Another Lindros-Blockbuster ?

From Eklund’s Blog:

There is something very interesting brewing. With Malkin`s stock rising exponentially as a result of his Olympic play, I talked to a person on the inside of that situation that confirmed there are whispers, just whispers at this point, that Pittsburgh may get “A Lindros-esque bidding war going for Malkin at the deadline.”

Read the whole story at Elkunds Blog here

Note: If you don’t want to sound like a clown (just like several persons already) I’d suggest you to read the article before leaving a comment…

108 Responses to Another Lindros-Blockbuster ?

  1. Mario_n_Sidney says:

    amen… the pens might want to try swinging a draft day deal with their (most likely) top three pick and try to get an established defensive D-man. Malkin should be untouchabe. He’s tenacious in his own end, and he’s freaking huge.

  2. Mario_n_Sidney says:

    You have to listen if you’re a GM, you’re not doing your job if you don’t. It has to be a Herschel Walker-esque trade to pull the trigger on that one, though. Trade your top three pick for something that can help you now and worry about the cap in 3 years when they are out of their rookie contracts. Nobody in this years draft can hold a candle to this guy. With Malkins OVERALL game people could be wondering why the hell Washington took Ovechkin over him in 5 years.

  3. guinsfan4life says:

    Yeah I mean you always listen to see what is out there…perhaps someone will overpay to get Malkin just because people are wondering if he is better than Ovechkin. If the penguins could get three quality NHL ready players for him, like say Wade Redden, Martin Havlat and a prospect from Ottawa they would be a better team because they are weak in so many other positions other than center.

    Malkin is going to be good, no doubt about that, but he is only playing one position. We need help on the wings, and defense before the playoffs even become a realistic possibility.

  4. OldGoalie says:

    They’d also have to add…let’s see…after you account for inflation and increasing player salaries since then…call it $18 million to $20 million.

    I’m nowhere near a Flyers fan, but I still cannot believe nobody was lynched because of that trade.

  5. OldGoalie says:

    I hadn’t thought of it in terms of opportunity cost…but Malkin will be a bargain. With lemieux and Palffy off the payroll, they’ll have about $5.5 or $6 million more to spend next year right there. You could end up with two $3 million guys and Malkin for just barely more than they were paying Lemieux and Palffy this year…which is a REALLY good deal. They might be able to do even better, depending upon what veterans with comparatively high salaries they deal off in the next 9 days.

    All of this, of course, assumes that they pull thier collective heads out of the sand and make better free agent choices this year.

  6. SidneyCrosby says:

    There is not a single player in the NHL – and that includes EVERY PLAYER – that I would trade him for. He proved in the olympics that he will likely become one of the greatest all-around players in the NHL. In a few years he’ll be one of the top 3 players in the game. Like a lot of the scouts are already saying, he’s already better than Ovechik – who hates passing the puck and needs a map to find his own end of the rink. Talent is measured by more than just goals. Malkin is the absolute total pacakge.

    However, Craig Patrick is an idiot and may trade him straight-up for Rico Fata.

  7. buster says:

    actually I was there when Mullet was kicked off! He was actually kicked off for profanity and because some guy was trying to start a fight with him. Plus these rumours are true they were posted as possibilties by Eklund a couple of weeks ago.

  8. my_sphincter says:

    Are you telling me that Lindros “LED” his team. Forsburg led by example.

    Do I think he’s the best in the game? No.

    Is he better than Lindros? Head and shoulders above!

    Lindros is much more injury prone than Forsburg.

    Forsburg also has a league MVP (Hart trophy) and Art Ross and a Calder.

    .1 ppg also adds up. By the time both of their carreers are over, Forsburg will have ALOT more points than Lindros.

    How does being more of a scoring threat make Lindros more balanced offensively? Is Ovechkin mor balanced offensively than Crosby? NO… Crosby is a gifted scorer and set up man as is Forsberg. Would Gagne be doing as well without Forsberg this year? I doubt it.

    You also have to look at their careers now. Forsburg is at the top of his game while Lindros will be lucky to play another year. Forsberg is increasing his ppg while Lindros is dropping off.

    Forsberg is ONE OF the best players in the league and until we see another Gretzky or Lemieux come along, no one can say that any one player is the best in the league. Maybe Crosby or Ovechkin can change that.

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