Yeah, why on Earth would they trade an injury prone defenseman who may never reach his upside, a third line center prospect and an inconsistent young top 6 forward for a superstar who's young and signed long-term? That'd really be counterproductive to winning. Ahem.
Atlanta isnt going to beat anyone with that style of play. They would have To add around Malkin to keep him happy and they dont have the money to pay Malkin and the needed accessories, did anyone not watch the Kovalchuk Thrashers the last few years? Atlanta needs to build some credibility and a fan base before they start bringing in superstar caliber players, and they have to keep the budget down while doing it.