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12-29-2009, 02:40 PM
Ugene Malkin
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Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
I'm not sure why some people are so against Tkachuk around here. I'd be okay with Nolan as a rental but would prefer Tkachuk:

Owen Nolan - RW
Games Played - 35
Goals - 9
Assists - 7
Cap hit – $2.75m

Keith Tkachuk - LW/C
Games Played - 36
Goals - 8
Assists - 13
Cap hit – $2.15m

Tkachuk is also good at faceoffs which would help on Geno's line. Nolan is a righty though and some people will drool over that
Nolan pass.

Don't get me wrong here because I am not a big fan of him now in his twilight years but if they do pick him up I would not balk at it and he would not be my first choice.

When I look around, I see one player who is young enough and skilled enough who comes very cheap, is Poni. He is my choice over all others in my mind and if Selanne would drop his NTC and came here would be my first over Poni. The biggest difference is that they have a better chance of retaining Poni on July 1st.

So if anyone would ask me, Poni would be my pick at the deadline and for our UFA signing for next year. Just makes too much sense.IMO

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