Jason Mackey's Penguins chat: 8.3.17
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Tristan
2:08
What is a good "price" for the Penguins to acquire Bozak?
Jason Mackey
2:08
I'd be OK with Cole, Wilson and a draft pick. I doubt Toronto would do that, though. I'd be iffy on trading Maatta for one year of Bozak.
Peter
2:09
Jason -- when deals consummated and moves are made do you get advanced notice or do you find out like the rest of us???
Jason Mackey
2:09
Usually I find out just like you guys.
Steven
2:09
Worst contract of the offseason so far? I'm voting for Marleau's 3 year 35+ deal with a full NMC.
Jason Mackey
2:09
Totally agree with you there.
Jason
2:09
I agree with the reader above trade Sid now!!!!!
Jason Mackey
2:09
I disagree with that idea.
MWub
2:09
I would consider trading Letang as well - so risky with the salary he's carrying and the number of games he's missed.
Jason Mackey
2:10
I wouldn't. Not with what he can add when healthy. And also, I think a lot of teams have some (understandable) trepidation about his health at this point. Trade might be tough.
Tristan
2:10
I do not think TOR, who has Cup aspirations this season after taking WAS to 7 games in the POs last season, will want to help their biggest roadblock in the East -- the Penguins -- by trading them Bozak to address their biggest (by far) need.  Why would Lou Lam deal Bozak to PIT?
Jason Mackey
2:10
If they would give up Maatta, the Maple Leafs need young defensemen.
dave
2:10
How about Kadri instead of Bozak as the 3C?
Jason Mackey
2:10
Sure. I have a tough time seeing the Leafs give up Kadri, though.
Jason
2:11
Why is nobody discussing a trade for Jamie Benn he seems like he would be a good fit.  Puts up a ton of points and can play PP
Jason Mackey
2:11
Derrick Pouliot for Jamie Benn!
Mike
2:11
Move Letang and see if you can get an early 1st rounder.
Jason Mackey
2:12
No. Way. I wouldn't do it. You could be trading Kris Letang for Joe Morrow. That's downright frightening. Not in a billion years.
Mike
2:12
Sid is a lifer!!
Jason Mackey
2:12
Ugh, yeah.
HB
2:12
only on player is worthy of trading sid and thats connor mcjesus
Jason Mackey
2:12
I think it's actually McDavid.
abbb brown
2:12
do you see a blockbuster trade happening within the next month or so for the penguins?
Jason Mackey
2:12
Blockbuster? No. A trade of some juiciness? Yes. Probably by the end of next week.
Darryl
2:12
Can the Leafs win the Cup this season...or too soon?
Jason Mackey
2:12
I think it's too soon. Still some more learning to do up there.
Guest
2:13
If TOR wants Maatta, they should give us Kadri. Both have term. Bozak is a rental. JR should be fired if he trades them Maatta for Bozak
Jason Mackey
2:13
Even after winning two Cups? Fired? Tough crowd. Hey, I'd take Kadri in a heartbeat, even for Maatta. But Lou would never do it.
Mike
2:13
Pens have proven they can win without him and right now there's to much in the way of salaries on the backend.  Who knows you may get a legit young "D" in return.
Jason Mackey
2:13
Still wouldn't do it. Sorry, Mike.
Steven
2:14
I think your evaluation of Wilson is to underrate him somewhat. Wilson did play in the top 6 pretty successfully through the playoffs, plus has better primary points/60 than Rust. I'd like to see him get an extended run with top 6 time, especially on the basis of his potential for goal scoring based off his WBS time.

Is your evaluation personal or more of a reflection of Rutherford's evaluation?
Jason Mackey
2:15
It's definitely not personal. Not of my thoughts on guys are. I would never let that enter the equation. I also don't know where I underrated Wilson by saying I would potentially trade him. You have to be attractive to be a piece in a trade, too; you can't out and out stink. I haven't seen the consistency from him to the point where I would say he's untouchable. They need a 3C. Gotta give up to get.
Cawlidge hockey star
2:15
You keep saying don't trade Sid but Gretzky was traded... the key is to get value when you can some team would be dumb enough to sell there future to us
Jason Mackey
2:15
I would not trade Sidney Crosby.
Mike
2:15
By keeping Letang your flirting with "FIRE" - To much money tied up in a player that can't stay on the ice.
Jason Mackey
2:16
You're also assuming there's a trade partner out there, Mike.
Guest
2:16
Bozak: fair trade would be Cole and a low pick maybe. Both are rentals. Either that or maybe a second
Jason Mackey
2:16
I disagree on that being fair, but I would definitely do it.
simmernstew
2:16
How much did Tocchet control the PP? Will we see any changes now that he's gone?
Jason Mackey
2:17
A little. Not a ton. It was a lot of Sullivan. ... I don't think we're going to see any seismic changes, although I would look for them to find ways to get Guentzel more involved. I also think it will be interesting to see who quarterbacks the top unit, Letang or Schultz.
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