This is big, the Pittsburgh Penguins have struck again and landed Toronto forward Daniel Winnik.
Toronto gets Pittsburgh's 4th this year, a 2nd next year, and Zack Sill in return for Daniel Winnik— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) February 25, 2015
The Penguins trade their worst forward ( Zach Sill ) and two picks for a useful forward in Daniel Winnik.
From the Hockey News, a look at Winnik:
|Assets:||Can play any forward position and displays plenty of defensive acumen. Has excellent size for the NHL game, as well as plenty of determination.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't always use his large frame (6-2, 210 pounds) to the best of his capability, especially offensively. Is prone to prolonged scoring droughts.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile veteran forward.|
Solid move for the Pens, who keep their second round pick this season, in a draft they've already traded their 1st and 3rd...And now 4th round picks. All those picks are exchanged for a better chance to win the Stanley Cup, which the Pens have done routinely.
Maple Leafs are eating half of Winnik's remaining salary.— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) February 25, 2015
To make matters better, Toronto is retaining half of Winnik's salary. Dumping Sill + this retainage should give the Pens enough wiggle room to be in decent shape for another move heading up to the trade deadline on Monday.