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Trade: Penguins acquire Jeff Carter from Kings for two draft picks

 
 

With the NHL trade deadline just hours away, the weekend flurry of trade activity continued early Monday morning with a deal between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings.

The Penguins are acquiring forward Jeff Carter from the Kings in exchange for two conditional draft picks, a 2022 third-round pick and a 2023 fourth-round pick.

The Kings are also retaining 50 percent of Carter’s remaining salary as part of the deal.

 

He is signed through the end of the 2021-22 season at a salary cap hit of $5.272 million per season.

 

This is the first major roster move the Penguins have made since the hiring of Ron Hextall as the team’s new general manager, and it sees him acquiring a significant player that he has ties to from his days in the Philadelphia and Los Angeles front offices.

 

Carter, 36, has eight goals and 11 assists in 40 games this season for the Kings.

 

Where he ends up fitting in the Pittsburgh lineup is going to be interesting, but a safe assumption would be on the third line once all of their forwards return to the lineup. Evgeni Malkin and Kasperi Kapanen remain sidelined at the moment due to injury. When they do return they will likely be the focal point of a second line that would feature either Jared McCann or Jason Zucker on the other wing. Whichever player is not on the second line would presumably skate on the third line alongside Carter.

 

It was expected that the Penguins would make some kind of a move before Monday’s trade deadline, but this particular move is a bit of a surprise. All of the talk centered around the team adding a big, physical forward. And while Carter sort of fits that description, he also can bring some scoring punch to the bottom-six. He is not the 30-40 goal scorer he was at his peak, but his current production as a third-liner — as well as his ability to drive possession a bit — is more than satisfactory in third-line role. Especially when it only costs the Penguins two future mid-round draft picks while the Kings retain half of the salary.

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A motivated Carter on a playoff team? Malkin out for a bit longer too.

 

Yeah I'm grabbing him in fantasy to see lol. Zacha just got injured anyways so I have a spot for a tryout.

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3 hours ago, Brewin Flames said:

Trade: Penguins acquire Jeff Carter from Kings for two draft picks

 
 

With the NHL trade deadline just hours away, the weekend flurry of trade activity continued early Monday morning with a deal between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings.

The Penguins are acquiring forward Jeff Carter from the Kings in exchange for two conditional draft picks, a 2022 third-round pick and a 2023 fourth-round pick.

The Kings are also retaining 50 percent of Carter’s remaining salary as part of the deal.

 

He is signed through the end of the 2021-22 season at a salary cap hit of $5.272 million per season.

 

This is the first major roster move the Penguins have made since the hiring of Ron Hextall as the team’s new general manager, and it sees him acquiring a significant player that he has ties to from his days in the Philadelphia and Los Angeles front offices.

 

Carter, 36, has eight goals and 11 assists in 40 games this season for the Kings.

 

Where he ends up fitting in the Pittsburgh lineup is going to be interesting, but a safe assumption would be on the third line once all of their forwards return to the lineup. Evgeni Malkin and Kasperi Kapanen remain sidelined at the moment due to injury. When they do return they will likely be the focal point of a second line that would feature either Jared McCann or Jason Zucker on the other wing. Whichever player is not on the second line would presumably skate on the third line alongside Carter.

 

It was expected that the Penguins would make some kind of a move before Monday’s trade deadline, but this particular move is a bit of a surprise. All of the talk centered around the team adding a big, physical forward. And while Carter sort of fits that description, he also can bring some scoring punch to the bottom-six. He is not the 30-40 goal scorer he was at his peak, but his current production as a third-liner — as well as his ability to drive possession a bit — is more than satisfactory in third-line role. Especially when it only costs the Penguins two future mid-round draft picks while the Kings retain half of the salary.

I'm not sure why the Pens gave up two draft choices for a 36 year old.

It should be interesting to see how this plays out!

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1 hour ago, notfondajane said:

I'm not sure why the Pens gave up two draft choices for a 36 year old.

Let me help with this.

Your team is in "win now" mode.

Carter can still take draws, he can still skate faster than you think he can. He can still shoot the puck from anywhere.

He's a decent guy to have in your bottom 6 because he's good at hockey and he's won before.

He's also better than 5 of the guys in your bottom 6.

The move was made to win a championship this year, the Pens will have to get past, 2 good teams from the division then a really good team in the next round. Before they play for the cup. You will need a guy with his experience and skill set.

I'm not saying plan the parade, just saying your team is better today than it will be with those two picks.

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10 hours ago, mojo1917 said:

Let me help with this.

Your team is in "win now" mode.

Carter can still take draws, he can still skate faster than you think he can. He can still shoot the puck from anywhere.

He's a decent guy to have in your bottom 6 because he's good at hockey and he's won before.

He's also better than 5 of the guys in your bottom 6.

The move was made to win a championship this year, the Pens will have to get past, 2 good teams from the division then a really good team in the next round. Before they play for the cup. You will need a guy with his experience and skill set.

I'm not saying plan the parade, just saying your team is better today than it will be with those two picks.

 

This. And...Tanev is out until the playoffs. Malkin doesn't appear to be close. You get a guy who can still score a little, can play up and down the line up and play multiple positions. PP and PK. Two Cups under his belt and his old boss just showed him some love.  

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22 hours ago, B21 said:

 

This. And...Tanev is out until the playoffs. Malkin doesn't appear to be close. You get a guy who can still score a little, can play up and down the line up and play multiple positions. PP and PK. Two Cups under his belt and his old boss just showed him some love.  

How many years does he have left in the tank? I'm hoping for a decent draft to replace him when he retires. Hope you see my point?

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