Ramblings: Penguins Trades, Thoughts on Kadri and Klingberg (Jul 17)

Ian Gooding

2022-07-17

The Penguins made two trades on Saturday. First, they traded John Marino to the Devils for Ty Smith and a 2023 third-round pick. For the Devils side of the trade, you can check out the Fantasy Take here.

Where's the Pittsburgh side, you ask? Well, I included it in there at first. Then the Penguins decided to quickly outdate what I had just written and make another trade, acquiring Jeff Petry and Ryan Poehling from Montreal for Mike Matheson and a 2023 fourth-round pick. That means you can read the entire Penguins side and the Canadiens side here. I'm having difficulty figuring out what the Penguins are doing because they appear to have more defensemen than they need. In the end these moves will likely bolster their defense, and I'd have to assume that they are still not yet done.  

The Habs also signed Rem Pitlick to a two-year, two-way contract worth $1.1 million. Pitlick finished the season with 37 points in 66 games split between Minnesota and Montreal. He had an especially strong third quarter, scoring 15 points in 20 games, which included significant power-play minutes for a significantly undermanned roster. He will likely be more of a depth scoring option for the Habs, although it appears he can move up the lineup as well if needed.

Some other signings:

Chris Tierney signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Panthers. He recorded 19 points (6 G, 13 A) in 70 games in 2021-22 with the Senators.

Jansen Harkins signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Jets. He scored 13 points (7 G, 6 A) in 77 games with the Jets.

Here's the latest on the Nazem Kadri situation: