Fire0nice228 wrote:I woulda loved to see Latendresse here, but like other posters have stated.. the Pens have their 'big fish' under contract already.. Crosby Neal Malkin Letang Fleury are big fish. Getting the bottom 6 up to snuff is far more important IMO. I mean I love to make a splash or have the big names as much as any but IMO Sutter and Cooke are the only ones worth diddly on the 3/4 lines
Idoit40fans wrote:They obviously like having the 3 center setup and now they have a guy getting paid money that slots him at that 3rd line. No pressure to move him up and out of position.
firepower wrote:The team will probably be fine on D, especially with the rookies that mey crack the lineup(Despres, Morrow, Dumoulin, ect.). A veteran with a cannon for a shot wouldn't hurt. However I agree about the forward situation. Even if Shero doesn't want to (or can't) add the expensive pieces, at least add some grit. Tanner Glass is one piece, but get a couple more.
no name wrote:Luring free agents ok yeah. But since the lock out how many good players have we lost to free agency... Scuds... Eaton... well my point is we are able to lock up our own. Once they are here. Alot of teams lose big names to free agency. Since Shero we have lost most of our guys on out terms.
JoseCuervo wrote:The point is they can still win if one of them is injured for a while. Obviously, the pens won't get the cup if any of their knees explode, but that'd be the case even with staal here.
sil wrote:I think it's becoming more and more clear that Shero is expecting the likes of at least one or two of Despres, Morrow, Dumoulin, Harrington, Samuelsson, etc... to prove they are, in fact, ready to play NHL minutes.
JoseCuervo wrote:while sutter isn't as offensively gifted as staal, he can certainly provide some offense. sutter isn't solely a shut-down center and plays a lot like a younger staal. He could certainly fit on the 2nd line for a short term barring any minor injuries.
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