The U wrote:Well the Penguins need to get younger, faster, and bigger at forward. Trading Letang could certainly solve that problem in one move. The return for him would be substantial.
Would we even want a draft pick in return like we did with the Staal-Sutter trade? I feel like we got the pick because we couldn't get/didn't want anybody else off their roster. I'd like to swing a trade with somebody who can offer you young roster players who can help right now.
Between him and Fleury (who has much less value in a trade) we could start re-tooling the roster.
I don't want to trade Letang but if he wants that much money you are almost forced to move him. It's kind of hard to bring yourself to trade away a Norris Trophy caliber Dman though isn't it?
Trading away Fleury isn't even a decision...you just do it. $5 million for a guy that will be a HUGE question mark come playoff time no matter what he does in the regular season. Keep Vokoun and bring in another vet or let a younger guy try to win the job.
penny lane wrote:The shame of it all is that Letang has a great shot and other great skills . If he would take less to stay, I'm all for it.
Idoit40fans wrote:shmenguin wrote:Boogeyman wrote:They tried Neal with Sid this season.
i don't think this is true at all. at least not for more than a few odd shifts
They tried Neal with Crosby the same way they tried Staal with Malkin after 07. Which is to say they sometimes had their shifts overlap.
columbia wrote:I'm still interested in Taylor Hall.....he'd be a *perfect* winger for Crosby.
pcm wrote:Beveridge wrote:I doubt James Neal would be worthless playing with Sid (when he isn't injured for half the season).
Neal would never play with Sid if Dupuis' here.
skullman80 wrote:I highly doubt Colorado is gonna move the 1st overall pick.