mikey287 wrote:Trade 1st round pick for an established 23-28 year old winger or defenseman
mikey287 wrote:Yeah, we better not even try...let's do this, draft Fleury, Crosby, Malkin, and whoever we get in this draft and in a few years when it comes to pay day let's see if we can keep them all and still fill a roster...so would you rather one of them potentially leave? You can't just assume that a player will leave Pittsburgh like that, we've got some good seasons ahead of us very soon, everyone knows that...I stand by trading this pick, we got our franchise players of the future, lets get someone who's got a bright future and an established 'now.'
Gaucho wrote:Get a right-shooting defenseman, and I'm not talking about Ric Jackman. Anyone know who's available?
pensfannn wrote:4.Find a veteren center who can win faceoffs. I don't care if they have to bring Ron Francis out of retirement. They have ignored this need for years and it has to be addressed no matter what.
After watching World Juniors and the Olympics, it is apparent that Malkin is excellent at face-offs. He would automatically be our best face-off guy... not a Brind Amour, Francis or Perrault, but potentially a top 10 guy in the league.
Signing Malkin would be huge (which everyone agrees). It would be the best off-season pickup for any team in the league, even if Chara, Sakic, Samsanov, etc. don't get re-signed by their respective teams.
Imagine our PP - Gonchar and Whitney on the point, Armstrong in the slot, Malkin and Crosby on each half-board... LETHAL!
NIN wrote:Malkin will get schooled in his rookie year. Just like Pearrualt, Francis, and Brind Amour got schooled in their rookie years. If Malkin breaks even at 50% I would be very impressed.
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