Anyone think this guy would be a perfect fit on the Pens? Capable scoring forward and a desperate need for the Penguins organization. Could do some damage on anyone of Crosby, Malkin, or Staal's wings.
What do you think he would sign for? He's coming off a 3 mil/yr salary.
When i first joined this forum, my first thread was about possible scoring Wingers Shero could target. Radim Vrbata was my favorite pick because of 19 goals, 10 on the power play, and he had 2 goals and 4 assists in 4 playoffs games this year against the Red Wings. But I don't think he wants to leave Phoenix and he won't take less than $3 million, probably wants a raise also so I don't see him being a Penguin next season.
Last time he left Phoenix when he was a UFA, it did not work out very well for him. His career got back on track after rejoining the Coyotes a year later.
It's just a question of where he goes. When he went to Tampa, he ended up on a team with 15 skilled forwards, 2 defensemen, and a dumb rusty coach.
If he goes to Pittsburgh, he's playing with Crosby or Malkin and getting 60+ points. Those two make the players around them more dangerous, and their cap situation means they won't have 7 other wingers as good as him - in fact, he'd probably be their best winger.
Not saying he will go to Pittsburgh, but it'd be a completely different situation to when he went to Tampa.