Nizzy wrote: Pitts wrote:
Why So Serious? wrote:I realize this is a messageboard and it's open for discussions, but the penguins are 14-6-3, sitting in the #4 spot in the Eastern Conference. There is absolutely no need to change the team.
There is ALWAYS room for improvement. why should the team NOT investigate a possible deal if it would improve the team? Adding Cammalleri (for example) is adding another 70 points or more to the roster and probably another 5-10 wins. So, why not?
Just by putting Cammalleri on the team does not automatically give the team 5-10 wins. You don't take into account that maybe Cammalleri's defense is terrible. Maybe him putting up the so called "70 points" won't help this team where it counts. Are we really hurting for offense?
For example: Fabian Brunnstrom. They brought him in for more Offense. He is doing okay for a rookie (in terms of goal scoring production), however he has no idea of a defensive game right now and might be hurtting the Stars more then he is helping. Actually, I'm pretty sure of that.
Sure lets trade Staal for Cammalleri so we can get 40 more points from him over Staal.... Lets watch our overall team defense drop, and our PK% drop. So really when you think by adding 70 points is going to get you 5-10 wins... you probably will have 5 more losses.
What would you rather do?
Win one stanley cup, then finish middle of the pack in the East for three years
Get to the cup finals and lose four years in a row?
Obviously choice A is preferable, but I feel like people think that if we somehow keep Staal/Malkin/Crosby/Fleury/Whitney together we are guaranteed at least one cup and probably a good shot at a few more. Thus we need to keep our picks etc and keep building to the future.
Listen, that doesn't always work. We aren't looking to build dynasties here, and if we can win a cup we need to do it. I am not saying to trade Staal for Cammy -- that would be awful IMO. However, this notion of untouchable young guys is begininning to get ridiculous. The Hossa trade was great even though he didn't sign again. Now we need to be willing to take shots when the opportunity presents itself.
That being said -- sitting fourth in the East is NOT sufficient reasoning to "leave the team alone"