In the age of social media – this is how trade/signing rumors start. Basically, Matt Murray unfollowed the Penguins on Instagram and now the signing/trade rumors are cooking up. I’m not usually someone who believes a lot in social media rumors, like when a player likes a post or unfollows something. Like when Johnny Gaudreau took “Flames” out of all his bios and then left practice to pee and we all thought he got traded. Either way, this is mysterious and I love for the drama.
Matt Murray is on the last year of his $11.25 million, 3-year deal with the Penguins. He did alright this season, he had played in 38 games with a 20-11-5 record. He also had a .899 save % and 2.87 GAA. The Pens could be looking to pick up another goaltender for Tristan Jarry (20-12-1 .921SV% 2.43GAA), who broke out this season. We saw the Pens swipe in Murray when Fleury got shakey, now we could see that same thing happen to Murray.
The return to hockey and Murray’s performance will be a final test for whether or not the Pens will keep him or Jarry but there is without a doubt change coming.
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