Elivenspire wrote:Take Whitney off your list, he aint goin anywhere. Whitney is light-years ahead of Letang in terms of taking over for Gonch, though Letang could end up being fantastic later on. Plus, teams won't want a guy who missed half a season due to injury, it lowers the return we could get. Also, If we trade Staal, shero will have to trade a couple cap-hit guys to free up the winger we'll be resigning this summer. I'm thinking if Staal goes anywhere, you have to ditch Fed and Boucher, even if its only for mediocre picks, so we get something out of them.
The cap situation this summer begs to differ. Pens will need to move salary because they will only have about 3 million free to sign some top wingers- Malkin's untouchable, Orpik's untouchable, Fleury's untouchable, Crosby's untouchable, and Gonchar's got an NTC. That leaves Staal, Whitney, and Goligoski as the next biggest earners on the team next year.
And Staal isn't getting traded for a rental. I doubt he gets traded whatsoever, but it's still within the realm of possibility.
If they trade for any wingers, they'll most likely be someone signed for a few years on a good deal like Horton or on their entry level contracts like Filatov.