26 Apr 2015 02:00:11
Offseason gameplan for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Let go: Martin, Ehrhoff, Downie, Winnik, and Adams, Greiss
Buyout: Scuderi- The only reason its a good idea is because the Pens have entry level contract defensemen NHL ready.
UFA: Lapierre, Comeau, Chorney
RFA: Bennett, Cole, Doumoulin, Megna, Payerl, D'Agostino, Uher.
Listen to offers for: Kunitz, Lovejoy, Perron, and Spaling.
The Pens biggest needs this offseason is to get younger, and start acquiring picks to rebuild the future. We have some (not many) younger offensive prospects and they need to be in the mix.
MAF is this teams goalie but his backup is a problem. Murray and Jarry are young promising goaltenders and another full season in the AHL would benefit to there growth, So they should sign another vetern back up goalie to gap fill until one of them is NHL ready.
Its time to find a winger for Malkin, he played well with Neal on his wing. Neal is a pure sniper. Maybe Hornqvist is the winger Malkin needs to work with in the offseason to build chemisty.
Defense will be young and faster. Sucks we traded away a physical defenseman in Depres for Lovejoy. Letang and Maatta are good enough to anchor down the blueline. Dumoulin, Harrington, Cole, Pouliot, and Ruopp/Chorney are more than ready to contribute full time on the NHL roster.
Going younger will help the Pens in salary cap issues. There is not excuse to have played only 5 defensemen the last 3 weeks of the season.
One last area that needs address that's not a rumor but a greater need is a better strength and conditioning trainer. I understand concussions played a big reason they had so many players on IR, but when the team consistenly leads the league in Man games lost something needs to be done.
I know this was a lot to read and no trade rumors as to so and so traded to so and so, but its more of a discussion. Because the Pens are in a tough position.
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26 Apr 2015 02:00:11
26 Apr 2015 01:01:49
penguins offseason retool
pit: valtteri filppula
tbl: chris kunitz and brandon sutter
pit: riley nash and 5th round pick 2015
car: beau bennett and rob scuderi
let walk every ufa except lapierre
malkin crosby hornqvist
perron filppula kapanen
spaling nash sundqvist
wilson lapierre rust
26 Apr 2015 12:04:49
Why does Tampa do that? Kunitz is a product of Crosby wouldn't do much for the Bolts. They have too many centers as it and have had to shift Stamkos/Paquette/Filpulla/Killorn to the wing on occasion. They could fill that 3C role internally (Paquette or Namestnikov) so they don't really need Sutter either.
25 Apr 2015 22:57:40
A lot of change is going to happen this summer.
Report: Crosby, Malkin, Rutherford, Johnston to return.
Block Buster Trade:
26 Apr 2015 10:37:12
I don't think both trade would ever happen. IF Florida/Pittsburgh trade did work out, it would make sense for both teams, here's why?
Pittsburgh gains a promising young top 6 winger, salary dumps Scuderi (3,375,000x2 years) while getting out of Letang's long term committment of (7,200,000x8 years). Acquiring Campbell's contract of 7,142,875 for one season will benefit the younger defensemen on this team because Martin and Ershoff most likely won't be back. This trade would free up $3,432,125 without signing RFA Huberdeau. However, that would probably go straight to his new contract.
Now Florida gets a young unknown potential player in Bennett and if healthy they get a franchise offensive defenseman in Letang for 8 years. Scuderi will be a bottom 6th defenseman but Florida has the salary cap room to add his salary.
See this trade as:
Huberdeau for Letang
Campbell for Bennett and Scuderi
I'm sorry that I think more indepth to each trade proposal. I could breakdown the second trade if you want.
Thanks Captain Canada for making me overthink a trade proposal.
25 Apr 2015 22:36:22
I think edmonton and Chicago can work a deal out with seabrook, they need to shed some cap and edmonton needs defence.
