That was not my point at all. I responded to a poster who said that the Pens had better prospects and therefore could afford to trade picks for legitimate players who will help the Pens in the playoffs.
It all started with my saying that Murray for a 2nd rounder was a steal.
For what its worth, the Penguins did not get to where they are today because of stockpiling picks. On their roster today, their draft picks are Crosby-2005 1st, Letang-2005 3rd, Malkin-2004 1st, Bennet-2010 1st, Kennedy-2004 4th, Orpik-2000 1st, Despres-2009 1st, Jeffrey-2007 6th, Vitale-2005 7th, Fleury-2003 1st and Bortuzzo-2007 3rd.
Not a 2nd rounder on the roster.
The players who are the driving success of the Pens were acquired from other teams......Kunitz, Dupuis, Neal, Martin, Cooke, Sutter, Niskanen and of course Iginla, Morrow, Jokinen and Murray.
The Canadiens need to emulate the Pens. It will take giving up prospects and picks to get to the level of the Pens.
Edmonton went nowhere with the top pick of "Fail for Nail" Yakupov. Because they love their picks and will not trade for veterans to fill needs........just like Bergevin appears to be doing.
no problem, where's our Crosby ? where's our Malkin ?
maybe some didn't, but most times I gave cole the benefit of the doubt. I also didn't like the ryder trade, and continued to say how much ice cole was opening up for his line mates.
yes, this year, he helped make the team better. last year, this wasn't a team ready to play, they just sucked and had 1 line and 30 injuries.
they looked more dominate with him here before the trade, and it allowed pleks to be the 2nd line. it was a huge difference.
that said, it is what it is. I've just been following dallas the last 10 games or so, and he makes a huge difference out there. he does things nobody on our team does.
For the last 10 games, yes. Go back a few weeks and Dallas fans were questioning if he wants to retire, like we were before that.
Right now we miss a player like Cole, and if we can get another guy who crashes the net and also has a bit of skill like Cole does, perfect. But it's easy to say we miss a top 6 forward when our entire top 6 is slumping at once. If Pacioretty and Desharnais need Cole to produce, it's time those two are split up.