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01-08-2011, 01:34 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
The pens and the canes would not make this trade. Lots of people are right in this thread, there are features of both players which make them great on their respective teams. The pens don't need Staal, and according to canes fans they don't want or need Malkin. The faceoff talk is unreal sure malkin is around 40% and Staal is only around 45%. Case and point Staal is not that much better.
The canes fans feel that Malkin would be a poor leader of their team. But did they ever consider the point of placing the "C" on another player and just letting Malkin be Malkin. When Crosby went down Malkin did much like Staal did when he received the C. The Pens do not need a player like Staal as he just would be a number two who is worse offensively then Malkin, the Pens have there leader and do not need another one.
So this trade wont happen, IF the pens were to trade Malkin, which is highly unlikely i would see it being NJ if it is in the east.
(conditional Pick pending Parise resigns)
Elias (Cash dump who wouldnt hinder the pens chance at a cup this year)
For the Canes, they wont move Staal and for the near future will not be overly competitive. They have great prospects but not the supporting cast that a trade including Staal would make them that much better.
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