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Forum: Armchair-GM7 mai à 20 h 27
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>LuckyMoneyPuck</b></div><div>why do you keep trying to put it off on FSG, do you think they are blind?
No the core is not "performing well" outside of Crosby and Rust, the play has been subpar for the lot of them. It's one of the reasons why they can't win.
Malkin is a +/- 0 this year. In other words, his line isn't winning. He use to be a ppg player who could carry a line on his back, he's far under that this year and it's clear he's slowed down.
Letang has been a comedy of errors in the D zone all season and EK right with him.
That core, isn't going to lead this team to anything without real help and everyone knows that.

So you can sit here and say, "oh I agree the team should be torn down" but when you follow it with. blah blah blah... detached from reality opinions it's really not worth anything.

FSG knows the team needs torn down and they also know that tearing it down and keeping 4 or 5 guys isn't mutually exclusive.

As for firing Sullivan, I'm not going to claim to know what FSG will do. Frankly I don't think FSG knew what the hell they were doing when they took control and the hiring for Hextal and Burk are a serious indicator of that. It doesn't really matter if Sully has an extension or not, in the end that isn't going to be the reason he's here or not here. The direction of the team is going to decide that.

You are the only one blinded. You can't blame the current team on anyone but Dubas. Outside the core he inherited. There is only 1 player here left from Hextal next season, only 2 on the team right now
(Rakell and Carter). Carter should be riding pine but Sully keeps playing him.

Only 2 players on the team from JR in MP and DOC.

You take out Crosby, Malkin, Letang,,Rust and Jarry. As being the "core" left over before both.

The whole rest of the team is Dubas. That's 11 skaters and back up goalie are all on Dubas right now. It's his team right now. They are playing like crap and have offered 0 help to an aging core.
You can blame anything else you want but it's on him. It was his job to surround the core with better help after Hextal... and he built out a bottom 10 team making moves that didn't help the team at all.
We can all say now the Smith trade was a bust. They should have never helped VGK out taking Smith if anything they should have charged them a 1st to take that contract or let VGK sit on it.
The FA moves of making the team older and slower were unwise at best. Acciari isn't some great 4th liner. He's as bad as the people playing with him. The best 4th lines are energy lines who flip the puck the other direction not play in their own end all the time. Acciari has offered none of that.
Eller is old as dirt and just as slow.
The rest of the filler bodies on the bottom are a real sign of Dubas not knowing how to build a roster.
At some point you have to realize that a large percentage of this roster is on him. It's not blind hate, it's actual recognition for what he did that made the team much worse.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>LuckyMoneyPuck</b></div><div>why do you keep trying to put it off on FSG, do you think they are blind?
No the core is not "performing well" outside of Crosby and Rust, the play has been subpar for the lot of them. It's one of the reasons why they can't win.
Malkin is a +/- 0 this year. In other words, his line isn't winning. He use to be a ppg player who could carry a line on his back, he's far under that this year and it's clear he's slowed down.
Letang has been a comedy of errors in the D zone all season and EK right with him.
That core, isn't going to lead this team to anything without real help and everyone knows that.

So you can sit here and say, "oh I agree the team should be torn down" but when you follow it with. blah blah blah... detached from reality opinions it's really not worth anything.

FSG knows the team needs torn down and they also know that tearing it down and keeping 4 or 5 guys isn't mutually exclusive.

As for firing Sullivan, I'm not going to claim to know what FSG will do. Frankly I don't think FSG knew what the hell they were doing when they took control and the hiring for Hextal and Burk are a serious indicator of that. It doesn't really matter if Sully has an extension or not, in the end that isn't going to be the reason he's here or not here. The direction of the team is going to decide that.

You are the only one blinded. You can't blame the current team on anyone but Dubas. Outside the core he inherited. There is only 1 player here left from Hextal next season, only 2 on the team right now
(Rakell and Carter). Carter should be riding pine but Sully keeps playing him.

Only 2 players on the team from JR in MP and DOC.

You take out Crosby, Malkin, Letang,,Rust and Jarry. As being the "core" left over before both.

The whole rest of the team is Dubas. That's 11 skaters and back up goalie are all on Dubas right now. It's his team right now. They are playing like crap and have offered 0 help to an aging core.
You can blame anything else you want but it's on him. It was his job to surround the core with better help after Hextal... and he built out a bottom 10 team making moves that didn't help the team at all.
We can all say now the Smith trade was a bust. They should have never helped VGK out taking Smith if anything they should have charged them a 1st to take that contract or let VGK sit on it.
The FA moves of making the team older and slower were unwise at best. Acciari isn't some great 4th liner. He's as bad as the people playing with him. The best 4th lines are energy lines who flip the puck the other direction not play in their own end all the time. Acciari has offered none of that.
Eller is old as dirt and just as slow.
The rest of the filler bodies on the bottom are a real sign of Dubas not knowing how to build a roster.
At some point you have to realize that a large percentage of this roster is on him. It's not blind hate, it's actual recognition for what he did that made the team much worse.</div></div>

ya Bunting has ended up being a pretty good add, so i guess i was right to liking him being in the trade
Forum: Armchair-GM15 mars à 0 h 41
Forum: Armchair-GM13 mars à 1 h 17
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>LuckyMoneyPuck</b></div><div>you are really a pens homer.
Bunting has done nothing to be either a good or bad add so far. You can stop trying to make judgement on a trade that just happened. You sound like every idiot who said Rakell was a good trade.
How's that going now?
Acciari is not a perfect 4th liner, he's old, slow, and frankly not producing any points. I don't see that changing next year he's what 33 or something.
Eller is in the same boat, they need to move past these old players.

