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Pens potentially moving Malkin?

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Nothing more than an extreme long shot rumor, but if they did attempt to trade him I'd be willing to ship out a ton of prospects to make it happen.

I don't think anyone in the system would be off-limits when it comes to Malkin and with the way their goaltending has played this year Mrazek might be a nice start to a deal.

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Well I think it depends on malkins intent. The guy does better without Crosby in the lineup. So maybe when he is a fa his plan is to leave. If that's the case trading him now makes a lot of sense.

But yes I agree. If he wants to resign that's the first option of course.

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If I'm Shero, the only way I move malkin is for a stud defenseman that can LEAD the d-corps and picks/prospects.


Pittsburgh's sole, glaring, and obvious need is Defencemen. Wikipedia has this listed for Pitt's Defense, and a lot of these players are AGING. Eaton, Martin, Murray, Niskanen, Orpik, Letang, Engelland.

Eaton is 36, he's done or close to it. Martin, Murray, Orpik, all in their 30s.

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malkin is a once per generation type talent that can lead a team for the next 8-10 years. If, and it is a big if the Pens decide to move him, Hell YES we go all in!

Now why would they move him? Simple. cap issues. They need 2 real Dmen and don't have the money to add them.

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I know it's fun to think about, but Malkin won't be going anywhere. He's a Penguin for life, I can never see him ever leaving.

I can. He does better without Crosby. He has a cup. There is two reasons he could leave.

Granted we don't know what goes on in his head or what his priorities are. So I wouldn't be surprised either way as there is pros and cons each way.

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