What was it, NY Rangers proposal for Eric Lindros that was supposed to be like everything they had? Or was it something considering Lemieux before the draft? Either way, it's about the same thing.
Montreal offered their entire draft for Mario in his draft year. The Pens of course turned it down.
As for this thread, like I said in a cap world you can not make an offer for a Crosby that would entice the Pens. Even if you had the pieces, the cost of them would blow up your cap soon enough if they developed so you would be better keeping Crosby.
As much as like Seguin, Krejci, and Hamilton, I think Boston still has to add here. Even considering the concussion issues, I think more assets are needed to land the best player on the planet. And Crosby is just that IMO. And I'm not a fan of either team.
That being said, if Chiarelli were to pull that off, I would instantly call him a genius, genius, genius! Why? Because he would have essentially flipped Kessel and Krejci for Crosby and Jared Knight. Not too shabby lol. Think about it that way while evaluating the OP's trade
Originally Posted by domaug
or we don't even have to because the notion of trading the best player on the planet would be absolutely ridiculous unless he wanted out (which he doesn't since he signed that 12-year extension)
There is no way the Penguins can improve by trading Crosby. It's as simple as that. No return is worth it. Stop thinking you're going to be the one to find it. No combination of players can do as much as Crosby on the ice or in the locker room or, anything.
This reminds me of the hypothetical question/problem I came up with before Crosby re-signed in Pittsburgh over the summer.
If Crosby were to reach Unrestricted Free Agency and made the statement "My true desire in life was to play goaltender at the NHL level. I will sign with whichever team vows to let me play goaltender the most each season. The rest of the games I will play my natural position at center." How many games would you promise Crosby?
I'd offer 10 which isn't enough to sink us provided we lose all 10 but I think injury might be a concern at that point.
i'll just put it this way, even if i've said so in this thread already:
for any team asking for Crosby in a trade (let alone Crosby +, which is even more ludicrous), it will immediately command more than you want to pay, regardless of what you offer. it doesn't even matter what his "status" is as far as injuries go.
for the particular proposal in this thread, it's very interesting how Bruins fans are insisting that his seemingly hundreds of concussions dramatically reduce his value. here's the fact of the matter: Crosby MAY be tearing it up better without that concussion, but he's still producing a hell of a lot better than the average player. also, he's producing more than Seguin and Krejci combined.
you can dispute value all you want, but the fact remains that the Pens have no reason to ever think of a trade like this, no matter what the return.