Edmonton: 1st round pick (Pittsburgh 2015), marincin, Purcell or a prospect
Chicago: Brent seabrook
I think this trade works out for both teams, Chicago sheds cap space and gets a good young defencemen a first round pick and a winger who can play anywhere in your lineup sure he has some cap but he does not have that much term left or a prospect say someone like Moroz,pitlick,khaira,musil,Gernat you get the idea.
And obviously for edmonton they finally get there top 2 dman now they just need a goalie. Thoughts on this trade?
26 Apr 2015 16:19:24
Chicago would probably move Sharp or Bickell before Seabrook if possible.
So Seabrook may not be traded so easily.
25 Apr 2015 19:29:57
A trade between two teams that need a shake up (if st louis loses to the wild) and are in a win now mode.
Pit - Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz, Brian Dumoulin
Stl - Alex Pietrangelo, Paul Statsny, Patrik Berglund
David Perron - Sidney Crosby - Patric Hornqvist
Patrik Berglund - Paul Statsny - Kasperi Kapanen
Pascal Dupuis - Brandon Sutter - Beau Bennett
Alex Pietrangelo - Derrick Pouliot
Kristopher Letang - Ollie Maatta
Scott Harrington - Ben Lovejoy
statsny and berglund create a solid two way line that could chip in offensively and could be counted on to shut down the other teams top line on a nightly basis and take some pressure off the defence. Pietrangelo can play huge minutes and allows pitts to rest both maatta and letang on the second line so they aren't counted on for so much minutes which would hopefully lower their chances of injury. This trade would hopefully make pittsburgh a much better two way team.
St. Louis lineup:
Jaden Schwartz - Evgeni Malkin - Vladimir Tarasenko
Alexander Steen - David Backes - Tj Oshie
Chris Kunitz - Jori Lehtera - Ty Rattie
Kevin Shattenkirk - Jay Bouwmeester
Carl Gunnarsson -
Robert Bortuzzo - Brian Dumoulin
This trade gives st louis the scariest top 6 in the nhl. Their new top line would be one of the best in hockey if not the best. This trade also allows them to keep their forward depth especially if vladimir sobotka came back. This trade would leave a hole in their top four which is not ideal but they shouldn't have a problem attracting free agents like mike green, or cody franson because they would be cup favorites. they also could look to make another deal dangling oshie, fabbri, or barbashev in order to get defensive help
26 Apr 2015 09:34:20
IF this trade would take place, which I highly doubt. I would enjoy watching Malkin playing along side Tarasenko a fellow Russian. I'd prefer Tarasenko in a Pens jersey instead, though.
26 Apr 2015 16:21:49
I don't think St.Louis would like to leave such a gap on their D-core.
24 Apr 2015 23:31:42
Gardiner, Bernier, Mclaren & Nashville's 1st rounder for T.Hall
Trade unites Schultz & Gardiner, gives the Oil a talented starter in net and a good pick. Mclaren will add behavior adjustments for ones who may zero in on the Oil's youthful players. Leafs get to make the News for a good reason.
B.Seabrook for T.Purcell & Pens 1st rounder
Saves Hawks some cap space, gets Chicago a nice forward who can play any line, option to move Sharp or Versteeg, plus a good pick. Gets Oilers a much needed experienced anchor on defense.
25 Apr 2015 09:28:26
I hope that you are kidding about that Taylor Hall trade.
25 Apr 2015 15:19:25
it would take more or just a better quality package in both deals for hall and seasbrook
25 Apr 2015 16:38:31
Try Rielly or Nylander or JVR instead of McLaren and then maybe
25 Apr 2015 18:49:54
Not enough one either deal
25 Apr 2015 19:54:33
They'd be on the news for robbing the oilers and seabrook would land more than that
25 Apr 2015 21:17:11
These won't get Hall or Seabrook
26 Apr 2015 11:58:25
WAY WAY too steep for Edmonton on Hall. He really shouldn't be considered in trade bait from Edmonton. He is the best Oiler currently and probably the best left winger in the game with a HUGE career a ahead of him. Plus his style is perfect to play along McDavid. But even if he were available, this would be rediculously too little to get back for him.
