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Ryan Wilson
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Rochester, NY
Joined: 06.13.2013

Dec 6 @ 10:33 AM ET
Ryan Wilson: Sprong decision Sprong decision
Dr Blob
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 09.30.2018

Dec 6 @ 10:40 AM ET
Can we hope this works out for both players?
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Dec 6 @ 10:42 AM ET
Kessel deal I could see making some sense:

Kessel is willing to go to MIN in this scenario

Kessel + Brassard

for

Staal + Granlund

add a piece here or there to make it even
dozerD10
Anaheim Ducks
Location: long beach, CA
Joined: 01.29.2014

Dec 6 @ 10:43 AM ET
Posted earlier, but Sprong was dangerous all night. Kid can absolutely fire the puck and his speed and ability to shoot on net accurately and pick his spots is sorely needed on Ducks.
As for this narrative about his D .... that's what Gibson/Miller are for .. we got plenty of D.. What we didn't have much of before he got here was a kid that can skate like that and finish with a hammer of a shot.
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Joined: 01.21.2016

Dec 6 @ 10:48 AM ET
Kessel deal I could see making some sense:

Kessel is willing to go to MIN in this scenario

Kessel + Brassard

for

Staal + Granlund

add a piece here or there to make it even

- Feds91Stammer


Maybe Nino instead of Granlund?
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Dec 6 @ 10:50 AM ET
Maybe Nino instead of Granlund?
- Rinosaur

Maybe. I was thinking Granlund because he is a more capable scorer and giving up Kessel would be huge.
YouMeAndDupuis9
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 06.09.2014

Dec 6 @ 10:55 AM ET
@Feds

Not bad, I just don't think it makes the Pens better...
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Dec 6 @ 10:58 AM ET
@Feds

Not bad, I just don't think it makes the Pens better...

- YouMeAndDupuis9

Not gonna find a Kessel trade that does imo. Literally on 8 players have more points than Kessel in the last 2.25 seasons
Blackstrom2
Washington Capitals
Location: richmond, VA
Joined: 10.11.2010

Dec 6 @ 10:58 AM ET
Eh, don't see too much reasoning there for the Wild.
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Dec 6 @ 11:01 AM ET
Eh, don't see too much reasoning their for the Wild.
- Blackstrom2

Thought process is a roster shakeup after getting bounced in round 1 three years in a row.
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Joined: 01.21.2016

Dec 6 @ 12:07 PM ET
Maybe. I was thinking Granlund because he is a more capable scorer and giving up Kessel would be huge.
- Feds91Stammer


I’m honestly not that familiar Granlund. Nino is off to a slow start this year, but Granlund more of a scorer than Nino?

I like Nino’s speed, physicality and scoring ability.
Thorny87
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 10.17.2014

Dec 6 @ 12:08 PM ET
Is there any truth to the rumors St Louis is unhappy with Tarasenko? Or just non sense? I can't remember where I saw it. Might have been on here.
madmike71
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 12.21.2006

Dec 6 @ 12:13 PM ET
Is there any truth to the rumors St Louis is unhappy with Tarasenko? Or just non sense? I can't remember where I saw it. Might have been on here.
- Thorny87


I have trouble believing they'd move Tarasenko. Apparently there's some legit rumors about the Jets. Brassard? Teams have been scouting each other.
madmike71
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 12.21.2006

Dec 6 @ 12:18 PM ET
Posted earlier, but Sprong was dangerous all night. Kid can absolutely fire the puck and his speed and ability to shoot on net accurately and pick his spots is sorely needed on Ducks.
As for this narrative about his D .... that's what Gibson/Miller are for .. we got plenty of D.. What we didn't have much of before he got here was a kid that can skate like that and finish with a hammer of a shot.

