however, i am dealing with the flawed thought process and illogical comparisons of this post:
comparing this situation to the lindros deal is just plain stupid.
suggesting that the nords left cuz they traded lindros is even more stupid.
but thinking that if malkin is for sale that montreal can automatically and exclusively offer the best deal is the most presumptious load of bs ever printed on this site.
ryder would do fine with crosby. but think of the numbers hejduk,gagne or any All-Star caliber wing would put up with Crosby.
and for that matter think of the numbers malkin himself could put up with crosby. and malkin will be cheaper for more years than ryder or anyone else already in the NHL.
bottom line – there is no reason to assume, as this author mistakenly attempts to portray, that:
(1)the pens have any motivation to trade malkin (this isn’t a lindros refuses to play situation)
(2) montreal can make the best offer
it is reasonable to assume that montreal asked about malkin and would move any number of players to get him]]>
1- The Penguins don’t need a goaltender… Marc Andre Fleury
2- They don’t need another skilled center in Rebeiro- Armstrong and some kid named Crosby
3- They don’t need a D-man who will be unrestricted at the end of the year and who would leave
4- Ryder they could use. Ryder would become a 40-45 goal scorer playing with Crosby
The only way this trade would happen is if the Habe throw in Komisarek, and I hope to god they don’t. I have a feeling that Komisarek is going to get a lot of comparrisons to Rod Langway.]]>