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Should the Pens trade for Jack Roslovic

Created by: Pens3lieve
Initial Creation Date: Dec 30, 2020
Published: Dec 30, 2020 at 8:41
Team: 2020-21 Pittsburgh Penguins
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Roslovic, Jack3$2,000,000
Trades
PIT
  1. Roslovic, Jack [RFA Rights]
WPG
  1. Gruden, Jonathan
  2. Lindgren, Jesper
  3. Lafferty, Sam
Buyouts
  • Jack Johnson: $1,166,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Nick Bjugstad: $2,050,000 (50%)
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2021
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PIT
PIT
WSH
ANA
2022
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
2023
PIT
PIT
PIT
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PIT
PIT
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$81,251,009$0$850,000$248,991
Left WingCenterRight Wing
PIT
Guentzel, Jake
$6,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 4
PIT
Crosby, Sidney
$8,700,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
PIT
Kapanen, Kasperi
$3,200,000
RW
RFA - 2
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
Poulin, Samuel
$894,167
LW, RW
RFA - 3
PIT
McCann, Jared
$2,940,000
LW, C
RFA - 2
Roslovic, Jack
$2,000,000
RW, C
RFA - 2
PIT
Tanev, Brandon
$3,500,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 5
PIT
Blueger, Teddy
$750,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
PIT
Sceviour, Colton
$1,200,000
RW
UFA - 1
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
Matheson, Michael
$4,875,000
LD
UFA - 6
PIT
Ceci, Cody
$1,250,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
PIT
Rodrigues, Evan
$700,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
PIT
Aston-Reese, Zach
$1,000,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
PIT
Angello, Anthony
$725,000
C
RFA - 2
PIT
Ruhwedel, Chad
$700,000
RD
UFA - 1
PIT
Gaudreau, Frédérick
$700,000
C
UFA - 1
PIT
Jankowski, Mark
$700,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
PIT
Légaré, Nathan
$795,000
RW
RFA - 3
PIT
Zohorna, Radim
$792,500
LW, RW
RFA - 1
Taxi Squad
PIT
Riikola, Juuso
$1,150,000 ($75,000)
LD
UFA - 2
PIT
Joseph, Pierre-Olivier
$863,333 ($0)
LD
RFA - 2
PIT
Maniscalco, Joshua
$853,333 ($0)
RD
RFA - 3
PIT
O'Connor, Drew
$925,000 ($0)
LW
RFA - 2
PIT
Lagacé, Maxime
$700,000 ($0)
G
UFA - 1

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Dec 30, 2020 at 8:44
#1
Hockey IQ
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Dec 30, 2020 at 9:00
#2
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Imo it's a bit meh for WPG. A good mid-6 player for a bunch of unnecessary nobodies. Sure some of them have some potential, but there's really nothing truly interesting in it for WPG.
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Dec 30, 2020 at 9:02
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Yeah it's definitely a tough one. Does he sit out on a contract and simply wait for a trade now? Thus depreciating his value even more.
Dec 30, 2020 at 9:03
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Doesn’t make sense from WPG, they are getting basically nothing in return
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Dec 30, 2020 at 9:03
#5
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I'd rather hold on to Gruden.

Roslovic is okay, but I think that he is talked up more because he seems to be available as opposed to being talked up because he is "that" good.
Dec 30, 2020 at 9:16
#6
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I've been trading for Roslovic for 2-3 yrs now & I'm a big fan of his, so I would love it !!
Its also a kind of Trade GMJR likes to make to trade for a former 1st Rdr that hasn't lived up to his potential yet.

