Thread: Proposal: Pittsburgh - Edmonton
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01-29-2013, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by OCPenguin View Post
Same recycled name coming to Pittsburgh. No originality at all. It's not rocket science here or on Hockeybuzz that there is a collective NO from Pittsburgh and its fans for Ales Hemsky. Trading Niskanen for Hemsky makes as much sense as someone moving from the Hamptons to Mogidiishu.
It keeps getting recycled because it makes sense. Pitt fans always say that they need a top 6 Winger, and Hemsky doesn't fit into the long term plans in Edm according to most fans. If Yak and Hall were both 6'3, 215lbs; Hemsky wouldn't be as heavily shopped around in proposals on here.

Fact is, Pitt has D prospects that actually fill what Edm is lacking in their D prospects, and Hemsky fills a need as a top 6 winger in Pitt. If he can stay healthy, which he looks to be right now, he's a great fit on a line with Malkin IMO.

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