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04-18-2013, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
You said every team needs a Voynov. The Pens do not. He's better than any of our defensemen save Letang and Martin, but he's a luxury we don't require.

You know, like how Malkin's a fantastic player who would make any team better, but he's not a need for the Kings? Yeah. It's not a commentary on the player's talent level, but on the team's organizational make-up.

Precisely. Why is this so hard for people to grasp? Shero didn't work to build the best prospect blueline in the NHL so he could trade the second best player in the world just to get another friggin' defenseman. Jesus.

And 26 year old Conn Smythe winners, MVPs, and two-time scoring champs are worth so much less, evidently.

Yeah, the Pens have really suffered this year when one or both of them has been out.
people who don't watch the Pens still think these are all true:

1. the Pens have absolutely no offense without Crosby and/or Malkin
2. the Pens' defense is still horrible
3. Fleury isn't an NHL-quality goaltender

that's not even including all of the complaints they have of the Pens' players. to stay on topic, i'll repeat my earlier sentiment: right now, Voynov is NOT better than Martin or Letang. he very well could be better than one (or maybe even both) of them one day but that day is not today. also, the Pens have one of the deepest defensive prospect pools in the entire league. this deal doesn't make sense for either team.

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