Winger Acquisition Thread | Part V: Wingers in the Hands of an Angry (Hockey) God
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02-24-2013, 10:25 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
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Good post and I agree on all points including:
Calgary much more likely to move someone like Stempniak to us for a fair price than Iggy.
Stempniak would at least improve our F skill depth some vs. Cullen types.
Stempniak's problem has always been consistency but that's what would make his price fair / not require a big asset, even though his upside with us is potentially big.
Just having a guy who could hold onto the puck and create on his own would make a massive difference in the Pens top six. He hasn't played with a top notch pivot, ever, that I can recall. Not in Calgary and I'm trying to think of his Yotes/Leafs pivots and I don't recall any highly skilled ones he played with.
I really think with his skillet he could be a 50 point guy with Malkin/Crosby and make their lives much easier on the ice.
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