Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:15 am

The #Pens have re-signed Bryan Rust to a four-year contract.

The deal runs through the 2021.22 campaign, and it carries an average annual value of $3.5 million.
5'11 192lbs
Is an industrious winger with great speed and some streaky scoring ability. Is also a sound defensive player who can be trusted in key situations. Is tenacious on the forecheck. Can kill penalties.
Seems like a Burrows in his prime contract.


And J.T. Miller re-signed today.
We have re-signed J.T. Miller to a five-year contract worth $5.25 million per season.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hank » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:04 am

Pens just dumped Conor Sheary & Matt Hunwick, two salaries (5.25 Million) for a conditional 4th rounder in 2019 from Buffalo.

That seems like a terrible return on the surface, giving the Sabres two gifts for nothing in order to clear some extra cap space. Must be looking at free agency for another run at the cup.
Try to focus on 1 year from now...

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by ESQ » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:37 pm

I can't shake a feeling they're clearing space for Tavares...

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Reefer2 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:48 pm

ESQ wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:37 pm
I can't shake a feeling they're clearing space for Tavares...
Pens?

Holly hell in a hand basket, how could they afford him?

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by ESQ » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:14 pm

Reefer2 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:48 pm
ESQ wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:37 pm
I can't shake a feeling they're clearing space for Tavares...
Pens?

Holly hell in a hand basket, how could they afford him?
I think if they can move out their current #3 center Brassard, they can give Tavares $8 mil and have $5 mil to sign 3 depth forwards and a #6 dman.

They could maybe go 2 years on Tavares, but then he'd overlap with Guentzel's new contract, even though Hagelin's $3 mil is coming off the books.

After 2 years they have to re-up Murray so forget it.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Puck » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:44 pm

It would be very NBA-like. Spend big bucks on another superstar and go win a championship. Why not, really? Blow it up afterwards.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:25 pm

Drew Doughty about re-sign with the Kings, expected to be worth more than $10M per, making cornuck's dream not come true. :o
David Pagnotta:

The LA Kings and Drew Doughty are in the process of finalizing an eight-year extension. Expectation right now is the deal, likely making him the highest paid King, will be announced Sunday.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:57 am

Logan Couture get 64 million over 8 years
TRY TO FOCUS ON HOW MY ASS TASTES IN ONE YEAR

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:41 pm

Pedan signs with KHL. I always had hope for this kid but it seems no one really thought enough of him to give him a shot in the NHL.

Well we have Pouliot.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by micky107 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:57 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Pedan signs with KHL. I always had hope for this kid but it seems no one really thought enough of him to give him a shot in the NHL.

Well we have Pouliot.
I'm surprised. He really had a descent year on the Pens AHL team. Not sure Pouliott would have had that good a year in Utica ?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Richardstroker69 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:36 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Pedan signs with KHL. I always had hope for this kid but it seems no one really thought enough of him to give him a shot in the NHL.

Well we have Pouliot.
I really had high hopes for him too, that game with la where pounded on Jordan was awesome.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by BladesofSteel » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:17 pm

Pedan is a fairly tough fucker who wouldn’t ever back down. Good mobility, but not good enough laterally to compete in today’s NHL. Decent puck moving skills, but again, not quick enough. A bubble NHL dman... perhaps a decade too late tho.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:08 am

Kutcherov signs 8 years at 9.5 per. One million more than Stamkos. Tampa saying it won't prevent then from adding one more big contract under the right circumstances.

NYR wanted Kutcherov as part of taking bad contracts but Tampa said no. This signing at least locks up the forwards and allows Tampa to continue to pursue Karlsson if they can unload cap. NYR, or any team, has to decide if they want to help Tampa out and score picks, probably for 2020, prospects or good young roster players.

Not sure how much cap they have to clear but it all doesn't have to be this year as Karlsson's new contract wouldn't kick in until 2020 in any event.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:14 am

Bieksa, Hamhuis and Hanson all contemplating retirement. None of the three have had any contract offers as of yet. I'd take one of Bieksa or Hamhuis on a one year deal IF we unload some D contracts, like 4 of them, for picks. I'm talking MDZ, Hutton, Biega, Stetcher types. Make room for Hughes and possibly Juolevi and add a veteran on a one year deal. He'll add them both for old time sake.

To be clear, simply advocating for trading players who will not be part of our future to get picks and picking up a couple of vets on one year deals, flip at TDD for 3rd or 4th round picks. We need more picks right?
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