Let's say all the negative nancies on this board are right.
I don't think they are, but for some reason I can't sleep and want to talk more hockey. And because I've been watching some of Evander Kane and John Tavares in the IIHF World Juniors, this scenario popped into my head. . .
(please don't give me crap for this, I'm not suggesting this happens, just posing a what if)
Anyways, back to the point- the negative nancies are right. It's the trade deadline, and the Pens still haven't turned it around. The Pens have new injuries and aren't out of the playoff picture completely, but are in 10th or 11th in the East.
Do you trade Satan, Fedotenko, Sykora, Gill, Scuderi, and Boucher? Or do you go for it and gear up for a run to try to get a playoff spot and be a dark horse knowing you have a team that is still very capable of turning it on?
I personally think I'd tank it, load up on 2009 draft picks and hope to land Kane with the first pick. That way the Pens wouldn't have to give up assets like Staal and Gogo, and they could get a potential immediate impact player to play wing on the top 6 for 09-10 for 3 years on an entry level contract.
Last edited by Noise
on Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:04 am, edited 1 time in total.