I'm cool with it as well. My initial reaction was "Whoa - that's a lot for a guy on the books for $5MM+ for three more seasons who might have peaked 2 years ago...". We don't need Derick Brassard 2.0. That said, top 6 minutes on the Pens is not the same as top 6 minutes on the Wild (all due respect). I'm optimistic he'll fit in nicely. It's really the pick and Addison. Galchenyuk had to have been a throw in for salary space (i.e. - the deal gets done with or without him). And...JR still ha
Not minding this trade as a Pens fan at all. Alex just did not work out on the Pens team. With all the injuries at forward the Pens had early, he had plenty of time to show what he could do on top lines as well as the power play. 5 goals and 12 assists in 45 games was not what they were looking for. He basically became a fourth liner with about 11 minutes a game.
Addison I don't believe was going to see the light of day in the Pens organization for several years due to the depth t
Addison seems to have plateaued in major junior. He's another 6-foot, right-hand shot defenseman with good but not great mobility. The Wild seem to be stockpiling players like that the last few years but he probably carries the biggest potential to be an offensive defenseman at the next level.
It sucks for Carly and Jason, and their complex family situation but I think we all knew it was going to happen. Hopefully for Jason he's happier in Pittsburgh and I think he'll enjoy the
I was just saying to @MNSOTA a few nights ago, what do you notice about the Bruins / Rangers power play that you almost never see on ours? One-timers. You see urgency and players being mindful of the fact the power play doesn't last forever. What did we see for years and still sometimes occasionally see; especially from the old guys who more or less get the lion's share of the power play times. Slow puck movement, almost no one-timers and our guys handling the puck like they're Drivin' Miss