IMO, Roslovic would be a 3C here, just never got a chance at Center much in WPG w/ Copp & Lowry there.
Dec 30, 2020 at 11:33
#7
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not with this trade but it does make sense as an idea
Dec 30, 2020 at 11:49
#8
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A. what is the cost.
B. where does he actually fit in? I don't think he's a center. His career FO is 44.8%. It's not like he took a lot of faceoffs either.
He is still young though. So maybe a different situation. But I think the different situation different results is not a high gamble anyone should take. Sometimes a player just is what he is.
So to me he's a RW. If he's a RW where does he fit? I think I'd rather play Poulin there and see what he can do than give up anything significant.
Dec 30, 2020 at 11:56
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I really like Roslovic. I think the only players Winnipeg would want are McCann or Pettersson.
Dec 30, 2020 at 12:06
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Edited Dec 30, 2020 at 12:43
Jets won’t do that deal. And I hate to give up Lafferty. He our only Roght-Handed stick that takes Face-offs. And is good at them too.

I think it would be more like Riikola(who id hate giving up too), and a “C”, “C+”prospect like Gruden or Bjorkqvist. Although, I don’t think they will trade Gruden without playing one game in the organization. And a mid round pick. 5th round

So Riikola, Bjorkqvist and a 5th.
Or
Rikkola, Czuczman, Bjorkqvist(gives them NHL level defensive depth).

It has to come with a contract agreement from Roslovic that would be under 2M IMO. Or it wouldn’t be worth it for the Pens. Paying him over 2M would be an overpayment for me. I would rather Janko at 700k IMO. Roslovic at 1.75M/ 3 years is worth it IMO

And I hate people putting McCann back atCenter. JR and Sully are right. We found out last year. He’s a wing. He’s a scorer. A good two-way wing. Let him play wing and just score 20 plus goals a year. Not have to play Center and worry about carrying a line and play-making for his line-mates. Just stick him on the LW and let him snipe. What he’s good at!!

Don’t rush Poulin. Give him and Legare one more year. Let’s see what Janko and E-Rod can do. Both have a decent pedigree. E-rod was a top college wing on Eichel’s right-side. He had 21 goals and 60 points in 41 games on Eichel’s RW( 2nd in the NCAA in points, behind only Eichel) And never got an opportunity after that. I’m excited to see him get his shot.

I’m hoping Maniscalco wins that 3rd pairing RHD with Matheson more than any other rookie wining a roster spot. Or Legare wins the 3rd line RW spot.
Dec 30, 2020 at 12:07
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I don’t think Winnipeg makes that unless he refuses to sign
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Dec 30, 2020 at 12:36
#12
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Quoting: Marcsnack
I really like Roslovic. I think the only players Winnipeg would want are McCann or Pettersson.



Lol. trading either for Roslovic is crazy. And would be a big mistake.
Dec 30, 2020 at 2:11
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They’d need to deal a d man which I don’t think pens can give up
Dec 30, 2020 at 3:20
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Quoting: PGHBOB69
Jets won’t do that deal. And I hate to give up Lafferty. He our only Roght-Handed stick that takes Face-offs. And is good at them too.

I think it would be more like Riikola(who id hate giving up too), and a “C”, “C+”prospect like Gruden or Bjorkqvist. Although, I don’t think they will trade Gruden without playing one game in the organization. And a mid round pick. 5th round

So Riikola, Bjorkqvist and a 5th.
Or
Rikkola, Czuczman, Bjorkqvist(gives them NHL level defensive depth).

It has to come with a contract agreement from Roslovic that would be under 2M IMO. Or it wouldn’t be worth it for the Pens. Paying him over 2M would be an overpayment for me. I would rather Janko at 700k IMO. Roslovic at 1.75M/ 3 years is worth it IMO

And I hate people putting McCann back atCenter. JR and Sully are right. We found out last year. He’s a wing. He’s a scorer. A good two-way wing. Let him play wing and just score 20 plus goals a year. Not have to play Center and worry about carrying a line and play-making for his line-mates. Just stick him on the LW and let him snipe. What he’s good at!!

Don’t rush Poulin. Give him and Legare one more year. Let’s see what Janko and E-Rod can do. Both have a decent pedigree. E-rod was a top college wing on Eichel’s right-side. He had 21 goals and 60 points in 41 games on Eichel’s RW( 2nd in the NCAA in points, behind only Eichel) And never got an opportunity after that. I’m excited to see him get his shot.

