It's funny because this is (sort of) being discussed in one of the Emery suspension threads. They were talking about how Neil was very sought after, namely by Pittsburgh.
That said, I doubt Neil is available - we'll need him going in to the playoffs seeing as he has enough talent to skate on most of the Sens lines but still enforce, throw hits and generally be a pain in the ass. These are things that guys like McGrattan just doesn't do as well and which makes Neil necessary for our playoff run.
ryan malone for chris neil ... accept or leave !!!
Ha, you must be kidding. The Pens would do that in a heartbeat. Ryan Malone is a lazy, pedestrian third liner (they just moved him off the first line). Malone couldn't score on Crosby's line. Chris Neil is worth way more than that.
malone is your typical Power Forward ... he has great potential ... i ll trade neil for him ...
if you think thats unfair for sens .. lets swap scheafer instead of neil ... fair enough??
Frankly, I don't think Malone would fit in Ottawa at all. If Ottawa was forced to take him, I suppose he'd play over Schubert, but that wouldn't be a given. And Schubert would be about the only player he'd play ahead of--including Schaefer.