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01-18-2010, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by DekeShot View Post
Pittsburgh has a unique cap structure, acquiring deadline/mid-season talent is likely to be the norm until the day one of Crosby/Malkin/Staal leaves the team. It could also give us a leg-up in re-signing a guy like Whitney, for example, in the off-season.

Top 9:

Kunitz - Crosby - Guerin
Fedotenko - Malkin - Whitney
Cooke - Staal - Kennedy

That looks like an extremely balanced lineup heading into the home-stretch and playoffs. Unlike last year, however, I think Shero may have to focus on shoring up the D if injuries/poor play continues and that could throw a wrench into acquiring a guy like Whitney with his $3M+ cap hit.
Screw that. If we're getting Whitney, it's so that we finally don't have to see No. 26's carcas out there in the top six.

Besides, Whitney's a left-winger. And 26 sucks even more as a RW.

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