Thread: Proposal: NYI - PIT proposal
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03-17-2009, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Alex28 View Post
Well, on all other teams he'd be the unquestionable 1st line center. So far Pens haven't stumbled without Crosby, odds are they won't severely drop without Malkin. Obviously Crosby and Malkin each do a lion's share of the work, but I don't see them falling apart without either.

Staal seems like the kind of guy who'd actually make a good 2nd line center given the right linemates and coaching style. He was absolutely dynamite with Kunitz early on.

I personally don't think Pens should trade either, but it's interesting to gauge relative value. If the right offer or overpayment comes for Staal though, they should take it if it can get them a young top 6 winger - top 3.
On all other teams he'd be the unquestionable 1 center for sure but he likely would be getting used and contributing all the same as he does with the Pens. Sure he could mean more to lesser teams but that is true of almost any high level player in the league coming from a stronger team.

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