FallenHero96 wrote:More fuel for the fire.... on that kings website link posted earlier, a guy says he heard EJ Hradek on XM radio say the rumor for Malkin is - Brown, Kopitar, and the 2nd overall pick in the draft.
Do I want to see Malkin go? No way. That said;
Let's assume, hypothetically speaking, this is the initial proposal made by Dean Lombardi. Anybody who has had the privledge to watch out of market games would be, at least somewhat, impressed with the offer of two first line talents and the #2 overall selection in a very deep top-end draft, for Malkin, one of the leagues premiere talents.
IMO, Ray Shero would turn down the original offer but might be inclined to make a counter proposal of; Malkin and Whitney for Kopitar, Brown, Jack Johnson, Thomas Hickey and the #2 overall pick.
This deal could work for both teams.
The Kings get their "face of the frachise" in Malkin coupled with Whitney, the power pkay quarterback they sorely lack.
Brown / Crosby / Hossa (UFA)
Talbot / Kopitar /Sykora
Kennedy / Staal / Dupuis (UFA)
Taffe / Hall (UFA) / Minard
Gonchar / Orpik (UFA)
Johnson / Letang
Gill / Goligoski
Hickey / Scuderi /Schenn
Fleury / Sabourin