NHL | Two candidates seem to be the favorites for a buyout https://t.co/dsclIXdr2S
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) August 2, 2023
Kyle Dubas is at the heart of the race to get Erik Karlsson, certainly. But, salary-wise… The Penguins have a lot of homework to do, even if they don’t acquire the NHL’s recent Norris Trophy winner.
Currently, the Pens are over the salary cap by more than $3 million. They have all their forwards (13), defensemen (8) and goaltenders (3) signed for next season…
But rumor has it that the team isn’t done shopping just yet.
Dubas will have to find a way to “fit” everyone on his payroll, and that, by necessity, could mean buying out Jeff Petry’s contract.
After all, Petry has been a member of the Penguins organization for just over a year, and in Pittsburgh, he was thought to have the potential to be one of the club’s power-play QBs.
That was the case last season… But the defender didn’t live up to expectations. He didn’t produce the way we’d hoped he would for the Penguins, and now, at 35, Petry and his hefty $6.25 million salary (for two more years) just aren’t getting the job done.
Further proof that Kent Hughes made a good move by trading him for Mike Matheson, who was the CH’s best defenseman last season.
Would Kyle Dubas consider the scenario, if he hasn’t already?
Adding to the mix of young and emerging talent on the @CanadiensMTL roster, @AlexNewhook_ is excited to don the blue, white and red for the first time this season: https://t.co/S7JjBV2HVm pic.twitter.com/50Rzzbt1o9
– NHLPA (@NHLPA) August 2, 2023
Tournament #HlinkaGretzkyCup Tuomas Suoniemi scores at 19.57 of the 3rd to give Finland vs. Slovakia a hard-fought 2-1 win.
Switzerland was 3 seconds away from a semi-final appearance had the Finns had to settle for a tie after 60 minutes.
– Stephane Leroux (@StephRDSJunior) August 2, 2023
– He’s going to be good.
– Attention ball fans:
Join us as we discuss the final trade deadline and set the table for the end of the season! ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/dYwkIjo3cK
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) August 2, 2023
– I love questions.
◽️ Should the NHL add a play-in playoff round like the NBA?
◽️ Which playoff teams from 2022-23 won’t qualify this season?
◽️ Which franchise’s outlook is the most bleak?
– The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) August 2, 2023