It's not like their team's been built on great scouting. Crosby, Malkin, Staal are all top picks from tanking so completely and totally. What kinda stupid would they be to throw away the next generation on a team that probably isn't good enough to get there anyways?
If they were to get Guerin and a defenseman, i dont think its out of the question. They'd have a shot. Theyve now reached the point where their draft picks are much less valuable, not only because of their young talent depth, but just based on pick position as well. Theyve got their core for years to come, nows the time to look outside through trading and free agency to put the rest of the pieces together. Them giving up 2 1st rounders isnt life or death like it would be for most other teams. Ideally i'd rather make that a 1st and 2nd along with a player instead though.
I still like my idea of Pitt going for the gusto and getting both Guerin and Brewer. Maybe getting the package would get them more of a discount.
Kinda like buying one shirt and getting the second half off...you know?