Modifié 12 avr. 2021 à 10 h 0
So, here are the conditions on the picks:
The 2022 3rd round pick can upgrade to a 2nd round pick if the Penguins reach the 2020-21 Stanley Cup Final and Carter plays in at least 50% of the games.
2023 4th becomes 3rd if Carter plays in 50% of Pittsburgh's playoff games this year.
In other words, the absolute best case scenario the Kings get after paying half of Carter's salary to play for Pittsburgh thru the end of next season is ...
A 2nd and a 3rd.
Andrew Shaw went for basically that in June of 2019 and the Habs didn't retain any salary.
Shaw's cap hit is 3.9 million where as Carter's cap hit for Pittsburgh is 2.6 million.
Another decent comparable is the Carl Soderberg trade from around the same time as the Andrew Shaw trade, which the Coyotes won hands down.
Pittsburgh came out ahead here.
I voted for the Pittsburgh Penguins.