AntiFlyers wrote:15-8-4 with the injuries we have dealt with since the summer?
Along with the Big FA departures AKA Malone and Hossa.
Along with the replacements AKA Satan and Fedetenko... AKA not the solution.
I think we are in great shape!
Eventually with time, Ray will come across the right deal in order to get Sid a winger. Right now though? We are in pretty good shape and have been able to get by without huge pieces to our cup run.
The last 2 games however? We gave those away. We simply stopped playing. A few things I should point out..
Staal on the 3rd line? I will never have high hopes of Staal becoming a legitimate threat, unless MT puts him where he belongs. Top 6 .
Satan has a decent amount of points right now for us, but let's not kid ourselves, he is not the right winger for Sid. He doesnt work hard, He doesnt hit Sid's tape, he doesnt have emotion out there.
Staal at the same time, does not have the mind set of a checking line player. Cooke Talbot and Dupuis should be the 3rd line. Staal should play with Sidney with Pesonen on the other side. Let's try it out and see what we have in this guy, or else, he will never show up on the score sheet playing a role that simply doesnt suit him or us for that matter.
Satan Godard and Minard should be the 4th line temporarily until 81 figures it out.
Like I said 81 has decent numbers, and you cant ask anymore from a guy who just simply is the way he is, but we can ask him to work hard!
Penguins already have a top 6, and Staal is already included. Part of a previous post of mine:
Once again, the Penguins do not need to get Crosby a top 6 winger. This team ISN'T set up like a normal NHL team. We actually have a top 6, a GREAT top 6, most of you are too blind to realize it and automatically think the "top 6" should be the top 2 lines. Check it:Talbot Crosby SatanFedotenko Malkin SykoraKennedy Staal CookeDupuis Zigomanis Godard
Blue = Top 6
Green = 3rd Liners
Red = 4th Liners / Role Players
We don't need to trade Staal just so the team can look like this:Player Player PlayerPlayer Player PlayerPlayer Player PlayerPlayer Player Player