Pens Shopping Malone

According to Sportsnet.ca the Penguins are openly shopping Ryan MaloneSportsnet.ca– After scoring 22 goals in 2003-2004 and being named to the NHL’s All-Rookie team, Pittsburgh Penguins winger Ryan Malone has struggled to return to form this season. In fact, the 26-year old Pittsburgh native has had a hard time holding a regular spot in the lineup. As a result, general manager Craig Patrick is putting out feelers to see if there’s any interest in the young forward.

Sources tell Sportsnet Malone’s availability has been announced via email. A move that isn’t entirely surprising based on the fact he’s been a healthy scratch in three of Pittsburgh’s last five games and has scored just six times in 35 games played this season.

Malone, still considered a marketable talent, will surely lure offers as he’s also in the final year of a contract that pays him $750,000 this season.

The Penguins have struggled in the standings. Despite winning three of the last four games, Pittsburgh sits second from the bottom in the Eastern Conference with a 11-19-9 record for 31 points.

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74 Responses to Pens Shopping Malone

  1. OldGoalie says:

    Gotta say my fellow Pens fans are absolutely right…the only players more untouchable than Whitney are named Crosby and Fleury.

  2. AjaB says:

    I’m sure the trade makes sense to you, but the Pen’s are looking to go younger not older. There “old” pick ups haven’t exactly paid dividends. Besides. Whitney is untouchable right now and the money Jovo and Baum. would bring to the team makes them 2 expensive. As for Orpik, he picked up his game pretty well the last month and was there best defensive Dman until he broke his foot 2 weeks ago.

  3. AjaB says:

    A point about Malone. He was one of the only young Pen’s players, if not the only one, not to play during the lock out. This may attribute to his slow start but not his constant poor play and it probably got him in Patrick and Lemeiux’s dog house…

  4. guinsfan4life says:

    I think it is unlikely…did you read the pghtribune review this morning…it seems like he has already gotten his chance and unless someone gets injured, he isn’t going to get on the ice. Edzo benched him twice if I recall and it did nothing…playing in Europe has really messed him up.

  5. Gretzkin says:

    Dvorak for Malone????

    Are you an Oilers fan?

  6. moreau1123 says:

    I would like to see him in Nashville that would be pretty awesome he’s pretty good

  7. Gretzkin says:

    He’s not a power forward.

    He’s a chump who had one good year playing on a team of nobodies.

    Wouldn’t fit with the Leafs. They already have enough underachievers.

  8. Gretzkin says:

    I’m sure the Penguins have respect for Greg Malone, but that doesn’t make his Son untouchable.

    Are you kidding me?

    It’s called “Show Business”, not “Show Friends”.

    Nobody is untouchable, especially 3rd or 4th line underachievers.

    Remember when a guy by the name of Gretzky got traded?

    You are out of your mind if you think Patrick and Lemiuex would even give a thought about Greg Malone, a replacable scout, over the Team and the Organization and their well-being and future.

    That’s not how it works.

  9. OldGoalie says:

    Actually, Malone did play in Europe during the lockout…just not a lot. He played 9 games for the Espoo Blues in Finland, 10 for Ritten Renon in Italy, and one playoff game for Ambri-Piotta in Switzerland. In those 20 games, he had 8 goals, 3 assists, and 58 penalty minutes.

    Some people say Malone’s play is a problem with work ethic…and he did have a fairly contentious contract negotiation process at the end of the summer, so there may be some truth to that. Much as I hesitate to say this, though, there may be a little more to it than that. Having seen a few interviews with him…he doesn’t sem like the sharpest kid on the block. Two years ago, he was one of the most talented guys on the ice most nights, and he played for a coach that didn’t exactly ruthlessly demand adherance to the team’s system. Now that he has to think in terms other than “go out on the ice, skate to the net, try to score” (quite possibly for the first time in his career), I think he may be having adjustment issues. In short…I don’t think he’s a step slow to the puck just because he’s not working hard…I think it’s also because he takes a fraction of a second too long to make his decisions.

  10. lukeleim says:

    toronto wont make any trades until they become completely healthy and/or are no longer on this winning streak.

  11. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    Malone played in Finland before making a statement please research it!

  12. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    Morozov we could do nothing about i remember in the summer i read an article on the post gazette which he stated in an interview that he was never happy in north america and always wanted to go play in russia and that the sole reason he came to north america in the first place was because he felt he could make more money! Kraft we *****ed up on big time! and beech well its a shame we couldnt hang onto him he would have looked nice on here BUT note that if we had of had him still theres a chance we wouldnt have had a need for christensen and i would take christensen on the team over Beech any day

  13. Gretzkin says:

    Ribiero:

    He’s a gppd playmaker alright, but I just do not want to see the Oilers pick him up. Especially for Bergeron. The kid has an incredible upside.

    I just personally don’t like him, and would hate to see my Oil-Kings with Ribiero.

    Souray/Malone: Perhaps Souray has lost his value a bit, but it will take some time to readjust. Same thing happened to Pronger, who seems to be getting his legs back. And Rob Blake as well.

    Malone only had one good year. And on a team with nobody.

    You never know though. A change of scenery always seems to have a positive impact on players, and Souray would be a good fit in Pittsburgh.

  14. mtrakker85 says:

    Could he be the next Daigle??

  15. 92-93 says:

    anyone see the gestures made by Kolvachuck towards Sid after he scored the PP goal while Crosby was in the box?

    boy, this Kolvachuck is a class act huh?

    i mean, Sid lost his cool and it cost his team, but you’d never see Stevie Y or Sundin make such gestures towards guys coming out of the penalty box after scoring a goal. I know Sid is ‘yappy’ but big deal, at least he has some second-effort in him (that assist he made in Pittsburgh against the leafs is proof of that).

    for this reason alone, i will cheer for the Pens to challenge for the playoffs and hope Atlanta crashes, thrashes and burns.

  16. FLAMESOWNU says:

    daigle had way more hype

  17. FLAMESOWNU says:

    lol i thought it was great…crosby thinks hes the sh1t

  18. Pittspensfan says:

    Put down the pipe. That trade would be way to lopsided for Pittsburgh to make. No WAY do you get Whitney. His upside is huge and he is playing very well as a rookie. He has the potential to be a top D-Man in the league.

  19. Pittspensfan says:

    He also played very little due to the fact he suffered a broken jaw.

  20. Pittspensfan says:

    In case you have not been paying attention he is the $h1t. What he is doing as an 18 year old is amazing. If you can’t see that then you are watching through glasses that are colored green with envy.

  21. FLAMESOWNU says:

    i defintly watch buddy….hes good i know, but complains to much and tells vetrans what to do

  22. FLAMESOWNU says:

    and i really envy the penguins…they have a great record..i wish flames were as good as them…go sidney

  23. 92-93 says:

    well that’s just reflects badly on you now doesn’t it.

  24. 92-93 says:

    oooh, and dumping on a team that is rebuilding … class act all the way.

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