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01-06-2013, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by deakka View Post
I wouldnt the way hes looked the last 15 games for the WBS

And if they do, i bet its to give him one last chance.
I'll be real honest with anyone who is putting much stock in the performance of some of our legitimate prospects in WBS...WBS sucks badly. You put guys like Tangradi, Bennett, Despres, and Morrow with NHL caliber players, I think you'd see better performance.

This WBS needs an infusion of some good veteran AHL talent to help these young guys coming in.

Tangradi isn't on his "last chance." In order to get a "last chance" he would need a "first chance."

Originally Posted by KIRK View Post
I don't know why, but I think this summer Geno signs a 8 year, 69.6M deal and has an understanding with the organization that he can have 8.7M a year for another four years when that deal expires. At that point, he'd be like 37, so he may do it or may go play in the KHL. Either way, I think he keeps the 'I get what Sid gets for a cap hit' thing out of respect for Sid and to help the team. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe he insists otherwise. Maybe the team does a little more.
I don't know if you can operate with a gentlemen's agreement in today's sports landscape, nor would I want to make deals like that. I'd rather just pay the guy what he's worth, which, if he's taking the same deal as Sid is 10.8 million, and then deal with what we have to deal with.

That whole "I get what Sid gets" was great when they could be signed to the same deal. It's a completely different ball game now. He can't get what Sid gets. Sid is getting the years, so since Geno can't get the years, he should get the money.

I don't know what the deal will be with how contracts are structured, but maybe something creative could be done there.

Originally Posted by KIRK View Post
I'd prefer that to Kennedy with them, but he has blown chunks the last dozen or so games in WBS.

Personally, I'd be happy if Shero found a way to deal for Kulemin and played him with Geno and Neal. Start Sid with Kunitz and Duper and, when the deadline comes, make the big play for a guy like Iginla for Sid and Kunitz, sliding Duper to a third line with Cooke and Sutter.

I know it's a source of disagreement here, but I want Sid and Geno both playing with a pair of good wingers each, maybe if it means an extra question on defense or on the third or fourth lines. Sid and Geno are the Pens advantage. I'd rather exploit it than neutralize it as we have since the cup runs.
I do think Shero will swing a deal for another winger. Kulemin could be a great target. I'd also like Setoguchi.

A Cooke-Sutter-Dupuis line is something I'd feel completely comfortable throwing out there against any single top line in the league.

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