Feb 3, 2017
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I don't think it's going to matter, I think they will do a similar thing to the LV draft with MAF, but this time it will be Hornqvist. If they still have him on the roster, he is the guy they should push them to take. His cap hit is simply too high for what he does.
Otherwise in addition to the must protects (87, 71, 58) I'd protect Murray, Dumo, Petterson (maybe Marino instead), Guentzel, McCann, Kahun, Tanev, and Galchenyuk
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ClockReads2113</b></div><div>No fan organization goes berserk over a prospect in pre-season than PIT fans haha Legare will need at least a year in juniors and at least a year in AHL before hitting the NHL. This isn't to say he isn't good, he was a steal in the 3rd round, no idea how he got there, but he still has developing to do.</div></div>
He's already had two years in juniors, but I agree he isn't there yet. He is close, his shot is NHL level, his skating needs work. Since the Penguins signed him though, he isn't eligible to play in the AHL now until he is 20, so that likely won't happen. He will spend a 3rd season in Juniors and if he doesn't make the roster next year, he will have to spend a 4th season there. He doesn't turn 20 until Jan 11, 2021...so he won't be 20 before the Sept 15th cut off date next year.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jimmmyg</b></div><div>I think we will see one more trade to open some cap, whether that be Rust or Johnson to go. I will be furious if they let Rust go before Johnson. I can see someone taking a flyer on JJ, though. There are plenty of stupid GMs that overvalue veteran presence on the blue line. JJ leaving gives them the opportunity to sign all RFAs, which I think would be pretty close to what you signed them for. I think Blueger gets 2 years, Zar gets 1 year, and Pettersson gets 4+ (if they are smart). Tanev will be a good pick up and I think will help our 4th line, it was just wild to give him 6 years with a modified NTC. Only thing I really disagree with you is the lines. Can't have Kahun and Simon playing 8 minutes a game. This is how I think they will pan out:
The Penguins actually have quite a bit of pieces they can move this year, which is a good thing and a scary thing if GMJR gets impatient.</div></div>
Would much rather see Hornqvist traded than Rust....wont happen, but I'd try to send Hornq, JMFJ, and a pick to Nashville for Bones