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02-09-2009, 08:43 AM
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Pittsburgh wakes up to the fact that they don't have enough depth, and can't afford to keep both Crosby and Malkin. So they dump Therrien, and look to move Malkin.
To PIT: Roy, Pominville (and Max?)
To BUF: Malkin
When Vanek's back, we can bump Connolly and Stafford down to the 2nd line.
Vanek Malkin Kotalik
Mac/Hecht Connolly Stafford
Back to reality, hopefully they can pull through without Vanek and not lose their place in the standings. Maybe Miller can steal a few games for us. I would hope to see a move to at least shore up the defense at the trade deadline.
I would love to find a defensive version of Kaleta - hell, Kaleta is close as-is. Someone inexpensive, not afraid to sacrifice himself to block shots and make hits. Not easily intimidated. Doesn't need to have a ton of speed or skill, but makes sound decisions.
On the bright side, all these injuries are giving us a chance to really test our depth. Getting these young guys NHL experience now could really pay off in a deep playoff run when the injuries start piling up.
Obviously the playoffs are different beast, but I have to think these guys will be able to acclimate to an NHL playoff game much quicker then they would coming in straight from the AHL.
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