24 Apr 2015 16:21:06
I had Yakupov in a previous Trade Proposal and agree its to much to give to the Leafs, but taking out Yakupov and replacing with Pouliot makes this Trade Proposal very fair and what both Teams are looking for, Edmonton could after this Trade package Reimer and Pitts 1st Rounder to Carolina for Cam Ward to give them that big game Goaltender.
24 Apr 2015 20:29:00
Purcell instead of pouliot makes it closer.
24 Apr 2015 20:32:49
Switching Yak and Pouliot is a considerable change in value. I think you made this trade much more enticing for EDM then TOR. Saying that. Getting Draisaitl would be great for Toronto.
24 Apr 2015 22:01:09
Best thing EDM did was get a gm who knows how to deal. The hole lest draft a forward every year thing hasn't been working out for them.
This is a good deal for the oilers.
Hall,RNH,Eberle,Mcdavid, Yakupov. explain how you intend to pay all these guys in 3 years especially when Mcdavid gets a 12 mil per year deal. They need a defensemen and a goalie in the worst way.
25 Apr 2015 01:34:38
No from Toronto. Not crazy about pouliot or nikitin. Bozak and Phaneuf bring more to the table Imo.
26 Apr 2015 12:02:14
And what does Edmonton get for taking the leafs undumpable contracts and giving the leafs significant talent?
22 Apr 2015 22:13:44
I am a Leaf Fan so sorry if this is bias.
To Toronto: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov, Justin Schultz, 2015 1st Round Pick (Pittsburgh)
To Edmonton: Phil Kessel (45% Retained), Jonathan Bernier, Leo Komarov
Tell me what you think. I think its a bit too much from edmonton, so maybe make the first a second?
By the way, the first is NOT the first overall!
23 Apr 2015 17:22:16
Considering Phil Kessel's contract length retaining 45% is a bad idea
23 Apr 2015 17:43:21
doesnt make much sense for the oilers therefore an easy no from them
23 Apr 2015 18:58:38
I don't know if I'm alone here but I'd rather have Nuge over Kessel… he has less offensive skill but this year they were probably close, better Defense, younger, cheaper and is a center
24 Apr 2015 02:00:07
Craig McTavish politely hangs up.
21 Apr 2015 00:18:27
Can the Oilers include Pits first + and land Howard? Detroit obviously doesn't seem him in there future.
And then the Oilers trade for Jones for a future number 1.
Det- Pits 1st, prospect (Moroz)
La- Lander, 2015 2nd or 3rd
21 Apr 2015 16:08:35
Howard has been struggling of late but is still a solid goalie, I think Howard could get Detroit something better.
Jones Trade is plausible. Howard one is not enough. besides, Howard won't be moved until at least one more year to see if he bounces back and if Mrazek can handle the Back-up role.
20 Apr 2015 19:32:20
So Oilers won the lottery again Boo Hoo, get over it.
Leon Draisitl, Martin Marincin, and pens first rounder For. Brent Seabrook.
Cody Franson 4-5 millish
Justin williams also 4-5 millish
Niemi 4.5 mill
Resign Roy at 2 mill
buy out nikitin
Hall McDavid Williams
Pouliot RNH Eberle
Purcell Roy Yak
Hendricks Gordon Klink/Fraser
That should get them right around the cap
21 Apr 2015 15:08:44
why isn't schultz on the top D pair?
26 Apr 2015 11:48:15
I would take the draft pick from Pitt out of that package and it looks doable. With any draft pick the cost is too steep to Edmonton seeing they are giving up that much talent
20 Apr 2015 12:31:45
Now with oilers getting first pick again they need some vets to help out all the young guns grow.
Bost: Purcell, marincin
Chi: Pits 1st rdp /2nd rdp / Scrievens & Lander
Edm: Seabrook & A.Raanta
Sign A.Niemi in free agency and another veteran defencemen (Jackman/Franson/Beauchemin)
20 Apr 2015 14:26:14
i think you need to switch your top 2 lines around.
and I don't think that's enough to get seabrook
21 Apr 2015 00:05:41
I think that's plenty to get Seabrook considering Chicagos in cap trouble. And I think get Draisaitl playing winger because Nuge and Mcdavid are our top 2 now
20 Apr 2015 07:35:16
Oilers need to do this right. They need to make the right moves now.
1. Hire an experienced coach. Babcock or McLellan
2. Sign UFA forward. Soderberb would be great. He can play centre or wing with size and skill.
If not, how good would Justin Williams look on the oilers? A great winner veteran.
3. Sign a dman. Sekera would be the perfect fit.
4. Make some trades.
A. Trade draistal and marncin for seth Jones or Hamilton.
Nash could use some young blood. Forsberg and draistal would look great. They also still got weber and Josi.
Boston will have such a hard time signing Hamilton. They get back good youth.
B. Pitts 1st Rd (Plus prospect of needed) for a goalie. Get one with experience. I think Anderson would be the best choice. I like talbot, lack, Jones, but oilers need someone who has really proven it. Niemi would be a mistake unless oilers get him for 2 years only for 8 to 9 million.
Sekera/Jones or Hamilton
20 Apr 2015 11:06:20
You'd have to add a lot more than that to get Hamilton. which wouldn't happen anyway.
20 apr 2015 13:30:40
mc david will be in toronto with in five years mark my words
20 Apr 2015 14:28:40
no way nash gets rid of seth jones
20 Apr 2015 17:06:28
more like nugent-hopkins or hall to get guys like hamilton or seth jones. Top dman are very hard to come by and I think gms know edmonton has a huge need and if anything would get them to overpay (and knowing edmontons management staff they would). I can't see williams coming to edmonton he wants to play on a competitive team that has a chance to win the cup. Same with sekera but I could see edmonton overpaying in order to get one of the top free agent dman.
20 Apr 2015 18:36:27
DAWSON. I would expect he'd be there next year.
Not sure when the schedule is released but the OIl will play there at least once.
20 Apr 2015 23:10:49
No way mcdavid is not going to be in Toronto!
21 Apr 2015 05:21:05
Its 7yrs for McDavid to become a UFA and become a Leaf in the future, but I will agree when his contract is done he will thank Edmonton and the Fans etc. and leave for Leaf land to probably a Top 5 Team if Shanahan sticks to what he says and rebuilds the Leafs properly and if he has then adding a 25yr old McDavid in his prime years could mean the Leafs could be the Team to beat in the 2022/23 Season. what's another 8yrs to wait eh. Lol
21 Apr 2015 16:19:40
Ohh so leafs fans think they can see the future too… not surprised
20 Apr 2015 05:03:30
Edmonton trades Pits 1st round & scrivens or fasth(whoever has least years left?
Detroit trades Jimmy Howard & Jurco
18 Apr 2015 03:54:11
penguins offseason shakeup
pit: alex burrows, nick bonino and zack kassian
van: chris kunitz, brandon sutter and beau bennett
lineup if letang is still out
burrows crosby hornqvist
spaling/perron malkin kassian
spaling/perron bonino kapanen
dupuis lapierre sundqvist
20 Apr 2015 00:14:07
Easy no from Van.
16 Apr 2015 01:23:50
nj: mike richards (750K retained) and alec martinez
la: dainius zubrus
nj: ty rattie
stl: eric genilas
nj: beau bennett
pit: second round pick 2015 + fourth round pick 2016
nj: emerson etem
ana: reid boucher and 3rd round pick
cammalleri henrique bennett
elias zajac rattie
etem richards bernier
ruutu josefson tootoo
16 Apr 2015 02:00:36
yeah, in lamoriello's dreams maybe.
14 Apr 2015 05:46:17
Assume the order stays the same after the Draft Lottery: THIS IS A PENS FAN, IN NO WAY BIASED
Edmonton solves every issue they have. they get their top 2 dman, 2nd line Center, and a starting goalie.
Leafs continue to build for the future.
Brian Campbell (cap reasons)
1) Buffalo-> Connor McDavid
2) Arizona-> Jack Eichel
3) Toronto-> Noah Haniffin
4) Toronto-> Dylan Strome
9) San Jose
Toronto then swap their 11th and 25th picks for Max Domi and a 2nd 2016
14 Apr 2015 12:41:36
Excellent trade! I would do the first one from either perspective! The second one I believe kessel could fetch more. Just my opinion tho.
14 Apr 2015 13:52:43
I think EDM keeps the 3rd pick. I've seen a few people suggest the Leafs could trade up with Edmonton, with Phaneuf as the main piece.
So: TOR: 3rd overall - EDM: 4th overall, Phaneuf
The Florida trade is alright.
14 Apr 2015 15:23:46
it doesn't solve any of EDM's problems. phaneuf isn't a legit #1, he'd be in the same situation as he is in TOR and will be constantly criticised just as he is in TOR. Bernier may be a very good goalie in the near future (2-3 years by the time he's 28/29), but he has shown that he needs a team in front of him to excel, which EDM doesn't have either nd his numbers will likely be even worse than they were the 2nd half of this year in Toronto. finally, explain to me why EDM needs a #2c? they ave rnh and draisaitl that will likely be their top 2 c's in a couple years and they might even draft strome just because they have some kind of weird fetish reagrding picking forwards with every top pick they have except for nurse.
15 Apr 2015 03:00:16
shank, can you name me 30 legit #1 dmen? nope. dion would be as he is right now, far and away the best dman on either team.
unless your carey price every goalie needs a team in front of him to succeed
draisatl isn't close to ready to undertake full time 2nd line c duties. like you said maybe in 2 years, maybe. doesn't help edmonton now. kadri is better and is still very young.
this trade does help both teams, not saying it would happen.
15 Apr 2015 05:16:10
Toronto will get more for kessel. he's going to the islanders
The edm one is a bad trade for Leafs, Bernier is not going anywhere.
12 Apr 2015 12:20:28
Malkin will never waive his NTC in my opinion but if he miraculously dose I belive he can fetch something like this.
Pits= Malkin and fleury
Edm= Hall, leon draisaitl and 1st 2015[Hanfin]
This gives Edmonton a leader who can jump and be there franchise player. It also gives them a starter goalie. This gives pits a patental elite deffense man a future 1st/2nd line center and a elite scorer to give Crosby someone whom he can setup.
Edm may add a nice piece like Yak to sweetin the deal.
This trade only happens if they get out early in the playoffs.
13 Apr 2015 11:26:29
Cause Malkin would waive his no trade clause to go to Edmonton? Haha no
13 Apr 2015 16:10:51
If i'm edmonton it makes a ton of sense Malkin could play with Yakupov on his wing which would most likely jump start Yakupovs game and take him to a new level, then you could run Eberle and Nugent hopkins as your second line to create more scoring for edmonton. Fluery would represent a massive upgrade for edmonton in net.
For Pittsburgh it doesn't make much sense to me. Draisaitl is probably going to be an ahl forward next year or a 3rd line center. He needs time to grow into a second line center role. Hall is a nice piece but he get hurt so often it would scare me off of him a bit if i'm pitts. And hanifin could be solid down the road I think with the pick pittsburgh would take either strome or marner they already are loaded with young dman. All considered the package is full of too many prospects Crosby is in his prime which means the whole Pittsburgh team should be in a win now mode.
13 Apr 2015 17:20:27
wow umm, ok, that's wayy too much for malkin. its funny, over the coure of a week we've gone from horrible offers for malkin to gross overpayments. its all an exercise in futility anyways as malkin isn't leaving.
13 Apr 2015 19:04:53
Honestly maybe sounds about what they'd ask for Malkin but no way Edmonton does it. 1 step forward 2 steps back ya know
13 Apr 2015 20:39:49
edm needs to keep building. Their problem is that they have drafted the same player every year.
They need a pillar defenceman in the worst way and an NHL goalie
They should draft hanifin, trade for Lehner, Reimer, Lack/Miller.
Sign some vetren 3rd line checkers.
Also pitsburgh won't do that trade, Pitsburgh has a good core they just don't have supporting cast, also they are hampered by injury.
They need to sign santorelli, franson, and get matta and letang healthy again.
a team with Crosby and malkin always has a chance stuiped to break that up.
10 Apr 2015 19:50:05
From a realistic Pens fan:
To EDM: Evgeni Malkin, MAF
To PIT: 3rd overall, RNH
Malkin becomes the captain
Fleury is a veteran presence who can put up good numbers
Pittsburgh then swaps the 3rd overall, Beau Bennett and Brandon Sutter to CAR for the 5th overall, Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner
Buy out Scuderi
Sign: (per year)
Martin - 3 yrs 5 mil
Niemi - 3 yrs 4 mil
Winnik - 3 yrs 2 mil
10 Apr 2015 20:56:48
why is kessle randomly in those lines? lol
10 Apr 2015 21:27:25
this post is terrible
All the trades are bad and like @Shankar said you add players that aren't even involved in the post
10 Apr 2015 22:47:09
Calm down TML Kessel is going to demand a trade to Pittsburg and there not going to get anything for him. Lol sound like any fans on this site?
10 Apr 2015 16:26:37
1st Round Pick 2015 (Nashville's)
If the Rumours are true that one of Crosby, Malkin, Letang, or Fleury are going to be Traded at the Draft I can see a Proposal like this interesting both Teams.
10 Apr 2015 17:08:30
I think you forgot to add Reilly, Toronto's 1st round pick 2015 and JVR
10 Apr 2015 17:37:18
leafs are overpaying wtf man
10 Apr 2015 17:47:45
pittsburgh says no ma'am
10 Apr 2015 18:16:45
This is horrible for Pittsburgh
10 Apr 2015 19:17:44
Amazing how so many of you under value the Leafs and over value every other Team, getting a Top 2 DMan, a 2 way Centre in Bozak plus a 1st Round Pick for Malkin is about right, the Stats for the Leaf Players are low this year because the Team was so bad, again too many under value the Leaf Players.
10 Apr 2015 20:53:47
Except Phaneuf has almost zero value. Bozak is a dime a dozen center. Not even close to being a good deal for Pitts
10 Apr 2015 21:01:42
man thers just o much worng wth this. firstly, there are no quantified rumours that any one of those players gets moved (if fact, i'd be willing to bet that they're all on PIT's roster starting next year), secondly, the cap wouldn't make sense for PIT, sure them may be able to fit it in depending on how much of an increase there is and ufa signings, etc, but why use up all the room to make a move that is totally unnecessay? inally, malkin is simply worth more than that, he's a top 5 player in the league and still is under 30, a low(ish) end 2c + #2 dman + low 1st isn't going to get you anything near malkin.
10 Apr 2015 21:12:54
Im a Leaf fan.
THE LEAFS CANNOT AND WILL NOT GET HIM WITHOUT GIVING UP
Rielly, JVR, or Nylander
10 Apr 2015 23:22:08
JVR, Rielly, Nylander will not be Traded unless its for Drafting McDavid or Eichel in a package.
Phaneuf and Bozak are not below average Players and a 1st Round Pick is something not nothing.
Again what I believe or anyone else believes it doesn't matter we aren't making the Trades
11 Apr 2015 14:45:49
undervalue? malkin is a top 5 player in the nhl think of it like this. would you trade stamkos , ovechkin . crosby or toews for that package?
11 Apr 2015 21:04:54
i thought this was a troll post at first,,,but he's serious,,,man well malkin is easily worth more than this. like everyone says he is a top 5 player in the league, and would get a top 5 pick, top prospect and a decent/good player (possibly a cap dump too). and the leafs aren't giving that up here.im too lazy to get into this further
14 Apr 2015 15:18:59
Is it just me or can you guys picture Eichel in a Toronto jersey?