I’m hoping Maniscalco wins that 3rd pairing RHD with Matheson more than any other rookie wining a roster spot. Or Legare wins the 3rd line RW spot.


And Erod's playdriving statistics & defensive impacts were really good during his 1st two seasons with Buffalo. He's definitely an NHL quality talent, just needs to be given a chance by the coaching staff. The real question mark is Jankowski. You'd usually want a more proven 3C.
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Dec 30, 2020 at 3:41
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Edited Dec 30, 2020 at 3:50
Quoting: Penguins_Legend_Sheary
And Erod's playdriving statistics & defensive impacts were really good during his 1st two seasons with Buffalo. He's definitely an NHL quality talent, just needs to be given a chance by the coaching staff. The real question mark is Jankowski. You'd usually want a more proven 3C.


Janko is 26, 1st round pedigree, proven good two-way center and top PK player.

He had 17 goals and 25 points his 1st year and 14 goals and 32 points his 2nd. Yes, last year he sh*t the bed. But it’s an easy year to write off IMO(for everyone..lol) and look at Sam Bennet’s stats. And look at last year compared to his first 3 or 4. It wasn’t just him. It was the whole Calgary team.

Imagine if last year, he improved or just stayed the same statistically. He would’ve been a sought after free agent. The narrative would be completely different. A recent 1st round pick, coming off his E-L contract and 1st team, has had 3 decent years, ready for his 4th year and break-out year. Now, it’s a “show me” contract. Show-me last year was a fluke and you can get back to producing like your 1st two years.

It’s not like he’s played for 3-4 teams and u know what u are getting. He played for 1 team and 3 full seasons, 2 of which were good. It’s only his 2nd team!!

Johnny G went from 99 points to 58 points last season. It was the whole Calgary team. Again, look at Sam Bennett’s stats. Last year he had the same anomaly season as Janko. Only Janko’s 2nd team and 4th season. A different coach, system and change of scenery should do him well!!

And maybe Calgary just missed used him. Again, It’s only his 4th year and 2nd team. You don’t know only playing for 1 team.

And only 700k contract. JR and Sully seem to believe in him and he can atleast get back to his 1st 2 seasons production. I’m interest to see. He will atleast play good defense and be good on the PK.
Dec 30, 2020 at 4:50
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Quoting: PGHBOB69
Janko is 26, 1st round pedigree, proven good two-way center and top PK player.

He had 17 goals and 25 points his 1st year and 14 goals and 32 points his 2nd. Yes, last year he sh*t the bed. But it’s an easy year to write off IMO(for everyone..lol) and look at Sam Bennet’s stats. And look at last year compared to his first 3 or 4. It wasn’t just him. It was the whole Calgary team.

Imagine if last year, he improved or just stayed the same statistically. He would’ve been a sought after free agent. The narrative would be completely different. A recent 1st round pick, coming off his E-L contract and 1st team, has had 3 decent years, ready for his 4th year and break-out year. Now, it’s a “show me” contract. Show-me last year was a fluke and you can get back to producing like your 1st two years.

It’s not like he’s played for 3-4 teams and u know what u are getting. He played for 1 team and 3 full seasons, 2 of which were good. It’s only his 2nd team!!

Johnny G went from 99 points to 58 points last season. It was the whole Calgary team. Again, look at Sam Bennett’s stats. Last year he had the same anomaly season as Janko. Only Janko’s 2nd team and 4th season. A different coach, system and change of scenery should do him well!!

And maybe Calgary just missed used him. Again, It’s only his 4th year and 2nd team. You don’t know only playing for 1 team.

And only 700k contract. JR and Sully seem to believe in him and he can atleast get back to his 1st 2 seasons production. I’m interest to see. He will atleast play good defense and be good on the PK.


Yes you’re right, a lot of Flames players performed below their usual expectation, so maybe it wasn’t just an issue with him. He did play pretty well the 2 previous seasons, so if he gets back to that form, I’d take it all day.
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Dec 31, 2020 at 12:52
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yeah why not
 
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