The Penguins and Maple Leafs acquired collectively for one more fairly huge commerce at this time, with Jared McCann going to Toronto in alternate for prospect FIlip Hallander. There have been clear growth draft issues, right here’s a sampling of the response across the web from varied voices of curiosity and word:
Can solely defend so many guys. We will debate whether or not the #Pens moved on from the fallacious man. However getting property for somebody you weren’t offered on and will lose for nothing is a win.
Plus, Seattle might now be extra more likely to take a much bigger contract off the books. https://t.co/jpzwd4IkBa
— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) July 17, 2021
Hextall most likely figured McCann was gone within the growth draft. He can defend Carter and/or Blueger now. Hallander may very well be prepared for subsequent season (however most likely not). He is in his 21 12 months although, so quickly or by no means.
This opens up potential cap area to retain ZAR.
I assume. ♂️
— Ian Altenbaugh (@IanAltenbaugh) July 17, 2021
In the long run the Penguins are primarily going to lose two gamers because of the growth draft (McCann, and whoever Seattle takes) as a substitute of simply letting Seattle take certainly one of your fourth liners who would have been straightforward to exchange. Appears like they over throught it.
— Adam Gretz (@AGretz) July 17, 2021
On this part, which I’m calling “charts and graphs” the lack of McCann goes to offer the Pens’ a giant gap to fill.
Leafs purchase Jared McCann who will most likely regress from final season’s unbelievable output, however ought to nonetheless be an especially helpful piece on a really low-cost deal. Initiatives as second line caliber. pic.twitter.com/YzmXNkLAvl
— dom on the athletic (@domluszczyszyn) July 17, 2021
Just one participant on the Penguins had extra rush pictures per 60 than McCann, which I believe backs up what we noticed on video. A better variety of entries/60 with extra fruitful pictures in consequence. Information per @ShutdownLine pic.twitter.com/xKhqXqRmOt
— Jesse Marshall (@jmarshfof) July 17, 2021
If any Leafs followers are inquisitive about studying a little bit extra about McCann, right here’s an article I wrote in April on his breakout season.
He isn’t a game-breaker, however he’s an incredible complementary participant to any middle-six.
Kyle Dubas simply waxed Ron Hextall.https://t.co/pJ9uTRuLQO
— Danny (@shireyirving) July 17, 2021
McCann performed junior hockey with the Soo Greyhounds of the OHL. Toronto GM Kyle Dubas is from there, as are a bunch of others now with the Maple Leafs:
Shout-out to fellow UAA Seawolf alum Spencer Carbery on his NHL gif with the Leafs, effectively deserved for man.
Fast word on Jared McCann, clearly one other man Dubas/Keefe had within the Soo. High quality add for the Leafs there.
— Justin Bourne (@jtbourne) July 17, 2021
Since taking up in Could 2018, Leafs GM Kyle Dubas has drafted Rasmus Sandin, traded for Jake Muzzin, employed Sheldon Keefe, traded for Jack Campbell, signed Joe Thornton and traded for Jared McCann, all former Soo Greyhounds. Tony DeAngelo and Michael Bunting are on the clock.
— Chris Cuthbert (@CCpxpSN) July 17, 2021
This portion is kinda the unhappy “wtf” face man gif response of the commerce.
Ngl I haven’t been this demoralized by the Penguins since they traded for Gudbranson lol.
Can’t fathom buying and selling a flexible middle-six participant on a worth deal in his prime when you need to be going all-in on profitable now.
— Danny (@shireyirving) July 17, 2021
Why are you buying and selling McCann for Hallander whereas u nonetheless have Crosby and Malkin although? Phenomenally silly commerce
— Kevin (@ntrider825) July 17, 2021
two groups that worth analytics are going to fleece Hextall in a matter of days. most likely have to get used to that as they dismantle group for mid-tier futures
— ck (@404ResponseCode) July 17, 2021
And now some meals for thought..
Turning Kasperi Kapanen into Rodion Amirov and Jared McCann is a masterclass in asset administration from the Leafs.
— Josh Simpson (@joshsimpson77) July 17, 2021
Amirov was the fifteenth general decide final 12 months, which Pittsburgh might have made. It’s two trades made by two completely different GMs for the Pens, however it’s fascinating to look again over a 12 months and see how the property have flowed organizationally.
The opposite excellent news for the Pens is at the very least they acquired Filip Hallander again, a middle prospect for a expertise pool that beforehand had zero facilities with cheap NHL possibilities. So, that’s not insignificant at this time, despite the fact that it doesn’t actually issue into the overall equation.
Navigating growth is step one of the low season, and you may’t decide a haircut within the center, so we are going to see what occurs in following steps. The Pens actually have some work on the back-end to discover a strategy to increase their NHL group for subsequent season, they’re often not the group that trades one of the best NHL participant in a deal.