28, 2020 at 12:08
    #101
    Hockey Super Genius
    Joined: Jun 2015
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    A 34 yr old 4th line RWer that can't stay healthy, w/ a $5.3m avg, a contract that we probably would have had to pay to move next yr or even maybe had to buy-out.
    FOR
    A 26yr old former 1st Rdr that could skate circles around Horny, that is & has been a Top 4 to Top pairing guy (until last yr bc of the Coach), & has a fair cap number.

    Is a BIG WIN Trade for Pens

    But I do think that Horny still has 1 solid yr left & If healthy he could score 20-25 goals - BUT that is a big "IF"
    Dec 3, 2020 at 9:02
    #102
    CROSBYFORPRESIDENT
    Joined: Aug 2020
    Posts: 268
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    Quoting: MitchMarnerElite
    Do you guys think the Penguins made a mistake trading Hornqvist?


    If COVID never came in to play Horny would still be a Penguin. Since the cap would’ve went up. Horny was the heart and soul of the Pens. He will be really missed. But they had to move on sadly.
    Dec 3, 2020 at 5:39
    #103
    Thread Starter
    Pens were the best
    Joined: Sep 2019
    Posts: 5,011
    Likes: 1,636
    Quoting: PENSFAN18
    If COVID never came in to play Horny would still be a Penguin. Since the cap would’ve went up. Horny was the heart and soul of the Pens. He will be really missed. But they had to move on sadly.


    Agree I loved Horny.
     
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