J.I.A.H.N Posted November 24, 2021 Share Posted November 24, 2021 Ok, I think Pittsburgh is a win now mode, and will go into a full rebuild in 2 to 3 years, once Crosby, Malkin and Letang retire. This is to give them 2 more runs at the cup. To Pittsburg JT Miller, (5.250 Million, 1 million retained) Poolman (2.5 Million), 2023- 3rd and 2024-1st.................money out $6,750,000) To Vancouver Marino (4.4 Million), Blueger (2.2 Million)and a 2022-1st, 2023 2nd......................................................Money out $6,600,000) IMO, this gives us a much better, and balanced blue line, while adding a 3rd line center. While I see this as a small over payment for Vancouver, it entices Pittsburgh to give up Marino, who is in a down year. Miller gives Pittsburgh a much improved player over Blueger*, while Poolman is only a smaller down grade on Marino. IMO, this fits both teams current situation, and give Pittsburg Miller for 2 serious runs at the cup. For Vancouver it gives them their picks earlier, which is closer to their young core. To note* Blueger is a terrific 3rd line center, who has been pushed into a #1 center position, while Crosby and Malkin are out. Blueger is their #1 Pker, and has a 48% PK DZ face off percentage, and while not an incredible stat, his over faceoff percentage is at 53%. this and next year before UFA. IMO, we may have to add, which depends on how Pittsburgh sees Marino. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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