TheHammer24 wrote:Would people have traded Staal for JJ Hines sight being 20/20
I thought that would have been an excellent move at the time, and even though you make room for a guy as good as Jack Johnson should be, the Pens are pretty good on defense right now.
If (and I said if) you were to go back and get a different player instead of Staal, the best thing for this team would be either a top line, goal sniping winger in the mold of Brett Hull or a power forward in the mold of Rick Tocchet. Hard to find guys like that anymore though.
If you were just looking at the 06 draft, Kessel or Mueller look good right now (as does Toews, who is more of a playmaker), and Milan Lucic looks like he could be the kind of power forward the league hasn't seen in a while. All of them are far from sure things at this point, and it should be noted that Jordan Staal has more goals than any of the guys I mentioned to this point.