Chris wrote:Remember the cap increases during good seasons and one way or another the Pens will have a new venue that will generate the $ for them to spend and profit. This alone makes it easier to keep more then 2 high priced players.
guiner wrote:In 6 years or so, the Pens will need to consider and will probably have to trade Crosby.
jmh70 wrote:I'm against trading any of the top prospects (not including Orpik), but I hope our pick in this year's draft is being shopped. There's really no blue-chippers in this draft, so I'd like to see what the Pens could get in return for the 1st or 2nd pick.
NIN wrote:Kessel is over hyped and some might take a chance on him being their very own Crosby or Ovechkin type savior. If so, those GMs would really sell the farm to get him and the Pens should take advantage of that. The only thing that worries me is that I don't thin kour current GM has those clubs in his golf bag, if you know what I mean.
Defence21 wrote:Lastly, I don't understand all of the jabs at Craig Patrick you make in nearly every post. Yes, I think we all agree that he needs to go -- and the sooner the better -- but taking untimely jab after untimely jab isn't proving a point or raising your status.
FallenHero96 wrote:If I had to trade one, not including Malkin because I havent seen him play even 1 NHL game, but between Crosby and Fleury I would trade Fleury.
Unless Fleury is absolutely unbelievable, like the next Patrick Roy, then I would keep him. Crosby will be on this team forever, or as long as they can help it. You can find quality goaltending, but superstar players like Crosby are too hard to come by. Its debatable which person would have more of an impact on the team, but its a fact that not many people buy tickets to come see the goaltender.
DelPen wrote:We'll see how the Lightning handle Richards and Lecevalier when they both become free agents. We will have that problem way, way down the road though, worrying if they will still be in Pittsburgh when that happens is a more pressing concern.
25+66+22=#1 wrote:DelPen wrote:We'll see how the Lightning handle Richards and Lecevalier when they both become free agents. We will have that problem way, way down the road though, worrying if they will still be in Pittsburgh when that happens is a more pressing concern.
They were both Free Agents this past year and both were signed. I think if you want to win cups you keep both. This may be a reach but don't underestimate Sidney. He exibits Messier and Bobby Clarke qualities while i think having a higher talent level than both. He's the next great team leader. Malkin may or may not be the same, but for now he doesn't even speak english. What Malkin is however is relentless. Think about it Sidney the indomitable will with Malkin the relentless machine. Sounds like a winning combo to me. Sorta like Yzerman & Fedorov, Gretzky & Messier, and dare i say Lemieux and Francis.
Jamie wrote:THere are to many variables involved to make any assumptions on peronnel moves after this season. We will have a new ownership at some point, probably a new GM, and more than likely a new coaching staff.