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Forum: Armchair-GMNov 25, 2019 at 3:50
Forum: Armchair-GMSep 10, 2019 at 8:38
Forum: Armchair-GMSep 6, 2019 at 11:14
Forum: Armchair-GMSep 6, 2019 at 9:07
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>He has constantly held his own against high level competition. His play on the international stage has shown he's ready for a larger role. They can't deny that at this point, they been holding him back in wbs for years.
Like I said, they made the mistake with Sundqvist, and that turned out to be awful move for the team. They need to avoid that here. If you watched him last year, you know he's way to talented to be on the 4th line. If you look at their 5v5 stats last year, not only does it not justify a 4 million salary over Blueger, but they are very close to being even. Bluegers stats are a little lower, but he got mostly 4th line minutes last year.
On top of it, he's a much faster player than Jugs. This is a team that want's to play with speed.
You add on top of it the need for cap space and this makes too much sense.
I like Jugs, I think he's a good player. But I think they do more damage holding Blueger back for him. Especially when you got another large body center to play the 4C and Nikita coming into the organization next year who should be given a long look at 4C as well.
You got to improve where you can, and I think this is how you get there.</div></div>

You act like he is this experienced C with 200 games under his belt. Its just not the case. We all want him to be good and be able to play 3rd line, you just don't know yet, he has 28 ****ing games and 5v5CF% of 48.21, not great but not terrible. If he is good enough, he should have above 50% even while playing with and against 4th line comp, thats just a fact, he should be driving play.

HYPOTHETICAL:
So you trade bjug, then inevitably, sid or geno goes down for 10 games. You want Teddy ****ing Bluegar manning your second line with something like less than 50 NHL games. Thats asinine to do something to let that happen just from one injury.

Penguins have success being strong down the middle. Don't thin it anymore than it needs to be.
Forum: Armchair-GMJul 25, 2019 at 10:12
Forum: Armchair-GMSep 24, 2018 at 2:20
Thread: Pens
Forum: Armchair-GMSep 18, 2018 at 3:29
Thread: Pens