Sykora waits on Slats
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08-07-2006, 02:28 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Gloomsville, USA
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I think this is common knowledge around here by now, but it has definitely got me thinking a bit. Please hear me out:
Assuming that Renney has no plans to break up the uber-successful Straka-Nylander-Jagr line, the signing of Brendan Shanahan has gotten many of us up in arms because it seems as if fan favorite Petr Prucha will be relegated to either third line LW or be forced to play RW, where he was clearly not comfortable.
It has been known that Sykora has been waiting around for quite some time now. Do you think it is possible that Slats might be waiting for arbitration to end and then swing some sort of major deal (involving Prucha and more) to land a top flight young center to play on the 2nd line and then resign Sykora to slot into his natural RW role there?
Just a thought.
Ya know, I can't shoot that down because anything's possible..Could be..Personally, I think it's more possible that one of Shanny, Prucha or Hall play RW on a 2nd line..Yeah, it's offwing for both Shanny and Prucha, but both have played it before and a whole camp might be able to do wonders....I also think it's possible that the deal you talk about could be just as easily for a RW (defimnetley moving Prucha down) as it is for a C...I think the move for a C would still keep two of Shanny, Hall and Prucha on the 2nd line with Cullen sliding to LW on a 3rd line...OTOH, it might also be possible that Prucha is moived in such a trade......Possibilities, possibilites..I just hope none of them include Sykore...
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