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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: In the Heart of Steeler Country
Re: Pens Trade
I'd pick Geno. He's the 2nd most talented player on the team, but he's not the offensive weapon that Crosby is, nor is he the 2 way animal that Staal is. Combine that with the fact that he'd bring the most return, since Sid is off the table, and is the least likely to dedicate himself to torturing the Pens every time he saw them. I like Geno, but IMO it would make the most sense. But--they are on top of the league, so why fix it if it's not broken? If they feel that they need a top end winger on Crosby's line for a game, or series, he currently wears No. 71 for the Pens. For that matter, they could drop Sid between Staal and Malkin. That would be a short term deal only, but I don't see any possible way to defend that line consistently. The only weakness there is the fact that Sid and Geno aren't the best at forechecking. They can do it, but do you really want those two using their bodies as battering rams for an extended period of time?
If anything, go get an enforcer who can play. Bylsma seems to dislike Godard for some reason, and plays him so sparingly you have trouble remembering he plays for us. Though he's hurt right now, he wasn't playing before that. For crying out loud, Dustin Jeffery was playing instead of Godard.
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