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01-13-2013, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by KIRK View Post
At some point, people are going to need to decide what the priority for the Pens should be: To hold onto all of these high prospects and picks in the hope that three of them might make a significant impact before Geno turns 30 OR to use them as chips to put Sid and Geno into the best possible position to win a cup every year.

No offense, but Shero moved two Kennedy-esque role players, a 1st, and his previous year's 1st (who was not a bust at that point) for a rental and a 2nd and a 4th for a year and a quarter of Hal Gill (who at the time was ******* the bed on ice).

The circumstances THEN were exactly the same as the circumstances at last year's trade deadline . . . Sid coming back from injury, but Malkin had 'claimed' his wingers. Sid was going to need help, and the Pens needed a steady presence on defense.

You know, as I've said before, the REAL question here should be which Shero we're going to get, the one who would wheel, deal, and take risks to win now before the Pens won the cup or the one who's only real 'risky' trade the three subsequent seasons was moving his #5 defenseman for a scoring line winger and a replacement #5 defenseman.

The former will make a deal for Iginla. The latter won't. It's that simple.
Agreed. And honestly, I don't know if Shero has the security to play it safe again after the last two years.

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