I know this is wishful thinking, but imagine Suchinsky - Malkin - Morozov as the pens 2nd line
Three of the Russian Superleague's very best players and it could solve any potential problems for Malkin (how he fits in, likes it in America, language barrier etc).
Last time Morozov played with a great center (Lemieux in 02-03) he did very well and now he's awesome in Russia. And I don't think anyone didn't like what they saw of Malkin and Suchinsky in the olympics.
And before repeating "Morozov will NEVER be with the pens again" please explain why you think it impossible. He might want a 2nd chance with the pens, and playing wing on Malkin's line must be tempting.
LW (FA?) - Crosby - Armstrong
Suchinsky - Malkin - Morozov
Gonchar (we're not getting rid of him and he could thrive if the team improves), Orpik, Whitney, Welch + one FA?
Fleury - Caron
This means only to decent FA's and pens would have two potential top class units.
Alot of wishful thinking here, of course. But entirely impossible?
Nice to be back on the board btw, didn't care to register until last week.