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PensBurgh Jun 18, 2019
GM Jim Rutherford tells 93.7 The Fan that move to trade a defenseman was between Johnson or Maatta

GM Jim Rutherford tells 93.7 The Fan that move to trade a defenseman was between Johnson or Maatta

GM Jim Rutherford is talking again... In a necessary attempt to alleviate some cap space, GM Jim Rutherford and the Penguins traded defenseman Olli Maatta to the Chicago Blackhawks for young forward Dominik Kahun and a 2019 fifth-round pick. Removing Maatta’s more than $4 million cap hit was a huge move to create space to add talent around the Penguins’ core and stock the roster for next season. However, during an interview with Pittsburgh radio station 93.7 The Fan, Rutherford admitted that a different, more controversial defenseman was also in discussions to be moved. “We certainly...
PensBurgh Jun 18, 2019
Dominik Kahun’s speed is a major asset when it comes to avoiding the penalty box

Dominik Kahun’s speed is a major asset when it comes to avoiding the penalty box

The newest member of the Pittsburgh Penguins has quite a reputation for staying out of the sin bin. As the dust continues to settle on the Olli Maatta for Dominik Kahun trade, we are starting to learn more and more about the versatile, young winger. In addition to the many positives that have already been discussed about Kahun such as his speed, youthfulness, and small cap hit, one attribute that may not get enough attention is his ability to play clean hockey. Here’s a section from a Chicago Tribune article on Kahun and the rate at which he took penalties while playing in Germany: Kahun...
PensBurgh Jun 18, 2019
Kiitos, Olli Maatta

Kiitos, Olli Maatta

“Kiitos” means “Thank you” in Finnish. Kiitos for everything, Olli. As an NHL player, the only thing Olli Maatta has ever known is the Pittsburgh Penguins and the city of Pittsburgh. It’s where he was drafted in 2012, where he broke onto the scene in 2013, where battled cancer in 2014, and where he won the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 2017. Simply put, Maatta saw a lot during his six seasons wearing a Penguins uniform. That portion of his career has now come to a close, traded to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday in exchange for speedy forward Dominik Kahun and a 5th round draft pick....
Second City Hockey Jun 17, 2019
Olli Maatta trade: Expectations, impact on Blackhawks’ future

Olli Maatta trade: Expectations, impact on Blackhawks’ future

Chicago adds a young left-handed defenseman. Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made a change to the team’s lineup by acquiring left-handed defenseman Olli Maatta from the Penguins in exchange for winger Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. Maatta, who turns 25 years old in August, is signed for three more seasons at a $4.083-million salary cap hit. The soon-to-be 24-year-old Kahun has one more year left on his entry-level contract worth $925,000. The move leaves Chicago without a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and six total. According to...
Dominik Kahun 'very excited' to join Penguins, thinks he'll fit right in

Dominik Kahun 'very excited' to join Penguins, thinks he'll fit right in

Dominik Kahun, acquired over the weekend for Olli Maatta, is “very excited” to join Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Penguins.
PensBurgh Jun 17, 2019
NHL Salary cap: how the Pittsburgh Penguins look after the Olli Maatta trade

NHL Salary cap: how the Pittsburgh Penguins look after the Olli Maatta trade

The Penguins saved some money this weekend shipping out Maatta. But just how much? Just as you can’t judge a hair cut during the middle of the job, looking at the Penguins’ salary cap situation right now is incomplete. As general manager Jim Rutherford told the Trib, more changes might be coming: “You don’t know what comes up,” Rutherford said. “We’ve got the right-left shot fixed, but are there players that are going to come up that make our defense better? If there is, we’ll do it. If there isn’t, we’re OK with our defense.” Improvement on defense is certainly still...
PensBurgh Jun 17, 2019
Where Penguins’ defense goes after Olli Maatta trade

Where Penguins’ defense goes after Olli Maatta trade

This can not be the only move for the Pens as the off-season starts, there’s still much work to be done As far as late first-round picks are concerned, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ experience with Olli Maatta has to be considered a success. Once you get beyond the top-five or six picks in any draft, the probability of finding a regular NHL drops pretty significantly. And if you look at the 15-20 players taken immediately after Maatta in 2012, it is pretty clear that the Penguins found tremendous value in Maatta. Even when taking into account the health and injury issues he had to deal with...
Blackhawk Up Jun 16, 2019

