Show Money Now… Now

NHL GMs play the game of overspending and play it against each other. After a moment of sanity, while dealing with fixed salary caps during a pandemic, GMs are once again shoveling cash on free agents like feeding coal in the overheating furnace of a runaway locomotive. The Pittsburgh Penguins and GM Ron Hextall had a few fewer AAVs with extra years but still a bit overdone like many of the other teams around the league.

While the league deals with the ramifications of too many teams at or above the cap and too few teams with enough money or interest to absorb the rest, the Penguins have one decision looming.

Next summer, penguin starting goalkeeper Tristan Gary will be an unrestricted free agent. It will be netminder crop cream. Other than that, tandem goalkeepers like Fredrik Andersen, Antti Ranta and Simon Varlamov and goalkeepers in their mid-30s like Jonathan Quick It will be the UFAs. So will Alex Ndeljkovic, who had been feeling exhausted up until this point in his career.

It will be required well running.

Revered teammate Dave Molinari has thrown his weight on the Penguins, who may be paying Tristan Gary before the season begins rather than wait until next summer.

Pay Tristan Gary?

the interview. Dave thinks it might be wise to let Gary prove himself in a playoff series before cashing in. Putting aside the facts and figures of the ongoing qualifiers struggle against New York Islanders Because they were so ugly, this keyboard counted hard in favor of my now-running push.

As noted by Mr. Molinari (that’s what we call around the office), Gary is 2-6, with 3.00 goals-to-average and 891 saves in play after the season.

This is not very good.

Here are the arguments for that. Next summer, Gary will be the goalkeeper in the free agent market. It will also last one year until the salary cap is raised. And count me in the camp that believes that achieving success or failure is a matter of mind. See also: Marc-Andre Fleury.

Gary was very good in Game 4 against Montreal in the Bubble 2020. It wasn’t his team, but Gary was. Also remember PHN exclusive reports about Gary fighting for his “net” before Game 6 and then getting it into Game 7. He had to convince the coaches that he could play. He fought for his place on the big stage. The weak-willed player does not, and neither is the player unsure that it is the best choice.

I have no doubts about my future neighbor. Certainly not a regular season where the All-Stars play twice, and not in the playoffs where a little luck and a little health would go a long way.

Six years, 36 million? OK.

While the cost may seem prohibitive today, and could represent an increase of about $2.5 million annually, the salary cap is rising “significantly” after the 2023-24 season, according to Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.

Moreover, this means that the cost of goalkeepers will not decrease. You will not step into the water.

Just imagine the Penguins building a competitive team but losing a goalkeeper in recent years from Crosby Malkin Letang. Ask the 2022 Edmonton Oilers how close it felt, but stay away because they lack adequate goalkeepers.

Now, there is a question Joel Blomqvist, which was recently named by PHN as the best potential for penguins. It’s likely two years before Blomgqvist arrives at full speed, but there’s no guarantee he’s the #1 goalkeeper in the NHL. There is no guarantee that it will be better than Gary either.

In 2017, Penguins had great offers for Matt Murray before they moved on to Marc-Andre Fleury after the season (giving Vegas a second-round pick to take Fleury into the expansion draft). Perhaps Penguins GM Ron Hextall will approach the decision differently. or not. However, without an upcoming expansion draft, the best case scenario for Hextall is for you to have a choice between two commercial chips.

I agree with the Penguins’ off-season plan or not, they brought everyone back. Hextall didn’t re-sign players on a long farewell tour. If there is even a glimmer of sunlight reaching its peak under the window of the closing tournament, the goalkeeper is not important but absolutely necessary.

Sure, the penguins can wait and see. Check out Gary’s performance in the 2023 qualifiers, which seems like a good bet for the Penguins.

Find out if Gary is overriding or flat lines.

This is a bet. If Gary performs well, prices will go up. If he doesn’t do a good job, the price…will stay the same. For example, Darcy Quimper delivered perhaps the weakest goalkeeping performance from a Stanley Cup-winning goalkeeper since Ante Niemi supported the Chicago Blackhawks over a decade ago.

Kuemper, 32, signed a five-year, $26.25 million contract with Washington Capitals this summer.

Jarry will be priced at no less than $5.25 million. So, why not sign it now? Low pay today is tomorrow’s bargain, and the Pittsburgh Penguins got some deals this summer in exchange for term.

A dollar saved is a dollar spent elsewhere.

So the 27-year-old goalkeeper at his peak who started 58 games last season with a 0.919 keeping ratio has made two All-Star games and has yet to reach his full potential – yes, Gary showed money.