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10-26-2008, 10:47 AM
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The Penguins suffer from an overabudance of riches at center. It makes no sense to resign Staal for $4mm plus to play 3rd line center so the sensible thing to do is to trade him. The challenge is that Pittsburgh has almost no cap room.

The trade that I would propose is J-Bo, and Krepps (solid, cheap, young 3rd line center) for Staal, Letang and Sydor (unwanted, throw in to balance cap impact). This allows the Penguins to go for the cup this season by adding a true, No. 1 puck moving D-man, who will play 26 minutes plus and solve the transition from defense to offense problem, as well as acquiring a 3rd line center replacement. It allows the Panthers to build for the future by acquiring the big, two center they need.

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