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03-14-2006, 11:32 AM
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Fantasy land- Malkin

I'm not saying we should or shouldn't go after this guy, but if Pitts decided to make him available what do you think it would cost us? Granted the guy hasn't proven anything yet and is still a prospect, I still think he'll command a king's ransom. I think he'd be a great fit here since we have two projected 2nd line centers(O'Marra, Nokie) but not that first line center. Let's say this package would get it done:

1st round pick(8-15 range), Nokeleinen, Jay Blay, Comeau, 2nd round next year... would you do it? Would it cost more or less?

Losing Nokie hurts because I think he'll be a great player, but so will O'Marra and I see him being a future captain for us and a great 2nd line player. Comeau is hit or miss. He can end up being a good 2nd or 3rd liner and played very well at the WJC, but I wouldn't mind parting with him in a trade. I love Blake and it would hurt to see him go, but I can see Bergenheim stepping up and filling his role. Less offense but more physicalness. The first round pick wouldn't hurt as much since this draft isn't very deep. Only way I wouldn't do this trade is if our pick is good enough to land us a guy like Staal. These lines would look pretty sweet next year though:

Tambs-Malkin-Nilsson
Satan-York-Hunter
Bergenheim-Yashin-FA/Colliton
Bates-Smith-Godard

We'd still have O'Marra and possibly Colliton waiting in the wings. Thoughts?

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