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11-03-2008, 12:40 PM
We traded Staal
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Ovechkin is the only player in the league (outside of Crosby of course, who we already have so is not a factor in this discussion) who I would trade Malkin for. Only because of his long term deal that will be a bargain soon enough. To be honest bargain contract issues aside, Malkin is at least as good as Ovechkin right now and has a higher upside in my book, and is a center to boot which is always more valuable than a wing all other factors being equal. But that sweet contract would make me overlook all of that.
I did forget about how nice his contract is. Shero would definitely think long and hard about a Malk for Ovech trade, and i'm not sure he would pull the trigger in the end, especially like you said, contracts were set aside. (even though malkin's contract is pretty penguin friendly as well.)
To me, Malkin looks like he could average 2 points a game in a few years. It seems to me that everything seems so easy to him and i think we've really only seen the tip of the ice"burg."
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