Rejoint: juill. 2019
Mentions "j'aime": 39
We win this trade easily. Smith is 22, two years younger than Marino. He already has better offensive instincts. Those are a given. He's also coming into his third year. He was ALL ROOKIE two seasons ago. He has never played on a good team and is coming into a great environment to improve. Marino was super overrated. Anyone that doesn't think so doesn't watch the pens. He had a good rookie year and then has fallen off every year since. His contract was terrible, all things considered. I'm glad he still had value around the league, but Smith has a legit shot to be a top pairing heavy minutes guy, or at least top 4. Marino has already hit his ceiling. Our cap looks better and so does our long term cap. Big time. This was a huge W for the pens. Hextall is having himself quite the offseason. Now let's just hope Jarry/DeSmith can get the job done when it matters for once. This will be their third year as the top 2. We have to win a series this year. And we have to beef up our blue line a little bit. Marino's cap hit off the books is a boon to our chances. It's going to take some more to win more than one round but I have faith. And Smith's ceiling is way higher than Marino's at this point in their careers.
Will Erod resign? What about Heinen? Who else will we move before training camp?
Come on Hexy you got this