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Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Pitts on Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:29 pm

Per twitter's version of Eklund:

Hockeyy Insiderr ‏@HockeyyInsiderr
On #Pens: still looking for a winger for Sidney Crosby. Looks like an ex-Penguin is in the plans. #TBLightning Malone "serious option".

Hockeyy Insiderr ‏@HockeyyInsiderr
#Pens and #Bruins interested in Knuble. Sources not sure if this would be a guaranteed contract or a camp try-out.

Discuss?

Personally, Malone somewhat intrigues me, although his health is a huge concern. IMO Malone's best days were with his hometown and I don't think he ever wanted to leave. Coming back just may be the medicine he needs.

Knuble, too old IMO. No thanks.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:32 pm

4.5 million for this and 2 more seasons. DOes not compute.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Nuge on Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:49 pm

I hope we aquire Malone so we can trade him for Petr Prucha
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby TheHammer24 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:52 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:4.5 million for this and 2 more seasons. DOes not compute.

Agreed. And I refuse to read theses twitter post. But this does bring up a good point: The Penguins have no obvious buyout candidates. Thus, they're in a position to take on a Malone-type contract so they can use their available cap space this year then buyout the relatively cheep contract next year. That said, I don't want Malone.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby pressure=9Pa on Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:53 pm

I always loved Malone, but I don't see it working.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Defence21 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:54 pm

Pitts wrote:Per twitter's version of Eklund:

Hockeyy Insiderr ‏@HockeyyInsiderr
On #Pens: still looking for a winger for Sidney Crosby. Looks like an ex-Penguin is in the plans. #TBLightning Malone "serious option".

Hockeyy Insiderr ‏@HockeyyInsiderr
#Pens and #Bruins interested in Knuble. Sources not sure if this would be a guaranteed contract or a camp try-out.

Discuss?

Personally, Malone somewhat intrigues me, although his health is a huge concern. IMO Malone's best days were with his hometown and I don't think he ever wanted to leave. Coming back just may be the medicine he needs.

Knuble, too old IMO. No thanks.

1. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Penguins showing interest in Malone, as it has been strongly rumored at several points in the past. That said, with the cap coming down next season and Malkin, Letang, and others due for new contracts soon, my guess is any interest in Malone would be after this season if he is bought out by the Lightning (which is a strong possibility, I would presume).

Your point about his best days being in Pittsburgh are valid and spot on. He loves this city, never wanted to leave, and surely would love to return. Whether he ever regains his form is another story. Injuries have slowed him down in Tampa Bay, and I don't see how playing in Pittsburgh would change that. All that said, I wouldn't be opposed to him returning if bought out this summer -- maybe 2 years, $4 million total?

2. While the Penguins wait for Malone, Knuble might not be a terrible option. He was doodoo in Washington last season, but the aging, wearing-down Knuble has had a long layoff and will part of a shortened season. On a cap friendly contract for one year he could be this year's Billy Guerin-type calming veteran presence. I wouldn't commit more than $1.5 million to him, but the Pens have cap space this year and a gamble on a guy like Knuble could prove fruitful. At worst, he's a fourth liner or healthy scratch. At the mentioned price tag, it's not a huge hit to team finances.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby shmenguin on Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:58 pm

trade for malone and buy him out before next year, maybe?
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:11 pm

He's saying Knuble because the Pensblog said they wanted him (as well as some on this board), and Eklund doesn't know what he's talking about.

He probably took the Malone thing from us as well.

I said it in a different thread, but I'd give Tangradi a chance before I gave Knuble a contract, and I don't think Tangradi will pan out to much.

Malone. lol. No.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby MarioLives on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:11 pm

The Pens need speed to keep up with Crosby. I liked Malone when he was here, but no way is he a top line winger any more. Maybe he would help the PP, simply due to his size.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby no name on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:14 pm

Everyone loves starting Malone rumors cause he wants to come back. But he and everyone knows its not gonna happen.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Gaucho on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:14 pm

Malone didn't have any speed when he worked well with Crosby before either, so I don't see that as a problem.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:18 pm

Gaucho wrote:Malone didn't have any speed when he worked well with Crosby before either, so I don't see that as a problem.


Well thats true, but only because he didn't work well with Crosby. He looked good with Malkin. Malone Malkin Sykora was an effective line.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Froggy on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:19 pm

Hockey Insiderrr was the same idiot who tweeted that parise to the pens was a done deal, right?

no to internet frauds, and no to ryan malone.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Gaucho on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:21 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Malone didn't have any speed when he worked well with Crosby before either, so I don't see that as a problem.


Well thats true, but only because he didn't work well with Crosby. He looked good with Malkin. Malone Malkin Sykora was an effective line.


Crap, you're right... disregard.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:23 pm

Froggy wrote:Hockey Insiderrr was the same idiot who tweeted that parise to the pens was a done deal, right?

no to internet frauds, and no to ryan malone.


and no to tangradi...and kennedy.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby mikey287 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:27 pm

Froggy wrote:Hockey Insiderrr was the same idiot who tweeted that parise to the pens was a done deal, right?

no to internet frauds
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby meow on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:28 pm

I would believe my dog's rumors over hockey insiderrr's.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Gaucho on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:30 pm

meow has a dog?
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Rylan on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:31 pm

Gaucho wrote:meow has a dog?


I too could not compute this.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Penspal on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:33 pm

Salt.... only in moderation.

Malone - no
Knuble - no no no
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby JeffDFD on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:35 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Malone didn't have any speed when he worked well with Crosby before either, so I don't see that as a problem.


Well thats true, but only because he didn't work well with Crosby. He looked good with Malkin. Malone Malkin Sykora was an effective line.



Recently saw on Twitter that Sykora will most likely be back in the NHL and not with the Devils. haha!
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby JeffDFD on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:39 pm

Penspal wrote:Salt.... only in moderation.

Malone - no
Knuble - no no no



I understand if people don't want a certain player because they believe they are not as good as others seem to think...but by saying NO to everyone that means you are saying YES to Kennedy/Tangradi/what else we currently have to play top 2 line minutes.

I am all for crossing my fingers and praying to the gods that Tangradi somehow reverses direction and works out, but I think I would rather have Malone (even though contractually it may not work out) there
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby SolidSnake on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:46 pm

Since when has Malone wanted to come back to the Pens?
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Gaucho on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:47 pm

SolidSnake wrote:Since when has Malone wanted to come back to the Pens?


Since he took a hometown discount to play with Crosby. Or Malkin. Or Mario.
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Re: Taken with healthy grain of salt

Postby Pitts on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:48 pm

SolidSnake wrote:Since when has Malone wanted to come back to the Pens?

I don't think anyone has stated that.
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