Graves is the one signing Dubas did that was actually halfway decent and the stats show that. You seem to think he was gong to come in and be a 1LD, we'll he didn't get paid like one because he isn't one.
He's played at the level of an average 2LD which is what he is. Of all the moves he made that was the only one I would even give a fair rating.

You are clutching pearls saying things like he's better off moving people at the draft. It's like people saying they would move Jack Johnson at the draft. Only to find out they were not moveable.
If teams really wanted Eller or Acciari TDL was the perfect time to do that. But he couldn't move them because no one wanted their term then or at draft.

Maybe stop being a homer and be a bit more realistic about where this team really is and how the "core" isn't producing and the rest of the team really does need to be stripped down and replaced.
You over here acting like any of this mess can be salvageable or that FSG doesn't understand that which is obvious to everyone.
You can still keep Crosby Malkin and Letang and gut the rest of the team. Those things aren't mutually exclusive.</div></div>

Mayby if you actually read what I said instead of being blinded by Dubas hate, you would see that I agree that the team should be stripped down and rebuilt but FSG (Ownership) won't let that happen if the core is still producing which they are wether you like it or not. Sid is PPG, Karlson, Letang and Geno have all been solid and that makes FSG say no to a rebuild and theres nothing Dubas can do, so he is forced to try and compete when he should tear it down. FSG wants to contend, mayby now they will realize that may not be possible or mayby they don't and want to try and milk the core dry.

Teams were reported to be interested in Eller and Smith at the TD however, they wanted Dubas to retain which he wasn't willing to do and righfully so. Come draft, teams will have more cap space and there will be more interest in both of em if Dubas choses to move em which is very likely for Smith.

Rakell is having a bad season ill give you that and hasn't played up to his contract, but to say it was a bad trade is just false. It's arguably one of 2 positive trades Hextall did. 60 PTS in 82 games for a 2nd and Calle Clang is a good trade for a team that was looking to contend. Hes just been underwhelming this season, but so had 70% of the team.

I like the Bunting add what you want me to say. I wanted him last summer in FA bad and was bummed that he went to Carolina.

a 4th line isn't there to put up a elite number of pts, their role is to Kill penalties, block shots and not be giving up goals. Acciri does that, hes just stuck with 2 useless plugs.

What Dubas really needs to do is Fire Sullivan, the teams needs a new voice but Sully got extended before Dubas got here and FSG probably won't like a coach being fired before he coaches a game on the contract extension
Forum: Armchair-GM11 mars à 16 h 1
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>LuckyMoneyPuck</b></div><div>Bunting hasn't done anything to be judged as good or bad yet. But what they didn't need to do is take him back over say adding better prospects.
I don't know why you are over here clinging on to him being a "good add" he's played 1 game, and his line got destroyed finishing a -3 on the night.
So it's really not in anyone's place to claim it's a good or bad move. What I do know is they could have used 4.5 mil in cap space at the deadline to bring in a FA and got a better prospect back.
But Dumbas clinging onto his guy lead to him being the main piece of the trade.

The whole core producing thing is really in question isn't it. I me lets be honest, Letang is a shell of himself, the turn overs and bad play is so evident. Like the pass right to McDavid tonight.
It's really hard to look at him and say the play hasn't declined. It clearly has.

Malkins play has declined drastically. He's getting slower and slower. Those 2 years on his deal will be his last two.

The only one of the "core" left playing at a high level is Crosby. As much as we'd all like to say he hasn't slowed you can tell he is slowing. He's not the guy he was at 27. Nothing wrong about that but that's just reality. Pens fans need to get a grip on the fact that he can't carry the team on his back the whole way anymore. He needs help.

Fact is they needed to open up space in both the cap and roster. Going into next year with Eller and Acciari isn't in this teams best interest. While I think Smith is still a good player and could bounce back in a contract year, if they could move him out without retaining they should have. Rakell is probably the hardest to move and frankly it's such a bad contract, he's probably un moveable. Another brilliant move by Hextal.

There is no easy fix for this team. It's needs to be stripped down and rebuilt.
While they can't move their "core" guys facts are 50% of this roster if not more should be moved and replaced by next year.
They were bad signings and acquisitions to begin with. Part on Hextal, Carter and Rakell. Part on Dubas, Smith, Eller, and Acciari.
The mess of what is left on the roster at least doesn't effect the cap, but they aren't good enough to win and should be recognized as the AHL level players that they are.
As it stands right now the only player the team will be rid of next year is Carter. by default. That's not a good sign.

This team needs some youth added to it. Those 4 right there are a good place to start in order to get cap and replace them.
As it is this team will be the oldest team in the league again next year as they are hanging onto these old players who's days are over.</div></div>

Dubas really lives rent free in your head eh.

Bunting was a good add, is a good add and will still be a good add next season. We will have more than enough money in FA to add to this roster.

Acciari is a perfect 4th liner and ill be glad to keep him, Hes a very valuable penalty killer. He just can't be playing with the likes of Jeff Carter (THX Hextall) and Jansen Harkins (THX Sully).

And i do agree the teams needs to be stripped down a rebuild but FSG won't sign off on it as long as the core is still producing although it isn't like in their prime. Nothing Dubas can really do about it.

Only arguable bad Signing Dubas had is Graves. Eller has been alot better than Expected, Acciari is a good 4th liner and who wouldn't of added Riley smith for a 3rd?? and again why move Eller and smith at the TD is the value isn't there. Dubas is better off moving them at the draft for a better return and Honestly is keep Eller unless the return is pretty good and have him center a 4th line with Acciari on his RW and a new LW
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