09 Apr 2015 19:09:51
Since there is a lot of rumors going to start about Malkin being traded if Pens don't make playoffs.
I looked up the fact that Malkin's favorite NHL team growing up was the Detroit Red Wings. Partly due to his idolization of Sergei Fedorov.
So I am going to propose a Detroit-Pittsburgh trade. I am willing to listen to any comments on how to make it better. If I am off-target please just let me know. I don't really know Malkin's value considering his window is not as wide as a few years ago. If I undervalue him, it is not intentional. I believe both sides should get a fair value.
Ericsson, Smith, Jurco, 2015 1st, 2016 1st
Pittsburgh Trades: Malkin
Detroit may have to add and I know a lot of people will say add Larkin or Mantha. Larkin is a maybe but Pittsburgh is tight against the cap and Detroit is taking a large contract of their hands. Larkin plus the two 1sts seems like too much.
This probably is not enough but please offer your suggestions on what you think it should look like.I was trying to mimic the big trade the Rick Nash trade to the Rangers. I probably didn't match that well either.
Semin(Retain 2mill)7 mil-2 mill= 5 mill
Sign Mike Green
Please let me know your thoughts, I don't intend to undervalue any player and not 100% on Cap space. Please let me know what you think. Any help is appreciated.
09 Apr 2015 19:49:38
Definitely Mantha and/or Larkin would be involved in any sort of Malkin acquisition.
09 Apr 2015 21:06:29
some dipstick saying that malkin may be traded if the pens don't make the playoffs is not an actual rumour. malkin isn't going anywhere.
09 Apr 2015 22:06:46
I know Malkin may not be going anywhere, this was just a proposal if the rumor came true.
I think it would be Larkin before Mantha considering we have centers but a top big-body scoring winger like Mantha seems less likely in comparison.
Not sure though, however Malkin is really good but Crosby is better and would guarantee a Larkin or Mantha. Malkin isn't worth as much so not sure if they are needed. It was a question I was considering, wanted to hear opinion.
09 Apr 2015 22:19:49
Malkin has a Modified NTC and can decide to go to any team he wants and Detroit could be a viable choice for Malkin which is why I proposed a trade.
It may not be enough for Penguins but Malkin could force the GM to trade him to Detroit and Detroit only if he wanted.
The getting of Semin in the 2nd deal is to give him new hope playin with a fellow Russian which might spark a comeback like when he played with Ovechkin in Washington.
10 Apr 2015 00:35:36
defnitley not enough for a great player like malkin
10 Apr 2015 16:29:52
I am going to put together two trades by Datsyuk_Fan13 and let the readers decide about the fairness of both of them. This one seemed to receive mostly positive responses:
Rights to Dougie Hamilton to Detroit for Smith,Jurco, 1st 2015 or 16
This one not so much:
Detroit Trades Ericsson, Smith, Jurco, 2015 1st, 2016 1st to Pittsburgh for Malkin
So Hamilton is worth Smith, Jurco, 2015 1st
Adam McQuaid is reasonably equal to Ericsson
Therefore putting all of the pieces together, Boston trades Hamilton, McQuaid and 2016 1st to PIT for Malkin.
So who thinks this is a fair trade?
IMO Chiarelli would kill to make that trade. What do all of the readers think?
10 Apr 2015 17:37:58
That value may be fair, not sure though. So better take someone else's opinion on if this is fair.
However, why would Boston trade for Malkin when they already have Bergeron and Kreijci down the middle.
Boston would probably prefer wingers or defensive depth.
11 Apr 2015 02:18:11
Also, Adam McQuaid is not a reasonable comparison to Jonathan Ericsson.
McQuaid = bottom pairing Dman
Ericsson = top pairing Dman
11 Apr 2015 18:21:45
LOL what? jonathan ericcson a top pair defenseman? wow, he's like # 5 guy, calm down with that ericsson love.