Steve Dave wrote:Marleau Crosby Hornqvist
Kunitz Malkin Bennett
Dupuis Spaling Downie
Carter Goc Comeau
I am 100% in the "No Marleau" boat. I like him as a player, but with Kunitz and Dupuis already in the top 9, adding another 34 year old winger is the last thing I want to see the Penguins do. I don't see Paul Martin being moved before the trade deadline. I see Dumoulin, Harrington, and Pouliot getting auditions before the deadline. If the Pens feel that enough of these guys can step up, then they move him at the deadline. If the young d can't step up enough this year, I think they'll keep Martin for the season, and lose him for nothing at season's end.
Even though it is only TIOPS, and I hate that several other outlets are riding his "rumor," if Sutter wants too much, or is dead set on a one year deal (which will make him UFA at season's end), I would be on board with trading him to Edmonton for David Perron. EDM is definitely a bit weak at center, and Perron has been rumored to be on the move a few times. Spaling takes over 3rd line C spot.....