The Pittsburgh Penguins have recently embroiled their names in many different trading rumors, because some people think there may be a fire sale. The team does have a few pending free agents to worry about next summer. Nonetheless, as we saw earlier this season, Tristan Jarrie Developed as an elite network administrator, head coach Mike Sullivan can bring almost any hockey team roster to the Stanley Cup playoffs.Needless to say, enough Fire sale rumors.
Earlier this season, I published an article about if the Penguins get into trouble, it may cause some major changes, but so far this team has performed well in the 2021-22 season. Pittsburgh has a 10-6-4 record this season and has achieved some impressive victories, including two defeats to the Toronto Maple Leafs and training the Devil on Long Island on Friday night.
Penguin management needs to wait for health issues
The Penguins once again dealt with their considerable injuries and then joined the new COVID-19 protocol list. The team was understaffed on many occasions.Game after game, some in-depth players came forward when needed, including Evan Rodriguez, Kasperi Kapanen and Danton Heinen.
Penguin legend Yevgeny Markin has not played this season. The message to the Penguin management should be to stay patient and wait for “Gino” to return and all-in again! This means not to trade Bryan Rust, who was injured again in the game against the Islanders, or Jeff Carter, Brian Dumoulin, Kris Letang and Malkin. The team deserves to make some noise in the playoffs again.
1-0 victory on Friday night The game against the New York Islanders is a good example. Jared and the team have made a huge leap since last season. Especially Jiali, because he performed poorly in the Stanley Cup playoffs last season, and Kojima seems to be picked in every corner. This was not the case on Friday night. His current record is 10-4-3, with an average of 1.91 goals and a save rate of 0.936. Although he did not list the original six goalkeepers on the Canadian Olympic team radar, the Penguin network administrator is definitely approaching the conversation.
Penguins will not be sold before the deadline
General Manager Ron Hextall and Brian Burke, President of Hockey Operations I will go fishing this winter and will find some players to fill the vacancies on the Penguins roster. Because Pittsburgh does have so many pending free agents, there are 13 players on the active roster, and if someone bids more than the asking price, they can certainly move one or two. But it is crazy talk to think that people like Carter, Jarrie, or Kapanin will soon be moved.
A player may Purchased by Jason ZuckerHe is one of the few forwards to sign for next season, and there is no denying that his performance in Pittsburgh was disappointing. So far this season, he has scored 9 points in 20 games. Although the situation will definitely be worse, the team has higher expectations for a player with an annual salary of $5.5 million. Hard salary caps are difficult to manage, but when you have expensive players, the underperformance becomes very complicated.
Although there was no big sale, it is expected that the management will go out and get an experienced network administrator who can support Jarry and provide higher stability than Casey DeSmith. If Jarry falls to the ground due to injury or needs to rest late in the season, it can be considered a safety blanket.
The Penguins have a few holes to fill their lineup
Another move the Penguins might take is to choose a versatile winger or right-handed defender. Don’t expect someone like Evander Kane to be selected, but the team can benefit from Zucker’s upgrade and bring in someone who can play both wings at the same time. One of the Penguins’ right-handed defenders is Justin Hall of the Toronto Maple Leafs, but he seems to stay in place for the time being. Pittsburgh will definitely upgrade Mark Friedman or Chadrew Wedell’s bottom pair in the market.
Don’t get me wrong; the Penguins have a Stanley Cup champion in their hearts. The team has played well and hasn’t even locked their best lineup. Jarrie looks like an elite network administrator. The offense hasn’t made a big stride yet, and at the same time, the team has taken a place in the playoffs. Therefore, the rumors of the big sale did not happen in Pittsburgh this season.
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