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05-19-2004, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by pittengineer
I really doubt the pens trade away the #2 with malkin on the board. He is the bpa @ #2 at a spot that the pens need in their system(1st line bluechip center).
Don't be so sure.

Thanks Park#2 for the tidbit. I could see a number of scenarios here:

-Slats is after Malkin and offers up two players, Toronto's #1, and a 2nd in this years, or next years draft. Pittsburgh might be thinking that Malkin may be damaged goods because of his concussion, or they feel the draft is what alot of people are saying - not alot of blue chips, just alot of 'hit & misses'.

-The Ranger's want 2 1st's in the top 6 so they can get Ladd and Thelen. In this scenario we'd most likely be dealing with Chicago, Columbus, or Phoenix. I still can't see either of those teams dealing their picks. Plus would they want Poti & Lundmark? I just hope he doesn't do anything crazy and deal next years #1.

Maybe they like Schremp and are trying to get Robbie & Ladd. But looking at what Sather likes in a prospect, i think he'd go for Ladd & Thelen.

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