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Postby nocera » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:04 am



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Postby Gaucho » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:06 am

ugh

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Postby MR25 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:06 am

I'll believe it when I hear it from someone other than him or Bud Moonshine

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Postby Trip McNeely » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:13 am

I'll believe it when I hear it from someone other than him or Bud Moonshine
Yea Pittsburgh Dad Jr. has zero connections with the Pens

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Postby dodint » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:24 am

GMJR for martyrhood.

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Postby Trip McNeely » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:35 am

Also, if this is true, I’m beyond 100 percent certain FGMJR was not trading Letang for picks and prospects. Considering his recent trade history, he was trading Letang for a longer and worse contract

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Postby Lelldorin » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:41 am

To be fair, it is difficult to trade for a shorter and better contract. A #1 RHD for $7.25 million for one more season. There are not many players that are off the same caliber, cheaper and have shorter contract left. That should be some ELCs or bridge deals and then GMJR would be a genious ;)

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Postby Trip McNeely » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:03 am

To be fair, it is difficult to trade for a shorter and better contract. A #1 RHD for $7.25 million for one more season. There are not many players that are off the same caliber, cheaper and have shorter contract left. That should be some ELCs or bridge deals and then GMJR would be a genious ;)
My point is we are not replacing Letang (or Malkin). If we trade them, you trade them for the future. It doesn’t need to be 5 year rebuild. But I think if you are trading 1 or both, you need to look at maybe making a run again in 2 or 3 years.

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Postby Lelldorin » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:10 am

I agree with your point but chose to be a bit sarcastic. Sorry.

I think Crosby has a few years left in his tank so it is really difficult to get any value back for Letang or Malkin that can contribute more than them in the coming years.

From a business side, they should probably explore the trade values of the players when they think that the core is too old to win the cup. But the core has probably earned a retirement here, unless they request to be traded...

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Postby dodint » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:12 am

Trading away Letang is addition by subtraction. You can't go wrong, you can only measure it by degrees of positive.

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Postby mikey » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:12 am

I got a note last night that it was a situation like that tweet suggested...not that name, but that situation...

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Postby dodint » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:15 am

Don't try and ruin this for me with your vaguebook crap. St. Rutherford died for Letang's sins and I will pray at that alter until the glitch is fixed.

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Postby Lelldorin » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:16 am

Don't try and ruin this for me with your vaguebook crap. St. Rutherford died for Letang's sins and I will pray at that alter until the glitch is fixed.
:lol:

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Postby mikey » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:21 am

:lol:

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Postby dodint » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:21 am

You quoted that so quickly I can't even fix the spelling. :lol:

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Postby Blue Canary » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:21 am

Hextall would be one of the best additions out there...
Yea Hextall was fired because he had a long term plan and the organization didn’t like that the long term plan was long term

It would have been nice for him to be fired earlier because the current team has his fingerprints all over it
Yes, on both counts.

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Postby nocera » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:24 am

‘Mario is stunned’: Behind the scenes of Jim Rutherford’s shocking Penguins exit
https://theathletic.com/2350937/2021/01 ... ed_article

So who's going to copy and paste this for us? It's Yohe and Rossi, but still...

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Postby willeyeam » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:35 am

I got a note last night that it was a situation like that tweet suggested...not that name, but that situation...
Geno?

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Postby mikey » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:36 am

Well...I don't think ownership would protect Teodors Blugers, right? ;)

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Postby Blue Canary » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:40 am

Wasn’t GMJRs contract up at years end? Maybe he wanted an extension and the pens said no
This is almost what it sounds like, at least what DK is also saying.

Sounded like GMJR was on the "hot seat" and was going to see how the team did this season before they renewed him, and he didn't want the lame duck status, so moved on.
I’m inclined to agree. Not everything has to be a soap opera or castle intrigue. But the timing and abruptness really bother me. Would’ve preferred he resign prior to this season starting, or state that he’s seeing through this season, then going. Even two-weeks notice = better optics.

I know the players are professionals, and they know it’s a business, etc., etc. But, if the players feel JR has quit on them, then that’s worrisome, imo. I hope they can block out the noise.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:41 am

Hextall as GM:

One of my most hated Flyers of all time, so no

OTOH, if he somehow leads the Penguins back to the promised land before the Flyers - may be worth it.

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Postby Lelldorin » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:48 am

Imagine how the Flyers fans would feel if Hextall signed with their rival... ;)

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Postby Blue Canary » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:50 am

Hextall as GM:

One of my most hated Flyers of all time, so no

OTOH, if he somehow leads the Penguins back to the promised land before the Flyers - may be worth it.
It would be the most hilarious thing ever and immediately rank as my favorite Cup run. :twisted:

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Postby Blue Canary » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:53 am

Well...I don't think ownership would protect Teodors Blugers, right? ;)
Can hockey fix this?

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Postby Blue Canary » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:56 am

Wow I really enjoyed reading that.

Interesting he just so happened to have that already prepared
Needs major proofing/editing, but I thought it was an interesting read, also.

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