Breaking Down the Olli Maatta Trade to the Blackhawks

The Blackhawks added another defenseman to the mix on Saturday. The Blackhawks sent Dominik Kahun to the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 5th round pick in exchange for defenseman, Olli Maatta. Let’s take a closer look the trade and see what the Blackhawks lost and gained in this surprising trade. The Return Olli Maatta is a […] Breaking Down the Olli Maatta Trade to the Blackhawks - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Second City Hockey Jun 16, 2019
Olli Maatta scouting report: Strengths, weaknesses and what he’ll bring to Blackhawks

Olli Maatta scouting report: Strengths, weaknesses and what he’ll bring to Blackhawks

The newly-acquired defenseman is sound in his own end, but struggles with his skating. The Blackhawks acquired left-handed defenseman Olli Maatta from the Penguins in exchange for winger Dominik Kahun and a 2019 fifth-round pick Saturday night. Maatta, who will turn 25 in August, is signed for three more seasons with a $4.083-million salary cap hit. In order to get to know Maatta better and what he can bring to the Blackhawks, Second City Hockey asked a few questions to Jim Rixner (Hooks Orpik) of SB Nation’s Penguins site — Pensburgh. How much of Maatta’s down season in 2018-19 can...
PensBurgh Jun 16, 2019
More fall-out and reactions on the Olli Maatta for Dominik Kahun trade

More fall-out and reactions on the Olli Maatta for Dominik Kahun trade

How is everyone feeling the morning after? After making waves with a Saturday night trade, here’s a bit more information now as the dust settles for the Penguins sending Olli Maatta to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Dominik Kahun. Brandon at our SBN sister site of Second City Hockey was kind enough to give a bit more detail on Kahun: Kahun jumped right into a top-six role and found success with Alex DeBrincat as his opposite winger then played throughout the lineup. Kahun is not going to put up a bunch of points and he’s not going to get burned defensively. He’s very quietly...
PensBurgh Jun 15, 2019
Player Profile: An in-depth look at new Penguins’ forward Dominik Kahun

Player Profile: An in-depth look at new Penguins’ forward Dominik Kahun

What can the Pens expect from the forward they got for trading Olli Maatta? News broke on Saturday night that the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks swung a pretty significant trade sending defenseman Olli Maatta to Chi-town for forward Dominik Kahun. Pittsburgh also adds a fifth round pick in the trade. The writing was on the wall for Maatta to be shipped out of town given he had a poor 2018-19 season and was a healthy scratch for the last three games of the playoffs. Moving forward, what can the Pens expect out of Kahun? What kind of player is he? Let’s dive into a quick and...
Chicago Tribune Jun 15, 2019

Blackhawks acquire defenseman Olli Maatta from Penguins for Dominik Kahun

The Blackhawks added to their blue line Saturday, acquiring Finnish defenseman Olli Maatta from the Penguins for promising forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in next week’s draft. Maatta, 24, won two Stanley Cups in six seasons with the Penguins while scoring 107 points (25 goals, 82...
Last Word on Hockey Jun 15, 2019
Pittsburgh Penguins Olli Maatta Traded to Chicago Blackhawks for Dominik Kahun

Pittsburgh Penguins Olli Maatta Traded to Chicago Blackhawks for Dominik Kahun

The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to trade defenceman Olli Maatta to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year's NHL Draft. https://twitter.com/NHLBlackhawks/status/1140049129755873281 Pens Trade Olli Maatta to Blackhawks to Dominik Kahun The Penguins completed a trade Saturday with the Blackhawks. Chicago acquires defenceman Olli Maatta in exchange for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year's draft. Key Players In Maatta, the Blackhawks get a young defenseman who can eat up minutes on the blueline. Despite being...
Penguins trade Olli Maatta to Blackhawks for Dominik Kahun and a draft pick

Penguins trade Olli Maatta to Blackhawks for Dominik Kahun and a draft pick

The Penguins have traded Olli Maatta, a former first round pick who won two Stanley Cups here in Pittsburgh.
Sportsnet.ca Jun 15, 2019
Blackhawks acquire Olli Maatta from Penguins for Dominik Kahun, 2019 pick

Blackhawks acquire Olli Maatta from Penguins for Dominik Kahun, 2019 pick

The Penguins have traded defender Olli Maatta to the Blackhawks in exchange for Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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