Thread: Confirmed with Link: Neal and Niskanen for Goligoski
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02-22-2011, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by JTG32005 View Post
What I don't get, we know the chemistry Sid and Kunitz have. Why in the world would you want to tinker with that? It's completely unnecessary.
As with the chemistry of Cooke-Staal-Kennedy...all under contract for next season (Kennedy's an RFA, but still).

Which SCREAMS to me that Neal-Malkin is the logical next step:

Kunitz-Crosby-somebody
Neal-Malkin-somebody
Cooke-Staal-Kennedy

The evidence is there. THIS is our best lineup. This is the model that won us a Stanley Cup AND got us to a final the year before. WHEN Evgeni Malkin as a winger plays in a Cup final, then I'll be a believer. Until then, I believe he can be the second-best center in this league. And that we have on our roster the very best 1st, 2nd and 3rd line centers in the NHL. Why anybody would tinker with the best is beyond me.

I COULD see the argument when we didn't have James frickin' Neal. I didn't agree with it, but I could see it. NOW? Sid has Kunitz. Geno has Neal. Staal's line is the best we have when together. What the bleep do we need more???

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