HeyNow71871929 wrote: crzymike wrote: farnham16 wrote: Maestro wrote: HeyNow71871929 wrote: Pitts wrote:
Henry Hank wrote:I don't see how that helps the Pens. Malkin's the best player involved in that deal, and while Brown is signed to a nice bargain deal, Kopitar is going to be very expensive himself. I like Kopitar and Brown, but it still seems like a quantity over quality move that dilutes your talent and doesn't give you THAT much of a cap relief in the long run.
But, it does give you an AWESOME left wing (Brown) for Crosby and Hossa, and a very nearly equal 2nd line center (Kopitar) to replace Malkin. Kopitar would be a better cap hit for the foreseeable future too.
Kopitar's not even in the same league as Evgeni Malkin. He is nowhere nearly as equal as Malkin. What has Kopitar done so far in 2 years that has been so marvelous? He had 61 points his first season and 77 this past season. Malkin had more points his rookie season than Kopitar did either of his 2 seasons. And Evgeni Malkin is fully capable of carrying a team by himself to the playoffs and beyond. He is a one man show. For anyone to suggest that there is equal trade value coming back to Pittsburgh for Malkin is absolutely insane. I just don't get people like you.
Wow, someome's drank the Geno Koolaid.
I really don't think its Geno Koolaid. I can't believe people on here would trade him and think that getting Brown and Kopitar would be equal value, because it would be highway robbery for LA.
I wonder if these same people who believe these trades of Geno are actually worthwhile, would feel the same way if it was Sid instead.
AMEN CRZYMIKE. I was just going to post that too. People like some on these board just make you ask yourself questions. Is there that much difference between Malkin and Crosby? Do people really love Crosby that much more than Malkin? Is Crosby really that much better than Malkin? Does the language barrier hve anything to do with the bias against Malkin?
crosby an malkin are once in a lifetime talents
like one of you two said: any trade involving malkin is bad for the penguins
here is what i dont understand: why are people so bent out of shape NOW about cap trouble? Either way if you have to trade geno you are going to lose, so why not wait until you are ABSOLUTELY SURE that there is NO WAY IN HELL that it is possible to keep geno
right now people are talking about fair return for malkin and most scenarios end up being 3 good players for 1 great player. at the end of the day signing those 3 good players would be just as difficult as signing geno so either way you are screwed cap wise, so why wouldnt you just stick with geno who you know is the real deal
dont forget that crosby and malkin are still nhl young even though they play like vets. imagine how good they are going to be once they actually are vets.
i dont care what people say about tampa bay because geno and crosby >>>>vinny and st louis when it comes to their prime
imo if shero can manage to keep fleury, crosby, and malkin and then somehow fill the rest of the slots will the "right guys" this team will ALWAYS be competitive, maybe not in the cup winning dynasty sense, but as long as you have crosby and malkin on your team with solid goaltending you will have a chance to win every single game you play
the same cannot be said of any other player that you would get in return for a guy like geno and why it makes NO SENSE at all to talk about trading him at this stage in his career.