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Not sure if true. But if so, I wouldn’t be surprised if the team went through the motions during the series
If they were going to do that, why not try to move them at the deadline and get something for them? I don't think the Pens should over pay either one of them just for the nostalgia, because all it does is hamstring your effort to improve in other areas.
 

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If they were going to do that, why not try to move them at the deadline and get something for them? I don't think the Pens should over pay either one of them just for the nostalgia, because all it does is hamstring your effort to improve in other areas.
I think this just shows the new ownership is not afraid to make moves this offseason.


Fans attached to nostalgia will be disappointed. Fans ready to embrace the rebuild, hop aboard. I think this is it and for the better foreseeable future
 

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I think this just shows the new ownership is not afraid to make moves this offseason.


Fans attached to nostalgia will be disappointed. Fans ready to embrace the rebuild, hop aboard. I think this is it and for the better foreseeable future
the Pens have needs and problems and there are many. Maybe that's why Moorehouse stepped down, he knows the hard decisions and rebuild are coming and the new ownership group will keep the Big 3 on their terms.
 
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I'm ready to move on from the old guard. It might mean struggling for a couple years but it seems as if they're in a rut of being just good enough to make the playoffs but not advancing past that. Their roster is evidently not built for what's necessary to win in the playoffs. Too small, too slow, and too old isn't cutting it.
 

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If they were going to do that, why not try to move them at the deadline and get something for them?
Pretty sure that they have no trade contracts.

This rebuild will shake apples out of the fan base tree. Bring it on. I'm ready to move onto the next batch of winners.
 
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Got to rebuild. From what I read it was like a 3 year 15 million dollar contracts to Geno&Letang.

All great things come to an end sooner or later in sports. They need to build the next great thing.
 

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$5 million a season for three years doesn't sound like a "low-ball" offer for Letang or Malkin. Sounds reasonable to me. Both of them are 35 and well on the downslope of their careers. Hockey players aren't as good in their middle to late thirties as they used to be...why pay them like they used to be paid? These guys are both coming off of 8-year contracts where they were making $9.5 and $7.25 mill per year respectively in their primes. What are they realistically worth now at their advanced age? Less. Much less.

Maybe somebody will overpay, but I'm glad that it won't be the Penguins. They'd be better off re-signing Rust at a similar rate if they can.
 

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$5 million a season for three years doesn't sound like a "low-ball" offer for Letang or Malkin. Sounds reasonable to me. Both of them are 35 and well on the downslope of their careers. Hockey players aren't as good in their middle to late thirties as they used to be...why pay them like they used to be paid? These guys are both coming off of 8-year contracts where they were making $9.5 and $7.25 mill per year respectively in their primes. What are they realistically worth now at their advanced age? Less. Much less.

Maybe somebody will overpay, but I'm glad that it won't be the Penguins. They'd be better off re-signing Rust at a similar rate if they can.
Agreed. I'd prefer they invest in strengthening their D. Might help with losing leads...
 

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Pens re-sign Bryan Rust. 6 years, AAV $5.125 million.

 

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Seems like a reasonable contract. Thinking Rust will be decent trade value at a future deadline in an effort to get younger, faster, stronger.
 

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$5 million a season for three years doesn't sound like a "low-ball" offer for Letang or Malkin. Sounds reasonable to me. Both of them are 35 and well on the downslope of their careers. Hockey players aren't as good in their middle to late thirties as they used to be...why pay them like they used to be paid? These guys are both coming off of 8-year contracts where they were making $9.5 and $7.25 mill per year respectively in their primes. What are they realistically worth now at their advanced age? Less. Much less.

Maybe somebody will overpay, but I'm glad that it won't be the Penguins. They'd be better off re-signing Rust at a similar rate if they can.

No way is Geno going to get what he was making but I bet someone throws some serious money at Letang.
 

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No way is Geno going to get what he was making but I bet someone throws some serious money at Letang.
It will be interesting to see what happens if Geno goes to another team and is The Guy. He might be able to get back to being Geno Machino when no longer playing second fiddle. Then again he could continue to show brief flashes of his former self while making boneheaded plays the rest of the time.
 

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It will be interesting to see what happens if Geno goes to another team and is The Guy. He might be able to get back to being Geno Machino when no longer playing second fiddle. Then again he could continue to show brief flashes of his former self while making boneheaded plays the rest of the time.
I almost hope that Malkin gets the chance to be The Guy on another team. I always thought that he was undervalued and overlooked as Sid's 1b. He's always stepped up and played really good hockey on both sides of the puck when Crosby's been out -- you see a lot less of Geno's boneheaded side when he is the top line center. I don't know if he just feels lazy sometimes as the #2, or what.

If he does go, I'll be watching and rooting for his new team as a fan. As long as they're not in the Penguins' division, of course.
 
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I almost hope that Malkin gets the chance to be The Guy on another team. I always thought that he was undervalued and overlooked as Sid's 1b. He's always stepped up and played really good hockey on both sides of the puck when Crosby's been out -- you see a lot less of Geno's boneheaded side when he is the top line center. I don't know if he just feels lazy sometimes as the #2, or what.

If he does go, I'll be watching and rooting for his new team as a fan. As long as they're not in the Penguins' division, of course.
I'll be rooting for him so long as he doesn't sign with the Caps. Malkin and Ovie would be too much to stomach.
 

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He doesn't have a choice. The minute he quits, that team is gonna fold. He gave an interview not long ago, and he seemed almost sad, and basically said that when he retires, the sponsors will all pull out and that is basically it, so that's why he keeps playing. I think he even admitted he was basically embarrassing himself just to keep the team afloat.
 
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