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Sidstick87

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Forum: Armchair-GM14 hours ago
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>LA....why do they care? They aren't going anywhere they give up a 4th for a rental winger that doesn't really provide much during a rebuild. Given a 4th isn't a lot but it's basically giving up something for nothing.

FL.. I mean I'm not sure on the value here at this point. Lots of things to consider, player, injury history etc... but with two young goalies in the system that are supposedly high caliber like top 3 of their draft, I think it's hard to see them making a move on a goalie. Even if the belief is they need to develop. There isn't much reason to make a goalie move at the moment. It's not like DeSmith is awful, and they put their eggs in a basket with Jarry. For better or worse they are sticking with it.

wpg.. I kind of agree with MrHockey there. I mean ZAR and Jack are kind of a wash. Lowry for Ceci ....**** we don't even want to play Ceci. Why the hell would anyone else.
Everything there is just scraps. So if Lowry is viewed with any value I don't know if they take it. Only thing it does is clear a little cap space but that's gonna happen anyway next year for both teams as both are rentals. I think Lowry might actually be useful to a team. Ceci, is useless. We all knew that going in and yet for some reason here he is anyway.

I will say one thing. That Jack contract. Does the player even sign that? Would anyone even offer that to him. I mean ZAR got 1 million, he's about the same value wise on a player. This is the problem that WPG and Jack are having. He's just not worth all that much from what he's produced and it's hard to justify otherwise. I think no matter where he goes you are going to get the same problem.
An honest evaluation of this guy is that he got 15 minutes of ice time, way more than a 4th liner and yet had 12 goals and 29 points. That isn't exactly the kind of production you want to see from a 3rd liner.
That's what's called playing down the ladder. It's not like we are talking about a lot of excuses here either. He got almost 58% of his starts in the Ozone. So it's kind of like **** or get off the pot.</div></div>

- I think my LAK trade was a "wish" trade to get a mid pick back bc we only have like 2 picks, smh

- I have always been a Monty fan &amp; exactly what u said about all FLO young Goalies &amp; having Bob &amp; an underrated Driedger, They are pretty stacked &amp; maybe Monty gets undervalued there?
But I really think he could be a just in case guy that could maybe come in and play

- The WPG trade, I think u kno how many times I have traded for Jack these last 2 yrs and when I was watching EDM game between periods........
and Elliott reported that Pens were in on Roslovic, I jumped up out of my chair, screamed in excitement, tripped over table, and fell on my face bc I was so happy, lol.
-- I love the Columbus Kid and think he could still be a Top 6 player &amp; he plays with a swagger &amp; toughness that is needed here.

But I have had Riikolla in that spot until Mathy got hurt &amp; maybe he could battle Poolman for that 3rd RHD spot?
I also think I undervalued Lowry to WPG fans bc he hasn't been great there since Tanev left (analytically) &amp; thought it would help their cap too.
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I dont kno anymore on how to make this bottom 6 better??

Wha' da' yinz think??
Forum: Armchair-GMJan 2 at 7:56
Forum: Armchair-GMDec 29, 2020 at 8:27
Forum: Pittsburgh PenguinsDec 25, 2020 at 11:26
Forum: Pittsburgh PenguinsDec 24, 2020 at 5:36
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mhockey91</b></div><div>The only issue with this team is the third line. The fourth line of Tanev/Bluegar/ZAR was maybe the best fourth line in the NHL last season. You’re right there’s also a question mark about Jarry and can he repeat last seasons success but that’s a gamble Rutherford took. Realistically like I said, if pens added ONE more third liner and rolled the dice on the last spot, this team would be in much better shape. You’re acting like this team is so far away from contention when in reality, we are a 3rd liner or two away (assuming no injuries and Jarry holds up). That’s what’s so frustrating. Rutherford went all in but didn’t Fkn fix that third line. He could’ve easily signed a legit 3rd line guy but didn’t</div></div>

Im a HUGE Jarry fan and I was maybe the only CF guy on here that kept telling everyone NOT to trade him yrs ago.
I love Jarry as the #1 BUT the prob is .... This is the 1 yr U have to have 2 NHL capable Goalies &amp; we do not.
I mean if Jarry gets hurt, we could lose the #1 pick overall to MIN

I think our Top 6 is great actually &amp; I love our 6- Dmen, even CC I'll give a chance too....

BUT u said the magic words....
"IF" the Pens stay healthy ..... and that NEVER happens here ....
I'd bet my life that Geno / Sid / Letang are each prob out for atleast 15-20 games like every season
AND with absolutely no depth &amp; them saying they want to keep McCann at LW all yr, we could have Jankowski
(a guy who got replaced at 4C by Lucic &amp; then replaced by Z. Rinaldo in the line up in the playoffs) ...
as our 2nd line Center for 30 to 40 games &amp; that is scary, pathetic, and bad.

IMO, I think GMJR has finally just gave up, knows he has no picks or prospects left to trade &amp; knows the window is closed.
But thats what happens when u go 4 for 29 in last 29 trades the last 3 yrs.
Forum: Pittsburgh PenguinsDec 24, 2020 at 10:32
Forum: Pittsburgh PenguinsDec 24, 2020 at 10:19
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mhockey91</b></div><div>Their top 6 and top 4 is still so good. Most people count them as a playoff team. Only real weakness is the team is missing ONE more third liner since I’m fine rolling the dice between Poulin/Jano/Erod/Lafferty for one of the spots. If the third line struggles, GMJR will prolly use that second round pick to improve the third line. I think we’ll be fine</div></div>

IDK why Pens fans think they will be fine??

1)- With how compacted the season is, We have a career AHL Goalie that could get 20-25 starts behind a 1st yr Starter and probably will be the difference in making &amp; not making playoffs.
***** REMEMBER we are 1 play away from having 2 Goalies i wouldn't trust on an AHL team as our Goalies in DeSmith &amp; Lagace.... Now that could be some funny hockey, MIN should be very happy

2)- We have a good Top 6 &amp; 5 good Dmen &amp; are counting on a 33 &amp; 34yr old Sid &amp; Geno to carry this team, Yikes

3)- We have 3 NHL caliber bottom 6 players, McCann, Blueger, &amp; Turbo w/ 34- #13 to #14 Forwards. (We have 1- 3rd line player, when GMJR said at seasons end, #1 priority is fixing the 3rd line????)

4)- We are 1- Sid or Geno injury away from having Jankowski as the #2 Center, a guy that was replaced by Lucic at 4C in playoffs, then was replaced in line up by Zack Rinaldo for rest of playoffs...
Yes that same Zack Rinaldo .... Now how funny is that?

5)- We dont have 1 physical player &amp; have to play BOS, WASH, PHI, NYI for like 33 of the 56 games.... We are going to get beat up non-stop &amp; need Sid &amp; Geno to do all the fighting bc we have the softest team
in the history of NHL hockey.

** If this is the roster we go into season with I'd say the best case scenario is 5th place &amp; worst case is 7th place, I see the 19'-20' SJS team that stars are too old &amp; if they get injured we have no depth &amp; we give away a Lottery pick in Top 5.