- dozerD10


Yeah.... He looked good the entire game. That was literally the best game I've seen him play. I didn't see him have a bad defensive moment either other than a failed clear late in the game. I've been wondering about the "change of scenery" possibility. I think our coaching staff beat him up more than propped him up.
Thorny87
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 10.17.2014

Dec 6 @ 12:18 PM ET
I have trouble believing they'd move Tarasenko. Apparently there's some legit rumors about the Jets. Brassard? Teams have been scouting each other.
- madmike71


For Little? We'd need another center back.
YouMeAndDupuis9
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 06.09.2014

Dec 6 @ 12:20 PM ET
Is there any truth to the rumors St Louis is unhappy with Tarasenko? Or just non sense? I can't remember where I saw it. Might have been on here.
- Thorny87


There were some articles about frustrations that he wasn't scoring and then they had him down on the third line. No trade rumors that I am aware of.
Thorny87
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 10.17.2014

Dec 6 @ 12:23 PM ET
There were some articles about frustrations that he wasn't scoring and then they had him down on the third line. No trade rumors that I am aware of.
- YouMeAndDupuis9

Yeah. Maybe that's what I'm remembering. That's a trade for Kessel that'd interest me.
YouMeAndDupuis9
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 06.09.2014

Dec 6 @ 12:26 PM ET
For Little? We'd need another center back.
- Thorny87


Little would make an awesome 3rd line C and Brass would make a better 2nd line C.

There are some issues though. Little makes $5.2M and is signed thru age 35. Brassard is a UFA. I'm not sure what WPG gains other than flexibillity and perhaps more offense.

I'd be interested in Lowry and Perreault as well. WPG has lots of enticing pieces. I just can't really form an opinion when I dont know WPG's level of interest in Brass.

Outside of Brassard. Would a Maatta/Myers swap make sense?
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Dec 6 @ 12:27 PM ET
I’m honestly not that familiar Granlund. Nino is off to a slow start this year, but Granlund more of a scorer than Nino?

I like Nino’s speed, physicality and scoring ability.

- Rinosaur

Was referring to points not goals
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Dec 6 @ 12:30 PM ET
Little would make an awesome 3rd line C and Brass would make a better 2nd line C.

There are some issues though. Little makes $5.2M and is signed thru age 35. Brassard is a UFA. I'm not sure what WPG gains other than flexibillity and perhaps more offense.

I'd be interested in Lowry and Perreault as well. WPG has lots of enticing pieces. I just can't really form an opinion when I dont know WPG's level of interest in Brass.

Outside of Brassard. Would a Maatta/Myers swap make sense?

- YouMeAndDupuis9

Only if you want an older, worse player that is UFA at the end of the season.
madmike71
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 12.21.2006

Dec 6 @ 12:32 PM ET
For Little? We'd need another center back.
- Thorny87


It's hard to say who's involved. I just mention Brassard because they tried like hell to get him last year and Stastny left.
Barx
Joined: 02.06.2007

Dec 6 @ 12:37 PM ET
if im a rival GM, I'm getting in touch with Rutherford to see what he wants for Matt Murray while Rutherford is in the Christmas spirit of giving.......
Another buy low option for a desperate team. If I'm Calgary, I'm offering up Smith and a sandwich.
Thorny87
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 10.17.2014

Dec 6 @ 12:39 PM ET
It's hard to say who's involved. I just mention Brassard because they tried like hell to get him last year and Stastny left.
- madmike71


Yeah I remember that. Little is having a pretty good year and his line with Laine and Connor has been really good. I'm not sure why they'd do that.

We don't want to have Sheahan as 3C so a winger trade would hurt us more than help.

Lowry would save us some money and may be better suited for a 3C role.
Guile
Joined: 03.04.2014

Dec 6 @ 12:39 PM ET
Only if you want an older, worse player that is UFA at the end of the season.
- Feds91Stammer


Quite a few around here would take that. So lets make it Johnson instead of Maatta. And since it's the Penguins, we will throw in a pick or two.
Grinder47
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somerset, PA
Joined: 10.20.2013

Dec 6 @ 12:46 PM ET
Sprong sucks. I’d probably score a goal if I got that many free passes in the nhl.
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