I guess I missed the part where - like Hemsky - Crosby's production slipped. Last I checked, he was as productive than ever when he came back.
You're totally right, we should wait and see if Crosby ever plays 30 games in the NHL again before we talk about his production over a season. How many games did he play in the last two years... 41 followed by 22 games??
Originally Posted by kratzbuerste
Goodie! Comparing players like Hemsky to players like Crosby is always productive in discussion. It should be done more.
Was pointing out the hypocrisy displayed by some Pens fans not comparing the players directly. But thanks for coming out!
Hemsky for Paul Martin is the only trade that seems reasonable to me. Both have the same cap hit, fill a need (Pens - skilled winger) (Oilers - veteran Dman), and could use a change in scenery. I don't think this should be Shero's first choice, but maybe a backup plan if other things don't work out.
So you want a top 4 NHL dmen + A close to NHL Ready top 4 dmen prospect?
I want a top four NHL defenseman who has showed signs of slipping and has a contract that isn't the greatest, and a prospect defenseman who shows promise. If Martin was on a better contract and showed more signs of being able to return to form, I would be more willing to do it straight across.