magnum wrote:What doesn't make sense is that If Shero declined giving up Malone and Welch for Boyes, why would he give them up for Glen Murray?
That makes no sense.
kirk wrote:magnum wrote:What doesn't make sense is that If Shero declined giving up Malone and Welch for Boyes, why would he give them up for Glen Murray?
That makes no sense.
I don't think the article is saying that. EDIT: Sorry, I reread it. That's nuts.
That's an interesting story about trying to get Boyes. He would have been a nice addition. An offer of Malone and Christensen makes sense, and, given how high Shero was on Welch when he was hired, his turning down a counter of Boyes for Malone and Welch makes this "buzz" actually seem almost believeable.
I just don't see either of those names happening in a deal for Murray. Boyes simply is a different player.
If Shero really is looking to make a move and if he is willing to move Malone and/or Welch, I would hope he would be looking to Phoenix. If he could move Malone, Scuderi, Welch, and a some combination of picks or prospects (say Carcillo and a third rounder) for Nagy (I'd love Doan and his speed but I don't see it) and a defenseman (Boynton or Morris would be a huge upgrade), then that's the type of deal I hope he would make. The Pens need two more legitimate top two line wingers and one better two way defenseman to be better able to compete against the division's elite teams. It may be too much salary, but a deal like that would go a long way towards addressing this team's deficiencies.
KG wrote:I have read a couple of sites claiming that Shero has called Boston about Murray... http://thebuzzontheburgh.blogspot.com/2 ... -pens.html
I would take Murray back, not for Malone and Welch, no way will Murray net that kind of return. I could see a Malone for Murray type of deal though.....Sid needs a winger...
EDIT: it's also posted on HF boston and pens boards...
It is believed the Penguins may counter with the same kind of offer and this time may include Welch to bring in the proven winger.
netwolf wrote:I'll take the 20-goal/40-point 26 year old at $1.3 over the deteriorating 33 year old at $4.15.
I generally like what Shero is doing, though there are a couple of things I personally would not have done (as if he cares). I am still on the RS bandwagon, but if this comes to fruition, I'm really going to start questioning what is going on:It is believed the Penguins may counter with the same kind of offer and this time may include Welch to bring in the proven winger.
You don't build a team by trading a top-4 defenseman (with the potential to be a top 2) for a 33 year old winger on the downside of his career.