Modifié 12 nov 2020 à 2 h 14
I’d prefer not for the pens to do this. MP is the best piece in this 3 team trade by far and we also give up Riikola. So we kill our left side and only get Coleman in return. No reason to pay to help out TB either.
IMO, TB is paying with Blake Coleman. A really good Defensive forward. Had Selke votes last year, was 22nd in the voting, the only Pens above him were Tanev at 18th in the voting. ZAR and Blueger were both below him. And he can score too. Scored 21 goals last year in a shortened season and 22 the year b4. Brings toughness too, which we need. And I would do the deal with the hopes of re-signing him.
And we would get a 3rd line Center in Filppula for this year and Pat Nemeth to take Pettersson spot for this year. And P-O Joseph is NHL ready by all reports. A top 100 prospect!! Played over 25 minutes a game last year in his 1st year in the AHL. The coach loves him, put him in all situations, PK and PP. Said he could have played NHL minutes last year. The Pens can bring him up next year to take Pettersson spot and Pat Nemeth and V.Filppula contracts expire at years end. And a very deep FA class next year. Super deep!!
So we go for it this year with the 3 players we get in the deal, that IMO make our team much better. And sign Andy Greene to take Riikola’s spot. And all the contracts come off the books at years end( but hopefully we would re-sign B.Coleman). Along with Ceci’s contract and we can go for again next year and go after big FA’s in another year where teams are most likely gonna be cap strapped again and it’s gonna be a flat cap again. And players are gonna be taking less money. And next year the FA class is stacked. Has Stars!! Not Players like Haula and Granlund. And better than T.Hall and T.Krug and A. Pietrangelo. In fact, T.Hall just signed a one year deal and will be a FA again next year. Same with Bobby Ryan. And a lot more stars!!
We want cap room next year!!
And Taylor Hall and Bobby Ryan just signed to 1 year deals this year. Both are UFA next year again too!! And P.Laine is probably gonna get traded. And like I said, most likely it’s gonna be a flat cap year again!! Teams are gonna be cap strapped. We would have 8M plus come rght off our books in V.Filppula, Pat Nemeth, Andy Greene, and Ceci!! Plus the 1.8M from Blake Coleman!! But I would hope in this deal we would resign/extend him to a 3-4 year deal at about 1.25M-1.75M per year.
And IMO we still be going for it this year too. V.Filppula is a upgrade over Haula or Granlund or anyone we would sign. So is Blake Coleman. And Pat Nemeth wouldn’t be a terrible downgrade on D for 1 year. Especially if we signed Andy Greene too. And P-O Joseph or possibly Cam Lee could even win the spot in training camp.