Let's not forget the cap when talking trades. Moving two huge contracts for one is tough to do.
I said when the Pens added all the muscle before last year that they made a mistake. Then before this year they lost two team/character guys in Rupp and Talbot while keeping lesser guys around. It certainly has shown in this series. They had Malkin, Crosby, Dupuis and Staal on the ice at the same time when behind with only one D man. Shows what Danny thinks of the rest of the talent.
They really need to move a center (Staal ?) to get some depth on the back end or more skill on the wings. Crosby ? He's Lemieux's golden child so he ain't going anywhere and even if they shopped him, I don't know if Crosby is even trade-able with his big contract and concussion issues. Would you take up major cap space with a guy who hasn't played a full season in a few years ? Sure he'd sell tickets and make your team better when healthy but one big hit and your team is screwed for a long time if you trade your superstar and high picks for him. Malkin ? Unless Lemieux doesn't like him, no way any GM would trade the league MVP even if he has been shut down by a 19 year old kid so far.
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