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Forum: Armchair-GM21 nov. à 10 h 11
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>JSEB93</b></div><div>I agree it's definitely more in doubt for sure. Not only do they look worse but there seem to be more better teams in the Metro and the East overall like you said. I guess the glass half full guy in me would say the Caps and Rangers aren't looking too great either - and I expect the Islanders and Devils to have some kind of pull back haha. But the rational part of me thinks the Isles fall out and the Pens are looking at 4th - maybe 3rd like you said.

Who knows man - I mean I don't either, but the last few years I did and look what happened haha. So many times it just comes down to who is healthy and whos goalie is hot and getting some lucky bounces(or helmets ripped off). I think as long as they can get in anything can happen. I'm not sure I would go that far though - both Lightning teams, the Blues, and the 2nd penguins cup had rosters that were all top 8 for oldest rosters.
That's 4 of the last 6 - so It's possible.

I guess I just don't see how it could have been extended. Who are they signing to extend it? There was nobody better to sign than Malkin or Letang - maybe you find someone better than Rust and Rakell? Not sure about that though. If you wanted to keep the window open I think you had to sign those players - it's the other moves that sucked. The only other option was trading everyone/letting them go - but then you don't get anything for Letang, Malkin, Rust or Rakell which also sucks</div></div>

I think the real biggest issue is the trades he made on D and the bottom 6. The Marino trade I honestly didn't mind a ton, freeed up cap space and got us a young guy. But the Matheson Petrey trade I thought really made no sense at all. The Carter contract I thought was awful as it made the team older. That is a spot we could've filled with someone younger, like Domi for the same price. And then the Kapanen contract was the real dagger. I think instead of signing Carter and Kapanen plus take away the Petrey trade (8 mil more space), could've gotten maybe like Domi and Marchment for some more youth, speed, and a guy who plays with an edge. That's what our bottom 6 should be like I think. Then the rest could have filled out with Poulin, Hallander, and AHL guys. I was hesitant about the core coming back and the window still being open, but I was fine with it as long as we surrounded the core with youth. But Hextall making the team older this offseason and bad signings I really feel will catch up to us.
Forum: Armchair-GM21 nov. à 10 h 54
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>JSEB93</b></div><div>Oh for sure - that's exactly what I meant by the other moves. I didn't mind the Marino trade either for the cap space - but then he turned right around and used that cap space and and Matheson to get Petry - which then ruined the Marino trade for me lol. I don't like the Carter signing, and he needs to play better, but I'm in the minority because I don't think it's really costing the team. 3rd line centers who are good in the circle and score 50 points don't just grow on trees - but his defense and possession numbers need to improve. Ironically the Heinen/Carter/Kap line was pretty decent. Plus I was talking more of just this past offseason, didn't want to go down the rabbit hole of past moves like McCann lol. Yeah the Kapanen one is just brutal - mainly because everybody knew it was bad at the time too. Again, I don't think we can count Carter since he was already signed before this offseason. I'm trying to stick to what he could have done this offseason. I would love Domi or Marchment or Athanasiou - I was screaming for Marchement and Athanasiou lol. I just don't see any better options than bringing back the core and Rust and Rakell. It's just the other moves that we terrible.</div></div>

Yeah I mean I've been back and forwarth on the core. I think it's pretty obvious bringing back Malkin was the right decision. Letang though for 6 years is pretty brutal. He could turn it around, but I think tbd if it was a good move. Not bad to bring him back, but 6 years for a 35 year old player I think is really really rough. What do you think we do at trade deadline? I would love to get Anthanasiou and I think he could be had for a 3rd. He was flying last night. Domi I think maybe free agency next year we can get.
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>JSEB93</b></div><div>Rust is already off Sid's wing - plus it's Rust and Rakell on the right side. Rust and Zucker aren't competing for the same spot on Sid's line. So not sure what your argument is here.

Everybody needs to be played on Sid's wing if you want to get the most out of a player. And Pouliot the defenseman? How doe she fit in this?</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Grusofsky96</b></div><div>Rust didn’t play with Crosby once yesterday 5v5. They want Rakell to play with him and Guentzel. Did you even watch the game?</div></div>

No I didn't watch it, because I was too busy either watching the Wild get their a$$es handed to them by New York, or just sitting there in the dark twiddling my thumbs because of having a transformer blow down the street that wiped out power in my neighborhood from 8pm CST to 9:50pm CST last night.

So no, I wasn't aware that Rust was off Sid's wing this year. But I'm glad he is, maybe Sullivan finally learned his lesson. But Zucker's best stretch as a Penguin came on Sid's wing not Geno's, and there's a reason for that. Zucker's north/south style of game is far more compatible with Sid than it is with Geno, especially on breakouts and oddman rushes.

And apologies, I meant Dupuis... not Pouliot. Wasn't thinking.

Edit: And for the record. Zucker is fully capable, comfortable, and productive playing his off-hand side on the right. Sullivan could have played him at 1RW next to Sid at any time in the last couple of years instead of Rust or trading for Rakell. But stubbornly chose not to do so. In Minnesota, Zucker was literally split between either playing left or right wing depending on whomever his linemates were any given night. If he played with Parise and Koivu, he played RW. If he was with Koivu and Granlund, he played LW.

Given the fact that Sullivan has refused to ever even <em>use</em> Zucker as a RW and simply deployed him as a LW, it boggles the mind of someone who watched Zucker play his off-hand side and be productive for years that it was something that was never even considered or attempted by the coaching staff.
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Forum: Armchair-GM9 sept. à 11 h 1
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>JSEB93</b></div><div>Damn - imagine how much better that team would be with a Trocheck/Doc(or equivalent) combo instead of Kap/McGinn lol. Rutta really hasn't played the left though. If you go through and look at all of his D partners throughout his entire career he's spent basically his entire time on the right. Even all the way back to Chicago.

I agree Pettersson needs to take that next step - replacing Dumo is just a giant next step haha. I'm just hoping he can be good with a full time 2nd pair role and increased minutes. Pettersson, Rutta, Smith/POJ would be a pretty weak left side - unless SMith or POJ prove to be a 2nd pair player this year

I get your point, but it's not that simple. You're assuming he gets a season ending injury. If Zucker just gets hurt for like 3 weeks a couple of times you can't just trade the first rounder for another player - because you lose the LTIR relief when he comes back and then you're not cap compliant. And it wouldn't be trading it for nothing. You would be signing someone with Zucker's money. So it would be like trading Zucker and a 1st for someone like Burakovsky or Trocheck.

Like I've said I'm fine either way - but the argument can definitely be made to do it.</div></div>

The point with Rutta though is he is capable to. I’d have rather just not signed him and stuck with Ruhwedel at 3Rd and Marino at 2RD. The Marino trade really didn’t make sense Once they went out and immediately after traded Matheson for Petry. Petry and Letang both need defensive minded guys and both are signed for at least 3 years. Neither POJ or Smith will be a good partner for those guys. So they kind of hamstring themselves there by opening up only 1 LD spot for 2 players.

It still wouldn’t be worth it even for a Burakovsky or Copp. I mean getting out of one short term bad contract to hamstring yourself down the line and paying a 1st to do so just doesn’t make sense.
Forum: Armchair-GM8 sept. à 10 h 24