The messiness of the Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk departures from Calgary reminded NHL team executives that dealing with pending free agents can be perilous. The Pittsburgh Penguins likely talked about the Flames situation before starting contract talks with goalie Tristan Jarry.
Much discussion is taking place about the need to deal with a UFA a year before he can leave. If a general manager senses it will be a struggle to re-sign the player, he can trade him for full value, like the Flames did with Tkachuk.
With that in mind, Pittsburgh venerable writer Dave Molinari takes a deep dive into whether the Pittsburgh Penguins have seen enough of goalie Jarry to justify a long-term commitment.
Jarry, 27, will be an unrestricted free agent next summer. He has had impressive performances for the Penguins. But his sample size is still relatively small. Molinari looks at it from all of the different angles.
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