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Re: Free agency

Postby DelPen on Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:14 pm

Dupuis, Sutter, Glass, Jokinen, Adams on the PK. Do we need another PK forward?

3rd line Jokinen-Sutter-D'Agostini then? Glass-Vitale-Adams 4th? We are at max cap now pretty much with a 20-7-2 split on the roster with Jeffrey and Bortuzzo unsigned.

Neither would pass waivers, Niskanen or Jokinen need moved for cap space.
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Re: Free agency

Postby shmenguin on Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:28 pm

DelPen wrote:Dupuis, Sutter, Glass, Jokinen, Adams on the PK. Do we need another PK forward?

3rd line Jokinen-Sutter-D'Agostini then? Glass-Vitale-Adams 4th? We are at max cap now pretty much with a 20-7-2 split on the roster with Jeffrey and Bortuzzo unsigned.

Neither would pass waivers, Niskanen or Jokinen need moved for cap space.


i think there's an excellent chance that jeffrey passes waivers
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Re: Free agency

Postby DelPen on Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:52 pm

shmenguin wrote:
DelPen wrote:Dupuis, Sutter, Glass, Jokinen, Adams on the PK. Do we need another PK forward?

3rd line Jokinen-Sutter-D'Agostini then? Glass-Vitale-Adams 4th? We are at max cap now pretty much with a 20-7-2 split on the roster with Jeffrey and Bortuzzo unsigned.

Neither would pass waivers, Niskanen or Jokinen need moved for cap space.


i think there's an excellent chance that jeffrey passes waivers


Good point
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Re: Free agency

Postby taz71 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:55 pm

St. Louis Blues ‏@StLouisBlues 43m
BREAKING NEWS: The Blues have acquired Magnus Pääjärvi and a second round pick in 2014 from Edmonton for David Perron
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Re: Free agency

Postby taz71 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:22 pm

Seth Rorabaugh ‏@emptynetters 3m
At $7M, Tuukka Rask & fellow Finn Pekka Rinne have the largest cap hits for goaltender in the NHL. Henrik Lundqvist behind them at $6.875.
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Re: Free agency

Postby taz71 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:27 pm

We can be 10% over the cap going into the season. Honestly i would rather put Nisky on waivers in October than Jeffery. I would trade Bortuzzo or Engelled before placing Bortuzzo on waivers. I think Nisky have enough value at his current cap hit for some team to take him most likely for a draft pick given the D'Agostino signing.

Wouldn't be surprised to see a few more longshots get a chance on this roster especially on 2 way contracts. He was the best of all of our low salary moves so far this summer.
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Re: Free agency

Postby taz71 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:46 pm

Seth Rorabaugh ‏@emptynetters 1m
Per @NHLPA release, Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo has filed for salary arbitration.
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Re: Free agency

Postby topshelf on Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:50 pm

taz71 wrote:Seth Rorabaugh ‏@emptynetters 1m
Per @NHLPA release, Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo has filed for salary arbitration.


Hmm...
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Re: Free agency

Postby columbia on Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:52 pm

Indeed.
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Re: Free agency

Postby Godric on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:02 pm

[BOS] Bruins re-sign Tuuka Rask [8 Years/$7,000,000 AAV]
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Re: Free agency

Postby Shyster on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:05 pm

I hope we hang onto Bortuzzo. He reminds me of a young Rob Scuderi. Now, we do already have an old Rob Scuderi, but still hate to see him go. I think he could be a good stay-at-home compliment to some of the more offensive d-men we'll have coming up in the future. I would certainly much rather have Bortuzzo than Engelland.
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Re: Free agency

Postby columbia on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:07 pm

His agent is smart enough to take a look at the Pens cap space; given his actions, I'd say that he plans to either lose or have the Pens walk away.
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Re: Free agency

Postby taz71 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:10 pm

We have lots of Bortuzzo's or better in the system. Time to offer on Engo like deal or trade his rights.
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Re: Free agency

Postby wondermoose on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:12 pm

DelPen wrote:Dupuis, Sutter, Glass, Jokinen, Adams on the PK. Do we need another PK forward?

3rd line Jokinen-Sutter-D'Agostini then? Glass-Vitale-Adams 4th? We are at max cap now pretty much with a 20-7-2 split on the roster with Jeffrey and Bortuzzo unsigned.

Neither would pass waivers, Niskanen or Jokinen need moved for cap space.


That's a good PK'er list, and then add in Sid and Geno for the final 20-30 seconds (if possible) and they're fine.
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Re: Free agency

Postby Gaucho on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:29 pm

taz71 wrote:We have lots of Bortuzzo's or better in the system. Time to offer on Engo like deal or trade his rights.


I dunno, most of our D prospects can skate and pass.
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Re: Free agency

Postby Pavel Bure on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:35 pm

taz71 wrote:Seth Rorabaugh ‏@emptynetters 1m
Per @NHLPA release, Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo has filed for salary arbitration.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAKH;LKDAHF;HAD;HHAHAHAHAHAHAKHD;AFHEIIEHWIHHAHAHAHA. Is it possible for them to arbitrate less than the qualifying offer?
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Re: Free agency

Postby Steve Dave on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:50 pm

Trade Nisky and Jokinen to free up cap space, re-sign Morrow...

Kunitz Crosby Dupuis
D'Agostino Malkin Neal
Morrow Sutter Bennett
Glass Vitale Adams
Jeffrey

With Morrow and Bennett getting a few top-6 shifts here and there.
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Re: Free agency

Postby Gaucho on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:51 pm

To be fair, Bort could probably earn a little more elsewhere. He even took a small paycut last offseason.
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Re: Free agency

Postby Pavel Bure on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:54 pm

Gaucho wrote:To be fair, Bort could probably earn a little more elsewhere. He even took a small paycut last offseason.

Based on what? To be fair he's a fringe (being generous) NHLer.
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Re: Free agency

Postby canaan on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:55 pm

They will sign him to a 2year 1.4mil deal or something comparable before arbitration comes around.
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Re: Free agency

Postby canaan on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:55 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:
Gaucho wrote:To be fair, Bort could probably earn a little more elsewhere. He even took a small paycut last offseason.

Based on what? To be fair he's a fringe (being generous) NHLer.

he's a better dman than engelland, imo
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Re: Free agency

Postby columbia on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:56 pm

Bortuzzo has (some) potential; Engelland has none.
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Re: Free agency

Postby Shyster on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:57 pm

Gaucho wrote:To be fair, Bort could probably earn a little more elsewhere. He even took a small paycut last offseason.

Indeed. I remember back when people on this board used to throw "Scuderichar" insults at Rob Scuderi, and he turned into a stay-at-home defenseman who was good enough for the Pens to re-sign after earlier leaving for a $4+ million salary in LA. (Remember, Scuderi also has one more Stanley Cup ring that does Sidney Crosby).
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Re: Free agency

Postby canaan on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:58 pm

*scudichar

which morphed into just melicharred when rob found his bearings.
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Re: Free agency

Postby Gaucho on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:59 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:
Gaucho wrote:To be fair, Bort could probably earn a little more elsewhere. He even took a small paycut last offseason.

Based on what? To be fair he's a fringe (being generous) NHLer.


Based on other teams willing to pay (and play) him more.
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