Why would Pittsburgh move Malkin?
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08-17-2006, 12:48 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Not only value wise...
We shouldn't only look at the deal value wise, but at what the "seeked" players would bring to Pittsburg.
If you go mathematic like Ribeiro + Ryder + Souray + Aebischer + 1st rounder.
The results won't be the same as if you take into consideration what they'd bring to the team.
Ribeiro would bring inssurance policies down the middle until some of their prospects pan out. Not much value, be still valuable as a sort of rental and while the Pens are building around Crosby.
Ryder we may knock for whatever reason, but he's still scoring goals, playing despite being injured. What if the Pens management believes he's a guaranteed 45-50 goals scorer with Crosby centering him ?
With Souray, they wouldn't just get a big shot from the point, but lots of character. The younger defensemen could look up to him, albeit some brain cramps. And you'd touch Crosby with him around logging big minutes ? He'd be very much more valuable to them than he is to us, and I think he's pretty valuable to us.
Aebischer's still a very capable #1 that doesn't cost to must. Again, he'd be valuable taking a load of the young star netminder Fleury.
A 1st rounder is always something to have.
The Pens would instantly get better. Instantly. They'd also developp better by surrounding their young players with proven players.
Would I trade Malkin ? No, but I'm a Russian wannabe. Do I believe it will happen ? Never.
But if you analyse what they get beyond players-by-value only, they'd get alot.
I'd be interested to know realistically, what other teams could offer that'd give the Pens what we're giving ?
Anyway, edit the Pens lines with our "rumoured" offer and without, they're better off with some of our core players than Malkin, at least the first year, and developpment wise they're way better.
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